Supporting Democracy and Security: The War in Ukraine

by Stephen Kennedy

Dublin, 22 June 2022: In the second event in this three part series of events with European Movement Ireland, the importance of supporting democracy in Ukraine and enhancing European Security was discussed.

Supporting Democracy: Women in Leadership, Equality and Empowerment in Europe

by Stephen Kennedy

Dublin, 21 March 2022: In the first iteration of this three-part event series for 2022 organised by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and European Movement Ireland, the importance of gender equality in supporting democracy in Europe was examined.

A Secure Future: Cybersecurity and the EU

by Caoimhe McCarthy

Dublin, 25 November 2021: In the final part of this three-part series of events for 2021 organised by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and European Movement Ireland , the growing importance of Cybersecurity across EU policy areas was examined.

Unions, Break-ups and Special Relationships – Aspects of the Irish-German-UK Relationships

by students of GE6021 at University of Limerick and Gisela Holfter

Limerick 4-5 November 2021: This conference organised by the Centre for Irish-German Studies (CIGS) in coordination with Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, Ulster University, the Centre for European Studies, UL and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) successfully took place at the University of Limerick. It focused on three aspects: first, a major feature was a discussion of the initial impact and ongoing repercussions of Brexit for British-German Relations and British Studies in Germany/German Studies in the UK as well as Irish-German relations and German Studies in Ireland and Irish Studies in Germany. Secondly, we reflected on German unification from a cultural and political perspective. Focusing on reunification itself, this part asked what lessons can be learned from the German experience and whether - keeping in mind the vastly different situation in Ireland North and South, there are aspects of the German experience that could of interest in the ‘Shared Ireland, Shared Island’ discussions. And thirdly and last but by no means least the engagement with Europe and the European Union in Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit was a focal point. This part analysed the situation north and south of the Irish border vis-a-vis the EU and the European context of economic, legal, policy and cultural questions. This report covers all parts of the conference.

Juliane Liebers

The 21st century will be the century of Europe

Charles Michel, President of the European Council, gave the Konrad Adenauer Foundation's twelfth State of Europe speech.

Every year the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung invites the top representatives of the institutions of Europe to speak about the nature and the situation of the idea of a united Europe. In the twelfth State of Europe speech, the President of the Council summed up the challenges of the 21st century for Europe: climate change, the corona pandemic, the “digital revolution” and coping with the boom in artificial intelligence, as well as the growing pressure from authoritarian regimes.

A Multilateral Future: Ireland, the European Union and the United Nations

by Stephen O’Shea & Richard Cunningham, European Movement Ireland

Dublin, 16 June 2021: European Movement Ireland and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organised the second in a three-part series of events to offer a range of different perspectives on the issues and opportunities that impact Ireland and its global relationships. Featuring high-level speakers, these events focus on areas for potential cooperation, mutual challenges and practical solutions.

Two Islands – One Future Ireland, the UK and the EU

by Nathalie De Hertog, European Movement Ireland

Dublin, 15 April 2021: European Movement Ireland and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organised the first in a three-part series of events to offer a range of different perspectives on the state of play and future relationship between Ireland, the UK, and the EU.

Defence and security in Europe – Biden and Brexit as new parameters

London, 9 March 2021: The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in partnership with The Federal Trust and Global Policy Institute held an online discussion where distinguished speakers shared their views on the future development of European and British foreign, defence and security policy from a German, British and EU perspective.

Minister Simon Coveney and H.E. Deike Potzel highlight Ireland & Germany’s priorities in a post-Brexit Europe

Event report

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and European Movement Ireland held an online discussion through which speakers examined and discussed Ireland and Germany’s Priorities in a post-Brexit Europe, reflecting on the German Presidency of the Council of the EU and the Future of Europe.

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer's Speech at the LSE

Last Thursday the German Minister of Defence and chairwoman of the CDU, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, delivered a speech at an event organised jointly by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the LSE and the Dahrendorf Forum.