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Forging Security and Democracy in Kenya

Dinner Discussion

The event discusses the current weak security environment in Kenya caused by the threat of the terrorist group Al-Shabab and a government that attempts to tighten legislation and limit civil liberties.


Dignity and Justice for All

Post-2015 Global Development Agenda

2015 is the European Year for Development and in the context of the Post-2015 Agenda new millennium development goals will be agreed upon. This event will discuss best practice examples in the areas of democratic governance and the rule of law.



A factor of instability of an opportunity for cooperation?

The event addressed case studies of regions which currently have to cope with a high level of water stress. Moreover, best practices in the area of water diplomacy and regional cooperation in water management were thoroughly discussed.


Energy Security through Diversification and New Technologies

Is there room for a transatlantic alignement?

The event addressed the topic of energy security from a EU-US perspective. It focused especially on the international climate targets, the strategies to increase the use of renewable energies and the reduction of energy dependence.

Expert talk

Climate Change, Adaptation and Sustainability in the Arctic

Assessing alternatives towards and beyond Paris 2015

The expert roundtable addressed both the internal and external dimensions of the debate on climate change, adaptation and sustainability in the Arctic.

Expert talk

The EU and its Southern Neighbourhood


The expert event addresses the socio-economic and political situation in EU's Southern Neighbourhood and discusses how to improve the "common approach" to democratic reforms between this region and the EU.

Expert talk

Securing Energy Supplies in the Middle East

This conference will assess the projections regarding energy demand in the Middle East for the coming decade and discuss how the EU can strengthen its cooperation with the region in this area with a special look at renewable energies.

Expert talk

On the right path to Paris?

Can green growth be a new narrative to unblock a climate deal?

This Roundtable, attended by selected academics and negotiators, will investigate if green growth is a solution that could bridge the gap between solidified country positions under UNFCCC.


What to expect from Lima?

Regaining momentum on the road to Paris?

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

Expert conference

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The New Deal and Fragile States

Challenges to peace, stability and development

The conference provides a critical assessment of international development cooperation in the context of the "New Deal". It discusses the basis of a common European approach that aims to support solutions for violence, conflict and fragility.

Towards a European Sustianable Battery Industry

How to create jobs for a low carbon society

To become competitive in the global battery market Europe will require to bring together all different players in the field to share expertise and knowledge to forge and promote the European Battery Alliance. At present, only 3% of all batteries produced in the world are produced in Europe. China and the USA are market leaders, with Japan also having a technological lead. The event-report summarizes the discussions of our workshop with Bellona Foundation and the European Policy Centre on the future of this European initiative to catch up with global battery industries.

Environment, Security and Migration in the Middle East & Africa

Looking to the Future

On April 19, the MNED of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Brussels office, together with the EastWest Institute (EWI), organised a workshop concerning the nexus between migration, environment and security in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The dialogue brought together experts, policy makers, journalists, and academics from the individual countries across the MENA region to discuss a range of interrelated issues pertaining to the region’s future energy, water and food security, and how the outlooks of these respective domains may affect future migratory flows.

Shadows of a radicalized youth.

The struggle with Jihadism in the Mediterranean and the EU

This report summarizes the key messages drawn from the conference "Shadows of a radicalized youth: The struggle with Jihadism in the Mediterranean and the EU" held in Brussels on 29 May 2018.

Dialogue Programme on Water and Waste Management Models

Insights and Ways Forward for the MENA Region

This article provides a summary of a five-day dialogue programme of meetings, presentations, discussions and field trips entitled ‘Innovations in water and waste management: Models of transferability to the MENA region’, which took place from 25-29 March 2018 in Cologne, Germany and Brussels, Belgium. The publication has been jointly elaborated with Wala' Abdullah from NGO Fanack.

Sustainability and Climate Responsibility in Global Value Chains

The report summarizes the workshop´s results, focusing on global value chains and related international frameworks, which specifically support environmental and sustainability goals.

A water energy nexus (WEN) for the Middle East

The historic experience of the European Coal and Steel Community

On Tuesday 28.11.2017 the MNED of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the KAS Palestinian Territories together with EcoPeace Middle East held the event "A water energy nexus (WEN) for the Middle East and the historic experience of the European Coal and Steel Community". The WEN is an exciting new concept surrounding the trade of water and energy between Jordan, Israel and Palestine. This report summarizes the results of the WEN study conducted by KAS and EcoPeace, which have been presented at the European Parliament and accompanied by a keynote speech from Mr Elmar Brok MEP.

Peacebuilding and State-building in Libya

What role for the EU?

This report summarizes the key messages drawn from the conference "Peacebuilding and State-building in Libya. What role for the EU?" held in Brussels on 18 October 2017.

Energising Africa

Financing Access to Energy

On the 22nd October 2017 the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung hosted the dinner debate “Energising Africa – Financing Access to Energy”. This discussion brought together over thirty environmental experts, representatives from the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) and the Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP), CEOS, ambassadors and the Commission to discuss energy access goals and their implementation in urban and rural Africa.


Despite rather gloomy prospects for democratic transition in the EaP region, the EU is still a player capable of having a positive impact on developments in the region. CSOs remain the true allies of the EU in its Eastern Neighborhood to raise the voice for democratic transition. The future status of CS as an influential player counterbalancing the EaP states will determine countries’ political model in the region. Consequently, the KAS remains committed to supporting independent Civil Society in Eastern Europe to promote democratic transformation and European rapprochement of their countries.

Symposium Europäische Energiepolitik des Wirtschaftsrates der CDU e.V.

Marktwirtschaftliche Neuausrichtung der Energiewende am Standort Deutschland und Europa

Als Auftakt für die zweite Runde des „energylabs“ fand am 11. September 2017 in Brüssel das hochkarätig besetzte „Symposium Europäische Energiepolitik“ statt. Der Fokus lag dabei auf der marktwirtschaftlichen Neuausrichtung der Energiewende am Standort Deutschland und Europa.

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