Events

Workshop

SMEs of Beirut Rising from the Rubble - Webinar 3

Webinar 3: Entrepreneurship in a family business.

Event

The Leaders among Us...

Free Online Panel Discussion

Seminar

Rebuild Beirut: How to fight against corruption on repair works?

!Application form to be filled!

The Robert Schuman Institute (RSI) carries out a digital training in collaboration with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Beirut Office.

Event

Dealing with the Financial Inflation

Free Online Session

Event

The Corruption Virus

Free Online Session

Discussion

Security and Freedoms: Rising Concerns in Lebanon

Hosted by Carnegie Middle East and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Beirut

Discussion

Cutting the Gordian Knot of Lebanon’s Power-Sharing System

Hosted by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Beirut and Carnegie Middle East

Expert conference

Democracy in Crisis, Democracy in Change: From Popular Defiance to Citizen Participation

In partnership with L’Observatoire de la fonction publique et de la bonne Gouvernance (OFP) of the Saint-Joseph University in Beirut (USJ), the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) is holding on the 14th of November, 2019, a conference on the challenge of participative democracy in Europe and Lebanon with the participation of politicians, experts and academics from Europe and Lebanon. The conference will take place at the Amphithéâtre Gulbenkian, Bâtiment A, Campus des sciences sociales, rue Huvelin, in Achrafieh from 09:00 am until 18:00 pm. Even today, democracy is still a struggle of citizens against abuses not only in countries with authoritarian rule but also in some Western democracies that are currently experiencing a crisis of representative democracy. Therefore, the conference will tackle the following topics: “Challenges and limits of participatory democracy “, “The Internet at the service of citizen participation”, “Innovative local experiences” and then try to show ways “Towards a real citizen participation in Lebanon”

Workshop

Workshop “Women Economic Empowerment in rural areas”

The workshop will be offered by KAS as part of a series of events to boost women's economic benefits in rural areas. The aim is to promote the participating female entrepreneurs in the areas of financial management, marketing and branding and to network with each other. The theoretical part of the workshop will be complemented by practical exercises in which the participants will present their goods to a broad public.

Study and Information Program

Call for Applications Research Assistant in Lebanon

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), in cooperation with The Middle East Institute for Research and Strategic Studies (MEIRSS), seeks a full-time research assistant to play a key role in a project dealing with Lebanon’s National Defense Strategy. The aim is to support a research project analyzing the political situation surrounding possible negotiations over a defense strategy, both on a national and regional level.

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), in cooperation with The Middle East Institute for Research and Strategic Studies (MEIRSS), seeks a full-time research assistant to play a key role in a project dealing with Lebanon’s National Defense Strategy. The aim is to support a research project analyzing the political situation surrounding possible negotiations over a defense strategy, both on a national and regional level.

Rebuild Beirut

How to fight against corruption on repair works?

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in collaboration with the Robert Schuman Institute (RSI) carried out a digital seminar on “Rebuild Beirut: How to fight against corruption on repair works?” on the 13th and 16th of October 2020.

Navigating Entrepreneurship

A project designed to raise awareness on the importance of entrepreneurship in today’s workplace and to equip high school students with the necessary know how

In light of the current crisis, Lebanon needs to build a generation of economically resilient citizens. With the project “Navigating Entrepreneurship”, Rural Entrepreneurs and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung are aiming to contribute to this objective.

Political Dialogue Program on the Current Situation in Lebanon

MdB Marian Wendt

KAS Lebanon Office accompanied the German MP Marian Wendt on his delegation trip from August 16th to 19th. The explosions destroyed large parts of the Lebanese capital and left the entire country in shock and deep sadness. Following the events of 4 August, MP Wendt visited the country in order to assess the situation on the ground and to talk to representatives from aid organisations, state institutions and political groups involved in the crisis response.

COVID-19 National and Local Responsibilities in Lebanon and Germany

On the 26th of June 2020, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung held an online webinar in cooperation with Democracy Reporting International, aiming to address National and Local Responses and Responsibilities in Lebanon and Germany to COVID-19. The panels included German MdB Marian Wendt of the State of Saxony, MP Elias Hankach from Lebanon, Governor of Baalbek-Hermel Bachir Khodr, Landrat of Traunstein Sigfried Walch and Mayor of Bcharre Freddy Keirouz. The panels were moderated by Mrs. Tania Awad Ghorra.

Public Policy Making on the Local Level

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Lebanon Office (KAS) in collaboration with the Robert Schuman Institute (RSI) organized an online training via Zoom on “Public Policy Making on the Local Level” for 26 young politicians from Lebanon. The training took place on 02.06.2020 with and introductory course, followed by 2 workshop sessions on 03.06.2020. The sessions were held by Mr. Razvan Orasanu.

Social Policy in Times of Civil Unrest and Austerity

Lebanon has been suffering of an ever worsening economic crisis for years, mostly affecting the lower income classes. With the country having seen more than three months of nationwide protests, the imminent deadlines relative to the payment of Eurobonds threaten one of the world’s most indebted economies. In partnership with Maison Du Futur (MdF), the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) held an expert workshop entitled “Social Policy in Times of Civil Unrest and Austerity “on the 28th of February 2020.

Comparative workshop: sectarian societies in post-conflict environments

20 international academics and experts met on the 2nd and 3rd December in Beirut in the framework of a comparative workshop that discussed the commonalities and challenges of multi-sectarian societies seeking unity and peace after suffering long periods of conflict experience. The expert roundtable, which was organized jointly with the KAS Office Bosnia-Herzegovina, included Lebanese experts, six participants from Bosnia-Herzegovina and other participants from Iraq and Northern Ireland.

Electoral Law Reform - Proposing Amendments for the Next Legislative Elections in Lebanon

Yesterday, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung hosted a roundtable discussion in cooperation with the Levant Institute for Strategic Affairs on the following topic: “Electoral Law Reform - Proposing Amendments for the Next Legislative Elections in Lebanon”

Conference on “democracy in crisis, democracy in change: From popular defiance to citizen participation”

In partnership with the Observatoire de la fonction publique et de la bonne Gouvernance OFP of the Saint-Joseph University in Beirut (USJ) the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) conducted an international conference on the 14th of November, 2019, on the challenge of participative democracy in Europe and Lebanon with the participation of politicians, experts and academics from Europe and Lebanon. The conference took place at the Campus des sciences sociales of the University (Rue Huvelin), in Achrafieh in the presence of more than 100 participants (activists, academics, politicians, journalists and students) from Lebanon and abroad.

Enhancing writing skills of local NGO researchers, public administration employees and analysts

From the 11th – 14th of November, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation hosted with the local research organisation SYNAPS an intensive workshop on writing, editing and communication for 11 non-native local NGO researchers, public administration employees and analysts. The workshop delivered a comprehensive training in producing written work and marketing it for a targeted audience.