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Public Debate 'Lack of access to youth and their role in impeding the process of democratic transformation'

Session no. 1

Reform will hold it's first public debate as part of the project “Rooftop Debate – Drivers of Political Change”. The project aims to create a network of powerful social and political young leaders and capacitate them with the skills that enable them to lobby for enhancing the participation of youth in decision-making processes and to shed light on the sickness of the democratic process and its impact on their citizenship and their relationship with the governing institution. In order to do so, this project worked to provide youth with safe spaces and interactive platforms to be able to voice out their needs and concerns and engage in formulating public policies that are more responsive to their social and political needs.


Broadcast of radio episodes on youth political participation

Within the framework of the project “Rooftop Debate – Drivers of Political Change”, Reform will broadcats 20 radio episodes through the station 'Raya FM' surrounding youth political participation and topics in Palestinian society. Topics include: 'The impact of the democratic movement in unions and universities on youth participation in political and social life', 'Policy Directions of the National Council and the executive committee in light of the changes onThe Palestinian cause' and (1&2) 'Social Security Law and its responsiveness to the needs of workers'


Legal Questions for Social Enterprises

BuildX Social Entrepreneurship Series

This event will provide an overview of the legal framework for social enterprises in Palestine and explore the challenges, choices and best practices for social initiatives.

Study and Information Program

Palestine and Israel: Future Perspectives in a Political Conflict Area

Students from KAS Scholarship Program are visiting the Occupied Palestinian Territories to learn about the political developments in the region.


Legal Encounter: the Requirements of the Disengagement from the Israeli Occupation

Political, Legal, Economic and Security Aspects

KAS and the Institute of Law (IoL) at Birzeit University jointly conduct a series of legal encounters to discuss timely topics from a specialized legal perspective.


Publishing of policy papers with strategic recommendations for youth movements at universities

Within the context of the project 'The Rooftop Debate – Drivers of Political Change', established in cooperation with our partner Reform, a group of young people drafts 7 policy papers. Amongst others, following issues are being adressed: 1. The role of the student movements in raising political awareness. 2. Political Participation of Palestinian Youth/ student movements as a model. 3. Political Participation of Palestinian Youth: Problems and Challenges. 4. Changes in the Political Role of Palestinian Youth upon the Oslo Accords.


Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No. 67 (March 2018)

Press Conference / Round Table

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and its partner, the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PCPSR), are inviting you to discuss the findings of the latest Palestinian Public Opinion Poll.


The New Strategy of Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Institute of International Studies

Information Session

KAS and Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Institute of International Studies (IALIIS) at Birzeit University will jointly launch the new strategic directions of the Institute.

Study and Information Program

70 Years of "Nakba"

Palestinian Perception of the Arab-Israeli War of 1948

Students from KAS Journalism Trainee Program in Germany are visiting the Palestinian Territories to learn about how the #Nakba (catastrophe) impacted the Palestinian identity.


Raising Investment from Angels and the 3Fs

BuildX Social Entrepreneurship Series

Discussion about: What is angel investing? How do you identify an angel? How do you approach and engage them? What do angels look for in a startup?

Research on the socio-economic legislation in the West Bank and Gaza

The Institute of Law (IoL) at Birzeit University conducts a research project in partnership with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

For 2019, IoL recruited a research team to look closer into the socio-economic legislation in Palestine. The studies are related to the right to health, the right to work, and the right to housing of Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Furthermore, IoL worked on a possible application of the social market economy in Palestine.

Axel Springer Academy study program

The Axel Springer Academy for young journalists visits Palestine to meet experts and learn about the facts on the ground

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Palestine hosted a group of young German journalists in the city of Ramallah to offer them insights into the Palestinian reality. The participants of the Axel Springer Academy had the chance to meet with Palestinian experts and learn more about local and regional politics, economy, human rights, the local media and everyday life.

PhD study and dialogue program

The doctoral study course “Security and Development in the 21th century” visits Palestine and discusses regional and local challenges

For three days, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Palestine hosted a group of German doctoral candidates to offer them a closer look into the regional and local security and development challenges. As part of their study and dialogue program in Israel and Palestine, the participants had the chance to meet and discuss the topic with our Palestinian and international experts, diplomats and politicians.

CDU politicians visit Palestine and learn about security and religion

The Baden-Württemberg politicians visited Ramallah and discussed Palestinian-German relations, security and religion with three German and Palestinian experts.

KAS-Day 2019

Networking, farewell and welcome

On this year’s KAS-Day, we celebrated once again the continuing presence of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Palestine, bid farewell to our country director Mr Marc Frings, and welcomed his successor Mr Steven Höfner.

KAS-ELES dialogue program

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Palestine office hosted a group of German KAS and Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk (ELES) scholarship holders in the city of Ramallah to offer them a closer look into the Palestinian society and meet with experts to learn more about local politics, economy, human rights and everyday life.

Consumer Protection: Reality and Responsibilities

To what extent and through what measures are Palestinian consumers protected by law?

The Institute of Law at Birzeit University organized a legal encounter in Gaza-City featuring the legal advisor Maan Atrash to discuss the realities and responsibilities of consumer protection in Palestine.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Demmelhuber lectures on EU-Middle East relations at Birzeit University

Professor Dr. Demmelhuber from the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany visits Birzeit University and gives a lecture about the foreign policy of the European Union towards the Middle East.

Expert discussion: KAS-PSR discuss findings of Public Opinion Poll No. 73

On September 16, the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) presented the findings of the 73 joint Public Opinion Poll carried out in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Palestine during a press conference at our office in Ramallah.

Young Palestinians from civil society and media participate in the Berlin Dialogue Program

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Palestinian Territories and KAS Berlin organized a week long (June 23 – July 01, 2019) dialogue program for young Palestinians from different sectors. A group of young Palestinian representatives from politics, civil society and media participated in the program to speak about the engagement of youth in politics. The group met with politicians and actors representing political parties and other representatives of civil society organizations in Germany.