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Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation Open Day 2021

„Politics and trust“

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


Online-Training “Public Relations / Spokespersons at Courts”

Online training with the judge and expert for public relations Ingrid Kaps (President of the District Court in Erding, Germany)

The Rule of Law Programme South East Europe (RLP SEE) of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the judge and trainer Ingrid Kaps and the Centre for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution in Montenegro organized an online training on public relations and press work at courts for Montenegrin judges and spokespersons.

Expert conference

Conference "Rule of Law Checklist Montenegro"

Centre for Democracy and Human Rights / RLPSEE

At the event "Rule of Law Checklist for Montenegro", first of all one of the authors, Mr. Milorad Markovíc will present the work "Rule of Law Checklist for Montenegro" published in 2020. This analysis deals with the rule of law structures of the EU accession candidate Montenegro. The basis for this study is the "Rule of Law Checklist" of the Venice Commission, which was structured and adapted by Dr. Mahir Muharemovic of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. The focus of the analysis is to examine the practical implementation of rule of law criteria in Montenegro. After the presentation of the publication, high-ranking Montenegrin legal experts and representatives of the judiciary will discuss challenges to the rule of law in Montenegro in the second part of the event. The conference takes place in Podogorica and online ( zoom:

Expert conference

Conference “Rule of Law Checklist for Montenegro”

Presentation of the publication “Rule of Law Checklist for Montenegro” and panel discussion on ongoing challenges in the Rule of Law in Montenegro

The Rule of Law Programme South East Europe (RSPSOE) of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with CEDEM (Centre for Democracy and Human Rights) organized an online conference in hybrid form (online and offline) to present the analysis "Rule of Law Checklist for Montenegro".

Study and Information Program

Nachwuchsjuristen aus Rumänien zu Besuch bei deutschen Justizbehörden in Berlin

Das Rechtsstaatsprogramm Südosteuropa (RSP SOE) verfolgt das Ziel, besonders qualifizierte Nachwuchsjuristen aus den Ländern Südosteuropas zu fördern.

Expert talk

Presentation of the Romanian translation of the publication "Covid-19 and the impact on human rights"

An event for judges, prosecutors and lawyers from the Republic of Moldova, Romania with guests from Armenia

The Rule of Law Programme South East Europe (RSPSOE) of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, in cooperation with "The Aire Centre" and "Civil Right Defenders", organised an online event presenting the Romanian translation publication "Covid-19 and the Impact on Human Rights".


Digitalization of Justice

Online panel discussion

The current COVID-19 pandemic proofs the need for digitalization in every area of life - including in justice. While first steps are already taken, there are still a lot of obstacles on the way to a digital access for citizens to justice and automation of court hearings. In this context, Estonia with its multiple approaches to build a digital society is considered a pioneer in Europe. What are the opportunities and challenges of the digitalization of justice? What can other European countries learn from Estonia? We're going to discuss this with five experts from Estonia, Germany and Romania: Leanika Tamm, Judge at Pärnu County Court, Estonia, Ingo Groß, Court President at Brunswick District Court, Germany, Kai Härmand, Judge at Harju County Court, Estonia, Benedikt Quarch, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of the Legal Tech company RightNow Group, Germany and Mariana Feldioreanu, Court President at Bucharest District Court, Romania. We invite you to watch the livestream on:


Leaders for Justice 2020 - Team Leading and Team-work. The Tale of I Do vs. We Do

Second training session (11th edition, 2020)

The second training session of the 11th edition of our leadership programme for young Romanian law proffessionals will take place in Sibiel, between February 13-16. The main subject addressed during the four day training will be situational leadership and teamwork, led by trainers Mihai Dragoi and Marian Stas. The training session will include a workshop with Ciprian Ciocan, director of the Community Foundation Sibiu.


PEOPLE OF JUSTICE | 10 years of Leaders for Justice

The public event "People of Justice" celebrates the first 10 years of the community Leaders for Justice, which today means 190 members from all legal professions, over 20 projects of change in justice and society, working groups on real issues in the system, experience shared authentic leadership models in institutions, organizations or companies.


„Rights of Religious Minorities in North Macedonia“ - Conference on Student Religious Literacy

The Rule of Law Programme South East Europe has organised together with its partner, Iustinianus Primus Faculty in Skopje, a conference on Student Religious Literacy. The guest speakers were Professors Tanja Karakamischeva-Jovanovska and Alexandar Spasenovski as well as Dr. Jovan Jonovski from behalf of the Evangelic-Protestant Initiative. The main topics that were debated together with the students from the faculty were „International and Domestic Standards Related to the Exercise of the Religious Freedom“, „The Role of the Religious Communities in a Democratic State“ and „Exercising Religious Freedom“. The conference was organised within the project „Rights of Religious Minorities in North Macedonia“ and it is the third meeting of this kind that took place in Skopje during this year.

