Events

Forum

Paving Legal Pathways for Migration

MED Migration Forum
As migration management has been stuck in “crisis mode” for a long time, it is now urgent to reflect upon longer-term responses. Given the relevance of local institutions in the implementation of migration and integration policies, the question of legal pathways can also only be realistically addressed by involving in the discussions officials and policymakers working at the local level – from origin countries, as well as from transit and receiving communities. For this reason, the Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in cooperation with the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) is organizing a forum on legal pathways for migration.

Congress

Foreign Aid in the Middle East and North Africa

Shifting Patterns in International Cooperation
This international conference, organized by the Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Mediterranean Academy for Diplomatic Studies (MEDAC), aims 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

Seminar of the European Fall Academy

Call for Applications
About thirty young social activists from the central Maghreb will take part at the European Fall Academy that the KAS Regional Program South Mediterranean organizes for the third time at the European Academy of Otzenhausen (Germany).

Discussion

EU-North Africa Relations: Resetting the Dialogue on Partnership

Panel Discussion
This panel discussion seeks to review how to reset the debate on EU-North Africa relations and how to adjust to the demands and expectations on both sides following a recently edited volume on "The European Union and North Africa: Prospects and Challenges".

Congress

The Mediterranean Women Digital Summit

MED Women for Social Innovation
The Mediterranean Women Digital Summit is a yearly platform for outstanding women activists and entrepreneurs leading the digital transformation of their countries’ economies and societies. After a successful first edition, the organizers seek to extend the experience with a second event with a particular attention paid to social innovation. Hosting activists, social entrepreneurs as well as academics from countries of the southern Mediterranean region, the Mediterranean Women Digital Summit aims at providing a platform to explore the opportunities digitalization offers to women empowerment. This year, participants will share innovative ideas that are social both in their means and ends. The objective here is to develop a reflection on how to contribute through social innovations to a more sustainable and inclusive development in the Southern Mediterranean respecting various fields from access to education, to healthcare, or running business. The target outcome of the summit is to create a network of inspired women and enable them with knowledge and experiences from other success stories. With the opportunities that the digital economy offers to them, those leading women will be better equipped to contribute through social innovations to a more sustainable and inclusive development in the Southern Mediterranean.

Workshop

Mapping Middle Eastern Alliances

Mediterranean Advisory Group
The workshop seeks to take a closer look at old and new patterns of Middle Eastern alliances.

Expert talk

Back to the Basics? Municipal Councils and Local Peacebuilding in Libya

Roundtable
The KAS Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean in cooperation with the think tank Stractegia is organizing a Libyan-Libyan dialogue event in Tunis. The closed-door roundtable brings together Libyan politicians, governmental officials, members of the civil society, of security institutions and the private sector. Representatives of selected international institutions will join as observers.

Workshop

How can Special Economic Zones lead to Growth and Integration in North Africa?

International Workshop on the potential of Special Economic Zones for North Africa, taking place in Rabat and Tangier, Morocco.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

Civic Engagement in Europe and MENA

MENA Leadership Academy II-4
During the fourth and last training session of the KAS MENA Leadership Academy II from 14 to 18 October 2019, 22 young civil society activists from the Southern Mediterranean region visited Berlin to meet and discuss with civil society and youth organisations as well as political decision makers and experts of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

Event Reports

Afric'Up - Africa Startup Summit

Tech & Startup Africa Summit
Held under the auspices of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies of the Republic of Tunisia, the second edition of Afric’Up Summit gathered outstanding entrepreneurs, international experts and practitioners from Africa and all over the world to promote and develop the African startup environment.

Event Reports

EU-North Africa Relations: Resetting the Dialogue on Partnership

Panel discussion
In light of the changes and challenges in North Africa, the European Union has been forced to rethink its approach towards the region. While Tunisia is the only North African country engaged in DCFTA negotiations with the EU, it appears as if the traditional instruments of the EU are not effectively responding to the current economic and political setup in the region and leave expectations on both shores of the Mediterranean unfulfilled.

Event Reports

Regional Training Course: Anabtawi 29

"The right to education as a guarantee for development and human dignity"
From 21 to 29 September 2019, the Regional Program South Mediterranean took part in the organization of the 29th edition of Anabtawi. During nine days, 30 human rights activists from all over the MENA region were gathered in Hammamet to follow a training course on the right to education in the region

Event Reports

Mapping Middle Eastern Alliances

Mediterranean Advisory Group Meeting
The workshop organized by the Regional Program South Mediterranean of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the Casa Árabe, took a closer look at old and new patterns of Middle Eastern alliances. It assessed the major changes in regional cooperation trends both among states and between states and non-state actors. It further identified clusters of new alliance paradigms, and discussed the impact that the combination of these new patterns may have on the future of the region’s geopolitics and security.