Expert talk

Shoulder to Shoulder?

Transatlantic Relations in Development Co-operation
The event will look at EU-US Development Dialogue with a focus on the four broad topics of 'policy frameworks', 'democracy promotion', 'strategic security interests', and 'post MDG-process'.

Expert talk

Shoulder to Shoulder

Transatlantic Relations in Development Co-operation
Die Veranstaltung beschäftigt sich mit dem EU-US Entwicklungsdialog mit Blick auf die vier Schwerpunkte "Rahmenbedingungen", "Demokratieförderung", "Strategische Sicherheitsinteressen" und dem "MDG-Nachfolgeprozess".


The Sustainable Use of Natural Ressources in South Asia

The potential for regional cooperation
The conference will bring together experts from South Asia and Europe in order to discuss the way forward for regional cooperation in cross border water sharing and water projects.


Experiencing and Understanding Europe

Training of trainers for Societal Opinion Formers from the Western Balkans
Simulation game and train-the trainers seminar on the EU-Enlargement Process

Book presentation

Supporting political parties for Democracy

ENOP lunch time roundtable discussion
During the event the ENOP Policy Paper "Supporting political parties for democracy - food for thought for Euopean actors" was launched.

Expert talk

EU-Japan Cooperation at the Nexus of Security and Development

Luncheon discussion with Prof. Dr. Axel Berkovsky at the European Office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
The Multinational Development Policy Dialogue of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is organising a luncheon discussion with Prof. Dr. Axel Berkovsky (Europan Japan Advanced Research Network)


The EU and Central Asia

state of play of the “Strategy for a New Partnership”
The Multinational Development Policy Dialogue will hold a discussion on the current state of play of the EUs strategy towards Central Asia.

Study and Information Program

Foreign Policy Exchange Visit of Future Palestinian Diplomats

For the second time, graduates from Birzeit University in the Palestinian Territories, who will become Future Palestinan Diplomats came to Brussels to get information on the functioning of the European Union.

Event Reports

Towards a European Sustianable Battery Industry

How to create jobs for a low carbon society
To become competitive in the global battery market Europe will require to bring together all different players in the field to share expertise and knowledge to forge and promote the European Battery Alliance. At present, only 3% of all batteries produced in the world are produced in Europe. China and the USA are market leaders, with Japan also having a technological lead. The event-report summarizes the discussions of our workshop with Bellona Foundation and the European Policy Centre on the future of this European initiative to catch up with global battery industries.

Event Reports

Environment, Security and Migration in the Middle East & Africa

by Johannes Hügel

Looking to the Future
On April 19, the MNED of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Brussels office, together with the EastWest Institute (EWI), organised a workshop concerning the nexus between migration, environment and security in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The dialogue brought together experts, policy makers, journalists, and academics from the individual countries across the MENA region to discuss a range of interrelated issues pertaining to the region’s future energy, water and food security, and how the outlooks of these respective domains may affect future migratory flows.

Event Reports

Shadows of a radicalized youth.

by Susanne Conrad

The struggle with Jihadism in the Mediterranean and the EU
This report summarizes the key messages drawn from the conference "Shadows of a radicalized youth: The struggle with Jihadism in the Mediterranean and the EU" held in Brussels on 29 May 2018.

Event Reports

Dialogue Programme on Water and Waste Management Models

by Johannes Hügel

Insights and Ways Forward for the MENA Region
This article provides a summary of a five-day dialogue programme of meetings, presentations, discussions and field trips entitled ‘Innovations in water and waste management: Models of transferability to the MENA region’, which took place from 25-29 March 2018 in Cologne, Germany and Brussels, Belgium. The publication has been jointly elaborated with Wala' Abdullah from NGO Fanack.

Event Reports

Sustainability and Climate Responsibility in Global Value Chains

by Johannes Hügel

The report summarizes the workshop´s results, focusing on global value chains and related international frameworks, which specifically support environmental and sustainability goals.

Event Reports

A water energy nexus (WEN) for the Middle East

by Johannes Hügel

The historic experience of the European Coal and Steel Community
On Tuesday 28.11.2017 the MNED of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the KAS Palestinian Territories together with EcoPeace Middle East held the event "A water energy nexus (WEN) for the Middle East and the historic experience of the European Coal and Steel Community". The WEN is an exciting new concept surrounding the trade of water and energy between Jordan, Israel and Palestine. This report summarizes the results of the WEN study conducted by KAS and EcoPeace, which have been presented at the European Parliament and accompanied by a keynote speech from Mr Elmar Brok MEP.

Event Reports

Peacebuilding and State-building in Libya

What role for the EU?
This report summarizes the key messages drawn from the conference "Peacebuilding and State-building in Libya. What role for the EU?" held in Brussels on 18 October 2017.

Event Reports

Energising Africa

by Johannes Hügel

Financing Access to Energy
On the 22nd October 2017 the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung hosted the dinner debate “Energising Africa – Financing Access to Energy”. This discussion brought together over thirty environmental experts, representatives from the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) and the Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP), CEOS, ambassadors and the Commission to discuss energy access goals and their implementation in urban and rural Africa.

Event Reports


Despite rather gloomy prospects for democratic transition in the EaP region, the EU is still a player capable of having a positive impact on developments in the region. CSOs remain the true allies of the EU in its Eastern Neighborhood to raise the voice for democratic transition. The future status of CS as an influential player counterbalancing the EaP states will determine countries’ political model in the region. Consequently, the KAS remains committed to supporting independent Civil Society in Eastern Europe to promote democratic transformation and European rapprochement of their countries.

Event Reports

Symposium Europäische Energiepolitik des Wirtschaftsrates der CDU e.V.

by Jasper Eitze, Johannes Hügel

Marktwirtschaftliche Neuausrichtung der Energiewende am Standort Deutschland und Europa
Als Auftakt für die zweite Runde des „energylabs“ fand am 11. September 2017 in Brüssel das hochkarätig besetzte „Symposium Europäische Energiepolitik“ statt. Der Fokus lag dabei auf der marktwirtschaftlichen Neuausrichtung der Energiewende am Standort Deutschland und Europa.
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