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Social Market Economy and Corporate Social Responsibility

As part of the CSR Network Evening series the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung Regional Program Golf-States and the Academy for Responsible Management invite to the first network event on Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Market Economy.


!!! postponed to Sept. 20th, 2010!!!

Dr. Pöttering: "Europe and the Gulf - Common Challenges and Perspectives"

The lecture had to be cancelled because of the recent eruption of the vulcano on Iceland. Dr. Pöttering was unable to travel to Abu Dhabi as the airports in Germany remain closed.


Germans and Emiratis – Stereotypes, Expectations, Experiences

Mr. Christian Wulff, the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, Germany meets with young Emiratis

Mr. Christian Wulff, Prime Minister of Lower-Saxony, and young Emiratis will meet at the offices of KAS Regional Program Gulf-States in Abu Dhabi to discuss cultural similarities and differences, mutual expectations and opportunities.


„The Gulf States – A blueprint for a globalized world?”

German-Arab Journalists’ Academy

The KAS Regional Program Gulf-States in Abu Dhabi will hold an Intercultural Academy for Young Journalists from Germany and the Gulf-States. 9 German journalists will cooperate with 9 Arab journalists during a seminar from the December 2.- 12.


Twenty Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall

International Conference under the Patronage of His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, Foreign Minister

Arranged by the Kuwait Diplomatic Insitute, the Department of Political Studies, University of Kuwait, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Embassies of Austria, Poland , Hungary and Germany in Kuwait.


Elections in Germany - Consequences for German-Arab relations

Discussion organized by KAS and German Embassy

Two important Journalists from a German and an Arab newspaper will discuss the result of the elections in Germany with regard to German-Arab relations.

Expert talk

"Governments Policies to Stimulate Clean Tech Industries"

Policy Breakfast

Auf Einladung des Regionalprogramms der KAS wird Dr. Nikolaus Supersberger, Experte für nachhaltige Energiesysteme, an der Panel Diskussion zum Thema "Government Policies to Stimulate Clean Tech Industries" teilnehmen.


Austausch zwischen Startups aus Saudi-Arabien und Deutschland

Ein Startup-Wettbewerb vielversprechender Geschäftsideen

Die Außenhandelskammer (AHK) Riad und die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organisieren ein Startup-Wettbewerb für saudische Gründer. Die Finalisten reisen Mitte April nach Berlin, um sich mit deutschen Gründern auszutauschen.


Deutsche Hochschullandschaft im Vergleich

Dr. Johannes Beermann spricht an den Higher Colleges of Technology

Der sächsische Staatsminister Dr. Johannes Beermann stellt emiratischen Studenten das in Deutschland bestehende Duale Bildungssystem vor. Prof. Joerg Weber, TU Dresden, spricht ueber das deutsche Hochschulwesen.

Expert conference

Deutscher Wirtschaftsexperte zu Gast in Oman

Deutsch-Omanischer Austausch zur Förderung von kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen

Auf Einladung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung wird der deutsche Wirtschaftsexperte Guido Zakrzewski an der sechsten Konferenz zur Förderung von kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen im Sultanat Oman teilnehmen.

EU-GCC Relations

The Path towards a New Relationship

On the 14th of October 2019, the Regional Programme Gulf States hosted a workshop in Brussels on the relations between the European Union (EU) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Attended by experts, scholars and officials from Gulf States, Europe and the US, this workshop took place under Chatham House Rules. In the following, we summarize the debate and main outcomes.


Start.Up! Germany – Bringing entrepreneurs from the Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia to Germany

The number of startups in Saudi Arabia is growing steadily and is actively promoted under the Saudi Vision 2030. One goal of the Vision is to diversify the Saudi economy and in particular to enable young people and women to participate in the economy by helping them to set up their own businesses.

Saudi-German Relations: Opportunities for Joint Cooperation


Diplomatic relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Germany date back to the 1950s. Particularly in the areas of economic cooperation and security cooperation, both countries have long been on a path of active exchange and close coordination. Despite this positive track record, bilateral relations between the two countries have recently also experienced diplomatic setbacks. Overcoming these developments remains a key challenge for the foreign policy of both countries.

Supporting Saudi Women in the Labour Market

A Career Workshop to Strengthen the Economic Role of Women in Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is on a steep path of economic transformation. This development has also attributed Saudi women with a greater economic and social role. Flanked by fundamental economic reforms, Saudi Arabia has seen a remarkable increase in women in employment in recent years. Despite this success, however, there are cultural challenges for working women that still need to be addressed.

Arts, Culture and Dialogue over Conflict

Al-Madaniya – Yemen’s platform for peace and contemporary art

Supporting the innovative new online platform “al-Madaniya magazine”, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Regional Programme Gulf States aims at making the case for a more differentiated perspective on Yemen.

AStepAhead 2017

A Career Fair for Women as an Entry Point into the Labour Market

In addition to its commodity wealth, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a resource for which it is far less well-known: highly qualified labour, especially women. Unlike its oil reserves, however, this vast human resource has been partially underutilized in recent years. This is illustrated by the following key figures: Although a notable proportion of 51.8% of graduates in Saudi Arabia today are female, still 32.8% of all Saudi women remain unemployed.

Establishment of sector-wide networks for civil society organizations in Kuwait

The Second and Third Event of the PACE Workshop Series

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have always been the driving force behind social transformation and have made a significant contribution in Kuwait, especially in the face of current economic and social challenges. Nevertheless, the sector lacks visibility towards other actors, which adversely affects the legitimacy of NGOs and their ability to defend civic interests. Networks and collaboration between the organizations promise a great potential to improve this situation, as civil society actors could jointly better position themselves.

"We Want to See Actions"

H.E. Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir about Saudi relations to Qatar, Iran and the US

Saudi Arabia is a key state in a region which is marked by instability and conflict. The Kingdom just recently proved its influence: Several Gulf States, led by Saudi Arabia, cut their diplomatic ties with Qatar. The Saudi Foreign Minister H.E. Al Jubeir spoke about various topics at Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Berlin: the difficult relations of Saudi Arabia to the State of Qatar, to the Islamic Republic of Iran, but also about the good relationship to the US.

Empowering Kuwait’s CSOs through Enhanced Networks

A Workshop Series Seeks to Strengthen the Civil Society Sector in Kuwait by Fostering Thematic Networks

Kuwait is in many ways exceptional as a country with a relatively well-developed civil society compared with its peers in the Gulf region. Nevertheless, the country’s sector is plagued by fragmentation. Still, civil society organizations (CSOs) working in the same or similar fields lack awareness of each other’s activities. Thus, they fall short of tapping into tremendous synergies. Unlocking this potential could bolster the effectiveness and legitimacy of the civil society of Kuwait.

Improving Mutual Understanding

GCC Delegation in Berlin

On 7 April, a delegation of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) visited the headquarters of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Berlin where they met with Dr Gerhard Wahlers, Deputy Secretary General of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Head of the International Division.