Event Reports

The Mediterranean Women Digital Summit

MED Women Shaping the Internet

For its third edition, the Mediterranean Women Digital Summit brought together female experts, entrepreneurs and activists in a unique hybrid format with a main conference studio in Tunis and connected participants throughout the southern Mediterranean region as well as in Europe. From 28th to 29th September 2020, this particular edition was nourished by extremely rich discussions on the place of women in the Internet and on how they can further invest this space and use it for a wider socio-economic development of the region.

Libya's Endless Crisis?

Recent developments and coming scenarios

The Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with Stractegia brought together four distinguished Libya experts in an online seminar, which took place on July 20 in a closed setting with about 40 participants. The experts exchanged their views and discussed with the participants about previous mediation efforts, the political and military perspectives, an outlook on the economy and especially the oil sector, as well as the role of tribes and key social figures in the Libyan scenario.

Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East and North Africa

During the latest popular protests the MENA region is witnessing, military apparatuses have been playing a decisive role. While in some countries, the military took the role of defending the political establishment, in other cases, the army played a crucial role in the change of power. In the face of the major re-implication of the military in the political developments of the MENA region, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Regional Program South Mediterranean in cooperation with the Carnegie Middle East Center, organized a conference on the “civil-military relations in the MENA region”.

Tunisian foreign policy in a new geopolitical situation

In early 2020, Tunisia started a two-year mandate, for the fourth time, as a non-permanent member of the Security Council (UNSC) until 2022. In addition to this election, Tunisia chaired the Arab League Summit last year and will chair the Francophonie Summit scheduled for December 2020. In view of Tunisia’s significant growing exposure on the international scene, the KAS Regional Program South Mediterranean held a conference to provide food for thought on the opportunities that Tunisia's election to the United Nations Security Council brings.

The Berlin Process

Libya's Road Ahead

Following the initiative by the German federal government to start the Berlin Process on Libya, the Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organized a workshop bringing together a Libyan expert delegation with German representatives from think tanks and politics.

Strengthening Regional Public Policy Capacities

The aim of the training program initiated by Mr. Hedi Larbi and organized by the South Mediterranean University (SMU) with support of the Regional Program South Mediterranean of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung was to strengthen the regional capacity and develop the skills of high-level public officials, policy makers, managers from the private sector, and CSO leaders, helping them deliver on their critical mission of guiding the design and implementation of appropriate development strategies and effective public policies in the regional context of North Africa and beyond.

Paving Legal Pathways for Migration

MED Migration Forum

Within the framework of the MED – Rome Mediterranean Dialogues 2019, the Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean in cooperation with the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) organized a MED forum on legal pathways for migration.

What is Europe’s Mandate in the MENA?

Franco-German Dialogue

In recent years, Europe is increasingly perceived as withdrawing from the debate on how the future course of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will develop. In view of new realities in the region, the Regional Program South Mediterranean of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI) jointly organized a Franco-German dialogue in order to identify and re-evaluate Europe's priorities, goals and instruments to strengthen its standing in its immediate neighborhood.

Foreign Aid in the Middle East and North Africa

Shifting Patterns in International Cooperation

The Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (MEDAC) co-organized an international conference in order to map the new trends, patterns and priorities of foreign aid assistance as well as their objectives and impacts for the regional development of the MENA.

Seminar of the European Fall Academy

The European Union and the Maghreb

From 18 to 28 October 2019, the KAS Regional Program South Mediterranean organized, in cooperation with the Otzenhausen European Academy, a ten-day training with twenty-nine young students and activists from the Maghreb.

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, its educational institutions, centres and foreign offices, offer several thousand events on various subjects each year. We provide up to date and exclusive reports on selected conferences, events and symposia at www.kas.de. In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.

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