Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP)
Political Training Programme
The Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP) is a political training programme of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation to strengthen political parties and develop a cadre of accountable and responsible young political leaders.
The training is aimed at enabling the participants to not only enhance their knowledge by learning about political theories and concepts, but also to develop practical skills by engaging in concrete actions in the form of political projects that can help to improve their own parties.
Over the course of this two year programme, participants will receive the opportunity to learn the background necessary for the development of mature democracies of local political parties, internal dynamics and its impact on the welfare of their constituencies , exercise of leadership, electoral process and how these contribute to good governance. By enhancing the skills and competencies of members and representatives of political parties, the programme aims to create a cadre of political leaders that will make a difference not only to their political parties but in their respective countries.
Today, the programme spans geographically from Korea in the East to Pakistan in the west to India in the North and Timor Leste in the South. Five years on and the KASYP programme has now grown to over 100 participants strong with alumni members representing countries from all over Asia.
If you are interested in applying, please refer to our guidelines and application form on the right of the page.