Events

Seminar

High level seminar on public and corporate governance in Africa/EU relations

A key to sustainable growth and development in a globalised economy
The seminar aimed to feed into the preparations of the Africa/EU Summit and its theme is going to be linked to the main topics of the Summit which will be economic growth and job creation within the framework of the Africa-EU strategic partnership.

Study and Information Program

DIALOGUE PROGRAMME for KAS-Partners from China and India

Trialogue China-India-EU: Energy and Security
Trialogue programme and public conference concentrating on foreign and security policy as well as on energy security aspects as components for the strategic interests of China, India and the EU.

Study and Information Program

Dialogue Programme for selected KAS-Partners from Afghanistan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam

‘Strengthening the interaction of civil-society with political society’
Granting the participants insights into European policy shaping processes and to provide the opportunity to engage with European think tanks and CSOs, political party representatives, MEPs on the modus operandi for exchange existent in Europe

Expert conference

Democracy promotion by EU external assistance programmes

experiences from the fields
Expert Roundtable on EU-Democracy Promotion. Regional focus: EU engagement in Sub-Sahara Africa and its lessons from the DR Congo, Cambodia and Vietnam, post-communist countries and the Mediterranean and the Middle East

Expert conference

The EU’s foreign policy towards Cuba: between pragmatism and value-orientation

Conference hosted by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, “Multinational Dialogue on Development Policy”
Working languages: Spanish, English, German

Expert talk

“After Lula: Challenges for Brazil”

Fachgespräch
Dialogue Programme and Public Event on the challenges for Brazil 'after Lula'

Study and Information Program

DIALOGUE PROGRAMME for members of the Central-American think tank network "la RED"

Red Centroamericana de Centros de Pensamiento e Incidencia (la RED)
Dialogue Programme and Public Event on: Challenges for Central America: Finding the balance between political stability, democratic values and human development

Expert conference

"The curse of ressources and challenges for state capacity building in the conflict prone Great Lakes Region"

What role international and national actors could and should play
The conference seeks to assess against the conflict structures to what extent international, national as well as bilateral initiatives contribute towards the establishment of peace and stability

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

COUNTERBALANCING THE STATE: HOW CAN CIVIL SOCIETY PROMOTE TRANSFORMATION?

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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