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Mohammed Bin Salman's Saudi Arabia

Reforms, Alliances, Regional Role
The reform process of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman has raised questions about the true depth & meaning of these reforms. How will they change Saudi Arabia´s face? What to expect from the new Saudi Arabia as a regional & global actor?

Discussion

Geopolitical Trends and Challenges: Implications for India’s Regional Security

This breakfast debate will discuss geopolitical trends and challenges for India’s regional security with Indian foreign security experts and representatives from the EU institutions and Brussels based Think Tanks.

Discussion

Way forward for renewables in Armenia

Best practice examples from local NGOs
Armenian NGOs working in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency take a look at the country's current political situation, presenting its experience and assess opportunities and risks for the development of renewables in Armenia.

Study and Information Program

RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

PROSPECTS FOR ARMENIA WITHIN THE EUROPEAN ENERGY SECURITY STRATEGY
This dialogue programme focusses on Armenia´s role within the EU´s Energy Security Strategy and brings together NGOs working in the field of renewable energies from Armenia with European stakeholders.

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Snap Elections in Turkey: Erdoğan reloaded or a step change?

This breakfast debate will discuss Turkey’s snap presidential and parliamentary elections on 24 June. Speakers and participants will look at why snap elections were called, what are the key issues and challenges, and who are the key contenders.

Expert conference

SHADOWS OF A RADICALIZED YOUTH

The struggle with Jihadism in the Mediterranean and the EU
The event analyzes the regional situation of Jihadist movements in the Mediterranean and the EU. It focuses on drivers of extremism in the countries and asks how to effectively counter a growing jihadist threat related to youth radicalization.

Discussion

After Mugabe

Legitimising Zimbabwe’s 2018 Elections
The panel want to discuss the EU’s bilateral relationship with Zimbabwe as well as its expectations towards the country in the light of its ongoing political transition with regards to the upcoming elections and political empowerment of the youth.

Study and Information Program

THE ROLE OF CITIES IN THE EU’S CLIMATE AND ENERGY POLICY

IMPLICATIONS FOR BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA
Study and information programme for experts from governmental administration from Bosnia and Herzegovina on “The Role of Cities in the EU’s Climate and Energy Policy – Implications for Bosnia Herzegovina”.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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