KAS Scholarship Holders 2016
The grant of scholarships to the best students who learn German in the secondary school in Valmiera has become a tradition for the KAS. The current scholarship holders from left to right: Paulis Rumba, Paula Indra Žuga, Anna Žanete Treimane and the principal Artūrs Skrastiņš.
On the 28th of January a discussion about migration took place in Riga with experts, politicians and active members of the society. The central question was: "Will there be a healthy perspective change or will remain the fear?". Ina Strazdina (Latvian Radio/Brussels) talked about her own experiences with the arrival of refugee boats, e.g. in Lampedusa and Dr. D. Auers (University of Latvia) visualized his information with some statistics. This is the link to the video:
In 2015 Europe has experienced one of the greatest influxes of refugees and migrants since WW2 as vast numbers of people have fled the ongoing violence in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries. The European asylum systems have consequently been put under severe pressure. Norway is one of the countries that have received the highest number of asylum seekers compared to local population in 2015. In relative terms, only six European countries received more asylum applications.
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is active in the Baltic States since the beginning of independence movements in late 1980-ies. Since 1993 we are represented with our regional offices in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Open lecture by Christoph Amend (Editor in chief of ZEITMagazin)
Norway received highest number of asylum seekers
In 2015 Europe has experienced one of the greatest influxes of refugees and migrants since WW2 as vast numbers of people have fled the ongoing violence in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries. The European asylum systems [...]
Dealing with the mass immigration from Northern Africa and from the Middle East is one of the biggest challenges for the European Union. Whether Europe as a whole will be able to deal with this unprecedented in-flux of asylum [...]
White Nights Workshop on 4 & 5 June 2015, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki.
Seminar and panel discussion, Friday 5.6.2015 at 09:00-11:00, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki