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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.

The privilege of experiencing other cultures

“Quadriga” host Ali Aslan speaks in Oman about the role of media in intercultural dialogue.

As a nation of merchants and seafarers, Oman has developed a tradition of cultural openness and religious tolerance. In the Middle East, the country serves as a prime example of peaceful co-existence between different religions and cultures. With 90% of its population being Muslim, Oman has also become home of growing communities of Christians, Buddhists, Hindus and others, especially due to the influx of migrant workers from East and West.

“With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”

Kuwaitis diskutieren die Rolle der Medien im interreligiösen Dialog mit dem renommierten Journalist Ali Aslan

At the Al Duaij Family Diwan, Kuwaitis discuss the role of media in interreligious dialogue with the renowned German journalist and “Quadriga” host Mr Ali Aslan.

Tis early practice only makes the master: becoming a journalist means taking responsibility

Workshop on Investigative Journalism and E-publishing for Young Omani Journalists

Exploring in depth, uncovering irregularities, bringing deficiencies to the light – investigative journalism plays an essential role in the public debate. Media thereby build the bridge between society and politics. To make young Omani journalism students from the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) familiar with critical questioning and examining was the aim of the six-day workshop which took place in Muscat, March 13-18, 2014.

Saudi women are climbing the career ladder

A cross-regional dialogue on economic growth

Is it possible for women to advance professionally and pursue a successful career in a country which even prevents them from driving? By organising a side event of the Jeddah Economic Forum 2014, the KAS Regional Office Gulf States looked behind the scenes of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and revealed that unseen by the world, Saudi business women emancipate themselves in this patriarchal society.

Young Omani entrepreneurs inspired by Germany’s economic model

Due to decreasing oil reserves and the increasing population, Oman focuses on small and medium-sized enterprises

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a key role in reducing the economic dependence on oil and can pave the way for the integration of young Omanis into the labour market. Thus the question is: How can young Omanis find their way into freelance self-employment and which are the best methods to encourage these enterprises? Economic expert Guido Zakrzewski spoke about this topic during the sixth SME-Conference in Muscat and showcased the promotion of SMEs in Germany.

Europe, the Levant and the Gulf States – Chances for Triangular Cooperation

Reconsidering Strategic Interests in the Middle East

Shortly before Christmas, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung invited academics, experts and decision-makers from the three regions to discuss the current priority issues of the Middle East during a multiday symposium, held at the Dead Sea, Jordan.

EU-GCC Regional Security Cooperation

Lively discussions, informative presentations and brilliant thoughts

While the European Union (EU) and the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are seeking to broaden their cooperation to various sectors ranging from economic cooperation to energy, environment and scientific research, the scope for cooperation in the field of security still remains particularly large. This becomes highly salient in light of the many common challenges that the EU and the GCC face, such as energy and food security, the conflict in Syria and the fragile transition in Yemen.

Young Women in the Gulf Region in Need of Career Opportunities

About 70% of students in the Gulf region are female. Only a small fraction, however, makes the successful transition from the classroom to the executive floor. The situation in Germany is similar, as most of the leading positions within corporations are occupied by men. Yet, what is the reason for this discrepancy and how can women overcome the almost insurmountable obstacles?

Beyond Rhetoric?

Sharaka hosts lecture series on EU foreign policy

The EU funded Sharaka project held its second series of lectures in Kuwait, the UAE and Bahrain from 15 to 17 April 2013. This time, the lecture aimed at providing information about the EU, its institutions and policies in the Mediterranean. Dr Nathalie Tocci, deputy director of the Italian research centre Istituto Affairi Internazionali (IAI), dealt with EU foreign policies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in the aftermath of the transformations. At each stop, her lecture was followed by remarks of a local counterpart before the discussion was opened for the audience.

“What do they think about us?”

Sharaka Workshop on Enhancing Understanding and Cooperation in Media and Higher Education

The workshop “Dialogue on Opportunities for Enhancing Understanding and Cooperation in Media and Communications in Higher Education and Scientific Research in EU–GCC relations” took place 26 March 2013 in Muscat, Oman. After the presentation of two research papers, the attendants participated in a feedback session. The following focus groups discussed ways to strengthen the cooperation in Higher Education as well as in Media and Communication. The workshop was attended by diplomats and policy-makers from both the GCC and the EU along with scientists from various research institutions.