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Event Report- Saturday, 10 June 2023 - EU Parliament, Strasbourg - Authors: Clara Burkhardt, Jonas Nitschke.

On June 10, 2023, the European Parliament in ASEAN and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s Multinational Development Policy Dialogue (MDPD) together with the Directorate-General for Parliamentary Democracy Partnerships organized a panel discussion at the European Parliament focusing on strengthened EU-Indo-Pacific relations.


Demystifying Russian security engagement in the Sahel: Can Europe fill the emerging security vacuum?

28 February 2023 - European Parliament, Brussels - Follow the link to register.

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The Youth Action Plan in EU external action – a new era of global youth empowerment?

By Theresa Rohrhirsch and Janne Leino

On the 12th of December the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Multinational Development Policy Dialogue (KAS MDPD) organised discussion round titled "The Youth Action Plan in EU external action – a new era of global youth empowerment?". Invited speakers from the European External Action Service (EEAS), the Youth Sounding Board (YSB) of the European Commission Directorate General for International Partnerships and the African Union (AU) Diaspora Youth Initiative discussed how the new "Youth Action Plan in EU external action" (YAP) published by the EU Commission could strengthen global youth engagement.


European knowledge pool - is it leaking?

Event Report - Monday, 26 September 2022 - Brussels, Belgium

Authors: Theresa Rohrhirsch, Janne Leino.


Young Voices: European Engagement and the EU's Image

Policy Workshop

15. July 2022 - (CEST) - KAS MDPD is hosting a closed-door policy workshop with youth representatives and EU decision makers on the future of EU's youth engagement. Take a look at the program and apply to participate!


"China’s and Russia’s Security Engagement in Central Asia - Suggestions for a European Response"

Event Report - Authors: Constantin Knuhr, Janne Leino (KAS MDPD Brussels).

In cooperation with the European Neighbourhood Council (ENC), KAS MDPD organized a closed-door, Chatham House rules background talk “China´s and Russia's Security Engagement in Central Asia – Suggestions for a European Response”. The event was hosted by the EPP Group Coordinator for Foreign Affairs MEP Michael Gahler (DE) and brought together around 35 experts from the institutions of the European Union, NATO, academia, and the think tank sector.

Expert talk

Global Business Perspectives on the EU Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence

Business Dialogue for Sustainability

In February 2022, the European Commission published its proposal for a Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence (CSDDD). The directive aims to prescribe large companies and smaller companies in high-risk sectors to carry out human rights and environmental due diligence in their business operations, as well as in their subsidiaries and in global value chains.


China's security cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Implications for Europe

Brussels, Belgium

On the 11th of May 2022 the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue (MDPD) Brussels of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in cooperation with the European People´s Party (EPP) and MEP Javier Zarzalejos organized a closed-door Chatham House rules Expert Exchange on the topic of “China's security cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Implications for Europe”. The event brought together around 25 experts, policy makers and academics working on the topic to openly discuss the challenges the European Union faces through China's rising influence in the region.


Perspectives on Southeast Asia

China's Security and Defence Cooperation in Southeast Asia and possible German and European responses

On January 18th, 2022, the KAS Department Asia and the Pacific (Berlin) and KAS Multinational Development Policy Dialogue (KAS MDPD) in Brussels co-hosted a closed-door online event dedicated to discuss China´s security and defence cooperation in Southeast Asia (SEA) as well as the new German governments policy towards the region.

Expert talk

Advancing the accountability of the judiciary and justice for women in Indonesia

What role for the EU?

Access to effective and fair justice systems is essential for addressing the root causes of inequality and for contributing to shared prosperity. Democracy, sustainable development, peace and stability are all dependent on the accountability, transparency and credibility of justice systems and the access to justice for all citizens. Yet, women often face various difficulties and barriers in accessing justice. It is therefore crucial to make justice systems more gender-responsive by enhancing women’s admittance to justice and improving the quality of legal representation provided to women.

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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

Event Report

Indian Chief Economists’ Visit to Brussels and Luxemburg


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Having a Closer Look at Israeli-EU Relations

A Study Trip to Brussels with Young Israeli Diplomats

What about Europe's role in international politics? What lessons can the European Union draw from the financial and economic crisis? And what is the current state of Israeli-European relations? Those questions were discussed during a five-day study tour to Brussels for a number of young Israeli diplomats from various ministries, the city of Tel Aviv-Jaffo, as well as members from the Polish and the Dutch Embassy, respectively, in late March.

Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) on “Women, Peace and Security”

in the Countries of North Africa and the Middle East (28. – 29.03.2012)

The UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which was adopted in October 2000, called for the first time for an active role of women in peace-building processes in a mandatory form under international law; this includes also the integration of gender perspectives in peace missions, the integration of women in programmes regarding demobilization and reintegration and the special acceptance of women’s rights (especially protection from sexual violence).

High-Level Dialogue on

“The need of Europe in the Middle East peace process”

The European Union has the opportunity to act as a constructive facilitator in the quest for peace between the Israeli and the Palestinian people