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Workshop

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.

Congress

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.

Symposium

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.

Symposium

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.

Workshop

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.

Event

AStepAhead 2017

AN ANNUAL CAREER FAIR FOR WOMEN IN SAUDI ARABIA

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.

Merkel's Dilemma – Refugees and the Rise of the European Populists

AN EXPERT DIALOGUE ON THE SOCIO-POLITICAL CHALLENGES OF MIGRATION

The Regional Office Gulf States and the Jordan Office jointly organised an expert talk with TV presenter and journalist Mr Ali Aslan on Germany's refugee policy, the rise of European populist parties and the future of the European Union.

Post-ISIS Iraq and Syria: Stability through Regional Cooperation

A STRATEGIC DIALOGUE ON FUTURE SECURITY CHALLENGES IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the EastWest Institute arranged a two-day strategic dialogue, bringing together experts from ten countries to discuss political and economic scenarios for post-ISIS Syria and Iraq.

Saudi Arabia: An Influential Regional Actor on the Verge of Transformation

VISIT OF DR GERHARD WAHLERS IN SAUDI ARABIA

During his visit to Riyadh, Dr Wahlers spoke to decision-makers and civil society actors on current economic, social and political developments.

Saudi-German Dialogue: Bridging the Gap between Higher Education and the Labour Market

A GERMAN-SAUDI DIALOGUE ABOUT CHALLENGES FOR HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEMS

A double-event organised by the Regional Office Gulf States in Riyadh brought together Saudi and German experts to exchange ideas on higher education and the labour market at the Council of Saudi Chambers and the Ministry of Labour.

Youth in Economic Development: Saudi Students in Berlin

A STUDY PROGRAMME ON THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUNG PEOPLE’S ECONOMIC PARTICIPATION

In an increasingly complex and globalised world, both Germany and Saudi Arabia face the challenge of educating and training future executives adequately in order to provide real perspectives for employment and thereby use economic potential effectively.

People’s representation in the Gulf region

A RESEARCH PROJECT ON THE LEGISLATIVE AND ADVISORY SHURA-COUNCILS

Although tribalism and hereditary monarchies primarily shape the political system in the Gulf States, there are – against widespread assumptions – parliamentary and parliamentary-like systems in all states of the wider Gulf region. Now, as the first systematic venture of its kind, an ambitious research project analyses these representative institutions.

Diversifying the Economy by Developing the Individual’s Potential

Workshop on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises’ Effective Use of Social Media

Employees of Oman’s Public Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises Development together with successful young entrepreneurs are taking part in a two-day workshop on the effective use of social media.

“A random searchlight, but no beacon” – Media and Conflict in Yemen

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP FOR JOURNALISTS AT THE DEAD SEA

In national as well as international conflicts media have great manipulative power. In Yemen, too, the different conflict parties are exploiting newspapers and television channels in their struggle for political influence. Against this background, the Regional Office Gulf States has invited journalists from Yemen, other Arab countries, Europe and the USA to analyse how narratives propagated by local, regional and international media contribute to the escalation of violence within the country.

The role of assemblies in shaping legislative power in Germany and Bahrain

Workshop zur Gestaltungskraft legislativer Kammern in Deutschland und Bahrain

Ever since the inception of the Gulf monarchy, the popular assembly has played an important role in Bahrain’s legislative processes. Against this background, numerous members of the Bahraini Shura Council came together for a joint workshop with the KAS Regional Office Gulf States on February 15-16 to reflect on the role of parliamentary bodies in legislative processes. The members of the upper house exchanged views with two German experts on the role of assemblies in shaping legislative power in Bahrain, Germany and Europe.

Business for a change: Young Omani entrepreneurs are on the rise

Photo gallery of the KAS Social Entrepreneurship Workshop with young talents in Oman

Oman: a Gulf state commonly associated with gushing oil wells, the ancient Incense Road and Sindbad the Sailor. However, in the light of dwindling oil reserves, the worry-free days might be over soon. The question remains: What comes next? Young entrepreneurs with new ideas are needed. Visiting the students at GUtech University in Muscat, one will be surprised how motivated young Omanis are to take the future into their own hands.