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British-German Environmental Forum 4
The fourth annual conference organised by the BGEF at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester brought together some fifty experts from government, farmers' associations, NGOs, universities and the media in both countries to explore issues of sustainability in agriculture and food production. It offered an opportunity to exchange ideas and experience on how to move towards an agricultural sector which is sustainable in scientific, economic and political terms over the long term. Forum participants investigated the complex interconnections between agriculture, rural communities, and every part of the food production chain.
The discussions and debates are summarized in a conference report.
Date: 25-26 November 2002
Lecture held by Dr Ray Cunningham in Berlin: Is the future of business Anglo-American? Is the 'social market economy' doomed?
Date: 4 November 2002
Panel discussion in Berlin organized in co-operation with the Großbritannien-Zentrum (Centre for British Studies).
CHAIRMAN: Dr Ray Cunningham (Anglo-German Foundation)
PANELISTS: Ben Bradshaw (Labour MP), Michael Sontheimer (London Correspondent/Der Spiegel), Professor Charlie Jeffrey (University of Birmingham)
Venue: Großbritannienzentrum, Jägerstraße 10/11, 10117 Berlin
Date: 14 October 2002
The conference in Trier will investigate the ability of US multinationals (MNCs) to mobilise and utilise human resources in Britain and Germany and the impact this has on the host country. It will provide a forum for sharing and discussing the findings of a two-year reserach project funded by the AGF.
Questions to be addressed include:
Date: 11 October 2002
Britain and Germany have contrasting forms of rural governance and different rural problems and priorities. The conference at Turnau castle close to Bayreuth will provide a forum for sharing research and identifying common themes/areas for research collaboration. It will comprise fieldtrips and paper sessions, so that all participants can observe and discuss rural policy issues at first hand.
Date: 3-7 September 2002
Lecture Tour held by Dr Ray Cunningham in Leipzig, Bielefeld, Düsseldorf and Freiburg: Is the future of business Anglo-American? Is the 'social market economy' doomed?
Date: 6/11/12/13 June 2002
Conference held in Berlin on customer rights and rail privatization: What lesson can Germany draw from the British experience?
Date: 5 June 2002
Lecture held in London on the German health system and reform for the future, exploring the different approaches to funding, competition and provision of healthcare in Germany.
Date: 13 May 2002
Conference held in Oxford on recent developments in immigration legislation, also presenting the results of new research on issues effecting immigration in Europe.
Date: 10-11 May 2002
German-British Trade Union Forum
Trades Union Forum on 'Flexicurity', Conference held in Esher/UK, organized in co-operation with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
Date: 2-3 May 2002
Conference held in Munich/Wildbad Kreuth on the future prospects of conservatism, organized by the Institute for German Studies/Birmingham and the Hanns-Seidel Stiftung.
Date: 19-21 April 2002
Workshop held in Bremen on the impact of technical, organisational and policy changes on professional work in institutions in Germany and Britain.
Date: 22-23 March 2002
Research conference held in Berlin on changes in the legal framework in which charities operate and on the role of charities in modern society.
Date: 21-22 February 2002
Research conference held in Frankfurt on changing London-Frankfurt relations with the coming of a single European currency.
Date: 30 January 2002