Event Reports

Jordanian Youth Agenda for the 2007 Elections

Results of the 4th South Youth Forum

Enhancing youth political participation in the upcoming elections was the aim of the 4th South Youth Forum on “Jordan Youth’s Agenda for the 2007 Elections”, organized by KAS and NFYC at the Al-Hussein Youth Camp in Aqaba from May 3rd to 5th as a 3-day interactive workshop.

Dialog konkret: Zusammenarbeit zwischen KAS und ALECSO durch Rahmenabkommen gestärkt

Der KAS-Vorsitzende Prof. Dr. Bernhard Vogel und der Generaldirektor der Arab League Educational, Scientific und Cultural Organization (ALECSO), Dr. Mongi Bousnina unterzeichneten in Berlin am 19. April 2007 ein Rahmenabkommen, um die Kooperation in den Bereichen „Erziehung und Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur“ zu intensivieren. Dieser Schritt stellt einen Meilenstein für die KAS wie auch dessen Regionalprogramm Nahost / Mittelmeer dar, das die Zusammenarbeit koordinieren wird.

Democratic and Civic Islam Discourse

This book in Arabic gathers the presentations of the international conference on "Democratic and Civic Islam Discourse" organized by the Regional Program Near East / Mediterranean of the KAS and the Al Quds Center Amman in March 2006.

Hin zu einer Euro-Mittelmeer Region voller Chancen

EuroMed Freihandelszone 2010 und gemeinsame Migrationsstrategie

Die internationale Parlamentarier-Konferenz „Hin zu einer Euro-Mittelmeer Region voller Chancen: EuroMed Freihandelszone 2010 und gemeinsame Migrationsstrategie“, organisiert vom Regionalprogramm Nahost / Mittelmeer der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) und der Fraktion der Europäischen Volkspartei (Christdemokraten) und europäischer Demokraten (EVP-ED) im Europäischen Parlament, fand vom 18. bis 19. März 2007 in Tunis / Tunesien statt. Anbei finden Sie eine Zusammenfassung, eine Pressedokumentation sowie einen Konferenzbericht.

President of the European Parliament Emphasizes the Chances of Mutual Trust in the Euro-Mediterranean Area

Euro-Med Dialogue

Young Jordanian Citizens Create their Ideal Representatives for Municipal and Legislative Elections

The main objective of the Fourth North Forum, organized by the National Forum for Youth and Culture in cooperation with the Civil Society Development Centre and Konrad Adenauer Foundation and held at Jordan University of Science and Technology during the period 01 – 03/03/2007, was to enhance the effective participation of the Jordanianyouth as citizens, voters and candidates in the municipal and parliamentary elections. In addition the Youth Forum aimed at identifying characteristics of an ideal candidate youth would vote for, and to identify youth priorities for any candidate to represent youth interests. This 4th Youth Forum in the North was implemented by NFYC following up on previous work, such as the 3rd forum where young Jordanians discussed the elections and political parties' laws. The 4th North Forum included training on advocacy, and ideas for media campaigns that would enhance the youth's awareness on elections and encourage them to actively participate.

Bridge builder and keen thinker HRH Prince Hassan Bin Talal honours the KAS at the Dead Sea

Dialogue of Cultures and Religions

As the keynote speaker of the international conference “Religions and Reforms” held at the Dead Sea on January 2007, 30, HRH Prince Hassan Bin Talal urged to continue together the path of „Humanitas“, despite all rifts and controversies between religions. The philosophising prince concluded his encouraging talk in quoting Konrad Adenauer about the boundlessness of the human stupidity, which should not stop us in this endeavour.

Perspectives of European Foreign and Security Policy in the Mediterranean

on the Eve of the German EU Council Presidency

On the occasion of the German EU Council Presidency, the Regional Program Near East / Mediterranean of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung publishes the proceedings of the conference on “Perspectives of European Foreign and Security Policy in the Mediterranean on the Eve of the German EU Council Presidency“. Based on the concept of enlarged security, the contributions shed light on risk perceptions (terrorism, WMD, regional conflicts, migration etc.) in Europe as well as in selected Southern countries (among them Tunisia, Turkey, Morocco, Israel, Jordan). There is a major focus on the expectations and hopes of the southern partners towards Europe as well as the chances and possibilities of NATO and EU to support peaceful cooperation in the region. These proceedings are mainly the fruit of a conference with the same name, organized by the KAS Regional Program Near East / Mediterranean on 15. to 16. September 2006 in Antalya- Turkey.

Dialogue With the Arab World Top Priority

According to the New President of the European Parliament

“Relations with the Arab world are the major theme of the future,” said Hans-Gert Pöttering, newly-elected president of the European Parliament, at his first press conference, as reported by EUX.TV on January 2007, 16. The EP president and former leader of the EPP-ED group in the EP perceived the continuous Euro-Med Conference as a crucial cornerstone to improve relations especially among civil societies.A strategic position in this major policy field includes the cooperation between parliamentarians and political parties. In this context, Pöttering’s EPP-ED group in cooperation with the Regional Program Near East / Mediterranean of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung started already in December 2006 an initiative to strengthen the Euro-Med Dialog through an informal network of political parties.

Brussels Calls for KAS Expertise About Syria

KAS at the EPP-ED Group in the European Parliament

Following an invitation of Mr. Elmar Brok MEP, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Mr. José Ignacio Salafranca Sanchez-Neyra MEP, EPP-ED Co-ordinator in the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Dr. Jana Hybášková MEP, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs EP, Dr. Hardy Ostry, Director of the Regional Near East – Mediterranean participated on 11th January at the EPP-ED group’ s hearing in the European Parliament about the current affairs of the EU-Association Agreement with Syria. A majority of the participants agreed on the implementation of the Association Agreement with Damascus in order to back up the domestic reform efforts by international engagement. Accordingly, the current window of opportunity has to be used to reintegrate Syria in the community of responsible countries. In this respect the Agreement could serve as an important instrument to bring back peace and stablity to the region.

About this series

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

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