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Seminar

Weekend Solution Session on 'The Democratic Process at Palestinian Universities'

Within the context of the project “Rooftop Debate – Drivers of Political Change”, Reform hosted a 'weekend solution session' titled “Sickness of the Democratic Process and Its Effect on the Structure of the Palestinian Society”. The participants were party leaders, academics, researches as well as youth activists representing political parties.

Expert talk

Regional Power Dynamics and Public Perceptions in Jordan, Palestine, and Israel

Participation of KAS-Ramallah at World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (wocmes) in Seville

KAS Ramallah is present at this year’s World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (wocmes) with a panel discussion about regional political developments

Discussion

Public Debate 'Palestinian diplomacy and the options available for the PLO to face “The Deal of The Century'

Session no. 6

Reform will hold another 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.

Discussion

Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No. 68 (June 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.

Study and Information Program

The Palestinian Academy for Integrity 'Nazaha' introduces the first set of activities

Since the implementation of the Palestinian Academy for Integrity ‘Nazaha’, many projects and strategic programs have been put in place to further develop the Academy. Nazaha seeks to raise awareness about the risks of corruption and develop the mechanisms to successfully combat it. In 2018, Nazaha held a customised training course to qualify trainers (Training of Trainers (TOT)) and signed of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Anti-Corruption Commission. Accordingly, the first specialized training manual on Palestinian public sector‘s corruption risk management was prepared.

Discussion

Public Debate 'Participatory spaces'

Session no. 5

Reform will hold another 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.

Discussion

Public Debate 'Topics in the Palestinian National Council'

Session no. 4

Reform will hold another 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.

Discussion

Zakat for Social Innovation

BuildX Social Entrepreneurship Series

This discussion in the BuildX Social Entrepreneurship Series is an opportunity to learn from scholars, discuss as a community, and explore new ways that individuals around the world are mobilizing zakat.

Expert talk

The Concept of Social Market Economy within the Palestinian Context

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Palestine and the Institute of Law at Birzeit University will host Professor Marcus Marktanner to discuss the principles of social market economy, and brainstorm possible links with the Palestinian economy.

Expert conference

Palestine in a Changing Region

International Conference

KAS and the Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Institute of International Studies (IALIIS) will conduct an international conference: “Palestine in the Contemporary World” which discusses the question of Palestine in the region within a “changing neighbourhood.”

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.