Events

Seminar

The EU and China in Africa – Prospects for Cooperation

EU-China Roundtable
Considering that the impact of the EU and China on the African continent has brought benefits and struggles, our one-day seminar aims to assess best practices and seeks to provide possibilities for pragmatic cooperation of the EU and China in Africa.

Seminar

A Turning Point in EU-Latin American Relations?

Challenges and Opportunities
The event aims at discussing current developments in EU-Latin America relations.

Seminar

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal on energy in developing countries

What role for the EU?
The seminar will explore how to successfully implement the Sustainable Development Goal on energy (SDG7) in developing countries and how EU policies can contribute to achieving this aim. (Please note: The seminar´s attendance is by invitation only)

Discussion

Middle East Conflict

Challenges and Prospects for a Resumption of direct Peace Negotiations
This event aims to provide first-hand information from the region and discuss possible steps to overcome the current Israeli-Palestinian impasse. Furthermore, the event will focus on the French initiative and the Middle East Quartet report.

Discussion

Land Degradation, Climate Change and Migration

CHALLENGES FOR THE EU AND AFRICA
700 million people are expected to lose their homes because of land degradation. International experts address the nexus between climate change, land degradation and migration at European and international level and discuss enhanced collaboration

Seminar

Africa and EU in Partnership

Joint Opportunities and Challenges
African and EU stakeholders discuss how to intensify the strategic partnership between Africa and the EU in the areas of peace-building and conflict prevention, sustainable economic development, and migration policy.

Discussion

THE FUTURE OF ACP-EU RELATIONS

Political Perspectives
African and European stakeholders discuss their perspectives and positions regarding the future of EU-ACP relations ahead of the beginning of negotiations of a post-Cotonou framework of cooperation.

Workshop

Balancing responsibility in international climate negotiations

The joint CS/KAS workshop gave international experts the chance to discuss tools from transitional justice in the climate change context tackling the question of shared responsibility and solidarity between the parties of the Paris UNFCCC agreement.

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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