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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.

Close economic cooperation based on values is key to avoid future economic crises

Holger Haibach, German MP, inaugurates KAS conference on value based economic policies

In the presence of about 100 representatives of politics and industry, Holger Haibach, MP and Majority Speaker on Economic Development and Cooperation, and Fahad Saeed Al Raqbani, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development, opened the KAS-conference „After the crisis – approaches for a value based economic policy“ in Abu Dhabi last night.

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the National Media Council sign MoU on new training program for Emirati journalists

Neues Ausbildungsprogramm für emiratische Nachwuchsjournalisten

The Regional Program Gulf-States of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung(KAS) and the National Media Council (NMC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the cooperation for a new training program for young journalists in the UAE. "We are very happy to cooperate with the NMC", said Thomas Birringer, Regional Representative of KAS in Abu Dhabi. "Journalists are an important and integral part of today's information based society. With our experience in media training and international cooperation KAS can make a valuable contribution to their training and assist in forming tomorrow's news elite".

"Pöttering speaks out for rights of Christians in Islamic societies"

United Arab Emirates a role model– KAS enhances relations between the Gulf and the EU

Christians in all Islamic countries should be given the right to practice their faith freely. During a lecture at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) in Abu Dhabi on September 20th, 2010 the Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, MEP, called for equal treatment of Christians and Muslims alike in their respective host-countries.

Regional Program Gulf-States represented at WOCMES

The Regional Program Gulf-States and KAS-Office Amman jointly represented The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung at the 3. World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES). Thomas Birringer, Regional Representative to the Gulf States, participated in a panel discussion on “The Multi-Level-Facets of Middle Eastern Security” which had been organized by KAS Jordan.

KAS-Seminar in Dubai

Young Journalists successful at Grimme Online Award

The participants of the Journalist's Academy in Dubai benefit from their experience. This year, three young journalists and former participants of the German-Arab Journalist's Academies won the Grimme Online Award 2010: Simon Kremer, Marc Röhlig and Jan Hendrik Hinzel (take part in December 2009 in Dubai).The Grimme Online Award is Germany's most important Internet Award.

Dialogue with the Gulf-States about Foreign- and Security Policy

KAS extends it's network

At the invitation of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung six young researchers from the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) visited from the 13th – 20th June 2010 Munich and Berlin and informed themselves about the security efforts undertaken by Germany.

Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel at the Gulf

German Chancellor Angela Merkel started her 4-day visit to the Gulf States in Abu Dhabi. This gave KAS the opportunity to give a short overview on the activities of its still young Regional Program Gulf-States. Her visit shows the increasing importance of the region - not only economically but also politically. Against this background the Chancellor welcomened KAS’ commitment and activities. Jidda in Saudi-Arabia, as well as Qatar and Bahrain are the next stops on the trip.

KAS initiates CSR Networking Evenings

For the first time the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung Regional Program Gulf-States and the Academy for Responsible Management invited to a network event on May 9th, 2010. The evening marked the start of a CSR Network Evening series and included a panel discussion on Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Market Economy.

KAS promotes responsible entrepreneurship

Arab CSR-Conference in Abu Dhabi

"Corporate Social Responsibility means for entrepreneurs to take on an active and responsible role in society. This principle is also a fundamental idea of the social market economy," said Thomas Birringer, Representative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Regional Program Gulf-States at a panel discussion at the Arab Corporate Social Responsibility Conference on May 9th, 2010 in Abu Dhabi. Individual solidarity, a market economy with appropriate regulations on a national level and international development cooperation belong together, added Birringer.

Philipp Mißfelder MdB and Chief of State Chancellary Dr. Beermann in the UAE

Junge Union meets young Emiratis

During their visit to the UAE Philipp Mißfelder MdB, Spokesman for Foreign Affairs of CDU/CSU, and Dr. Johannes Beermann, Chief of the State Chancellery of the German State of Saxony, met with students in Abu Dhabi. The KAS regional program Gulf-States had invited to a discussion round at Sorbonne University on April 12, 2010.