Event Reports

"The Relationship between Muslims and Christians"

Report work shop II

Young people from European and Arab countries took part in a workshop called "The Relationship between Muslims and Christians". Here is their report.

"The Social Media and their Role in Politics and Society"

Report work shop IV

Young people from European and Arab countries took part in a workshop called "The Social Media and their Role in Politics and Society" Here is their report.

One Year after the "Arab Spring"

European-Arab Youth Congress at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation

What do young Europeans think about the Arab countries one year after the "Arab Spring" began? And what perceptions do young people from Arab countries have of Europe and Germany as potential role models? Young people from all over Europe and Arab countries met for two days at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin to discuss what can be learned from other people's point of views on the situation.

An Appraisal of Common Values and Common Interests

Azerbaijan and Germany

From March 28 until April 1, 2012, the Working Group of Young Foreign Policy Experts of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation conducted a conference in Baku, discussing the full range of issues characterizing the Azerbaijani-German relationship with a broad selection of Azerbaijani scholars, politicians, and activists. The Working Group is grateful for the hospitality of our Azerbaijani partners and the high quality of the exchange.

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Experiences from Germany, France and the United States

As one of the first countries Germany ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2007. Germany is considered a pioneer in dealing with the needs and living conditions of disabled people. In other countries, the implementation appears to be more complicated. During a conference held at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Berlin on this topic, the participants got a chance to learn from the experiences in France and the United States.

German investment could make Albania’s horizon even sunnier

Parlamentspräsidentin spricht von „historischer Verantwortung“

When the president of Albania’s parliament Jozefina Topalli visited the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation on Tuesday to talk about the reforms in her country, the main message she had was directed to Germany. Germany was the first country to open an embassy in 1999 in this post-communist state and should now be the country significantly investing in Albania. Ms Topalli thanked Germany for having Albania looking at the same horizon as Germany and other European Union countries, by sharing the same values. She quoted Adenauer: “we all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon.”

European Churches commit themselves to continue the dialogue and reflections on Human Dignity and Human Rights

International Conference in Bad Boll, Germany, discusses the Christian understanding of Human Rights

From 9-11 December, some 60 representatives of Christian churches from 14 European countries met in the Protestant Academy, Bad Boll, Germany, to discuss the different confessional perspectives on the Christian understanding of human rights. There were different approaches to the understanding of human dignity and human value but there was agreement that the Churches have to be strong advocates of the protection of international human rights standards.

Working together to expand women’s rights

Foreign ministers Guido Westerwelle and Zalmai Rassoul at the Afghanistan conference about Afghanistan's future

At the second day of the Civil Society Forum Afghanistan in Bonn, representatives of Afghan civil society met German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and his Afghan counterpart Salmai Rassoul. Both ministers talked with the Afghan delegates about the policy proposals that they have developed for the future development of Afghanistan. Primarily the discussion was about the rights of women and their role in Afghan society.

Europe’s dilemma concerning Ukraine association agreement

Europe should keep its hand outstretched for Ukraine, offering it a stronger link to the West, but first Kiev needs to turn its steer back in the right direction. In the discussion, organised by the Konrad Adenauer foundation “Which future for the European Neighbourhood policy?” the actual discussed question was “what to do with Ukraine, and the EU-Ukraine association agreement, after what happened in the case of Tymoshenko?”

Democratic Transition and the Role of Law (in German)

Eight months after the ousting of former president Hosni Mubarak, Egypt faces major challenges during the transitional period. The lack of revolutionary unified leadership, the emergence of new political movements and the political role of the military are worrisome for democratic forces and raises questions whether Egypt will be able to manage the transition to democracy. Invited by KAS and CCCD, political scientists, journalists, jurists, and politicians discussed problems of the transformation process in Egypt in a conference.

About this series

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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