Event

Tag der KAS 2022

#StandWithUkraine – together in Europe and the democratic world

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This year's Konrad Adenauer Foundation Day "StandWithUkraine - Together in Europe and the World" is also and at the same time more than a demonstration of solidarity with Ukraine. With a view to our leitmotif "Together.Democracy.Shaping" and our core topics, we are engaging in the discussion on the future of Europe and our particular associated responsibility with a variety of creative discussion formats and presentations.

In addition to a number of thematic focal points, Friedrich Merz, Chairman of the CDU of Germany and the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, and the President of the Republic of Moldova Maia Sandu will discuss the cohesion of the democratic world in the face of the russian war in Ukraine at 6 pm. The debate will focus on the impact of the measures taken so far and the further options for action by the EU and its partners.

You can find out more about the various activities and programme items for the KAS Day and take part in them here. The formats are also available via livestream or zoom. You will find the access points under the respective programme items on our website.

Event languages are German and English.

You will find further details below.

We look forward to seeing you!

Program

10:00 am–10:45 am
Digital Information War – between Propaganda and Truth

Trolls, fakes and propaganda - The war is also and above all taking place in the digital space. Platforms such as Facebook, YouTube and Google are coordinators of information flows and in some cases have even taken over functions traditionally performed by the media: Their algorithms make the selection of topics.

Unfortunately, this change has taken place outside the standards of professionalism and ethics of journalism. So the danger is that it is no longer social relevance that determines whether an article is worthy of publication, but the greatest possible attention that can be achieved.

How do we deal with this? Together with national and international guests as well as scholarship holders of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung we want to explore this question in discussions and workshops.

 

Introduction

Michael Thielen
Secretary General Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation

 

Impulse

Mykhailo Fedorov (digital activation)
Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister for Digital Transformation of Ukraine

 

Discussion

Lyiubov Tsybulska
Head of the NGO "Join Ukraine” and founder and former head of the Center for Strategic Communication and Information Security

Peter Limbourg
Director General of Deutsche Welle

Yvonne Magwas MdB 
Vice-President of the German Bundestag

 

Chair

Daphne Wolter
Media Policy Advisor of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation

 

The livestream link can be found on this page below the speaker listing.

 

Language of event: German / English

11:00 am–01:00 pm
Workshop 1 (engl.) — “From Fake News to Deep Fakes: On the Threat of Deep Fakes to Democracy and Society”

Impulse

Hany Farid (via Zoom)
Professor at the University of California

 

Introduction

Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler 
Senior Director of „Counter Extremism Project“

Highlight/Best of the study “From Fake News to Deep Fakes: On the Threat of Deep Fakes to Democracy and Society”

 

Discussion

Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler
Senior Director of „Counter Extremism Project“

Dr. Christopher Nehring
Guest lecturer of the KAS Media Program South East Europe at Sofia University on the topic "Media, Disinformation and Secret Services

 

Chair

Ferdinand Alexander Gehringer
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
Policy Advisor for Cyber Security

 

Join us here: Zoom-Link

 

Language of event: English

11:00 am–01:00 pm
Workshop 2 (engl./dt.) — Become a Factfluencer! Recognize and fight disinformation

Project presentation "Facts for friends

A project to provide interested parties with a tool to independently and effectively fight disinformation in the digital environment and thereby promote an informed and engaged society (factsforfriends.de)

 

Interactive Basic Workshop

... around the questions "How do I recognize fake news?", "How can I fight fake news?", "Why is disinformation a big problem right now?" and "How should we deal with conspiracies?"

 

Valerie Scholz
Founder of "Facts for friends"

 

Join us here: Zoom-Link

 

Languages of event: German/ English

01:00 pm–01:45 pm
Lunch

Lunch

01:45 pm–02:30 pm
Evaluation / presentation of the work results and evaluation of the workshops

Presentation of results and experiences by participants

Julius Werner
Policy Advisor Smart Education & Adenauer Campus

 

Join us here: Zoom-Link

 

Languages of event: German/ English

03:30 pm–04:45 pm
"Turn of the tide": What does it mean for Germany?

The russian war of aggression on Ukraine represents a turning point that will require massive changes in German and European foreign and security policy.  While previous assumptions, positions and actions have proven to be wrong, new structures, orientation points as well as a new mindset of a peace and security architecture are now required. All of this must be implemented internationally, at the European level, and at the national level. At the national level, the focus is on the debate about equipping the Bundeswehr - in terms of both personnel and materials. But how can the turnaround be ensured in the long term through the greatest possible acceptance among the population?

