Events

Online-Seminar

Energy Policy Dialogue 2020 /2

The Hydrogen Economy: Prospects for a German-Australian Collaboration

In this forum, senior German and Australian representatives from industry, policy and research will map out opportunities for collaboration on hydrogen R&D, investment and trade, and discuss how to overcome barriers.

Lecture

Konrad Adenauer Lecture 2020

MULTILATERALISM & REGIONAL COOPERATION IN TIMES OF GLOBAL CRISES Australia and Europe and the International Order

The COVID-19 crisis is making clear how many of today's global challenges cannot be contained within national borders and require sustained cooperation amongst trusted partners and in international fora. For Australia, taking a more active role in shaping a free and open Indo-Pacific extends beyond its immediate geographical neighbourhood and rests on increased engagement with like-minded nations to set norms and standards. Similarly, the EU (as well as NATO) is reorienting its outlook to adapt to the major strategic realignment underway and is looking to build stronger ties with value partners. This requires a rethink of what successful international engagement means and what cooperative networks around the shared goal of an open Indo-Pacific could look like.

Online-Seminar

3rd European-Australian Cybersecurity Dialogue - Session 3

‘Cybersecurity in Crisis Times - A Way Forward for Europe and Australia’

The annual KAS Australia-Europe 1.5 track Cybersecurity Dialogue, this year already in its third iteration, aims to bring together policy makers, experts and practitioners from Europe and Australia to share insights and experiences. Usually, this is achieved through a combination of roundtables, an in-depth seminar and meetings at various institutions and ministries, as well as the respective federal, state and EU Parliaments – alternating between Canberra/Sydney and Berlin/Brussels as locations. This year’s dialogue will take place in a virtual format where speakers' short input statements will be followed by an interactive discussion amongst all invited experts.

Online-Seminar

6th ASPI-KAS Australia-Europe Counter Terrorism Dialogue 2020 - Session 2

“The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Extremism Dynamics: Towards National Resilience”

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s (KAS) Regional Program Australia and the Pacific in cooperation with The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) are holding their annual Australia-Europe Counter Terrorism Dialogue in virtual form this year – through two separate discussions on the 18th of August and 1st of September 2020

Online-Seminar

3rd Europe-Australia 1.5 track Cybersecurity Dialogue - Session 2

Cybersecurity in Crisis Times - A Way Forward for Europe and Australia

A Virtual Discussion Series in Three Parts The annual KAS Australia-Europe 1.5 track Cybersecurity Dialogue, this year already in its third iteration, aims to bring together senior government representatives, policy makers, academic experts, practitioners and members of the diplomatic corps to share their views, develop better understandings and explore how cooperation could be strengthened. Usually, this is achieved through a combination of roundtables, an in-depth seminar and meetings at various relevant institutions and ministries, as well as the respective federal, state and EU Parliaments – alternating between Canberra/Sydney and Berlin/Brussels as locations.

Online-Seminar

3rd Europe-Australia 1.5 track Cybersecurity Dialogue - Session 1

‘Cybersecurity in Crisis Times - A Way Forward for Europe and Australia’

A Virtual Discussion Series in Three Parts The annual KAS Australia-Europe 1.5 track Cybersecurity Dialogue, this year already in its third iteration, aims to bring together senior government representatives, policy makers, academic experts, practitioners and members of the diplomatic corps to share their views, develop better understandings and explore how cooperation could be strengthened. Usually, this is achieved through a combination of roundtables, an in-depth seminar and meetings at various relevant institutions and ministries, as well as the respective federal, state and EU Parliaments – alternating between Canberra/Sydney and Berlin/Brussels as locations.

Online-Seminar

6th ASPI-KAS Australia-Europe Counter Terrorism Dialogue 2020 - Session 1

“The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Extremism Dynamics: Towards National Resilience”

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s (KAS) Regional Program Australia and the Pacific in cooperation with The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) are holding their annual Australia-Europe Counter Terrorism Dialogue in virtual form this year – through two separate discussions on the 18th of August and 1st of September 2020

Online-Seminar

Rule of Law Dialogue 2020

Taxation Law Seminar with Prof Rudolf Mellinghoff

Virtual seminar in cooperation with the Melbourne Law School

Online-Seminar

Energy Policy Dialogue 2020

Hydrogen Strategies in Germany and Australia

1st virtual expert discussion in cooperation with the German Australian Energy Transition Hub

Event

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Prof Dr hc Rudolf Mellinghoff

Rule of Law Dialogue Programme

KAS Australia looks forward to welcoming Prof Dr hc Rudolf Mellinghoff, President of the Federal German Supreme Finance Court (Bundesfinanzhof) and former judge on the Federal German Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht), in the second half of April this year.

