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June 8, 2017


An opportunity for just and lasting peace in Colombia?

On 30 May 2017 the President of the Colombian Conservative Party, Senator Hernán Andrade, and the representative of the Democratic Centre party, Senator Alfredo Rangel, participated in a dinner-debate organized by the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The discussion focused on the challenges associated with the implementation of the peace deal signed in November 2016 between the Colombian government and the FARC. more…

June 2, 2017

Expert discussion in European Parliament

Financing Climate induced Loss & Damage - Chances and Opportunities of the G7 InsuResilience Initiative

On 30th of May 2017, the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organised together with Bread for the World and the EPP group in the European Parliament the expert lunch discussion: “Financing climate induced loss & damage - Chances and opportunities of the G7 InsuResilience initiative” in Brussels. Chaired by MEP Dr. Peter Liese, the discussion in the European Parliament focused on the opportunities of the G7 initiative for climate change affected countries.

May 17, 2017
Delegation Tunisia with Colin Scicluna, EEAS

Dialogue Program

Representatives of the Tunisian Institute for Strategic Studies (ITES)

Between the 15th and 16th of May, the KAS MED organized a dialogue program for representatives of ITES. The delegation members accumulated knowledge of the structures, development and functionality of think tanks and advising institutes in Brussels through discussions at the interface of politics and science. Furthermore, the representatives had the opportunity to harness their experiences in the future development of the ITES and presented their institute on a broader international level.

May 2, 2017
Delegation vor DG Clima

Delegation´s visit to Brussel

African parlamentarians and mayors visit Brussels

Between the 26th and 27th of April, parliamentarians and mayors from several African cities met with representatives from European Institutions during a one-week study programme on "Green Urban Development". In meetings with the European Commission and during an evening debate on "Green Urban Development Prospects in Africa", Jacquiline Amongin, Chair of the Committee on Environment of the African Union exchanged views with Jens Gieseke, MEP and Diederick Zambon, European Investment Bank.

April 28, 2017



On 25.04.2017 the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue of KAS and Reimer Böge MEP hosted the conference "Engaging Cuba in Dialogue". In the event organized in the European Parliament, representatives of the European Institutions and of the Cuban civil society discussed the future of EU-Cuba relations. Unfortunately, the Sakharov Prize Laureate Mrs. Berta Soler was not allowed by the Cuban authorities to attend the event. Ms. Rosa María Payá from Cuba Decide delivered the key-note speech. more…

April 24, 2017

Expert conference

Ahead of the Africa-EU Summit. Setting the Course for a Sustainable Partnership

On 11 April 2017 the MNED of KAS invited to the expert conference “Ahead of the Africa-EU Summit. Setting the course for a sustainable partnership”. The event was kicked off by a keynote of Guenter Nooke, the German Chancellor’s Personal Represenative for Africa (BMZ). The event successfully aimed at exploring new avenues for cooperation and partnership between Africa and the EU in the extraordinary context of the upcoming G20 Summit and the Africa-EU Summit this year. more…

April 12, 2017
Michael Gahler MEP

Expert Discussion

Water as warrantor for stability – The water-security-nexus in the Middle East

On 11 April 2017 the MNED of KAS invited to the expert discussion on the water-security-nexus in the Middle East in the European Parliament. Chaired by Michael Gahler, MEP parliamentarians, representatives of the European Commission and the European External Action Service discussed with the former Palestinian minister for water, his excellency Shaddad Al-Attili, about realistic options of action in light of the pressing water and energy supply situation in the region.

March 30, 2017
Welcome remarks by Adina Valean MEP

Expert Discussion

Global emissions reduction - motivators, obstacles and the role of Germany

On 28 March 2017 the EPP Working Group on Economy and Environment in the European Parliament together with the MNED invited to a high-level breakfast debate in Brussels. Chaired by Adina-Ioana Vălean, MEP and Chair of the Committee on Environment, Jasper Eitze, KAS Energy and Climate Coordinator presented the new comparative study on the largest CO₂-emitters worldwide. Experts from economy, the civil society and der European Commission discussed the outcomes of the survey.

January 3, 2017


The EU and China in Africa

The Multinational Development Policy Dialogue jointy organized with the EU Asia Centre an expert roundtable about the EU and China in Africa on 1 December 2016. more…

December 14, 2016
Besuch beim EP-Vizepräsident Rainer Wieland (EVP)

Delegation of Tansanian opposition party CHADEMA visits Brussels

Between the 7th and 9th of December, high-ranking representatives of the Tanzanian opposition party CHADEMA had the opportunity to meet with representatives from European Institutions and think tanks to exchange about possible prospects and challenges in the current EU-relations with Tanzania. Amongst others they met with Michael Gahler, who holds the Chair of the Delegation for Relations with the Pan-African Parliament as well as with Rainer Wieland, Vice-President of the European Parliament.