 

Impulse

Vitali Klitschko ((digital activation)
Mayor of Kyiv

 

Keynote

Prof. Dr. Christoph Heusgen
Chairman of the Munich Security Conference
Fellow of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung 2022-2023

 

Discussion

Dr. Jana Puglierin
Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations and head of its Berlin office

Florian Hahn MP 
Defense Policy Spokesman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag

CSU International Secretary

Martín Svarovsky
Designated Deputy Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic

Dr. Karl-Heinz Kamp

Representative of the Political Director of the Policy Department in the Federal Ministry of Defense

Chair

Amelie Stelzner-Dogan
Policy Advisor Federal Armed Forces and Society

 

The livestream link can be found on this page below the speaker listing.

 

Languages of event: German/ English

06:00 pm–07:00 pm
#StandWithUkraine – together in Europe and the democratic world

Ukraine is fighting for freedom, democracy, justice and security - the fundamental principles of the EU. The European Union has so far shown itself largely capable of acting in the wake of Russia's war of aggression. Coordinated agreement among EU member states makes comprehensive sanctions possible. Here, moreover, the closing of ranks with NATO, G7 and Western democracies is successfully practiced. We will discuss not only the effects of these measures, but also the further options for action by the EU and its partners. How high can the price of sanctions be for the West?

 

Introduction

Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert
Chairman Konrad Adenauer Foundation
President of the German Bundestag (ret.)

 

Greeting

Dmytro Kuleba (digital activation)
Foreign Minister of Ukraine

 

Together in Europe and the democratic world

Impulses

Maia Sandu (digital activation)
President of the Republic of Moldova

Friedrich Merz
Chairman of the CDU Germany and of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the Bundestag

 

In conversation

Maia Sandu (digital activation)
President of the Republic of Moldova

Friedrich Merz
Chairman of the CDU Germany and of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in the Bundestag

 

Moderation

Katja Christina Plate
Head of the Rumanian and Republic of Moldova Foreign Offices

 

The livestream link can be found on this page below the speaker listing.

 

Languages of event: German/ English

from 07:00 pm
„Get together“ in the garden of the academy

„Get together“ in the garden of the academy 

 

Speakers

Maia Sandu

President of the Republic of Moldova

Since December 2020 President of the Republic of Moldova. Previously, she served as Prime Minister, Member of Parliament and Minister of Education. She also worked as an economist at the World Bank Office in Chisinau and was the Adviser of the Executive Director of the World Bank in Washington D.C.

Mikhailo Fedorov

Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine

Appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine on September 29, 2019. Confirmed in his post on March 4, 2020.

Peter Limbourg

Director-General Deutsche Welle

He has been Director-General of Deutsche Welle since October 1, 2013. Re-elected unanimously by the Broadcasting Council in 2018 for a further term until 2025.

Hany Farid

Professor at the University of California

Hany Farid is a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley with a joint appointment in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences and the School of Information, where he specializes in digital forensics and disinformation.

Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler

Senior Director of the Counter Extremism Project (CEP)

Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler is the Senior Director of the Counter Extremism Project (CEP), teaching fellow at the academy for Security in the Economy (ASW Akademie AG) in Essen, and co-chair of the Berlin Anti-Financial Crime Forum.

Dr. Christopher Nehring

Guest lecturer of the KAS Media Program South East Europe at Sofia University

Visiting lecturer of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation's Media Program Southeast Europe at Sofia University and lecturer at the Chair of Military History and Cultures of Violence at Potsdam University. His work focuses on intelligence services and disinformation.

Valerie Scholz

Founder of „Facts for friends"

Valerie Scholz is the founder of 'Facts for Friends', a social startup with the goal of making fact-checking user-friendly with the help of innovative formats, promoting political interest and participation.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Heusgen

Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Fellow of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation 2022-2023

Former foreign and security policy advisor to Angela Merkel. From 2017 to 2021, Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations. Between April 2018 and July 2020, Chairman of the UN Security Council. Since 2022 Chairman of the Munich Security Conference.

Dmytro Kuleba

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Between August 2019 and March 2020, he held the post of Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine. Since March 4, 2020, he has been the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

Friedrich Merz

Chairman of the CDU Germany and of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the Bundestag

Member of the European Parliament and the Bundestag. Elected Chairman of the CDU of Germany in January 2022 with 95.33 percent of the vote. Since February 2022, Chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag.

