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January 26, 2011

Competition for Scholl children

Building bridges in Europe

On behalf of the 60 anniversary of the ECSC-Treaty the KAS-Country Programme Baltic States announces Literature competition for 16-20 year old school children and youth with good German skills under the motto "Building bridges in Europe". The competition invites to think about and creatively describe motives or own experiences being together in Europe. The competition ends on 4th of April 2011. more…

January 1, 2011
2 Euro coin (national)

The Euro is here!

On the 1st of January Estonia as a seventeenth EU State joined the Euro zone.

December 22, 2010


Homage for Arvo Pärt

In a Homage 2011 KAS shows respect to Arvo Pärt, one of the most prominent representatives of current classical music. The Estonian Composer merges different (Music) traditions in his spiritual and contemplative seemingly music together and develops a creation in an ethnical context. On January 19, the President of the German Bundestag Norbert Lammert will congratulate Arvo Pärt in a festive Soirée in the KAS Academy in Berlin. more…

November 12, 2010

VIII. KAS International Law Conference

Laar: "Without the legal state there is no social market economy"

Former Estonian Prime Minister Dr. Mart Laar gave an Interview during the VIIIth International Law Conference of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and highlighted the importance of social market economy for development of his country after the Iron Curtain fall.

September 1, 2010


Night Dust and Knock Code or Le Dossier Robert

During the event series "Reprocessing of Communism as an European Task" the Author and Civic rights defender Karsten Dümmel reads on September 6 at 6 p.m. at the Linnatheatre Tallinn (Lai 23) from his novel "Night Dust and Knock-Code or Le Dossier Robert". Karsten Dümmel will be supported by Weekend Guitar Trio and the actress Sandra Üksküla Uusberg. The readings will be held in German with Estonian translation. Read more... more…

August 6, 2010

Press Conference

Presentation of the handbook "Adventure Sphere Europe"

After one year of intensive work the KAS with its Baltic partners, the University of Latvia and the Jaan Tönissoni Institute, are presenting the handbook "Adventure Sphere Europe" on Friday, August 13th, 2010 in Tallinn. The handbook shall enable teachers to present the European values as well as the functioning of the European institutions in a more interactive, and thus in a more interesting way to their pupils. The project was supported by the EU’s program “Europe for Citizens”. More... more…

May 13, 2010

Event Report

The second German-Estonian Constitutional State Conference

German and Estonian law experts met on May 10 in Tartu in order to discuss the impact of Lisbon Treaty on national legislation and decission making processes in 27 EU member states. The participants, Expert on International law Christian Tomuschat, Judge of Estonian Constitutional Court Julia Laffranque as well as the former Chancellor of Justice of Republic of Estonia Allar Jöks, debated especially on the question of competence and primacy of European law. More... more…

April 28, 2010


The Lisbon Treaty versus National Constitutions of EU Member States

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung together vith Tartu University invites to the second Estonian-German constitution conference "The Lisbon Treaty vs. National Constitutions of EU Member States: Is the Question of Supremacy solved?" on May 10, 2010. The Symposium will be held in Estonian and German with simultaneous translation. Advance registration is requested (untill 7 May) via E-Mail more…

April 22, 2010

The Father of Estonian Economic Miracle becomes 50.

Today, on April 22, the two-time Prime Minister of Estonia Mart Laar celebrates his 50 Birthday. As head of government (1992-94/1999-2001) Laar implemented the "Flat Tax" and repegged Estonian Krone to German Mark in order to bring in currency stability and so he built the ground for Estonian economic miracle. In foreign policy he chose Western course for his country, which led into the EU and NATO membership of Estonia in 2004. more…

April 15, 2010


Imbi Paju meets Freya Klier

The prominent Estonian author Imbi Paju meets the film director and former dissident of GDR Freya Klier on April 15 at the Museum of Occupation of Estonia. Twenty years after the fall of Berlin Wall and reestablishment of Estonian independence they will speak about power and powerlessness in a dictatorship as well as transformation processes in Mid and Eastern Europe. The discussion will be moderated by journalist Iivi Anna Masso. Read more... more…