Afghanistan in transition – Governance, Counter-corruption and Development

Workshop

On 11 April 2011 the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, in partnership with the Royal United Service Institute (RUSI) and Transparency International UK, concluded the last of three working group meetings on governance, counter-corruption and development in Afghanistan. The aim of the last workshop was to elaborate on recommendations set out at the preceding meeting, and to present recommendations with concrete instructions for national as well as international decision makers in Afghanistan.

„What does successful integration mean?“

Expertengespräch

The question of ‘successful integration’ was the subject of a roundtable discussion of experts, organised by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation London office on 30 March 2011 where Stephan Mayer MP, member of the committee of the interior in the German Parliament, Dr. Wolfgang Götzer MP and Eric Ollerenshaw MP, PPS to Baroness Warsi, participated. The meeting concluded that the notion of ‘successful integration’ differs largely in Germany and the UK.

Workshop on the Future of the European External Action Service and EU Foreign Policy and Security Policy

On 24 March 2011 Chatham House and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation held the second of three workshops on the European External Action Service. The second meeting was held under the title: ‘The EAS: Partnerships and Priorities for a new European Diplomacy’.

Jenseits Multikulturalismus: Islam in Europa und Euro-Islam

In Zusammenarbeit mit der Westminster University, der Frierich-Ebert-Stiftung und der Deutschen Botschaft in London organisierte die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung am 17. März 2011 eine ganztägige Konferenz mit dem Titel "Beyond Multiculturalism: Islam in Europe and Euro-Islam".

Afghanistan in Transition - Governance, Counter-corruption and Development

Workshop

On 31 January - 1 February 2011 the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and Transparency International United Kingdom (TI UK) held a workshop on “Afghanistan in transition - Governance, counter corruption and development”. Over 50 security experts from British and German ministries, think tanks as well as international institutions, such as NATO and the UN, attended the second of the series of three seminars.

Europa nach dem Lissabonvertrag

European Roundtable

Am 15.-17. Oktober 2010 fand das jährliche Europäische Rundtischgespräch auf Einladung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung statt. Im Mittelpunkt dieses Treffens stand die Entwicklung der Europäischen Union nach der Ratifizierung des Lissabonvertrags. Eingeladen waren wieder Politiker, Akademiker und Journalisten, diesmal aus Großbritannien, Irland, Deutschland, Spanien und Italien.

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Van Rompuy encourages Europe

Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, gave the first State of Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

„Today, Europe’s 500 million citizens have the foundation on which to build a better Europe in the future,” said Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council in the first „State of Europe“ address. Van Rompuy used this address to promote a confident and strong Europe in front of an audience of 800 citizens at the historic Pergamon Museum in Berlin.

Understanding and Dealing with the Spread of Populist Extremism in Europe

IN GERMAN ONLY

On the 13th of October 2010 the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), Proventus AB from Stockholm and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, London, invited experts from various EU-member countries to discuss the reason for the rise and spread of populist and extremist parties in Europe. The workshop was the first of four meetings in which recommendations on handling such parties will be drafted.

Understanding and Dealing with the Spread of Populist Extremism in Europe

Commentary by Dr. Florian Hartleb

"Populism is in itself, an imprecise, nebulous, chameleon-like concept, although all of us – layman and expert alike – somehow believe we know what it means.“ So Florian Hartleb in this commentary to a series of events that has made the discussion about the reason for the rise and spread of populist and extremist parties in Europe subject to investigation.

20 Jahre Deutsche Einheit

Der 20ste Jahrestag der Deutschen Ein-heit war Anlass genug, die Jahre des Transformationsprozesses in den neuen Ländern in Erinnerung zu rufen. Eingeladen waren die Stipendiaten und Altstipendiaten der KAS und junge interessierte Briten.