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May 4, 2017


The Levant: From Ancient Gateway to Modern Chaos - The Search for a Regional Order

From 27-28 April, the KAS Regional Program South Mediterranean and the International Relations Council of Turkey invited a group of 20 international experts and academics to a conference to discuss components and actors influencing the regional order in the Levant. more…

April 24, 2017


Naval Balance of Power in the Mediterranean and Political-Military Trends

The Mediterranean has become one of the most critical flashpoints for international security. The paper looks at the latest developments in political and military trends in the Mediterranean and highlights the roles and aspirations of the most important actors. more…

April 17, 2017


Partnership for Reform with Africa

The paper on "Partnership for Reform with Africa" is now also available in Arabic. It discusses economic integration as the first step towards a comprehensive EU-Africa cooperation and points to ways how such deeper cooperation could be achieved. more…

April 12, 2017


MENA Leadership Academy

From 2 to 8 April the third session of the MENA Leadership Academy on the topic of "Local politics and local governance" brought 19 young leaders from the MENA region to Spain. more…

March 31, 2017

Panel discussion

KAS Policy Forum: Protecting Lives and Controlling Migration

In the context of the EPP Congress in Malta, the KAS Regional Program South Mediterranean on 28 March organized a panel discussion on "Protecting Lives and Controlling Migration" for the delegates and other interested guests. more…

March 30, 2017


EU Migration Partnership Revisited

In order to review existing instruments of EU migration policies and the developments since the Valletta summit, the KAS Regional Program South Mediterranean invited experts from the MENA region, Europe as well as other relevant African countries, such as Ethiopia and Niger, to participate in an expert workshop from 27-28 March in Malta. more…

March 30, 2017


Fostering Women Leaders – Women in Business Support Organizations

In the framework of the conference “Fostering Women Leaders – Women in Business Support Organizations” organized by Businessmed and the KAS Regional Office South Mediterranean from 6 to 7 March 2017 in Marrakesh, the spotlight was put on women entrepreneurs in innovative startups. more…

February 21, 2017


State legitimacy and local governance

Instability, insecurity, and political divisions have been prevailing in Libya for almost six years. Libya’s successive governments have failed to address the population’s needs. As a result, many Libyans turned towards local governments. The report discusses the role of these local authorities for the stabilization of Libya. more…

February 10, 2017

Dialogue program

The situation in Libya and its repercussions on irregular migration flows in the Mediterranean

From 30-31 January 2017 a delegation of experts from the German Bundestag, the government and think tanks came to Tunis for a dialogue program on the current situation in Libya and its repercussions on migration flows in the Mediterranean. more…

December 20, 2016

State legitimacy and local governance in Libya

The KAS Regional Office South Mediterranean in cooperation with Madrid-based think tank Stractegia organized a conference on “State legitimacy and local governance in Libya” to contribute to the understanding of local dynamics in Libya. more…