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May 27, 2010

International Conference

Dealing with the past - a litmus test for democracy

On 19 May, KAS, Institute for Political Education and Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter invited historians and writers to discuss goals and values of a critical debate of the past. During the conference entitled „Remembering the Past – Building a Future“ young listeners did not hesitate to ask sensitive questions about their identity and Pulitzer prize winner Anne Applebaum emphasized that she understands patriotism rather as putting effort in one´s daily life than to indulge in national heroic epic.

April 27, 2010

Congratulations to the Prize Winners of the Youth Project „Health of Civil Society“

«We would like to congratulate the winners of the third step of the youth project “Health of Civil Society”. They have given us proposals for interesting and relevant social projects which intend to better the health of civil society in Ukraine.»

April 22, 2010

KAS-Club

Vice Prime Minister Sivkovych: The security forces need to be downsized and made simpler

Volodymyr Sivkovych, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine in charge of the security forces, was guest at the KAS-Club on April 21 in Kyiv. In his speech Sivkovych clearly recognised the necessity for fundamental reforms of the police and military. In particular, he laid emphasis on the need to dispose of or simplify many of the structures and investigative authorities. The current duplications and the size of the authorities make it difficult to control them effectively and it leads to corruption.

April 8, 2010

School of Political Studies

Prof. Oberreuter: „Democracy is facing serious challenges“

On April 8, Prof. Dr. Heinrich Oberreuter delivered the opening speech to this years Ukrainian School of Political Studies organised by the Laboratory for Legislative Initiatives and supported by the Council of Europe, the Embassy of Japan and the KAS. In his discourse to „Today`s Challengenes for Democracy“ Prof. Oberreuter mentioned, among other things, the conflicting tension of the basic consensus of values, necessary for democracy, with individualised media society.

March 31, 2010

Publication

Ukraine in the World

On March 31, KAS presented its newest publication „Ukraine in the World“ in Kyiv. This bilingual manual (English/Ukrainian) contains commented statistics from the sphere of economy, politics, society, public health and education. To make it easier for the readers to understand, the statistics are accompanied by short comments and explications. Every year a new edition containing up-to-date information will be published. The handbook is available for free at the KAS.

March 31, 2010

Interactive Seminar

„Ideologies are Instruments“

„Ideologies are instruments which can be helpful to systematically solve current political problems“ This result was reached by the participants of the School of Politics held from March 26-29 in Donezk. To end their 3-day-seminar the participants created and presented party programmes which tackled the problems of a fictional country in the field of education, economic integration and migration. By doing this they learned about current political ideologies.

March 25, 2010

Training for journalists

A better understanding of EU-Ukrainian relations

On March 23-24, journalists from the south-eastern region of Ukraine took part in a workshop about press coverage of EU-related stories. It was organised by the KAS and the Academy of the Ukrainian Press in Mariupol on the shore of the Sea of Azov. The journalists were confronted with common mistakes and problems of the Ukrainian press coverage and they talked about possible causes. The workshop gives journalists background knowledge and helpful advise for their daily use.

March 22, 2010

Seminar

Which ideologies and basic values for Ukraine?

From March 19-21, KAS and the young Batkiwschtschyna organised a kick-off seminar to the School of Politics 2010. 36 junior politicians from central Ukraine and Kyiv with the help of discussions, role plays and groupwork looked into classic political thought, current political ideologies and value-based solutions to problems. The interactive and didactically newly created form of the seminar was greatly appreciated by the participants.

March 4, 2010

Creative Studies

Health of Civil Society – Seminar about basic values with the Klitschko Brothers Foundation

On March 2, Vitali Klitschko and Nico Lange with participants of the seminar „Health of Civil Society“ talked about ideas on how to improve the living together of society in Ukraine. 50 prize winners of an essay contest organised by the KAS and the Klitschko Brothers Foundation participated in the seminar. During the week-long study programme these young Ukrainians coming from all the regions of the country further developed their ideas into projects.

March 3, 2010

Scholarship

The KAS awards scholarships for studying in Germany

Do you want to obtain an academic degree in Germany? Do you plan to do your postgraduate studies in Germany? Are you willing to work hard? Are you interested in social and political areas and have you demonstrated a comittment to these? The KONRAD-ADENAUER-STIFTUNG (KAS) SPONSORS STUDIES at universities and institutions of higher education in Germany. Thanks to these scholarships students get the opportunity to earn a university or doctoral degree or to expand their professional expertise.