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The Nexus of Security and Development: Prospects for EU – Japan Cooperation

Perspektiven für die Kooperation zwischen der EU und Japan

The European Japan Advanced Research Network (EJARN) in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS)

Expert talk

Rio+20: A turning point for sustainable development and inclusive growth?

Perspectives from Europe and emerging economies

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), Misereor and CIDSE invite you to an exchange of views on growth, development and sustainability.

Expert talk

What does climate change mean for Central Asia in terms of mitigation and impact adaptation?

Abmilderung des globalen Erwärmung und Anpassung an mögliche Auswirkungen

The expert roundtable will focus on the effects of climate change in Central Asia and discuss amongst others the efforts in transnational water management but will also include presentations on environmental initiatives around the Aral Sea.

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The implementation of UNSCR 1325 on women, peace and security in the countries of North Africa and the Middle East

NATO and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organized a conference on the transitions in North Africa and implementation of UNSCR 1325 on women, peace and security.

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Geopolitical Implications of the Arab Spring on Israeli-European Relations

The conference aims at providing Young Israeli Diplomats the chance of discussing the challenges and chances of the Arab Spring to the relations between Israel and member states of the European Union.

Seminar

Climate Change and Conflict: international prevention and response strategies

The seminar will bring together experts and representatives of the abovementioned organisations and discuss conflict prevention strategies.

Workshop

Crisis Preparedness in the age of climate change: prediction, prevention, policy response and relief

This seminar will focus on the protection of populations from natural catastrophes caused by climate change.

Expert conference

"Lessons learned from Copenhagen, Cancún and Durban”

Taking stock of the participation of developing and newly industrialising countries

In the aftermath of Copenhagen, Cancún and Durban and in the run-up to the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro MNED will organize a conference on the results and lessons learned of the three conferences on international climate change.

Expert talk

Shaping Change in the Middle East

EXPERT DINNER ROUNDTABLE on the occasion of the presentation of the position paper

Presentation of the KAS position paper on shaping change in the Middle East

Lecture

The EU’s strategy on Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response – How the EU is positioning itself on the international scene

Luncheon Roundtable with Commissioner Dr. Kristalina Georgieva

Working language: English. Participation in this event is on personal invitation only.

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.

COUNTERBALANCING THE STATE: HOW CAN CIVIL SOCIETY PROMOTE TRANSFORMATION?

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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