2nd KAS Political Academy in Cyprus

2017ΠΑΡ27ΟΚΤΟλοήμερηΚΥΡ292nd KAS Political Academy in Cyprus(Ολοήμερη)(GMT+03:00)


The KAS Political Academy offers skills development for young people who already are or want to be involved in student, youth, and local politics, as well as the civil society. Through the Political Academy the participants will have the chance to get a broader understanding about the complex political, social and economic environment of Cyprus and the EU, and get familiar with the values of the European centre-right. The objective of the Political Academy is to provide the participants with knowledge and technical expertise in order to enhance their ability to shape their political argumentation.

For those interested, the KAS Political Academy offers a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and skills through the interaction with academics, experts and political actors. Certificates of participation will be awarded.

Participants must be up to 35 years old from Cyprus, with a very good command of English and Greek, active involvement in political affairs and/or the civil society, as well as a keen interest in European and Cyprus politics.



  • Averof Neophytou

    Averof Neophytou

    President of Democratic Rally

    URL https://averof.cy

    President of Democratic Rally

  • Dr. Lars Hänsel

    Dr. Lars Hänsel

    Head of Department Europe / North America, KAS

    URL https://www.kas.de/en/mitarbeiter/detail/-/content/lars-haensel-3

    Head of Department Europe / North America, KAS

  • Harris Georgiades

    Harris Georgiades

    Minister of Finance of Cyprus

    URL http://www.harrisgeorgiades.com.cy/

    Minister of Finance of Cyprus

  • Jeroen Kohls

    Jeroen Kohls

    Research Associate, KAS Greece

    Research Associate, KAS Greece

  • Katie Clerides

    Katie Clerides

    President of Glafkos Clerides Institute

    President of Glafkos Clerides Institute

  • Michalis Sophocleous

    Michalis Sophocleous

    CEO - Glafkos Clerides Institute

    URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/michalis-sophocleous-b1080a22/

    CEO - Glafkos Clerides Institute

  • Omiros Tsapalos

    Omiros Tsapalos

    General Manager, Spin Communications

    General Manager, Spin Communications

  • Panos Tsirides

    Panos Tsirides

    General Manager, V+O Communication Cyprus

    General Manager, V+O Communication Cyprus


    • Ημέρα 1
    • Ημέρα 2
    • Ημέρα 3
    • 17/02/2017
    • 17:30 Welcome17:30- 18:30
      Introduction to the KAS Political Academy
      Ομιλητές: Jeroen Kohls, Katie Clerides
    • 18:30 Coffee Break18:30- 19:00
      Our first quick break!
    • 19:00 The Economy of Cyprus19:00- 20:00
      Perspectives and Challenges
      Ομιλητές: Harris Georgiades
    • 20:00 Welcome dinner20:00- 23:00
      Dinner for all participants and guests
    • 18/02/2017
    • 09:30 The current state of the EU political landscape09:30- 11:00
      The challenges in European and Country politics all across Europe
      Ομιλητές: Dr. Lars Hänsel
    • 11:00 Coffee break11:00- 11:30
      A quick break!
    • 11:30 Introduction to political campaigning11:30- 12:30
      How political campaigns changed the world we live in.
      Ομιλητές: Panos Tsirides
    • 12:30 The current state of the Cyprus political landscape12:30- 14:00
      A thorough political brief by the head of Democratic Rally
      Ομιλητές: Averof Neophytou
    • 14:00 Lunch break14:00- 15:30
      Let's have a bite!
    • 15:30 Social media training15:30- 17:00
      Let's work on the new forms of communication.
      Ομιλητές: Omiros Tsapalos
    • 17:00 Preparation of political campaigns in teams17:00- 20:00
      Let's get ready for our Campaign Presentations!
    • 20:00 Dinner20:00- 23:00
      Dinner necessary after this exhausting day.
    • 19/02/2017
    • 09:30 Current global challenges and perspectives for Cyprus09:30- 11:00
      Getting in the substance of ideology and modern challenges for our side of the political spectrum.
      Ομιλητές: Michalis Sophocleous
    • 11:00 Coffee break11:00- 11:30
      Our last break
    • 11:30 Practical workshop on campaign planning11:30- 13:00
      Time to for our participants to present their campaigns!
      Ομιλητές: Michalis Sophocleous, Omiros Tsapalos, Panos Tsirides
    • 13:00 Feedback13:00- 13:30
      Feedback and reflections on the Political Academy
      Ομιλητές: Jeroen Kohls
    • 13:30 Lunch13:30- 15:00
      The farewell lunch!

Cleopatra Hotel


27/10/2017 - 29/10/2017 (Ολοήμερη)(GMT+03:00)


GCI in cooperation with: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Greece and Cyprus

Freedom, justice and solidarity are the basic principles underlying the work of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). The KAS is a political foundation, closely associated with the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU). In our European and international cooperation efforts we work for people to be able to live self-determined lives in freedom and dignity. We make a contribution underpinned by values to helping Germany meet its growing responsibilities throughout the world. We encourage people to lend a hand in shaping the future along these lines. With more than 70 offices abroad and projects in over 120 countries, we make a unique contribution to the promotion of democracy, the rule of law and a social market economy. To foster peace and freedom we encourage a continuous dialog at the national and international levels as well as the exchange between cultures and religions.

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