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EU-LATIN AMERICA RELATIONS

Charting a course for the future
This conference will discuss the new geopolitical context faced by EU-Latin American relations, the areas where interregional connectivity can be improved and how common values can be translated into joint approaches to global challenges.

Discussion

Syria, ISIS and the neighbors

Regional implications of conflict, war and Islamic radicalization
The Syrian war increased political instability in Iraq, enabled the territorial expansion of the Islamic State and exacerbated regional geopolitical disputes. The event discusses EU's foreign policy strategy in light of the Syrian crisis.

Workshop

g7+ Jobs for Peace and Resilience in the Framework of Fragile-to-Fragile Cooperation

The event discusses strategies for job creation in fragile states for the reduction of poverty and improvement in welfare conditions. It is a platform for the development of a "F2F-cooperation" strategy to job creation and peace-building.

Discussion

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.

Discussion

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.

Workshop

Water

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.

Discussion

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

DEMOCRACY SUPPORT IN TRANSITION SOCIETIES
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.

Event Reports

Environment, Security and Migration in the Middle East & Africa

by Johannes Hügel

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.

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Shadows of a radicalized youth.

by Susanne Conrad

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.

Event Reports

Dialogue Programme on Water and Waste Management Models

by Johannes Hügel

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.

Event Reports

Sustainability and Climate Responsibility in Global Value Chains

by Johannes Hügel

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

Event Reports

A water energy nexus (WEN) for the Middle East

by Johannes Hügel

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

Energising Africa

by Johannes Hügel

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.

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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.

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The Colombian Peace Deal

by Luis Blanco

An opportunity for just and lasting peace?
This report summarizes the key messages drawn from the debate "The Colombian Peace Deal: An opportunity for just and lasting peace?", held in Brussels on 30 May 2017, and presents some reflections on current developments in the implementation of the peace deal between the Colombian government and the FARC.AUTHORS: Dr. Luis Blanco & Nina Gerlach

Event Reports

Financing climate induced loss & damage

by Johannes Hügel

Chances and opportunities of the G7 InsuResilience initiative
The Multinational Development Policy Dialogue of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organised together with Bread for the World and the EPP group in the European Parliament the expert lunch discussion: “Financing climate induced loss & damage - Chances and opportunities of the G7 InsuResilience initiative” on 30th of May 2017 in Brussels. The report gives an overview of the discussed topics and results of the debate.
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