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November 16, 2016
Encounter with the grand mayor of the city of Essen, Germany

DIALOGUE PROGRAMME

European Green Capitals - Models for Latin American Sustainable Urban Development

From 07 to 12 November 2016 environmental secretaries and experts from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru participated in a dialogue programme in Brussels, Liege, Essen and Hamburg. The group discussed models of best practices of smart and green city concepts in sustainable urban developments of European cities, focusing on the European Green Capital Award. In their visit to the two German Green Capitals Hamburg and Essen, the delegation was received by the mayor of Essen, Mr. Thomas Kufen.

October 26, 2016
Delegation trifft sich mit VP Tajani

DIALOGUE PROGRAMME

Defeating Populism and Strengthening Democratic Governance in Latin America

From 17 to 21 October 2016 political party representatives from Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay and Venezuela participated in a dialogue programme in Brussels and Berlin. The group discussed strategies to defeat populism and strengthen democratic governance in Latin America with high-ranking European interlocutors. In Brussels, the delegation was received by the Vice-President of the European Parliament, Mr. Antonio Tajani.

September 14, 2016
Expert Seminar on SDG 7

Expert Seminar on SDG 7

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal on energy in developing countries - What role for the EU?

In the expert seminar a group of international stakeholders from governmental and private-public level explored how to successfully implement the Sustainable Development Goal on energy (SDG 7) in developing countries and how EU policies can contribute to achieving this aim. The discussions led to several insights with regards to the tools of implementation of SDG 7 and the consistency an coherence of the European Commission´s work to support the achievement of energy and climate goals.

September 6, 2016

Dialogue Program for Palestinian representatives

The MNED jointly organised with KAS Ramallah a meeting program for a Palestinian delegation from 5.-6.09.16. The group met hing-ranking representatives from the EU institutions to discuss the French Initiative and the Middle East Quartet report, e.g. Elmar Brok, MEP, Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, European Parliament. more…

June 30, 2016

HIGH-LEVEL DEBATE

Land Degradation, Climate Change and Migration: Challenges for the EU and Africa

On 28 June 2016 a high-level debate on land degradation, climate change and migration with a focus on West Africa, hosted by Giovanni La Via, Chair of the Committee on Environment, took place at the European Parliament. Amongst others, Mrs. Barbut, Executive Secretary of the UNCCD, H.E. Mr. Hemou, Ambassador of ECOWAS to the EU, and Mr. Calleja Crespo, Director-General of DG ENV, gave insights into the current policy field and upcoming challenges. more…

June 20, 2016
Asiatische Delegation beim Besuchstermin in Brüssel mit Herrn Juraj Nociar, dem Leiter des Kabinetts des Kommissars für die Energie Union.

KAS network of future Asian energy and climate experts visits Brussels

From 16.-18.06.2016 an Asian delegation of future climate and energy experts visited Brussels. Within their study programme to energy security and climate change the group gained knowledge about the current state of the energy union and discussed with high-ranking EU-officials challenges of European and Asian energy and climate policy. The delegation met among others Juraj Nociar, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič, responsibly for the Energy Union.

June 1, 2016
Chinese delegation of China’s Central Committee visits Brussels

Chinese delegation of China’s Central Committee visits Brussels

On 30-31 May 2016 a Chinese delegation of four Members of the International Department of China’s Central Committee visited Brussels. The delegation discussed EU-China relations in a changing political and economic context. Special focus was put on the Financial Services and Capital Markets Union of the EU. Amongst others the delegation met with Almaro Rubin de Cervin, Head of Financial Services Policy of the European Commission.

May 25, 2016
Workshop in Ouagadougou

REGIONAL WORKSHOP IN BURKINA FASO

Land Degradation, Climate Change and Migration in West Africa

On 18-19 May 2016 over 60 experts from Burkina Faso, Niger and Senegal, as well as representatives from the EU, NATO and other international organizations met in Ouagadougou to discuss how to address the nexus land degradation, climate change, migration and security in West Africa. The event was attended by high-level authorities and closed by H.E. Alpha Barry, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Burkina Faso. The regional workshop was organized by KAS, UNCCD and IOM.

April 29, 2016
Delegation Jordanien NATO Besuch, Brüssel

Delegation with high-ranking representatives of Jordanian Think Tanks in Brussels

On 24-26 April 2016 a Jordanian delegation of political analysts visited Brussels. The aim of the delegation was to discuss with high-level EU and NATO officials the future prospects for security and stability in the Middle East in the years to come. The delegation met among others Dr Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General.

February 24, 2016
Meeting Senators DefCOM and General Kostarakos

Dialogue Programme

Delegation of Pakistan's Senate Defence Committee in Brussels

On 22-23 February 2016 a delegation of 10 Members of Pakistan's Senate Defence Committee visited Brussels. The goal of the delegation chaired by Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed was to discuss with high-level EU officials the future prospects for security and stability in Pakistan in the years to come. The delegation met among others General Mikhail Kostarakos, Chairman of the EU Military Committee.