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December 17, 2012

Civil Society in the GCC

Award for civic engagement in the Gulf Region

In the presence of high-ranking representatives of the civil society as well as public and private sector, the fourth annual ceremony of the Civil Society Leaders Awards took place on December 11th 2012. more…

October 22, 2012

Civil Society in the GCC

Tawasul announces 4th Civil Society Leaders Awards

The independent Omani Think Tank “Tawasul - Global Connections Center” has – in cooperation with KAS Regional Programme Gulf States – launched the application process for the 4th Civil Society Leaders Awards. Application for projects, organisations and individuals is open until November 14. more…

October 18, 2012

Media and Politics in Germany

Young Omani Journalists explore Germany’s Political and Media System

Twelve talented young journalists from the Sultanate of Oman have visited Berlin in early October to attend a seminar on Germany's political system and media landscape. more…

July 15, 2012

2nd GCC Think Tank Dialogue in Salalah

GCC Think Tanks gather to discuss their Impact in Societal Development

Think Tanks from all GCC states gathered in Salalah on July 7 for the second time to discuss their role within the region’s societies. AFKAR2 is the continuation of last year’s event, which was the first of its kind in the Gulf region. more…

June 27, 2012
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Tag der KAS 2012

50 Years of International Cooperation

For 50 years the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung has been engaging in fostering democracy, the rule of law and Social Market Economy. Be part of our journey by watching our new video and find out how our projects look like and with whom we work.

June 13, 2012

EU-project launched in Rome

SHARAKA – Enhancing Understanding and Cooperation in EU-GCC Relations

A consortium of five organisations, both from Europe and the Gulf, has recently launched the SHARAKA project in Rome, Italy. The two-year project is co-funded by the European Commission and aims at strengthening understanding and cooperation in EU-GCC relations exploring ways to promote relations between the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council. more…

June 11, 2012

KAS Regional Programme Gulf States continues its work from Amman

As a result of the unexpected closure of its office in Abu Dhabi, the Regional Program continues its activities temporarily from Amman. The Gulf region will remain at the focus of the foundation’s work. For the second half of 2012, numerous activities are planned in cooperation with local partners. The next event is the 2nd GCC Think Tank Dialogue in Salalah, Oman, which is to take place in July. more…

March 14, 2012

First Journalism Training Course in Oman a raving success

The KAS Regional Program Gulf States, the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) Oman and the Oman Journalist Association successfully completed their first jointly organized journalism training course. The week-long introductory course which was led by JONA-alumni Anne Allmeling and Abdullah Al-Maani from the SQU offered 16 Omani journalism students (14 women) the opportunity to gain first experience in the work of a journalist. more…

March 7, 2012

Al Boom - Future of the Emirates

Online Portal of the 6th Annual German-Arab Journalists' Academy gone live

KAS Regional-Program Gulf-States conducted the 6th Annual German-Arab Journalists' Academy in Abu Dhabi in October 2011. Eight scholars from the KAS journalism program in Germany worked together with eight young journalists from the United Arab Emirates(UAE). Together they explored new reporting and narrative styles and created a multi-media online portal titled: "Al Boom - Future of the Emirates"! The website is now live and can be found more…

March 5, 2012



The political impact of the “Arab spring”, which began a little over a year ago in Tunisia, has been at the centre of academic and political reviews. KAS-Regional Program Gulf-States took the analysis to another level and invited Raed H. Charafedinne, Vice Governor of the Lebanese Central Bank, to Abu Dhabi to speak about the economic aspects of the Arab transformation process, which have been largely neglected in the political discourse. more…