Events

Workshop

Libya Task Force: Haftar's Assault on Tripoli

The Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean is organizing a meeting of its Libya Task Force in order to discuss the recent offensive of Khalifa Haftar on the capital city of Tripoli and evaluate the prospects of existing diplomatic initiatives to mediate the Libyan crisis.

Seminar

MENA Leadership Academy

The third Training of the MENA Leadership Academy will take place in Istanbul this year.

Workshop

Cyber-Geopolitics and the Future of Conflict in the Middle East and North Africa

International Expert Workshop
The Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean and the Country Program Lebanon of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organizes an expert workshop on developments in cyber security and cyber conflict in the MENA region

Expert talk

Is Mediterranean Multilateralism Dead? Stock-Taking and Future Scenarios

Mediterranean Advisory Group Meeting

Seminar

"The Future of Arab Policing"

The significant political transformations the MENA region is going through are driving broad institutional reforms. In this regard, police forces represent a symbolic body that has to be modernized and settled in accordance with the needs and expectations of Arab societies. In December 2018, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s (KAS) Regional Program South Mediterranean in collaboration with the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) initiated a of conference series on police reform with a particular focus on the relationship between citizens and police forces.

Expert conference

Police Reforms in the Middle East and North Africa

Conference
A three-day conference is organized by the KAS Regional Program South Mediterranean and the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) in order to present reform possibilities of the police sector in Middle East and North Africa.

Workshop

Capacity Building for Libyan Academics

The Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain (IRMC) organize a workshop with the title "Scientific Methodology and Writing in Social Sciences and Humanities" in Tunis, Tunisia.

Expert talk

Migration in North Africa: A Perspective from the Region

Dialogue Program
Dialogue program for a German delegation of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group

Event Reports

Libya Task Force

Haftar's Assault on Tripoli: Status Quo and Outlook
Since the beginning of Khalifa Haftar’s offensive on Tripoli on 4 April 2019, the Libyan capital has witnessed yet another humanitarian crisis with hundreds of people killed and thousands displaced. While GNA-aligned militias have started their counteroffensive to reclaim the territories taken by the LNA, the forces competing over the control of Tripolitania find themselves in a standoff as the Eastern offensive on the capital turned into a siege.

Event Reports

Leadership, Negotiation, and Lobbying: Skills for successful NGO work

MENA Leadership Academy II-3
From 24 to 27 April, the KAS Regional Program South Mediterranean invited 20 young activists from the Mediterranean region to Istanbul for the third training in the framework of the second generation of the KAS MENA Leadership Academy.

Event Reports

A Debate on Regional Order in the Levant

Roundtable Discussion
The Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean of KAS has organized in cooperation with the International Relations Council of Turkey and the Center for Turkish Studies a high-caliber panel discussion on the regional order in the Levant. The event took place on April 25th at the Kadir Has University in Istanbul and is the continuation of a conference and an anthology on the topic prepared in collaboration by the KAS Regional Program South Mediterranean and the International Relations Council of Turkey.

Event Reports

Cyber-Geopolitics and the Future of Conflict in the Middle East and North Africa

Expert Workshop
Over the last decade, cyber space has developed into a major theatre for competition and conflict, also in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Cyber geopolitics and digital proxy warfare arguably re-shape regional conflict dynamics and alter power balances between states and non-state actors with asymmetrical military capabilities. Cyberattacks on civilian and military targets, disinformation campaigns and data leakages are daunting challenges with fierce consequences. Yet, governments and security institutions as well as private companies and civil society organizations in the region do not seem prepared in terms of strategies and capabilities to deal with this new dimension of conflict.

Event Reports

Stabilizing the War-Torn Economy in Libya

Policy Recommendations for EU Action
Finding sustainable solutions to stabilise the economy in Libya requires a holistic approach as the key economic issues link into all different aspects of the Libyan conflict. Economic realities cannot be dealt with in isolation from the political process and the highly complex security architecture in the country.

Event Reports

MENA 2030: Scenarios for Security and Defense Cooperation

Mediterranean Advisory Group
The Mediterranean Advisory Group of the KAS Regional Program South Mediterranean met in Cadenabbia, Italy, at the banks of Lake Como for a strategic foresight exercise on the prospects for multilateralism concerning security and defense cooperation in the broader Middle East and North Africa region.

Event Reports

Migration in North Africa: A Perspective from the Region

Dialogue Program
The current trends of irregular migration movements across the Mediterranean and international approaches to migration management were the subject of a dialogue program with the delegation of the Young Group of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag in Tunis.

Event Reports

Scientific writing and methodology training for Libyan academics

In order to strengthen academic capacities in Libya as well as to connect Libyan and Tunisian scholars and researchers, the KAS Regional Program South Mediterranean organized a training in cooperation with the Institute de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain (IRMC), the French Embassy to Libya, the University of Tripoli and the Tripoli Academy of Higher Studies on scientific writing and methodology in human and social sciences.

Event Reports

Strengthening Migration Reporting in Libya

Training of Trainers
The majority of African migration towards Europe for the past few years was channeled through one single country – Libya. Fact-based and conflict-sensitive reporting on irregular migration and the conditions for migrants and refugees in the country requires a comprehensive understanding of the phenomenon and its causes and effects as well as the complex legal framework.

Event Reports

Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa: Future Work Directions

Regional Seminar
The Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung held in cooperation with the Arab Institute for Human Rights a two-day seminar on human rights in the Middle East and North Africa.