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Becas para estudios de Máster y Doctorado en Alemania

Convocatoria abierta hasta el 28 de marzo

Becas completas para estudios en Alemania

European Green Deal - Opportunities and challenges for Portugal

The KAS-Office Spain and Portugal supported the publication of International Affairs Network's (IAN) most recent Spotlight-report "European Green Deal - Opportunities and challenges for Portugal".

Educación Dual: Necesidades formativas y análisis de demanda en el sector industrial

Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje -Alianza Empresarial para el Desarrollo -Cámara de Industrias de Costa Rica -Fundación Konrad Adenauer Costa Rica

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10 years of the "Arab Spring" - 10 years of war in Syria

From Public Protests to A Global Proxy War - A Review

War has been raging in parts of Syria for almost ten years. What started in 2011 with popular demands for reforms quickly turned into a civil war and further developed - via a regional conflict - into the global proxy war we can witness today. To secure its own hold on power, the regime and its allies have killed approximately half a million Syrians so far. Over 5.5 million people fled abroad and another 6.6 million have been internally displaced. Hunger, mass poverty, and fear of persecution by the brutal police and intelligence apparatus define the daily lives of the Syrian people. The fulfillment of the demands for a democratic Syrian state seems a distant prospect, and the former civil war has now become an international crisis. This publication is only available in German.


A Decade to the Catastrophe

Interview with Jihad Yazigi on the Arab Spring 2011

When Jihad Yazigi, Co-Founder of The Syrian Observer, looks back on the events of the Arab Spring in Syria, only one word comes to his mind: “catastrophe“. “The country has been largely destroyed. We have had an enormous number of people killed, raped, tortured and displaced“, says the journalist who founded his online newspaper shortly after the Syria's uprising commenced.

Bulgaria: Trust in Media Declines Further

Opinion poll by the Media Programme South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Research Centre “Trend”

Cadernos Adenauer 4/2020

Participation and the fight of democratic institutions against the pandemic

The new issue of the Adenauer Notebooks series is dedicated to the theme of participation and the fight of democratic institutions against the pandemic.

Konstantin Rintelmann

Die Protestkultur im Libanon

Libanons Sonderweg seit dem Ausbruch des Arabischen Frühlings

Während sich ab Ende 2010 in seinen Nachbarländern der Reihe nach Massenproteste anbahnten, die zum Teil auch schnell eine gewaltsame Dimension annahmen, blieb es im Libanon verhältnismäßig ruhig. Über das Jahr 2011 hinweg kam es lediglich vereinzelt zu kleineren Protesten, die in ihrem Versuch, auf der Grundlage einer nationalen, konfessionsübergreifenden Kampagne politischen Druck gegenüber der Regierung aufzubauen, eher homogen in Bildungsstand und Herkunft blieben. Zu einer landesweiten und inklusiven Massenmobilisierung sollte es im Libanon erst 2019 kommen.

The Midpoint Paper Series N° 2/2020 December 2020 - The South African non-voter: An analysis

The Midpoint Paper Series N° 2/2020 December 2020

On 8 May 2019, South Africans voted in their sixth democratic national and provincial elections. A record 26,7 million eligible South Africans registered to vote in the election.2F1 The registered population represented 74.6% of the total voting-age population of over 35,8 million0F†. Over 17.6 million voters participated on election day. Yet electoral participation decreased quite dramatically, accelerating the steady decline in voter turnout across South Africa’s previous democratic elections. The decline in the turnout rate of 8% among registered voters from 73% in 2014 to 66% in the 2019 elections was the sharpest since the 2004 elections. It meant that, for the first time since the founding democratic elections in 1994, less than half (49%) of all eligible South Africans cast a vote in 2019. South Africa’s participation levels are now on par with other low turnout countries in terms of its eligible participation.

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The Struggle for a Life in Dignity

A Decade after the Arab Spring: What’s left of the historic movement?

The self-immolation of the Tunisian greengrocer Mohamed Bouazizi on December 17, ten years ago, triggered a wave of protests across the Arab world. Suddenly change seemed within reach to transform authoritarian regimens in the Middle East and North Africa into democracies. But only Tunisia experienced a democratic transition. For countries like Syria, a decade of "Arab Spring" also means a decade of war. So what is left of the demands for freedom of expression, democracy and equality today?

Facts and Findings

Selected contributions to the series with international relevance

The series informs in a concentrated form about important positions of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung on current topics. The individual issues present key findings and recommendations, offer brief analyses, explain the Foundation's further plans and name KAS contact persons.


International Reports

Journal for international issues, foreign policy and development cooperation

This periodical responds to questions concerning international issues, foreign policy and development cooperation. It is aimed at access of information about the international work for public and experts.

EPP Party Barometer

The Situation of the European People's Party in the EU

The EPP Party Barometer illustrates the current situation of the EPP party family in the EU. On a non-regular basis, it provides a concise overview of current election results, polls from the member states and the composition of the party family.


In our series "Interviews", talks and discussions are held with experts from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. on various topics.


Concise, reduced to the essentials, but always highly topical. In our series "kurzum", our experts summarise an issue or problem on a maximum of two pages.

Country Reports

Short political reports of the KAS offices abroad

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is a political foundation. Our offices abroad are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. The country reports offer current analyses, exclusive evaluations, background information and forecasts - provided by our international staff.

Event Reports

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 In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.