Events - Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific
2nd KAS-EUCERS Energy Policy Dialogue, Auckland, Wellington, Sydney (New Zealand & Australia)
Energy Strategies: Germany, New Zealand & Australia – A Comparative Perspective
KAS Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific (KAS Australia) has organised in cooperation with the European Centre for Energy and Resources Security (EUCERS) (to be renamed into European Centre for Climate and Energy Security) its 2nd Energy Policy Dialogue. The Programme is scheduled to take place from 7 to 11 October 2019 in New Zealand and Australia. The aim of the Dialogue is to bring together policy makers, experts and business representatives from Australia, Germany and New Zealand to discuss current energy policy issues and possible solutions.
5th Australia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue, Berlin and Brussels (Germany and Belgium)
Terrorism Realities Old and New: Assessing Continuing and Evolving Challenges
In cooperation with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI, KAS' Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific will organize its 5th ASPI-KAS Australia-Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue in Berlin and Brussels from October 14 to 18 this year.
ASPI-KAS Roundtable on China, Berlin and Brussels (Germany and Belgium)
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) are joining forces for an expert dialogue on China.
Political Parties in the South Pacific, Honiara Solomon Islands
Pacific Regional Conference Creating Inclusive Political Parties
Energy Policy Roundtable Discussion with German MP Carsten Mueller, Sydney Australia
Challenges in the Energy Policy Sector in Germany and Australia
Pacific Update, Suva
The Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre will host its Pacific Update with the support of KAS Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific again this year.
The multidisciplinary conference takes place from 3 to 5 July 2019 at the University of the South Pacific in Suva/Fiji.
Otago Foreign Policy School, Dunedin
KAS Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific is proud to support the University of Otago in New Zealand’s Foreign Policy School again this year.
The School provides a forum for discussion of current challenges and possible policy solutions.
2. Australia-Germany 1.5 Track Cybersecurity Dialogue, Berlin and Brussels
Cybersecurity has become a priority for political leaders and discussion around these issues is important amongst value-partners and allies to ensure economic and national security for their populations. After the success of our inaugural Cybersecurity Dialogue 2018 in Canberra, this year we are bringing a delegation of Australian cybersecurity experts to Berlin and Brussels.
SDG16 in the Pacific, Fiji
The Institute for Economics & Peace in cooperation with the KAS Australia & the Pacific office presented its most recent report on SDG16 in the Pacific, 'Strenghtening and legitimising institutions to achieve sustainable development'.
Roundtable discussions with Mark Hauptmann, Member of the German Bundestag (MP) in Wellington
He will be visiting New Zealand from 15 until 18 April 2019.
Mark Hauptmann, Member of the German Bundestag (MP), was awarded a PM Fellowship by the New Zealand Government. PM Fellowships provide an opportunity for rising political leaders to visit New Zealand and to learn more about, and to intensify, the bilateral relationship between New Zealand and their home country.
Political Dialogue Programme Australia and New Zealand: Tackling the New Challenges for Political Parties and Liberal Democracies in Changing Times
Dr Klaus Schueler, Federal Managing Director of the CDU Germany, and Frank Priess, Deputy Head, Department for European and International Cooperation at KAS Germany, to visit Canberra, Sydney, Wellington and Christchurch. February 2019
These are turbulent times for liberal democracies like Australia and Germany as they face similar political challenges- both internally and externally. Likewise, New Zealand is still adjusting to political changes following the change of power from the National Party to a Labour-New Zealand First-Green coalition.
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Intensivere Beziehungen zur deutschen Wirtschaft
Australische Premierministerin von New South Wales will Wirtschaft und Arbeitsmarkt vorantreiben
Die australische Premierministerin von New South Wales (NSW), Gladys Berejiklian, will das Umland von Sydney wirtschaftlich weiter ausbauen und dort unter anderem für neue Arbeitsplätze sorgen. Ihr Langzeitprojekt von einer Flughafenstadt „Aerotropolis“ zur Stärkung des Umlandes von Sydney, erläuterte sie am Freitag bei einem Besuch in der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. „Dieser Besuch zeigt, dass wir uns der Vertiefung und dem Ausbau unserer Beziehungen zu Deutschland verpflichtet fühlen“, sagte Berejiklian.
(c) Hartmut Voigt
2nd Australia-Germany Cybersecurity Dialogue, Berlin and Brussels, June 24 – 28 2019
After the success of our first Australia-Germany Cybersecurity Dialogue in Canberra in 2018, for this year’s dialogue we took a group of Australian experts to Berlin and Brussels. The delegation engaged in theme-focused roundtables and bilateral meetings at relevant ministries and institutions in Berlin and Brussels to examine current challenges and how to best manage them based on multifaceted approaches and bi-lateral/multi-lateral cooperation.
Pacific Update, Suva
The Pacific Update, a multinational conference organised by ANU’s Development Policy Centre in cooperation with the University of the South Pacific (USP) and with the support of KAS Australia and the Pacific as well as the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), was held from 3 to 5 July 2019 at USP in Suva/Fiji.
Otago Foreign Policy School, Dunedin
The University of Otago, with the support of KAS Australia and the Pacific, has held its 54th Otago Foreign Policy School from 28 until 30 June 2019 in Dunedin/New Zealand.
4th ASPI-KAS 1.5 Track Australia/Europe Counter-Terrorism Dialogue
“Shifting Frontiers: Addressing Post-Caliphate Terrorism Dynamics”
In cooperation with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), KAS Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific brought a high-level delegation of Counter-Terrorism policymakers and experts from Germany and the EU to Australia to discuss current trends, effective counter-strategies and increase cooperation regarding these developments.
Luncheon Discussion with German Minister of Defence
On the occasion of the visit of the German Minister of Defence, Dr Ursula von der Leyen, KAS Australia and the Pacific co-hosted a luncheon discussion in cooperation with the German Embassy.
Political Dialogue Programme Australian-German Relations with MP Klein
mit MdB Volkmar Klein
Australia and Germany have been enjoying an increasingly close relationship. MP Volkmar Klein’s visit to Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne provided an excellent opportunity to focus on strengthening these ties further.
Pacific Political Party Workshop
Legal and Regulatory Frameworks for Political Parties
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Office in Fiji, in cooperation with the KAS Regional Programme - Australia and the Pacific, organised a workshop on Political Parties in the Pacific which took place recently in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
Australian-German Dialogue on Asia
In cooperation with the College of Asia and the Pacific at the ANU we conducted for the first time a conference to address the challenges and opportunities offered by the ever-evolving geographical, economic and strategic space of Asia.
Expert and Think Tank discussions in New Zealand
Several meetings and discussions on Asia and the current challenges in the Asia-Pacific region took place with experts and Think Tanks in New Zealand from the 5th to the 7th of September.
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