China’s strategy for the Western Balkans - the case of Montenegro

From economical to political implications


Women in Local Politics

For More Gender-Sensitive and Women-Friendly Policies on the Local Self-Government’s Agenda


From Rule-Taker to Rule-Shaper?

China’s Changing Global Role and its Implications for the Western Balkans


I have something to say about my future

9 May – Europe Day

The European Movement in the Republic of North Macedonia, in cooperation with KAS and the Delegation of the European Union, traditionally marks 9 May, Europe Day.


Political Leadership of the Future: Challenges for Youth in a Post-COVID-19 Society

Club of Youth or Club for Youth? Where Should the Focus be?

On 16 April, KAS, in cooperation with the Parliamentary Club for Youth Issues and Policies, will organise the joint event "Club of Youth or Club for Youth? Where Should the Focus be?” on the ZOOM platform. The event will start at 11:00.


The EU Accession Process of North Macedonia and the Role of the European Parliament

The role and participation of legislatures in the process of joining the European Union

On 15 of April at 13.00 h (CET), KAS in cooperation with the Institute for Democracy are organizing the online conference "The EU Accession Process of North Macedonia and the Role of the European Parliament”.


The transatlantic relations under the new US administration

Implications for the global role of Europe and the EU enlargement

On 31 March at 18.00 h (CET), KAS in cooperation with the Institute for Social Research MK91 are organizing ZOOM event on the topic “The transatlantic relations under the new US administration: Implications for the global role of Europe and the EU enlargement”.


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Inspire participation!

Improving democratic competencies among teachers

Yesterday, on 29th of March was the kick-off seminar of the project "Inspire participation!", carried out by KAS, together with LEAD and 21 teachers from North Macedonia. The aim of the project is to raise awareness about the importance of democratic and legitimate elections of high school student representatives.



The Konrad Adenauer Foundation and LEAD are organizing a series of webinars for capacity building of the high school teachers.


Call for Applications

The situation with Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in times of Health crisis and their upcoming Challenges

Dialogue of Religions – Dialogue of Ethnicities

“Trust” and “dialogue” are the key terms that the religious communities in the Balkans have to build on in order to strengthen their role in society. All efforts have to be made in order to build trust through dialogue among the religious communities, but also between the religious institutions and the state and society. This was the outcome of a two-day event organized by the KAS on 18-19 September in Skopje, which was attended by the Heads of the Orthodox, Islamic, Catholic, Evangelical-Methodist and the representative of the Jewish religious communities in Macedonia and representatives of the Catholic and Islamic religious communities and the new Head of the Inter-Religious Institute in Bosnia-Hercegovina, as well as by Baba Edmond Brahimaj of the Headquarters of the Bektashian community and Bishop Homeyer of Hildesheim. It was the first of its kind in such a high-ranking and international format, which led to a lively and constructive exchange of experiences in inter-religious dialogue in Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia-Hercegovina and Germany, and a sharing of “lessons learnt”. At the end of the discussion it was noted that inter-religious dialogue in the Balkans has made significant progress and can pose as a model for the communication between different religious communities in other European countries as well.

International Conference on Protecting Human and Minority Rights in Europe held

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung organized an International conference “Protecting Human Rights and Minority Rights in Europe” on 10 September 2008 in Skopje. The exchange of ideas and different experiences from the point of view of the Ombudsman institutions from Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro Serbia, Croatia, Romania, as well from the representavive of the German Bundestag brought the role and challenges of these human rights „defenders“ nearer to the public. During the discussion, the participants presented the best practice models of protecting human rights and the rights of the national minorities by explaining the mandate, functions and powers of Ombudsman institutions, the status of minorities in the context of international standards and EU-integration and the experiences and challenges in the defence of human rights from the cooperation with the police and armed forces. The Vice-Prime Minister for implementation of the Framework agreement, Mr. Abdilakim Ademi and the deputy minister for Labour and Social Policy in the Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Spiro Ristovski elaborated the importance of protecting the human and minority rights as one the main responsibilities for a democratic and stable society. As an outcome of the conference several problems and challenges were identified by the participants: the integration of the Roma minorities in society, the need of a stronger parliament as a natural “ally” of the Ombudsman, better effort at preventing human rights violation through comprehensive training and education programs for state officials, police, but also for children and vulnerable groups, as well as the strengthening of the Ombudsman institutions themselves in the face of state authorities. The protection of the human and minority rights is a two-sided process, since the protected people learn how to trust the institutions, respect diversity and the State guarantees the safety of every citizen.