Vitali Klitschko

Head of the Kyiv City State Administration, Mayor of Kyiv.

Since 2010, head of the political party "UDAR (Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reforms)". In 2012, UDAR moves into the Verkhovna Rada under the leadership of Vitali Klitschko. Two years later, Klitschko is elected mayor of Kyiv. 

Liubov Tsybulska

Head of the NGO "Join Ukraine” and founder and former head of the Center for Strategic Communication and Information Security

Leading expert on hybrid threats in Ukraine. Founder and first head of the Center for Strategic Communication and Information Security at the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy. Head of the NGO „Join Ukraine“.

Martin Svárovský

Advisor of the Deputy Speaker and the Chairman of the Committee on European Affairs, The Parliament of the Czech Republic as well as Head of the Security Strategies Program at the European Values Center for Security Policy

Served 19 years at the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs including as the Deputy Director of the Central European Department and the Deputy Director of the Policy Planning Staff, the Deputy Chief of Mission of the Czech Embassies to Budapest and to Warsaw.

Yvonne Magwas MdB

Vice President of the German Bundestag

Vice President of the German Bundestag since October 2021, Deputy Federal Chairwoman of the Women's Union since 2019. 2018 to 2021 Chairwoman of the Women's Group of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, Member of the Bundestag for the Vogtland district since 2013.

Florian Hahn MdB

Defense Policy Spokesman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in the Bundestag and CSU International Secretary

Member of the German Bundestag and the Defense Committee since 2009. Since the beginning of the 20th legislative period, Defense Policy Spokesman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group and Chairman of the Defense Policy Working Group. 2019-2022 Deputy Secretary General of the CSU. Since March 2022 International Secretary of the CSU.

Dr. Jana Puglierin

Head, ECFR Berlin and Senior Policy Fellow

Dr. Jana Puglierin is a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations and head of its Berlin office since January 2020. She also directs ECFR’s Re:shape Global Europe project. She headed the Alfred von Oppenheim Centre for European Policy Studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) from 2015 to 2019.

Dr. Karl-Heinz Kamp

Representative of the Political Director of the Policy Department in the Federal Ministry of Defense

Appointed in 2009 by Chairwoman Madeleine Albright as an advisor in the "NATO Group of Experts on the New Strategic Concept". Between 2015- 2019, President of the Federal Security Policy Academy. Since October 2019, Representative of the Director of Policy at the Federal Ministry of Defense.


 

Livestream

On September 07, 2022, you will find our livestream on this page as well as the recording in the aftermath. The opening as well as the panels from 15:30 will be streamed via kas.de.

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Main Topics

The leitmotif of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation "Shaping.Democracy.Together." is supported by a thematic focus. With the three main topics Innovation, Security and Representation and Participation, it is made clear which topics the Konrad Adenauer Foundation will focus on in the coming years.

#KAS4Security

 

Our security cannot be taken for granted. On our focus page on security, our experts explain why and where democracy, the rule of law, peace, freedom, prosperity and solidarity are at risk and what we can do to counteract them.

 

#KAS4Security

#KAS4Innovation

 

Innovations are indispensable if we want to solve the major challenges facing humanity. For us, these are first and foremost peace and security, freedom and justice, the integrity of creation and our prosperity. At the same time, innovations raise ethical and sociopolitical questions. On our focus page on "Innovation," our experts explain how we position ourselves in this area of tension and promote an innovation-friendly climate.

 

#KAS4Innovation

#KAS4Democracy

 

When we are asked what we do, the answer could certainly be brief: We care about democracy. Here in Germany and elsewhere in the world. On our focus page on "Representation and Participation," we explain how we accomplish this, what challenges we face, and who our partners are.

 

#KAS4Democracy

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Venue

Academy of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation
Tiergartenstr. 35,
10785 Berlin
Deutschland

Alternative venue

The event can be attended live on site as well as digitally.

Arrival

Publication

Unterstützung für die Ukraine bedeutet Unterstützung für Europa: Dieses Jahr stand der Tag der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung im Zeichen der Solidarität für die Ukraine sowie der aktiven Suche nach konkreten Lösungen für die russische Aggression
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Head of Event Management

Susanne.Kophal@kas.de +49 30 26996-3216 +49 30 26996-3237
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