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KAS Seminar - “Worldwide Promotion of Democracy – Challenges, Role and Strategy of the EU”- Brussels

Il 5 e 6 giugno, la delegazione europea della Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) ha organizzato a Bruxelles un workshop internazionale dal titolo “Worldwide Promotion of Democracy – Challenges, Role and Strategy of the European Union” con il seguente programma:

Martedì 5 giugno

14:00 Welcome to the participants and introduction: – Frank Spengler (Deputy Head of Department of International Cooperation, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin); – Peter Köppinger (Project Director, Dialogue on Development Policy, European Office of KAS); – Elmar Brok (Member of European Parliament, Committee on Foreign Affairs).

14:30 Key Note Speech “Democracy Promotion – Key to Peace, Stability and Development in a Globalised World”: – Karin Kortmann (State Secretary, Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, FR of Germany).

15:00 Panel One “Democracy Promotion – Definition, Priorities, Preconditions”: – Dr. Cor Van Beuningen (Director, Socires, The Netherlands); – Dr. Hauke Hartmann (Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung); – Kristina Kausch (Researcher, Fundácion par alas Relaciones Internacionales y el Dialogo Exterior, Madrid); – Dr. Eduard Westreicher (Director, Unit, Democratisation, Gender and Human Rights, Federal Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation).

17:00 Panel Two “Internal Actors, External Actors: Country Categories, Country Approaches”: – Frank Spengler (Deputy Head of Department of International Cooperation, KAS, Berlin); – Roel von Meijenfeldt (Director, Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy); – Vidar Helgesen (Secretary-General, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), Stockholm); – Julia Leininger (Department Competitiveness and Social Development, Political Scientist, German Development Institute, Bonn Discussion);

18:30 Conclusions of the day: – Dr. Karsten Grabow (Research Associate, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin).

Mercoledì 6 giugno

9:30 Key Note Speech “The European Union – Key Actor in Worldwide Democracy Promotion”: – Daniele Smadja (Director, Multilateral Relations and Human Rights, DG External Relations, European Commission).

11:00 Panel Three “The Perspectives of the EU Approach – Targets, Expected Results, Instruments”: – Michael Gahler (Member of the European Parliament, Vice Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee);

– Anette Hübinger (Member of the German Bundestag); – Sean O’Regan (Policy Advisor, Policy Planning and Early Warning Unit, General Secretariat of the Council of the EU); – Jean Bossuyt (Programme Coordinator in the Actors of Partnership Programme, European Center for Development Policy Management); – Rolf Timans (Head of Unit, Human Rights and Democratisation, DG External Relations, European Commission).

12:45 Conclusions of the Workshop: – Dr. Peter Köppinger (Project Director, Dialogue on Development Policy, European Office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Brussels).

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