Secure the future – extend free trade

Australian Prime Minister and KAS Chairman reaffirm a close cooperation between Australia and Europe

During his visit at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Berlin on April 23 2018, the Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, stood up for the quick conclusion of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Australia and the EU.

Australian Liberal Party Delegation Dialogue Visit to Berlin and Wiesbaden

From April 23 to April 27, 2018 a delegation of senior Liberal Party officials from Australia visited Berlin and Wiesbaden, to exchange experiences with their state and federal level counterparts in Germany.

Inaugural Energy Policy Dialogue in Australia

"Global Energy Security and Climate Change in Australia, Europe and the Asia-Pacific Region”

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Regional Programme - Australia and the Pacific, in collaboration with the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) at King’s College London and Climate-KIC Australia, brought together key international and regional experts from government, industry, academia and civil society to exchange comparative and contemporary perspectives on the challenges for comprehensive energy security strategies, the opportunities of digitalization, cyber security risks and the effects of energy and resource security on international relations and geopolitics.

"Europe is - its critics notwithstanding - a success story"

Prof. Lammert opens Konrad Adenauer Lecture Series

On November 28, 2017 KAS' Regional Programme Asia and the Pacific had the honour of welcoming Prof. Norbert Lammert as the keynote speaker on the topic "Germany and Europe in a New Era of Global Challenges". The following quotation by Konrad Adenauer constituted the core message of his lecture: "European unity used to be the dream of a few. It became the hope of many. Today it is a prerequisite for all."

Policy Session at the APRC Perth "Geopolitics in the Asia Pacific: Opportunities, Challenges and Perspectives”

KAS Australia and Pacific was privileged to be hosting an important geostrategic panel discussion at the APCR in Perth. It brought together the Foreign Ministers of Australia and Singapore, the Hon. Julie Bishop MP and the Hon. Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, political editor David Speers from Sky News as well as a select group of international security experts.

Political Dialogue Programme with German MPs Hauptmann and Klein

Politial talks and roundtable discussions in Australia

On invitation of KAS Australia and Pacific, MP Mark Hauptmann and MP Volkmar Klein participated in a series of political talks, expert exchanges and roundtable discussions centred on the topics of Digitalisation, Economic Policy, Industry 4.0, Start-Ups, Energy and Cybersecurity in Sydney and Perth.

Pacific Regional Dialogue on Political Parties

DOES THE PACIFIC NEED POLITICAL PARTIES?

Based on this question, a regional workshop on political parties in the South Pacific region took place in Fiji from the 19th to the 20th of September in cooperation with the UNDP.

3RD AUSTRALIA-EUROPE COUNTER-TERRORISM DIALOGUE IN BERLIN AND BRUSSELS

"Transforming the New Threat Landscape"

From the 4th until the 8th of September, the 3rd "AUSTRALIA-EUROPE COUNTER-TERRORISM DIALOGUE" took place in Berlin and Brussels. In cooperation with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), KAS' Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific brought a high-level delegation of CT policy-makers and experts from Australia to have the opportunity for a fruitful exchange of knowledge and experience about current developments, effective counter-strategies and new collaborative activities.

Information and dialogue programme in Nadi and Suva

As part of KAS portfolio in the region, the KAS Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific undertook a project scoping trip to Nadi and Suva.

POLITICAL DIALOGUE PROGRAMME NEW ZEALAND WITH MP VOLKMAR KLEIN: “CREATING MOMENTUM FOR PARTNERSHIP”

Wellington and Auckland, June 7-9 2017

Upon invitation of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, MP Volkmar Klein, Chairman of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Relations with Australia and New Zealand, visited New Zealand for a three-day parliamentary exchange and political party dialogue programme which also included roundtable discussions with leaders from the business community and foreign/security policy experts.

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