Events - Multinational Development Policy Dialogue Brussels
The Colombian Peace Deal
An opportunity for just and lasting peace?
The event will discuss if the peace deal signed with the FARC on 13 November 2016 will respond to the concerns of the Colombian people and if it will be able to bring a just and lasting peace to the country.
12th EU-China Think Tank Roundtable
Chinese and European experts will discuss the future of EU-China relations, identify regional foreign policy and security challenges for Europe and China, and reflect on cooperation oppotunities in the areas of trade, investment and climate change.
Green Urban Development Prospects in Africa
On 26th of April a high ranking African delegation of parliamentarians and city mayors discussed with Jens Gieseke, MEP on "Green Urban Development Prospects in Africa"
Engaging Cuba in Dialogue
The PDCA and future prospects for political and economic bilateral cooperation
This event aims to promote an internal reflection among European decision-makers on the principles that should guide EU’s engagement with Cuba in the years to come.
Ahead of the Africa-EU Summit
Setting the course for a sustainable partnership
The event aims at exchanging views on strategies of future Africa-EU cooperation. Representatives from European and African institutions, think tanks, the civil society and business will discuss vision on the course for sustainable change in Africa.
Water as warrantor for stability
The Middle East is a key region, where an ever higher water demand leads to an aggravation of long-lasting conflicts. The expert discussion will raise awareness of the importance of water as guarantor for regional stability and security.
Global Emissions Reduction
What are motivators, obstacles and the role of Germany?
The event will present the new KAS study on global emissions reduction and discuss about motivators and drivers of the big greenhouse gas emitters and their commitment to climate action, as well as about sustainable ways of living and doing business.
The Revised European Consensus on Development
Impact on the Implementation of the Agenda 2030 and Implications on the Work of Political FOundations
The event aims to present an overview of the objectives behind the revised European Consensus on Development, discuss its relevance in current efforts to implement the SDGs and assess its consequences for the work of political foundations.
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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.
Environment, Security and Migration in the Middle East & Africa
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.
Shadows of a radicalized youth.
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.
Dialogue Programme on Water and Waste Management Models
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.
Sustainability and Climate Responsibility in Global Value Chains
The report summarizes the workshop´s results, focusing on global value chains and related international frameworks, which specifically support environmental and sustainability goals.
A water energy nexus (WEN) for the Middle East
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.
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.
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.
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.
Symposium Europäische Energiepolitik des Wirtschaftsrates der CDU e.V.
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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