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Quo Vadis EU? The Future of Europe´s Monetary Union

Event with KAS fellows and alumni

London based scholarship holders of the KAS organise this panel discussion on Europe’s policies in the wake of the financial crisis.


“Libya and its Implications for the UN, NATO and the EU”

Seminar with defence and security experts

The UN Security Council quickly decided to install a No-Fly-Zone over Libya. Later NATO assumed the lead mandate even though Libya is not an Article 5 case. What are the implications of this intervention for international law, for NATO and the EU?


Challenges for European defence Policy

- Perspektiven aus Großbritannien und Deutschland

Dinner Discussion with Christian Schmidt MdB, Parliamentary State Secretary, Ministry of Defence and The Rt Hon James Arbuthnot MP, Chairman of the Defence Select Committee, House of Commons


The Prospects for further European Defence Cooperation

In cooperation with Business for New Europe

During this event the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Business for New Europe will analyse recent developments in European defence cooperation through a panel discussion and explore the possibility of broadening cooperation to a greater level.


Out of the Turmoil: A New Middle East?

Launch event in cooperation with the Global Policy Institute

Against the background of the current turmoil in the Middle East, the Global Policy Institute and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation are jointly organising a policy research project.

Expert talk

AFGHANISTAN IN TRANSITION: Governance, Counter-Corruption and Development

Presentation of results from Works of KAS, RUSI and TI UK

This third workshop concludes the series that brings concrete proposals and recommendation to the transition process in Afghanistan. Cooperation Partners on this project are the Royal United Services Institute and Transparency International, UK.

Expert talk

Afghanistan in Transition: Reshaping priorities for 2015 and beyond

Vorstellung der Ergebnisse einer Workshopreihe von KAS, RUSI und TI UK

Auf dieser Veranstaltung werden die Ergebnisse von drei Workshops, die die KAS gemeinsam mit RUSI und TI UK in London durchführte, der Öffentlichkeit vorgestellt.

Expert conference

Embracing the Shift of Powers

German Oxford Forum 2011

The Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in cooperation with the Oxford German Forum 2011 organises this initial Confernece under the title "Embracing the Shift of Powers - German, British and European Perspectives"


“Europe: Where is the Passion?"

Lecture with Dr Hans-Gert Pöttering MEP, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

Public lecture with Dr Hans-Gert Pöttering MEP at the London School of Economics, Old Theatre, Old Building, London WC2A 2AE.

Expert talk

The European External Action Service

Third meeting on the European External Action Service in cooperation with Chatham House.

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One Year on from the Russian Invasion of Ukraine – Priorities for European Security and Defence

by Cian Fitzgerald

Dublin, March 2023: The Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung and The Insitute of International and European Affairs hosted a half-day symposium, ‘One Year on from the Russian Invasion of Ukraine– Priorities for European Security and Defence'.

The Good Friday Agreement and the EU after 25 Years

by Ciarán O Driscoll

Dublin, March 2023: The Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung and European Movement Ireland hosted an online event, ‘The Good Friday Agreement and the EU after 25 years’.

Europe's Economy in Troubled Times

by Emma Rooney

Dublin, 28 November 2022: The Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung and European Movement Ireland hosted an online event, ‘Europe’s Economy in Troubled Times’. This was the final event in the Supporting Democracy series with European Movement Ireland in 2022.

New Ways of Engagement and the International Context: Northern Ireland and Ireland

by Prof. Paul Carmichael

Belfast 3-4 November 2022: This two-day conference was organised by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Ulster University, in coordination with the Centre for Irish-German Studies (CIGS) at the University of Limerick, and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). It successfully took place at Clifton House Heritage Centre, adjacent to Ulster University’s Belfast campus. The conference was a follow-on event to the gathering in Limerick in 2021.

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, University of Limerick 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.