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Accelerating Progress and Equity in Education

KASpaces Regional Roundtable


Sustainable Cities and Resilient Communities

KASpaces Regional Forum


1st Asian Summer School on Political Parties and Democracy

Political Parties in the midst of Global Democratic Recession

As an inaugural launch of the 1st Asian Summer School on Political Parties and Democracy, the Summer School will tackle the most pressing issues faced by democracy, the Global Democratic Recession. The number of democracies may still be higher compared to the past decade but the recent trends are showing some backsliding. In this Summer School, young Asian scholars together with world renown experts will investigate both the internal and external factors that may have contributed to this recession and determine potential pathways for democracy to become more resilient.


Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians - Batch 13

Applications are NOW OPEN!

Empowering accountable and responsible young political leaders in Asia.


Democressay 2021

Building Resilient Democracies

Democressay 2021 is an essay competition with the theme "Building Resilient Democracies". This essay writing competition aims to highlight successful initiatives of and proposals from individuals, leaders, civil society, communities, and institutions in ensuring the survival, progress, consolidation and improvement of democracy as a political or governance system in Asia.


Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP) - Batch 11

3rd Training-Workshop on Local Governance and Development

For the third module, the main objective is to provide participants with tools and knowledge to deliver effective democratic governance in societies facilitated by political parties at the local level, skills in project ideation and design, and the final training on democratic leadership (third session on co-creation).


Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation Open Day 2021

„Politics and trust“

The work of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation: focusing on participation, representation, security, and innovation.


Accelerating Progress and Equality in Education- KASpaces

Konrad Adenauer Sharing Political and Civic Engagements Spaces


KAS Election Bridge - Campaigning Training Course

An Online Training Course on Election Campaigning

Winning election is not a game of luck for political parties and candidates. It is a result of long-term preparations, robust organization, emphatic communication, effective strategy, political timing, hard-work and a little bit of luck. All these are only possible with people. Without passionate, competent, and professional individuals, election campaigning will be a risky and a potentially losing exercise.


Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP): 1st Training-Workshop for Batch 12

Political Parties’ Functions and Organizations in Democratic Societies

As the pandemic continues to constrain international travel, the new batch of young politicians will hold their first training-workshop virtually this coming 11 – 16 April 2021 via Zoom. The new batch, KASYP 12 is composed of 26 fellows representing 12 Asian countries.

Asian Democratic Leaders' Alliance (ADLA) Official Launch

Advancing Democratic Leadership and Governance in Asia

Congratulations to the Asian Democratic Leaders' Alliance (ADLA) for the successful launch of the network!


5th German-Asian Business Dialogue

The Future Of The International Order Is Decided In Asia

German-Asian cooperation possesses abundant potential for maintaining the rules-based international order and keeping global trade routes open – requirements for both regions’ prosperity. Which challenges are governments and businesses in the Indo-Pacific and Germany facing under Covid-19? What lessons have been learned?

KASYP Virtual Discussion Series 2020

Session 03: Future of International Cooperation Post-COVID-19 Pandemic

The third installment of the KASYP Virtual Discussion Series 2020 focused on the future of international cooperation in post-COVID-19 pandemic. The objectives of this particular discussion were to examine the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on international cooperation, to project the economic changes in international trade, official development assistance and world norms post-COVID-19, and to identify new ways of cooperation in order to continue the economic and political developments of Asian countries.

KASYP Virtual Discussion Series 2020

Session 02: A Conversation on Building 'New' Normal in the Philippines and Indonesia

The second session of the KASYP Virtual Discussion Series was successfully conducted on September 26, 2020 via Zoom video communication platform with the theme: A Conversation on Building Inclusive 'New' Normal in the Philippines and Indonesia.

