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The role of religious actors in conflict prevention, management and resolution

The current example of Cameroon

The event’s objective is to create an overview regarding the state of religious actors in conflict management in the context of the current political situation in Cameroon and the country´s presidential elections on 7th of October.

Study and Information Program

Challenges of Digitalization to the German and European Energy System

Implementation Strategies on local, national and international level

Experts from Asia-Pacific will visit Brussels, Bonn and Berlin to familiarize with challenges of digitalization to the German and European energy system. The Brussels visit will facilitate meetings with key figures in the European institutions & CS.

Expert conference

Assessments, perspectives & incentives for the post-Cotonou process in the context of the Austrian Council Presidency

This discussed the current Cotonou-Agreement and identified lessons learnt to generate impetus for the future partnership between the EU and its partners from the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states.


Mohammed Bin Salman's Saudi Arabia

Reforms, Alliances, Regional Role

The reform process of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman has raised questions about the true depth & meaning of these reforms. How will they change Saudi Arabia´s face? What to expect from the new Saudi Arabia as a regional & global actor?


Geopolitical Trends and Challenges: Implications for India’s Regional Security

This breakfast debate will discuss geopolitical trends and challenges for India’s regional security with Indian foreign security experts and representatives from the EU institutions and Brussels based Think Tanks.


Way forward for renewables in Armenia

Best practice examples from local NGOs

Armenian NGOs working in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency take a look at the country's current political situation, presenting its experience and assess opportunities and risks for the development of renewables in Armenia.

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This dialogue programme focusses on Armenia´s role within the EU´s Energy Security Strategy and brings together NGOs working in the field of renewable energies from Armenia with European stakeholders.


Snap Elections in Turkey: Erdoğan reloaded or a step change?

This breakfast debate will discuss Turkey’s snap presidential and parliamentary elections on 24 June. Speakers and participants will look at why snap elections were called, what are the key issues and challenges, and who are the key contenders.

Expert conference


The struggle with Jihadism in the Mediterranean and the EU

The event analyzes the regional situation of Jihadist movements in the Mediterranean and the EU. It focuses on drivers of extremism in the countries and asks how to effectively counter a growing jihadist threat related to youth radicalization.


After Mugabe

Legitimising Zimbabwe’s 2018 Elections

The panel want to discuss the EU’s bilateral relationship with Zimbabwe as well as its expectations towards the country in the light of its ongoing political transition with regards to the upcoming elections and political empowerment of the youth.

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Climate Club Formation: EU - India Steel Case Study

Lessons learned from the steel decarbonization workshop.

As an initial pilot to support the formation of the Climate Club, the GCA Collaborative, an independent global research initiative, conducted two workshops on decarbonizing the steel sector. These workshops engaged policymakers, associations, businesses, and sector analysts. Key outcomes: The SWGs must collaborate with a host of stakeholders, including businesses, governments, regulators, and civil society organizations, among others. Countries can focus on their sectors of choice -those where they can maximize emissions reductions, given their capabilities and commitments. Through these sectoral working groups, countries motivated to achieve climate neutrality in core sectors - such as steel, aluminum, cement, fertilizers, and automotive - can closely cooperate, including aligning decarbonization pathways. This paper summarizes the lessons learned from the steel decarbonization workshop, highlighting potential areas of cooperation between the steel sectors in India and the EU.

Charlotte Wolter KAS MDPD

The New Great Game: Afghanistan’s Taliban Takeover and its Implications for Europe and the Region

Event Report - Brussels, 21 June 2023 - Authors: Charlotte Wolter, Janne Leino

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Clara Burkhardt KAS MDPD

Climate Club / Global Climate Alliance formation - Panel Discussion with Youth Climate Leaders

Event Report - 17 June 2023 - Authors: Clara Burkhardt, Karin Jancyková

Download the full report on the GCA white paper launch and the youth climate discussion here.

Climate Club/Global Climate Alliance (GCA) formation - Panel Discussion with Youth Climate Leaders

Event Report - 17 June 2023 - Authors: Clara Burkhardt, Karin Jancyková

Download the full event report about the GCA white paper launch and panel discussion with youth climate leaders.

Charlotte Wolter KAS MDPD

The Indo-Pacific: A new global centre of gravity?

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

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European Stabilization Efforts in the Sahel: a Lost Cause?

Event report - Brussels, 06 December 2022 - Authors: Janne Leino, Helena Landwehr.

Download the full event report and the digital publication "European aphasia in the Sahel: stabilising how?" by Delina Goxho and Selina Daugalies.


"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)

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Policy Workshop – Young Voices: European Engagement and the EU's image

Authors: Constantin Knuhr, Theresa Rohrhirsch (KAS MDPD Brussels)

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Perspektiven für Südostasien

Chinas Sicherheits- und Verteidigungskooperation in Südostasien und mögliche deutsche und europäische Antworten

Am 18. Januar 2022 veranstalteten das KAS-Referat Asien und Pazifik (Berlin) und der Multinationale Entwicklungsdialog der KAS in Brüssel gemeinsam eine geschlossene Online-Veranstaltung zur Diskussion über die sicherheits- und verteidigungspolitische Zusammenarbeit Chinas in Südostasien (SEA) sowie über die neue Politik der Bundesregierung gegenüber der Region. Die Veranstaltung wurde von rund 45 Teilnehmern besucht, die europäische Institutionen, deutsche Ministerien, Botschaften aus der ASEAN-Region und politische Think Tanks vertraten. Sie war die erste einer neuen Dialogreihe mit dem Titel "Südostasien-Perspektiven", die den Dialog zwischen Südostasien und Europa stärken und diese geopolitisch hoch relevante Region auf der politischen Agenda in Deutschland und Europa voranbringen soll.

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.