The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is a political foundation in Germany with 16 regional offices and two conference centers as well as offices abroad which are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. The foundation’s headquarters are situated in Sankt Augustin near Bonn, and also in Berlin.
Established in 1955 as “Society for Christian-Democratic Civic Education”, the foundation took on the name of the first Federal Chancellor in 1964.
At home as well as abroad, the foundation’s civic education programs aim at promoting freedom and liberty, peace, and justice. They focus on consolidating democracy, the unification of Europe and the strengthening of transatlantic relations, as well as on development cooperation.
As a think-tank and consulting agency, the soundly researched scientific fundamental concepts and current analyses are meant to offer a basis for possible political action. The Berlin Academy is the national forum of dialogue between the spheres of politics, economy, science, and society.
The foundation’s conferences and events and exhibitions, readings, and awards are also distinctive elements of its work. The Archive for Christian Democratic Politics researches and studies the history of Christian Democracy in Germany and Europe. Interested readers profit from an enormous number of documents, modern media, and a library containing more than 157,000 publications on politics and contemporary history.
Address: Tiergartenstr. 35, 10785 Berlin, Telephone: +49-30-26996-0
For more information, visit www.kas.de