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February 17, 2010

The implementation of the Economic and Monetary Union in the EU

IIPS and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung jointly release a publication “Single European Currency – the Realization of the Economic and Monetary Union in the EU“. The Author of the publication is Zdeněk Sychra, an assistant professor at the Desk of International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences at the Masaryk University. The concept of the economic and monetary union is being looked at predominantly from a political perspective.

February 17, 2010

Information about czech political parties and the European Integration

IIPS and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung jointly release a publication “Czech Political Parties and the European Integration. Europeanization, Europeanism, Euroscepticism?”. The author of the book, Vlastimil Havlík, is a researcher at the Institute for Comparative Political Science Research of the Masaryk University. The publication elaborates on the way in which the European integration is reflected in chosen aspects of the relevant political parties in the Czech Republic.

February 16, 2010

Why does the EU need its Member States?

IIPS and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung jointly release a publication “Legitimacy of power in postmodernism. Why does the EU need member-states?” The author worked as a lecturer at the University of Public Administration and International Relations and at the university in Heidelberg, where he currently finishes his dissertation. The publication considers various weaknesses of the current state of democratic decision-making and does not omit to elaborate also on the democratic deficit.

February 4, 2010

Speeches and messages of Pope Benedict XVI.

In cooperation with the KAS and the Czech Bishop’s Konference, the czech journal „Budoucnot církve“ releases a collection of speeches and messages of Pope Benedict XVI. The publication contains basic positions of the pope with regards to the importance of the youth for the church and thus preserves the tradition of pope John Paul II. The collection serves as a conservation of the current position of the catholic church towards the youth and its function for christianity. more…

January 19, 2010

Twenty years of freedom – why the democracy is not for free

IIPS in cooperation with the KAS, Cevro Institute and Pant publish a selection of essays with the title “Twenty years of freedom – why the democracy is not for free”. A group of Czech high school students, which took part in the final of this competition, expresses itself about the Velvet revolution, transformation and their individual perception of freedom. This collection contributes to the understanding of the opinions of the young generation, which knows communism mainly from narration.

January 13, 2010

Volume: Four Considerations on Europe

Občanský institut and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung jointly publish the volume „Four considerations on Europe“ by three german and one Czech author. Josef Isensee, a professor for public law at the Bonn University, Udo di Fabio, a judge of the German Constitutional Court, Hans-Jürgen Papier, the chairman of the Constitutional Court and Karel Schwarzenberg, senator of the Czech parliament and chairman of the party TOP 09 consider various topics of the EU, such as the Lisabon Treaty and values.

December 7, 2009

Hans-Gert Poettering New Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

On january the 1st 2010, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung will have a new Chairman. On friday the 4th of December the members of the Stiftung have elected the former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Poettering, as new chairman of the KAS. At the same time, the members chose Prof. Dr. Bernhard Vogel, honorary chairman of the Stiftung. more…

November 30, 2009

The regional journalistic prize 2009

On the 27th and 28th of November, this year’s regional journalistic prize was awarded in Tábor. Along with the first prize, a valuable notebook won by Jaroslav Nedvěd from MF Dnes – Plzen, eight educational journeys to Brussels were also assigned. During the event, the participants had the opportunity to attend professional workshops on journalistic issues.

November 26, 2009

Philosophical discussion on "the Culture of Freedom"

On Tuesday the 1st of December, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the Senate invites you to a philosophical discussion on "the Culture of Freedom". By 2pm the judge of the German federal constitutional court Udo Di Fabio will hold a discussion with Karel Šimek, the judge of the Highest Administrative Court, Harald Christian Scheu from the Faculty of law of the UK, Maciej Szymanowski from the Polish Institute in Prague and others. For registration please contact

November 18, 2009

A conference to the announcement of the winners of the 7th Regional Journalistic Prize

On the 27th and 28th November there is going to be an official announcement of the 7th Regional Journalistic Prize in Tabor. The conference “Media and money. The Influence of the Financial Crisis on the Journalists” is going to accompany the event on Friday. On Saturday the visitors can take part in thematic workshops led by experts on the given problematic. The transport from and to Prague will be provided. In the case you wish to take part, please write an e-mail to