2015

Jobs for Peace and Resilience in the Framework of F2F Cooperation

Strategy paper
This strategy paper summarizes the recommendations agreed by the participants of the workshop "Jobs for Peace and Resilience in the Framework of F2F Cooperation", organized by the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, g7+ and ILO on 30-31 March 2015 in Brussels. The participants from more than twenty countries agreed on eight recommendations to be taken into consideration by fragile states in their policies for job creation.

2015

Jobs for Peace and Resilience in the Framework of F2F Cooperation

by Luis Blanco

This report summarizes the main issues discussed at the conference "Jobs for Peace and Resilience in the Framework of F2F Cooperation". It approaches the link between employment and the consolidation of peace in the aftermath of conflicts and points out key-issues that must be taken into consideration by fragile states in the development of strategies for job creation.

2015

Water

A factor of instability or an opportunity for cooperation?
This publication summarizes the discussions held at the workshop “Water: a factor of instability or an opportunity for cooperation?”. The event aimed to provide a platform for dialogue and lessons learnt on a wide variety of challenges associated with transboundary water management, water diplomacy, and regional and multilateral cooperation on water governance. The event was attended by policy-makers, practitioners and experts.

2014

What to expect from Lima? Regaining momentum on the road to Paris?

by Luis Blanco

The event assessed the expectations of the negotiation parties regarding the outcomes of the COP-20 with key stakeholders in the global climate negotiations.

2014

ISAF Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014 and the Emerging Security Challenges for Neighboring Central Asian States

by Luis Blanco

Amid NATO’s decision to complete the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in December 2014 the central Asian region faces a period of apprehension. In this context, the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organised on 27th November 2013 the expert dinner roundtable 'ISAF Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014 and the Emerging Security Challenges for Neighbouring Central Asian States'. H.E. Ambassador Patricia Flor, European Union Special Representative for Central Asia, was the key-note speaker. This report summarizes the main discussion topics in the event.

2014

China's foreign policy under Xi Jinping

by Luis Blanco

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.

2014

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.

2013

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

State of Europe with Herman Van Rompuy
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”.