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Nov

2019

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After 50 young civil society activists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) completed the first and second MENA Leadership Academies, the Regional Program South Mediterranea...

Nov

2019

Call for Applications
After 50 young civil society activists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) completed the first and second MENA Leadership Academies, the Regional Program South Mediterranea...
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Congress

Foreign Aid in the Middle East and North Africa

Shifting Patterns in International Cooperation
This international conference, organized by the Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Mediterranean Academy for Diplomatic Studies (MEDAC), aims to map the new trends, patterns and priorities of foreign aid assistance as well as their objectives and impacts for the regional development of the MENA.

Seminar

Seminar of the European Fall Academy

Call for Applications
About thirty young social activists from the central Maghreb will take part at the European Fall Academy that the KAS Regional Program South Mediterranean organizes for the third time at the European Academy of Otzenhausen (Germany).

Discussion

EU-North Africa Relations: Resetting the Dialogue on Partnership

Panel Discussion
This panel discussion seeks to review how to reset the debate on EU-North Africa relations and how to adjust to the demands and expectations on both sides following a recently edited volume on "The European Union and North Africa: Prospects and Challenges".

Congress

The Mediterranean Women Digital Summit

MED Women for Social Innovation
The Mediterranean Women Digital Summit is a yearly platform for outstanding women activists and entrepreneurs leading the digital transformation of their countries’ economies and societies. After a successful first edition, the organizers seek to extend the experience with a second event with a particular attention paid to social innovation. Hosting activists, social entrepreneurs as well as academics from countries of the southern Mediterranean region, the Mediterranean Women Digital Summit aims at providing a platform to explore the opportunities digitalization offers to women empowerment. This year, participants will share innovative ideas that are social both in their means and ends. The objective here is to develop a reflection on how to contribute through social innovations to a more sustainable and inclusive development in the Southern Mediterranean respecting various fields from access to education, to healthcare, or running business. The target outcome of the summit is to create a network of inspired women and enable them with knowledge and experiences from other success stories. With the opportunities that the digital economy offers to them, those leading women will be better equipped to contribute through social innovations to a more sustainable and inclusive development in the Southern Mediterranean.

Workshop

Mapping Middle Eastern Alliances

Mediterranean Advisory Group
The workshop seeks to take a closer look at old and new patterns of Middle Eastern alliances.

Expert talk

Back to the Basics? Municipal Councils and Local Peacebuilding in Libya

Roundtable
The KAS Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean in cooperation with the think tank Stractegia is organizing a Libyan-Libyan dialogue event in Tunis. The closed-door roundtable brings together Libyan politicians, governmental officials, members of the civil society, of security institutions and the private sector. Representatives of selected international institutions will join as observers.

Workshop

dHow can Special Economic Zones lead to Growth and Integration in North Africa?

International Workshop on the potential of Special Economic Zones for North Africa, taking place in Rabat and Tangier, Morocco.

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.

Event Reports

EU-North Africa Relations: Resetting the Dialogue on Partnership

Panel discussion
In light of the changes and challenges in North Africa, the European Union has been forced to rethink its approach towards the region. While Tunisia is the only North African country engaged in DCFTA negotiations with the EU, it appears as if the traditional instruments of the EU are not effectively responding to the current economic and political setup in the region and leave expectations on both shores of the Mediterranean unfulfilled.

Event Reports

Mapping Middle Eastern Alliances

Mediterranean Advisory Group Meeting
The workshop organized by the Regional Program South Mediterranean of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the Casa Árabe, took a closer look at old and new patterns of Middle Eastern alliances. It assessed the major changes in regional cooperation trends both among states and between states and non-state actors. It further identified clusters of new alliance paradigms, and discussed the impact that the combination of these new patterns may have on the future of the region’s geopolitics and security.

Event Reports

Municipal Councils and Local Peacebuilding in Libya

Back to the Basics?
The KAS Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean in cooperation with the Madrid-based think tank Stractegia organized a Libyan-Libyan dialogue event in Tunis. The closed-door roundtable brought together Libyan politicians, governmental officials, members of the civil society, of security institutions and the private sector. Representatives of selected international institutions joined as observers.

Event Reports

The Mediterranean Women Digital Summit

MED Women for Social Innovation
After a first successful kick-off last year, the Regional Program South Mediterranean organized, under the high patronage of the Tunisian Presidency, the second edition of the Mediterranean Women Digital Summit. From the 23 to 24 September 2019, more than 70 experts, social entrepreneurs, and representatives from international organizations coming from 12 different countries gathered in Tunis to discuss the opportunities lying under digital social innovations in shaping a more sustainable and inclusive development in the Southern Mediterranean.

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.