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Libya’s economy: Challenges and the way forward

Expert Dialogue

The Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with Stractegia organizes an expert dialogue on the current situation of Libya's economy and its challenges as well as chances for the future.


The Role of Youth in combating gender stereotypes in the audio-visual sector

Side Event of the Women4Mediterranean UfM High-Level Conference, 16-20 November 2020

The Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organizes in collaboration with the Union for the Mediterranean a Side Event to the Women4Mediterranean High-Level Conference 2020 on The Role of Youth in combating gender stereotypes in the audio-visual sector. The event is open to the public.


AI in Cyber Warfare: A New Challenger in The Mediterranean Battlefields

Exploring cybersecurity collaboration between the two shores of the Mediterranean

While traditional powers present in the southern Mediterranean used to have a monopoly on cybersecurity capabilities, in recent years the region has seen the emerging of non-traditional players capable of implementing highly sophisticated attacks. As we keep integrating AI into every aspect of our lives, the cybersecurity challenges we now face are evolving at an extremely fast pace and are radically changing the way cybersecurity needs to be analyzed.


First steps to solutions: international efforts in solving the Libyan crisis

Expert Dialogue

The Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung(KAS PolDiMed) in cooperation with the Office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung to the United Nations in New York are pleased to host a high-level expert dialogue on recent achievements in Libya and the manifold mediation efforts. The discussion on November 12th at 8:00am EST/2:00pm CET convenes international experts on Libya and will be hosted under Chatham House rules. Initial input will be provided by key stakeholders in the process: the German Ambassador to Libya, followed by a perspective from the United Nations and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue


The International Politics Of Sudan’s Transition

Online Seminar

Sudan is in the midst of a once-in-a-generation episode of change. This ethnically diverse country of 42 million people is undergoing a rare political transition after a revolutionary uprising and a military coup last year brought an end to President Omar al-Bashir's 30-year rule. In August 2019, Bashir's generals and the leaders of opposition parties agreed to share power in arrangement meant to lead the country to a new constitutional order and free elections in three years. A peace agreement finalized on 3 October 2020 saw the leaders of armed groups from Sudan's war-torn areas of Darfur, Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan join the transitional institutions. But the economy has collapsed in a spiral of near hyperinflation, and the prospects for further destabilization are rising. Regime change has brought a significant reorientation of Sudan's foreign policy, once fiercely anti-Western and supportive of Islamist groups across the region. Relations with Europe, long fraught as a result of the International Criminal Court Indictment of Omar alBashir for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Darfur, are edging towards full normalization. Sudan has also moved away from its erstwhile allies Qatar and Turkey, largely aligning onto the "Arab Troika" (Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt). Under the influence of the UAE, Sudan is now exploring a potential normalization with Israel in exchange for a recission of the United States' longstanding State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation.


The Mediterranean Women Digital Summit

MED Women Shaping the Internet

Mediterranean Women Digital Summit for women empowerment Held every year in Tunis, the Mediterranean Women Digital Summit gathers activists, entrepreneurs as well as academics from countries of the southern Mediterranean region but also from Europe. This platform aims at exploring the opportunities digitalization offers to women empowerment. This year’s edition will focus particularly on the gender imbalance observed on the Internet space, as it is the case in society at large. Through a set of panel discussions and peer consultations, the objective is to construct a reflection process on how social innovations can contribute to make the Internet a more gender-equal place. The target outcome of the Mediterranean Women Digital Summit is to create a network of inspired women and provide them with knowledge and experiences from successful initiatives. With the opportunities brought by the digital sector, those emerging women leaders will be better equipped to contribute with their own innovations to a more sustainable and inclusive development in the Southern Mediterranean


MENA Leadership Academy III: Shaping the Digital Future

Zivilgesellschaftliche Organisationen im digitalen Raum

After 50 young civil society activists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have completed the first and second MENA Leadership Academies, the Regional Program South Mediterranean of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is now bringing together the third generation of motivated and committed future leaders after together. The theme for the next two years will be how civil society organizations can successfully accompany the digital transformation process in the region. The first training course will take place in Tunis.


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 put to the test of the 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.


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.

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Political Stalemate in Libya

Scenarios and Strategies for 2024

On March 7th, 2024, KAS PolDiMed hosted a one-day conference in Tunis called "Political Stalemate in Libya: Scenarios and Strategies for 2024." The main focus was to delve into various potential scenarios and strategies concerning Libya's political direction in 2024.

Euro-Mediterranean Relations in Changing Times

Second Annual KAS-MEDAC Alumni Circle

From 9 to 11 October 2023, KAS PolDiMed and MEDAC organized the Second Annual KAS MEDAC Alumni Conference in St. Julian's, Malta, which discussed the key prospects pertaining to the Euro-Mediterranean relations.

MENA Leadership Academy – Generation 4

Fourth Training - Political and Civil Society Engagement of Young Actors in Europe

KAS PolDiMed organized the fourth and last training of MENA LA program (Generation 4) in Berlin, Germany from 21 to 25 August 2023. The participants met a plethora of high-level actors and officials to discuss politics and civic engagement at the local, federal, and European level.

Summer School 2023

German Foreign Policy in a Changing World

On 28 and 29 July, KAS PolDiMed organized the Summer School 2023 which brought together young social and political activists and professionals from 7 countries of the South-Med region to learn more about the foundations of the German foreign policy.

Migration Hotspot Mediterranean Sea

Current migration policy debates in the example of Tunisia

From July 9 to 12, 2023, three members of the working group Interior of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag visited Tunisia on invitation of the regional program Political Dialogue in the Southern Mediterranean of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS PolDiMed).

Mediterranean Advisory Group (MAG)

Rethinking Euro-Med Relations Amidst Shifting Geopolitical Developments

From 5 to 7 July, 2023, KAS PolDiMed organized the Mediterranean Advisory Group (MAG) 2023 in Villa La Collina, Cadenabbia, Italy which discussesd the challenges and prospects facing the South-Med region at the geopolitical, security, and socio-economic levels.

Building Connections: A 2024 Mediterranean Agenda for the Next European Commission

On 29 June 2023, the Regional Programme Political Dialogue South Mediterranean of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Rome Office of the European Council on Foreign Relations, co-organized, in Cadenabbia, an expert workshop entitled: ‘’Building Connections: A 2024 Mediterranean Agenda for the Next European Commission’’.

Migration Dynamics in the Maghreb-Sahel region: changing trends, new challenges, and regional responses

On 22 and 23 June 2023, the Regional Programme Political Dialogue South Mediterranean (KAS PolDiMed) and the Regional Programme for the Sahel of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung organized a conference on the “Migration-Dynamics in the Maghreb-Sahel region: changing trends, new challenges, and regional responses” in Rabat, Morocco.

Euro-Mediterranean Transport and Logistics: A Catalyst of Regional Cooperation in the Aftermath of the Global Economic Crisis

On 9 and 10 May 2023, the Regional Programme Political Dialogue South Mediterranean of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS PolDiMed) and the Union of the Mediterranean on Federations of Enterprises (BUSINESSMED) organized a conference on the “Euro-Mediterranean Transport and Logistics: A Catalyst of Regional Cooperation in the Aftermath of the Global Economic Crisis” in the city of Tangier, Morocco.

Rethinking Youth Political Activism in the MENA Region

Third Training of MENA Leadership Academy - Generation 4

KAS PolDiMed held its third training of MENA LA 4 in Rabat, Morocco, from 15th to 19th March 2023. The participants were trained on public policy and debate and discussed growing challenges to democracy and how to overcome them.