75 Jahre Vereinte Nationen

Die Zukunft der VN, Politikberatung und Think Tanks: Unsere Zukunft Gemeinsam Gestalten

Zum 75. Jahrestag der Gründung der Vereinten Nationen veranstaltete das Think Tanks & Civil Societies Program der University of Pennsylvania am 6. Oktober eine digitale Konferenz zur Zukunft der Vereinten Nationen. An der Konferenz, die Teil der globalen Feierlichkeiten war, nahmen über 500 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer aus Politik, Wissenschaft und Think Tanks aus allen Regionen der Welt teil. Vertreterinnen und Vertreter führender Think Tanks waren eingeladen, ihre Analysen aktueller transnationaler und internationaler Herausforderungen vorzustellen, ihre Erfahrungen in der Zusammenarbeit mit den Vereinten Nationen zu teilen und Empfehlungen für die zukünftige Kooperation von Think Tanks und den Vereinten Nationen abzugeben. Auch die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung war eingeladen, ihre Analyse und ihre Arbeit vorzustellen. Gleich zwei Mitarbeiterinnen der KAS, Andrea Ellen Ostheimer, Leiterin des Büros der Stiftung in New York, und Dr. La Toya Waha, Mitarbeiterin des Regionalprogrammes Politikdialog Asien in Singapur, waren auf den beiden Panels der Veranstaltung vertreten. Zum Abschluss der Veranstaltung richtete sich Under-Secretary-General Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond an die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer, um über ihre Rolle bei der Erneuerung der Vereinten Nationen zu sprechen.

Durch Ideologie Getrennt, Durch Gewalt Vereint?

Podiumsdiskussion und Buchbesprechung

„Was motiviert politische Gewalt in Deutschland und was haben die verschiedenen Phänomenbereiche gemeinsam?“ war die zentrale Frage der Diskussionsveranstaltung mit dem Titel „Durch Ideologie getrennt, durch Gewalt vereint?“. Diskutiert haben wir diese Frage mit Prof. Dr. Susanne Schröter, Dr. Wolfgang Kraushaar und Prof. Dr. Andreas Zick vor dem Hintergrund unserer Publikation „United by Violence, Divided by Cause?“.

KASYP Batch 10.3 & 11.2 Online Training-Worskshop

Election Campaigning for Political Parties

Last August 02 - 08 and 17 - 19, 2020, 28 KASYPers from Batch 10 and 11 participated in the first online training-workshop of the Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP). They underwent a training on election campaigning for political parties which aims to provide participants with the understanding and skills of electoral campaigning and its many tools as well as the importance of providing organized electoral choices to citizens through political parties, and training on bridging democratic leadership (second session on co-ownership).

KASYP Virtual Discussion Series 2020

Session 01: Impact of SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic among the Youth in Asia

Last 25 June 2020, the KAS PDA team launched successfully its “KASYP Virtual Discussion Series” with the aim to facilitate an online exchange platform that will allow the KASYP alumni to share their best practices and on-going lessons in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. The first session of this series focused on discussing the “Impact of SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic among the Youth in Asia”. The objective of this session was to examine the varying impacts of COVID-19 pandemic among the youth in terms of their education, employment, career, social life, and many more.

United by Violence, Divided by Cause?

Experten aus Asien und Europa diskutierten Radikalisierung hin zu Gewalt Phänomen-übergreifend

Gewalttaten wie die Serie von islamistischen Selbstmordanschlägen auf Kirchen und Hotels in Sri Lanka oder der Anschlag auf einen Sikh-Temple in Deutschland werfen wiederkehrend die Frage nach den Ursachen der Radikalisierung von Individuen und Gruppen auf. Radikalisierung und darauffolgende Gewalttaten werden zunehmend als eine Herausforderung für den Fortbestand demokratischer und rechtsstaatlicher Institutionen verstanden und wirken sich nicht selten auch direkt auf die internationalen Beziehungen der betroffenen Länder aus. Diese Veranstaltung beschäftigte sich unter dem Title „United by Violence, Divided by Cause?“ mit der Vorstellung und dem Vergleich verschiedener Fälle und Phänomene in Asien und Europa.

KASYP Batch 11 First Training Module Successfully Completed!

This year marks the end of a decade, but for KASYP, it will be the start of a new one. Since 2010, we have successfully trained 10 batches of more than 200 young political leaders in the region. Last February 2020, we started a new decade for KASYP with Batch 11 comprising of 23 young politicians coming from 12 Asian countries and representing 19 political parties.