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Strengthening the partnership between Europe and Africa

African and European parliamentarians discuss ways of closer parliamentary cooperation

Promoting close cooperation between Europe and Africa is a priority of Germany's current EU Council Presidency. In addition to relations at government level, parliamentary exchange plays a decisive role in this context. On Monday, at the invitation of KAS, European and African members of parliament therefore discussed possibilities for closer parliamentary cooperation in times of Corona and in the context of the envisaged new EU-Africa strategy at a digital conference.

On the Threat of Deep Fakes to Democracy and Society

Presentation of the study of Prof. Dr. Hany Farid and Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler

Deep fakes are technically manipulated videos and the latest development in a long history of image manipulation. Together with disinformation campaigns via social media they can become a serious threat to our democracy and open societies. How can we distinguish a fake video from a real one? What can policy makers do to prevent such campaigns to become successful? The study of Prof. Dr. Hany Farid and Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler gives insights in this new phenomenon.

Reuters

“A joint response to strategic challenges”

Continuation of the Adenauer Conference with expert discussions on the EU and the transatlantic relations

After the conference opening with the Minister of Defence, day two and three of the digital 8th Adenauer Conference on Germany’s role in international security policy were devoted to the security and defence policy priorities of the German Presidency of the EU Council and the implications of the upcoming US presidential elections.

Tobias Koch

“Security is not a commodity”

Federal Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer about Germany’s role in international security policy

At the opening of the 8th Adenauer Conference Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Federal Minister of Defence and Head of the CDU, took part in a live-streamed discussion with the Chairman of Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation (KAS), Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert, and Dr. Jana Puglierin, Head of the Berlin Office of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). They spoke about issues like the consequences of COVID-19, challenges for transatlantic relations and Europe’s role in a global strategic competition.

Tobias Koch

„The continuing development of Europe as a united and innovative force with capabilty to act“

Chancellor Angela Merkel on foreign and security policy during the German EU Presidency

In her speech to the Konrad Adenauer Foundation on May 27th, German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel, gave an overview of the foreign and security policy agenda of the German EU Council Presidency. This will be influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic and its serious consequences. Nevertheless, challenges that existed before the pandemic have not disappeared, but rather have increased as a result of the health crisis. Following the Chancellor's speech, experts discussed the self-defined goals and priorities of the German EU Council Presidency.

Iden Sungyoung Kim

The World after Corona: Webinar for scholarship holders in Berlin

Chinese and Indian scholarship holders developed recommendations for policy and decision makers

From April 7-16 the Department Asia and the Pacific in Berlin organised a webinar for KAS-scholarship holders from India and China who are currently in Germany, on the topic “The World after Covid-19”. During two online live debates and several written tasks as well as an ongoing online discussion on the implications of the Corona-pandemic for Germany, for their respective countries of origin and the world in general, the participants developed recommendations for policy and decision makers. The outcome are recommendations for Germany, India and China. This will further encourage the participants to build on their created ideas and thoughts and level-up the set of recommendations to discussions on feasible policy frameworks and their implementation. This was the second meeting of the Asian group of scholarship holders in 2020, after a first meeting with the team in Hamburg in January.

Tolerance is not enough

3rd International Parliamentarians’ Conference on Freedom of Religion and Belief in Singapore

In cooperation with the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB), the KAS Rule of Law Programme Asia held the third International Parliamentarians’ Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief titled “Upholding a Rules Based System on Freedom of Religion or Belief” in Singapore on 30 and 31 October 2019.

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4. Europakonferenz in Cadenabbia

European Roundtable | 18. – 20.10.2019

Zum vierten Mal lud die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung unter der Schirmherrschaft von Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, Beauftragter für Europäische Angelegenheiten der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung und ehemaliger Präsident des Europäischen Parlaments, Politiker(innen) aus zwölf europäischen Ländern zum „European Roundtable“ in Cadenabbia ein. Ziel der Konferenz war es laut Herrn Pöttering vor allem, angesichts der aktuellen unruhigen weltpolitischen Lage, Gemeinsamkeiten für zukünftige „vertrauensbildende Maßnahmen“ für die Europäische Union zu finden.

Fostering digital innovation

Innovation experts from Asia visit Berlin

In the area of digital innovation, Germany can learn a lot from Asia. In September, a delegation of twelve Asian innovation experts visited Berlin. They had a clear message: Whoever wants to shape the future in his or her own interests must actively promote innovation and be open to change. In both areas, Germany still has some catching up to do.

KAS / Patrick Rüppel

4th Asia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue

“The keyword when talking about collaboration between the state and civil-society organizations on CVE is genuine consultation”, Malaysia’s Foreign Minister YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, its educational institutions, centres and foreign offices, offer several thousand events on various subjects each year. We provide up to date and exclusive reports on selected conferences, events and symposia at www.kas.de. In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.

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