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European Strategic Autonomy - More than a Catchphrase

We would like to contribute to the discussion and try to clarify what exactly is meant with this concept.

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Baltic States and the Eastern Europe Studies Centre invite you to the discussion: European Strategic Autonomy - More than a Catchphrase. The discussion will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 11:00 Helsinki time.


Discussion with the German and Latvian Ambassadors

Online discussion with the German Ambassador to Latvia, Christian Heldt, and the Latvian ambassador to Germany, Inga Skujiņa


The Fight over the Melting Arctic

The Evolving Arctic Security Environment

Recently the Arctic has become a “hot” topic, as climate change is causing the melting of ice which, in turn, opens new opportunities and desires.

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Defence Policy and the Armed Forces in Times of Pandemic

Presentation of the study

We invite you to join us for a webinar with an expert panel to present the study, which aims to identify the implications of the COVID crisis for the defence sectors in several European countries, with its geographical focus being on the Baltic Sea region.

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Standing Guard

What have we learned from the Enhanced Forward Presence on NATO's Frontier?

In 2021, NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) is heading into its fourth year. Canada’s commitment as the Framework Nation for the eFP battlegroup in Latvia is currently its largest foreign military deployment. It is also one of the few overseas missions that has not been scaled back due to COVID-19.


The Role of the Arctic in recent and future security challenges in the Wider North


Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Baltic States, in cooperation with the Loughbotough University, invite you to join for the webinar to discuss recent developments and implications for the geopolitics of the Wider North.


Online-Masterclasses for Young Political Leaders of Baltic States

October 10, 2020


Online-Masterclasses for Young Political Leaders of Baltic States

October 3, 2020


Online-Masterclasses for Young Political Leaders of Baltic States

September 29, 2020


Online Masterclasses

for Young Political Leaders of Baltic States

September 26th marked the opening of the Online Masterclasses for Young Political Leaders of Baltic States.

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NATO’s nuclear deterrence

High level seminar on Strategic Implications of Russia’s Nuclear Weapons for NATO’s Military Support of Ukraine and the Defence of the Baltic States

Key takeaways are that western societies need to discuss these topics, raising the “Nuclear IQ” of the population and not to avoid these hard but necessary questions, while Russia becomes increasingly aggressive in its nuclear rhetoric. This was also echoed to several media outlets, with our guests giving interviews for Lithuanian news outlets and television.

LATO and KAS Masterclasses

Encouraging young political leaders in the Baltic states, in cooperation with LATO

On the weekend of the 27th and 28th of april, young people were for the fourth time able to learn about the political landscape and security policy in the context of the LATO-Masterclasses.

European Yard Festival in Daugavpils and Līvāni

On the 8th and 9th of may, various organizations met in Daugavpils and Līvāni to celebrate Europe day and motivate people to vote.

The European Yard Festival contained multiple events on European topics, which aimed to introduce students and teenagers to European politics. Part of the festival were debates on Europe and a play by the improvisational theater "DIVAS", among others.

Visit of MdA Stephan Lenz

Am 02.-07. April 2024 hat Stephan Lenz Estland und Litauen besucht, um Einsichten in die Themen Sicherheit, Resilienz und Digitalisierung zu erhalten.

Die Diskussionen und Gespräche während des Besuches gingen primär um den Umgang Europas mit der Aggression Russlands. Durch MdA Stephan Lenz' Besuch wurde das Verständnis für die unterschiedlichen Positionen in der EU gestärkt und internationale Kontakte vertieft.

German jounalists visit in Lithuania 2024

We took part at the NATO exercise Quadriga 2024, visited military training areas in Rūdninkai where construction of the infrastructure for the German soldiers is taking place.

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Baltic states organized a three-day visit for a group of German journalists to Lithuania. The goal of the visit was to give them a first-hand look into how Lithuania’s society and political institutions deal with threats to its sovereignty and to get a better understanding of why this nation is such a resolute supporter of Ukraine and so much in favour of increasing military expenditure.

NATO Summit in Vilnius

This NATO Summit in Vilnius was set out to be impactful with a focus on Ukraine's NATO membership. In the end, the Summit was filled with surprises beyond the topic of support for Ukraine.

Diskussion der neuen Sicherheitsherausforderungen in Europa

Neue Sicherheitsherausforderungen für Europa – Welche Rolle spielt Deutschland aus Sicht der Baltischen Staaten?

The Baltic states and Germany must work together to strengthen the Eastern flank.

Interactions of Media and Public Opinion

Das Seminar fand am 3. und 4. Februar 2023 in Tallinn und Tartu statt.

Im Rahmen des Seminars sollten Spitzenpolitiker der christlich-konservativen Isamaa-Partei bei der Vorbereitung auf die Parlamentswahlen im März 2023 in Estland unterstützt werden. In diesem Zusammenhang wurden Herausforderungen im Wahlkampf diskutiert, die im Bereich Kommunikation und Social Media lagen. Konkret sollten die Spitzenkandidaten in den kommunikationsbezogenen Aspekten der Wahlkampagnendurchführung und in konkreten Strategien geschult werden, durch die Wähler bestmöglich erreicht werden können. Als Herausforderung wurde Social Media gesehen, da Informationen und Botschaften an den richtigen Stellen platziert und für die entsprechende Zielgruppe zugeschnitten werden müssen.

Opinion Festival (Arvamusfestival) 2021

The 21st century information war – why and how it is held and when have You become an information warrior?

Die Riga-Konferenz 2021

Am 15. und 16. Oktober 2021 war die lettische Nationalbibliothek Schauplatz der alljährlichen Riga-Konferenz. Die größte sicherheitspolitische Konferenz im baltischen Raum vereint seit 2006 Expertinnen und Experten aus Politik, Wissenschaft und Öffentlichkeit zu Gesprächen über aktuelle Herausforderungen der europäischen und internationalen Sicherheit. Corona-bedingt fand die Konferenz dieses Jahr im hybriden For-mat statt, mit 250 Teilnehmern vor Ort und insgesamt 150.000 Zuschauern aus 56 Ländern, die die insgesamt 12 Paneldiskussionen, 5 Side Events und 6 hochkarätigen Interviews verfolgten. Organisiert wurde die Konferenz von der Latvian Transatlantic Organisation (LATO) sowie den lettischen Verteidigungs- und Außenministerien; die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung zählt seit der ersten Konferenz zu den wichtigsten Partnern.

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