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EU-GCC Relations

The Path to a New Relationship

The overall objective of this workshop is to examine how the GCC and the EU countries can deepen their cultural, economic and political relations and the kind of challanges that they need to overcome in order to achieve this goal.

Expert conference

Promoting and Advocating for Civil Sector Enhancement (PACE) in Kuwait

En.v and KAS Launch the final Phase of PACE Project

In line with their objective to support civil society organizations, the En.v initiative (en.v) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) launch the final phase of the project ‘Promoting and Advocating for Civic Sector Enhancement’ (PACE) in 2018.


AStepAhead 2018

Number one career fair for women in Saudi Arabia

Also in 2018, the Regional Programme Gulf States continues to support "AStepAhead", the number one career fair for women in the Kingdom. In this year’s edition, KAS will also organise two workshops.


Regional Startup Competition

The most creative business ideas from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Germany

The German-Saudi Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (GESALO) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation organise another startup competition. This time, entrepreneurs from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Germany compete to make it to the finals.

Study and Information Program

The Role of Female Young Leaders in Socio-Economic Change

A visitor programme for a female Saudi delegation to Berlin

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is organising a visitor programme for a female Saudi delegation, in order to connect with peers from Germany and to develop jointly solutions.

Expert talk

Promoting & Advocating for Civic Sector Enhancement (PACE) in Kuwait

Next round for our PACE-project with KAS partner en.v

KAS Partner en.v develops a needs assessment and mapping of Kuwait’s civil society sector.


Connecting Entrepreneurs from Saudi Arabia and Germany

A Start-Up Competition Selecting Most Promising Business Ideas

The German-Saudi Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (GESALO) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) are organising a start-up competition for Saudi entrepreneurs. The winners travel to Berlin in mid-April to connect with their German counterparts.

Expert talk

Saudi-German Relations: Opportunities for Joint Cooperation

Round-table on challenges and opportunities of Saudi-German Foreign Relations

With a kick-off roundtable, the Prince Saud Al Faisal Institute for Diplomatic Studies (IfDS) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) seek to identify synergies and areas of cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Germany.


Supporting Saudi Women on the Labour Market

Career-Workshop for Female Young Professionals in Saudi Arabia

Glowork and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) are organising a workshop for success strategies at work, which shall improve the soft skills of Saudi women who have started their careers recently and strengthen their role in the professional sphere.


AStepAhead 2017


With its sponsorship of the 2017 edition of the Glowork AStepAhead Career Fair, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) seeks to contribute towards empowering women in Saudi Arabia’s society and enhancing their abilities to participate in the labour market.

A unique mixture of traditional and modern elements

Successful Internship in Abu Dhabi

There are only few places in the world with a similar mixture of traditional and modern elements within society and such cultural plurality as you encounter in Abu Dhabi. This is what I discovered during my three months internship at the regional office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Abu Dhabi this spring. And it was these regional distinctions that made this internship so special.

KAS Regional Program with positive results:

First appearance at most successful Book Fair in Abu Dhabi

On Sunday the 20th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair came to a close with a record number of visitors and exhibitors. More than 230.000 visitors, 367 exhibitors from 60 countries and record sales of over US $10 million made the Book Fair an absolute success. And the KAS Regional Program Gulf-States can look upon very positive results. „The Book Fair was an excellent platform for us to introduce our goals and activities to a larger audience“, said Thomas Birringer, Regional Representative to the Gulf-States. “The interest in our programs and publications was remarkable“.

German State Minister Beermann calls for cooperation in education and research

Dr. Johannes Beermann,State Minister of the German Freestate of Saxony, visited the Higher Colleges of Technology in Abu Dhabi. The intention of his visit was to foster recently established economic ties between Saxony and Abu Dhabi and to extend this cooperation to the fields of research and education.

Prime Minister of Lower-Saxony pays visit to KAS in Abu Dhabi

German politics meets young Emiratis. On February 14th, 2010, Christian Wulff, Prime Minister of Lower-Saxony, and young Emirati students and journalists met at the offices of KAS Regional Program Gulf States in Abu Dhabi. In a respectful and open atmosphere they discussed cultural similarities and differences, mutual expectations and opportunities for international initiatives.

German-Arab Journalist Academy of KAS started in Dubai

This year’s Journalists Academy started on December 3rd in cooperation with the KAS-Regional Program Gulf-States, located in Abu Dhabi, and the Journalists Association of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). (Dec. 4, 2009)

November 9th, in Kuwait: Conference on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Cooperation of KAS, embassies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Even in retrospective it still seems a miracle that the separation of Germany was overcome so peacefully. This was the consensus among historians, analysts, diplomats and politicians who gathered on November 9th, the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, in Kuwait for discussions. The conference – the only one held in the region to mark this occasion– was organized by KAS in cooperation with the embassies of Austria, Hungary, Poland and Germany as well as the University of Kuwait and the Kuwait Diplomatic Institute (KDI).

"Angehende Journalisten tragen gesellschaftliche Verantwortung"

Journalisten-Workshop in Oman feiert Auftakt unter Teilnahme von Botschafter Hans-Christian Freiherr von Reibnitz, Dr. Abdullah Al Kindi, Dekan des College of Arts and Human Sciences (SQU) und Dr. Obaid Al Shaqsi, Leiter der Medienfakultät (SQU).

"Best of" im Rheinischen Merkur

Die Artikel, die zehn junge Journalisten aus arabischen Ländern gemeinsam mit Stipendiaten und Altstipendiaten der Journalisten-Akademie der KAS (JONA) vergangenen Dezember in Dubai, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, recherchiert hatten, beschäftigen sich mit zeitkritischen Themen.

"Der Höhepunkt des Umbruchs in Nordafrika ist noch nicht erreicht"

Fachkonferenz zu den Herausforderungen des Arabischen Frühlings im Nahen Osten und in Nordafrika

Der politische Islam ist längst in Deutschland angekommen. Darauf machte Thomas Volk, Koordinator Islam und Religionsdialog der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, bei der Fachkonferenz zu den Umbrüchen im Nahen Osten und in Nordafrika aufmerksam und verwies in dem Zusammenhang auf die Entstehung neo-salafistischer Jugendbewegungen in Deutschland. Die Konferenz nahm die Entwicklungen nach dem Arabischen Frühling vor drei Jahren in den Blick und stellte sie in den Kontext zu Deutschland und Europa.

"Governments Policies to Stimulate Clean Tech Industries"

Paneldiskussion zu Energieeffizenz, Regulierung und Erneuerbaren Energien

Gemeinsam mit der Abu Dhabi-Niederlassung der Wirtschaftshochschule INSEAD, dem Masdar Institute of Science and Technology sowie dem IRENA Innovation and Technology Center organisierte das Regionalprogramm Golf-Staaten eine Diskussionsrunde zu Innovationen im Bereich Erneuerbarer Energien und ihrer Förderung durch die Politik. Die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung hatte hierzu Dr. Nikolaus Supersperger von der GIZ eingeladen, der vor allem die Bedeutung von Energieeffizienz betonte.