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State of Europe

Die Europa-Rede ist eine jährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung unter Mitwirkung der höchsten Repräsentanten der Europäischen Union zur Zukunft Europas. Sie wird an einem Ort europäischen Schicksals gehalten, in Berlin, wo am 9. November 1989 mit dem Fall der Mauer das große, nun nicht mehr geteilte Europa möglich geworden ist.


Keynote Speech by The Honourable Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of New South Wales

New South Wales, with a population of 8 million and the latest annual growth rate of 3 per cent, is the engine room of the Australian economy. Premier Berejiklian was re-elected in March. She will set out her agenda and outline how NSW has positioned itself as a future-focussed, competitive and well-integrated global leader.

Expert talk

Singapore – Germany „The Future of Mobility“

Presentation and Discussion

Expert conference

German and American Perspectives on the Middle East

The ongoing reshuffle of the Middle East presents a challenge to Germany and Europe as well as to the United States. With the post-colonial order eroding and other regional and international actors gaining in influence, transatlantic cooperation, or at least understanding, in this region seems more important than ever. Against this background, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Middle East Institute are convening German and American experts to discuss the respective assessments, interests and foreign policy strategies concerning the protracted and difficult dynamics in the Middle East and North Africa.

Expert talk

Why Facts and Think Tanks matter

2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report Launch

On January 31st 2019, the 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) is published. In a multi-stage process, international experts evaluate Think Tanks e.g. with regard to their influence on political decisions, their digital communication skills and the quality of their research findings.

Expert conference

Judicial independence under threat?

Global conference in Strasbourg

Keynotes and discussions


Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers on his mission to Poland

Report of the Special Rapporteur Dr. Diego García-Sayán


Prepared for the digital era?

The state of digitalization in selected countries

Lunch Discussion


A credible enlargement perspective for the Western Balkans– stocktaking between the Sofia and London summits

Ambassadorial Discussion Forum on Western Balkans

Hosted by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. under the joint patronage ofthe Embassy of the Republic of Albania and the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria

Expert conference

Singapore - Germany: Mastering innovation and resilience in the digital age


The striving innovation hub Singapore is a regional beacon, leading the ASEAN community as chairman into 2018. At the same time challenges like smarter cities, cybersecurity and educating the workforce of the future are similar in Germany.


5th German-Asian Business Dialogue

The Future Of The International Order Is Decided In Asia

German-Asian cooperation possesses abundant potential for maintaining the rules-based international order and keeping global trade routes open – requirements for both regions’ prosperity. Which challenges are governments and businesses in the Indo-Pacific and Germany facing under Covid-19? What lessons have been learned?

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

Strengthening the partnership between Europe and Africa

African and European parliamentarians discuss ways of closer parliamentary cooperation

Promoting close cooperation between Europe and Africa is a priority of Germany's current EU Council Presidency. In addition to relations at government level, parliamentary exchange plays a decisive role in this context. On Monday, at the invitation of KAS, European and African members of parliament therefore discussed possibilities for closer parliamentary cooperation in times of Corona and in the context of the envisaged new EU-Africa strategy at a digital conference.

Iden Sungyoung Kim

The World after Corona: Webinar for scholarship holders in Berlin

Chinese and Indian scholarship holders developed recommendations for policy and decision makers

From April 7-16 the Department Asia and the Pacific in Berlin organised a webinar for KAS-scholarship holders from India and China who are currently in Germany, on the topic “The World after Covid-19”. During two online live debates and several written tasks as well as an ongoing online discussion on the implications of the Corona-pandemic for Germany, for their respective countries of origin and the world in general, the participants developed recommendations for policy and decision makers. The outcome are recommendations for Germany, India and China. This will further encourage the participants to build on their created ideas and thoughts and level-up the set of recommendations to discussions on feasible policy frameworks and their implementation. This was the second meeting of the Asian group of scholarship holders in 2020, after a first meeting with the team in Hamburg in January.

Tolerance is not enough

3rd International Parliamentarians’ Conference on Freedom of Religion and Belief in Singapore

In cooperation with the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB), the KAS Rule of Law Programme Asia held the third International Parliamentarians’ Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief titled “Upholding a Rules Based System on Freedom of Religion or Belief” in Singapore on 30 and 31 October 2019.

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

4. Europakonferenz in Cadenabbia

European Roundtable | 18. – 20.10.2019

Zum vierten Mal lud die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung unter der Schirmherrschaft von Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, Beauftragter für Europäische Angelegenheiten der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung und ehemaliger Präsident des Europäischen Parlaments, Politiker(innen) aus zwölf europäischen Ländern zum „European Roundtable“ in Cadenabbia ein. Ziel der Konferenz war es laut Herrn Pöttering vor allem, angesichts der aktuellen unruhigen weltpolitischen Lage, Gemeinsamkeiten für zukünftige „vertrauensbildende Maßnahmen“ für die Europäische Union zu finden.

Fostering digital innovation

Innovation experts from Asia visit Berlin

In the area of digital innovation, Germany can learn a lot from Asia. In September, a delegation of twelve Asian innovation experts visited Berlin. They had a clear message: Whoever wants to shape the future in his or her own interests must actively promote innovation and be open to change. In both areas, Germany still has some catching up to do.

KAS / Patrick Rüppel

4th Asia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue

“The keyword when talking about collaboration between the state and civil-society organizations on CVE is genuine consultation”, Malaysia’s Foreign Minister YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah

Germany and the US in the Middle East and North Africa: from joint interests to conflicting strategies?

The ongoing re-shuffle of the Middle East presents a challenge to Germany and Europe as well as to the United States. With the post-colonial order eroding and other regional and international actors gaining influence, transatlantic cooperation in the region seems more important than ever.


Singapore – Germany: The future of mobility

How the internet of things and on-demand transport transforms cities and challenges our way of thinking.

A lively discussion with several experts from Singapore and Europe took place during the annual Asia & Pacific Week. How will digitalization revolutionise our idea of cities and transportation? AI, big data, automated on-demand vehicles and even flight taxis – the participants immerged deeply into the matter!



The contribution of parliamentarians to democracy and prosperity in Sub-Saharan Africa

The KAS hosts the first Sub-Saharan Africa Conference.