Korruptionsbekämpfung in Deutschland

Konferenz in Rahmen des Besuchs von Dr. Ole Schröder, MdB und Parlamentarischer Staatssekretär, in Rumänien

Hier finden Sie die Eröffnungsrede von Herrn Thorsten Geissler, Leiter des KAS-RSPSOE, anlässlich der Konferenz organisiert in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Institut für Volksstudien (ISP) und dem Länderprogramm Rumänien der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

Alternative justice

Alternative justice: what place for the first nations within Canadian diversity?

Here you can access the spech of Mr. Thorsten Geissler, held in the opening of the "Alternative Justice" Conference and film presentation, organized on the 23rd of March in cooperation with the Canadian Embassy in Romania with the occassion of the the visit of Prof. Thibaud Martin from the University of Quebec.Speech available in French.

Der Kommunismus in Rumänien

Das RSP-SOE hat zusammen mit dem Nationalrat fuer die Auswertung der Unterlagen der Securitate und dem Nicolä Iorga Geschichtsinstitut in Bukarest eine Konferenz zum Thema „Der Kommunismus in Rumänien“ durchgefuehrt.

One World Romania 2011 - What a wonderfull world?!

4th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights

Here you can access the spech of Mr. Thorsten Geissler at the opening of the 4th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights ONE WORLD ROMANIA 2011 - What a wonderfull world?!

Openinig speech of Mr. Thorsten Geissler within the Transparency and Open Governance International Conference

Transparency and Open Governance – a Recipe for Successful Anti-Corruption Policy

Hereby you can access the speech of Mr. Thorsten Geissler held on the 18th of February in Zagreb at the "Transparency and Open Governance – a Recipe for Successful Anti-Corruption Policy" International Conference, organized in cooperation with Croatian Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs.

Eröffnungsrede anlässlich der Fachtagung zur Vorstellung zweier KAS-Publikationen in Belgrad

„Ausgewählte Entscheidungen des deutschen Bundesverfassungsgerichts“; „Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit in Theorie und Praxis“

Eröffnungsrede von Thorsten Geissler Leiter des KAS-Rechtsstaatsprogramms Südosteuropa anlässlich desFachtagung zur Vorstellung der KAS-Publikationen des Rechtsstaatsprogramms Südosteuropa „Ausgewählte Entscheidungen des deutschen Bundesverfassungsgerichts“ und „Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit in Theorie und Praxis“.

Vulnerabilities, Solutions and Proposals of the Romanian Justice System

Speech held at the „Analyzing the vulnerabilities of the Romanian judicial system“ Conference

The KAS-RLPSEE together with CADI organized the final conference „Analyzing the vulnerabilities of the Romanian judicial system“ of their common project developed in 2010 and entitled “Drafting a long-term strategy for the reform of the Romanian justice system”. Here you can read the opening remarks by Thorsten Geissler, Director of the KAS - Rule of Law Program South East Europe. Here you can read the opening remarks by Thorsten Geissler, Director of the KAS - Rule of Law Program South East Europe.

Constitutional Court, Human Rights and Mass-Media


On the 8th of December, the Rule of Law Program South East Europe co-organized the conference "Constitutional Court, Human Rights and Mass-Media", in cooperation with the E.MA Venice Program, the Romanian Cultural Institute, Romanian Cultural Institute, The Faculty of Political Science – University of Bucharest, the Excellence Center for Research and Development of the Faculty of Political Science.In his opening speech, Mr. Geissler stressed out that the topic of the conference is of great relevance for the development of democracies and therefore the KAS-RLPSEE has decided to support it.


Van Rompuy encourages Europe

Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, gave the first State of Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

„Today, Europe’s 500 million citizens have the foundation on which to build a better Europe in the future,” said Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council in the first „State of Europe“ address. Van Rompuy used this address to promote a confident and strong Europe in front of an audience of 800 citizens at the historic Pergamon Museum in Berlin.

Die verfassungsrechtliche Ordnung von Bosnien und Herzegowina: Funktionalität und europäische Perspektive

zugleich Präsentation des bislang einzigen Kommentars zur Verfassung von BuH - Ein Bericht

Die Konferenz des RSP SOE griff die Diskussion um die Verfassungsreform in Bosnien und Herzegowina erneut auf. An ihr haben alle hochrangigen Staats- und Justizvertreter BuHs teilgenommen. Als prominenten ausländischen Gast und Redner konnte das RSP SOE den Vorsitzenden des Ausschusses für die Angelegenheiten der Europäischen Union im Deutschen Bundestag, Gunther Krichbaum, CDU/CSU, gewinnen. Daneben richteten auch der deutsche Botschafter in BuH sowie der Botschafter der OSZE-Mission in BuH Grußworte aus. Den Konferenzbericth finden Sie hier.