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What After Cotonou?

Cooperation between the EU and the ACP countries beyond 2020

The Cotonou Agreement was signed in June 2000 for a period of 20 years. The expert roundtable will discuss how to move the EU-ACP partnership beyond 2020.


Democracy and Human Rights in Thailand and Indonesia

The event will discuss contemporary challenges concerning the development of a stable democracy and the protection of human rights in Thailand and Indonesia.

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Jordan and the EU

Reform Process and Regional Challenges

The event will discuss to what extent the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan might fulfil its reform commitments in the framework of the ENP and how the EU could assist the country in tackling contemporary regional challenges.

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The Modernisation of the Brazilian Armed Forces

Regional Implications and Consequences for EU-Brazil Relations

The event aimed to discuss the strategy launched by the Brazilian government to modernise its armed forces and the consequences of this initiative for the relationship between Brazil and its neighbours and for the strategic partnership with the EU.

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After the EU-Africa Summit - Moving towards a strengthened Partnership

Der 4. EU-Afrika Gipfel brachte Führungskräfte beider Seiten zusammen, um über deren Verhältnis und die gemeinsame Zukunft zu sprechen. Die Experterunde versucht, Licht auf den Implementierungsprozeß der strategischen Ziele des Gipfels zu werfen.

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The Role of the Republic of Korea in the Conceptualisation and Construction of a Northeast Asian Security Architecture

The expert roundtable will discuss contemporary Northeast Asian regional security concerns and the role of the Republic of Korea in the conceptualisation and implementation of a Northeast Asian Security Architecture.

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The EU's comprehensive approach in external conflict and crisis: from strategy to practice

The event, organised in cooperation with CARE International, will discuss the EU Comprehensive Approach for conflict prevention and crisis management. The expert's meeting will address the particular cases of the Central African Republic and Syria.

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Strengthening Europe's relations with Africa ahead of the EU-Africa Summit 2014

In preparation for the EU-Africa Summit, which will be held in April, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organises this expert roundtable to discuss the expectations regarding the review of the Joint Africa EU Strategy (JAES).

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Prospects and Challenges for Pakistan's Regional Security

In December, after 13 years fighting Al-Qaeda and Taliban insurgents, the NATO-ISAF will come to an end. The event will discuss the impact of this decision for the security of the region with special attention to its consequences for Pakistan.


The Impact of Climate Change

Challenges for Latvia and the European Union

The conference will be the first of three events focusing on climate change and the necessary prevention and adaptation policies to be taken in the upcoming years.

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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