The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, founded in 1964, is a foundation affiliated to the Christian-Democratic movement and was named after the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. The foundation carries out country programmes and projects in the field of governance, media promotion, civil society development, parliamentary cooperation, rule of law, decentralization and local democracy promotion, human rights protection and gender issues, socio-economic framework development and poverty alleviation in more than 100 countries on four continents.
In about 70 countries, branch offices have been set up to coordinate and implement the projects in cooperation with more than 200 local partner organisations. The average project duration is between 3-12 years. The foundation’s annual budget for its international activities amounts to more than 60 Mio Euro. KAS has recently completed or is currently implementing European co-funded projects in 12 different countries – in the Non-State Actors and Local Authority Program, the Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, the Partnership for Peace Program, under the EDF, the Asia Urbs Programme and under the Stability Instrument (see www.kas.de/euproject).