Event Reports

China's foreign policy under Xi Jinping

In its 16th edition, the Informal Roundtable on China discussed the perspectives and perceptions from Europe and Chinese neighboring countries about China’s foreign policy under Xi Jinping. The present report summarizes the key issues discussed in the event: the priorities of the Chinese foreign policy under Xi Jinping; the bilateral relationship with the European Union; and the perceptions from neighboring countries.

A comprehensive versus a principled approach

opportunities and risks for EU humanitarian assistance

The expert roundtable aimed to promote a discussion among European policy-makers and representatives of the humanitarian community on the establishment of an EU ‘Comprehensive Approach’ (CA). This report summarizes the four main topics discussed during the expert roundtable: the rationale behind the establishment of an EU Comprehensive Approach, the independent status of DG ECHO within the European institutional framework, the possible challenges and opportunities of an EU ‘Comprehensive Approach,’ and the relationship between the principled approach and the human rights based approach.

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Post-Wall Europe needs to become “Europe for all”

Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, gave the fourth State of Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

24 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy expressed in Berlin his concerns over the challenges Europe is facing today. In front of 600 invited people at the Allianz Forum in Berlin, Van Rompuy warned against growing populism on the European continent and the rising of distrust. “Populism and nationalism cannot provide the answer to the challenges of our time”.

Supporting political parties for democracy – food for thought for European actors

Event report of the ENoP lunch time roundtable discussion

Stakeholders from DG DEVCO of the European Commission, the European Partnership for Democracy and the European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP) met in Brussels in order to launch ENoP's first policy paper. The event was organized by ENoP together with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and other members of the working group “Democracy” of ENoP.

EU-Japan cooperation at the nexus of security and development

The expert roundtable organized jointly by the country office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Tokyo and the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Brussels featured a speech by Prof. Dr. Andreas Berkofsky (European Japan Advanced Research Network) on his recent research on EU-Japan cooperation in the presence of representatives from the Embassy of Japan to the European Union as well as the European External Action Service.

Azerbaijani delegation of the South Caucasus Youth Parliament visited Brussels


15 young representatives of the South Caucasus Youth Parliament visited Brussels from 18 to 23 February 2013 in the context of a study tour which has been organized by Konrad-Adenauer-Foundations Multinational Development Policy Dialogue.The overall objective of this visit was to raise awareness among the students aged be-tween 15 and 18, of the functioning of the EU institutions, in particular the European Parliament, and other international organizations.

Populism as global phenomenon in todays' politics

Expert Conference “Populism within Europe and beyond its borders”

Populism is a complex phenomenon with practical relevance, which not only in Europe has become firmly established. This clear evaluation was the result of an expert conference organized by the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Brussels, which took place on 15 and 16 December 2012.

Art Exhibition: “Tell me the story about your shoes“

The life of Women in Palestine

The vernissage of the exhibition took place on January 23rd and was organized by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Ulrika Eller-Rüter and Dr. Lydia Thorn-Wickert. The event was an opportunity gain an insight view into the lives of Palestinian women.

Ensuring food security in times of climate change and politically fragile environments

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Indian Chief Economists’ Visit to Brussels and Luxemburg


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