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Konrad Adenauer Stifung

Address of Organization

Rathausallee 12 D-53757 Sankt Augustin Germany www.KAF.de

Introduction

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) is a German political foundation. It is affiliated to the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and serves as a Christian Democratic think tank by providing civic education and development aid.

Brief History

KAS was founded in 1955 as the "Society for Christian Democratic Education Work" by a number of CDU politicians for establishing a systematic civic education program inspired by Christian Democratic values. In 1964, it was renamed after Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967), first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany and longtime chairman of the CDU. KAS has two headquarters, one in Sankt Augustin near Bonn and one in Berlin.

Mission

As a private cultural nonprofit institution, KAS is committed to the ideas and basic values of Christian Democracy. It is dedicated to offering political education, conducting fact-finding research