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Lessons learned from the Global Economic and Financial Crisis

Do we need a European Economic Government?

Fernando Navarrete outlines the leassons learned from the Global Economic and Financial Crisis and poses the question of an European Economic Government.

Responsibility for the Future

German Business Award 2011

This year's German Business Award in the Baltic States goes to enterprise which are particularly involved in CSR and develop their business strategies accordingly.

Newsletter No.4

Adventure Sphere Europe

After the successful presentation of the teacher’s handbook “Adventure Sphere Europe” to the wider public in Latvia and Estonia in August 2010 the project enters its implementation phase: From December 2010 until April 2011 the Konrad Adenauer Foundation with its partner the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology of the University of Latvia in cooperation with the European Commission’s representation in Latvia is organizing 11 workshops for teachers throughout Latvia.

Van Rompuy encourages Europe

800 citizens listen to the first „State of Europe“ address at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin

„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.

Newsletter No.3

Adventure Sphere Europe

In attendance of the Latvian Minister of Education and Science, Professor Tatjana Koķe, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the University of Latvia have presented the teacher’s handbook “Adventure Sphere Europe” to the public on August 12/13 in Riga and Tallinn.

EU-Russia Relations in 2010


Assessments of the recent EU–Russia summit 2009 in Stockholm differ. Most experts see it as a new beginning for the EU–Russia relations – not so much because of the substantial progress achieved in some areas, but because is signalled a change towards a constructive mood in the relationship. While until recently, the parties lacked mutually acceptable positions on important issues, they now seem ready to work on important initiatives. The Summit showed that the EU has decided in favour of inclusion instead of sanctioning Russia. In return, Russia is abandoning its self-isolationist policies.

Newsletter No.2

Adventure Sphere Europe

The project “Adventure Sphere Europe”, launched in October 2009, enters the second phase. Twenty experts of teachingmethodology and European issues from Latvia, Estonia and Germany joined the project in order to develop a training handbook on European civic education for high-school teachers and civic education trainers in Latvia and Estonia.

EU-Russia Relations

The Baltic Agenda 2010

In December 2009, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the policy centre EuroCivitas, with the support of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, held an expert workshop on the state of EU-Russia relations titled "The Baltic Agenda 2010". The participants were asked to assess the agenda and challenges for the EU-Russia relations in 2010 and to address the main topics from the perspective of the Baltic region. The summary reflects the ideas and view expressed during the workshop under the Chatham House rule.

Latvian Minister of Education Tatjana Koke launches project “Adventure Sphere Europe”

On October 2nd, 2009, the EU financed project “Adventure Sphere Europe” was launched at a kick-off conference in Riga by the implementing organizations, the German Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology of the University of Latvia and the Estonian Jaan Tönisson Institute. The Latvian Minister of Education, Professor Tatjana Koķe, and Kalle Küttis, the Estonian Deputy Secretary General for General and Vocational Education welcomed the initiative underlining the importance of European political education.

"15 Young by Young"

Anläßlich des Riga Freedom Film Festivals kamen die 15 Regisseure und Produzenten des Projekts "15 young by young" aus den 15 ehemaligen Sowjetrepubliken nach Riga, um das Ergebnis Ihrer Zusammenarbeit zu präsentieren. Bei bestem Frühlingswetter trafen sich die Filmschaffenden im Samsung Pavillon in der weiträumigen Parkanlage Esplanade und diskutierten mit dem interessierten Publikum über die postsowjetische Entwicklung in ihren Heimatländern. Der im Rahmen des Festivals erstmals in Lettland präsentierte Beitrag stieß auf große Resonanz bei Publikum und Medien.

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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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