Departments

Academy

The Berlin Academy of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is the national forum of dialogue between the spheres of politics, economy, science, and society. The Academy sets distinctive highlights with symposia, conferences, meetings of acknowledged and recognized experts, and exhibitions. It presents relevant societal and socio-political issues offering debates of trend-setting and ground-breaking topics as well as thorough studies of the past. more...

Archive for Christian-Democratic Policy (ACDP)

The Archive for Christian-Democratic Policy (ACDP) has the task of documenting and researching Christian Democracy’s historical development. The Historical Archive, Library and Documentation departments form a centre of information and communication which through its services for political education and research contributes to the propagation of historico-political awareness. It is the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s central contact-point – accessible to everyone – in the field of contemporary history. more...

European and International Cooperation

Political foundations are unique throughout the world. No other institutions provide the same expertise in the field of democracy building. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is committed to fostering democracy and the rule of law, to implementing social and market-economic structures and to promoting human rights. With its worldwide networks to the political and social elites and with its long-term partner structures, it participates in shaping policy in developing and emerging countries. By training and educating young professionals, the KAS promotes the developing process in social groups and political parties. more…

Politics and Consulting

Politics and Consulting is the think tank of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. As 'thinkers and doers', we develop fundamental concepts for the work of our foundation and design practical approaches for solving problems in politics and society. We are committed to fact finding, to manage transfer of knowledge and political consulting. Our four teams – domestic policy, social policy, economic policy and foreign policy – cover a wide range of political issues. We offer knowledge and expertise, develop studies and discussion papers, and organise workshops and expert round tables. Our goal is to rethink politics from the ground up. more…

Civic Education

Civic education was indispensable in building a liberal democracy in the Federal Republic after 1945 and in reunited Germany after 1989. While there was an immediate link to the experience of dictatorship in the early days, political education today is confronted by fresh challenges: Freedom and peace are taken for granted, and people fortunately have no experience of life without them. more…

Scholarships and Cultural Activities

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung awards scholarships to students and graduates of exceptional academic achievement and outstanding political or social commitment. more…