Events 2003

Conference on ICT Skill-Supply Strategies
Current problems and future strategy >>>

Seminar

 

The seminar in London will focus on new research carried out in Britain and Germany investigating the impact of different skill supply strategies on a range of companies in both countries. It will look at new initiatives to tackle some of the problems identified in Britain and the governments' strategies to help improve the quality and quantity of ICT skills in Britain and in Germany.

 

Date: 11 December 2003 

 

  • For a detailed programme please click here
  • For the research report (154 KB) please click here  

Stability and Growth in Europe - Towards a Better Pact

Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

 

The Berlin Lunchtime Meetings are hosted by CEPR London, DIW Berlin and IZA Bonn in association with the Anglo-German Foundation/Deutsch-Britische Stiftung. Eight meetings per year will take place in Berlin at the Max-Liebermann-Haus next to the Brandenburg Gate. The meetings serve as a platform for leading European and international researchers to address important policy issues and as a forum for debate and discussion among researchers, policy makers and the private sector.

 

Date: 26 November 2003

High Tec Business Services in Germany and the UK: Knowledge Intensive Services and Changing Organisational Forms >>>

Workshop

 

This workshop on knowledge intensive services and changing organisational forms will be held at the ESRC Centre for Research and Competition (CRIC) and the Institute of Innovation Research (IoIR), Manchester.

 

Date: 26-27 November 2003

Understandings of Environmental Risk in Two Industrial Towns Grangemouth and Ludwigshafen Compared

Public Meetings

 

Public Meetings on "Understanding environmental risk" in the two research settings in Ludwigshafen/Germany and in Grangemouth/UK where the research teams from both countries will introduce and discuss their findings.

 

Date: 6 and 10 November 2003

Britain and Germany: Two Competing Models of Capitalism? >>>

Lecture

 

Lecture by Dr Ray Cunningham in Berlin at the 24th British-Berlin Seminar: Is the future of business Anglo-American? Is the 'social market economy' doomed?

 

Date: 6 November 2003

Temporary Employment in Germany - Trends and Prospects >>>

Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

 

The Berlin Lunchtime Meetings are hosted by CEPR London, DIW Berlin and IZA Bonn in association with the Anglo-German Foundation/Deutsch-Britische Stiftung. Eight meetings per year will take place in Berlin at the Max-Liebermann-Haus next to the Brandenburg Gate. The meetings serve as a platform for leading European and international researchers to address important policy issues and as a forum for debate and discussion among researchers, policy makers and the private sector.

 

Date: 29 October 2003

The UK and Germany: From the Convention to the IGC >>>

The Search for Solutions - Policy Learning in Britain and Germany

 

These workshops in association with the Institute for German Studies brought together high-level invited participants from Britain and Germany in order to engage in intensive, focused discussion of issues of common concern, identifying common challenges, opportunities for and obstacles to reform, and common solutions.

 

 

Date: 22 October 2003

Modernising the British and German Health Care Systems
What can we learn from each other? >>>

Conference

 

A conference in Berlin organised by the Anglo-German Foundation in association with the British Embassy Berlin, the Institute of Health Care Management (University of Technology/Berlin) and the Federal Ministry of Health and Security (Bundesministerium für Gesundheit und soziale Sicherung). Speakers included Simon Stevens, Health Policy Adviser at Nr. 10; Richard Douglas, NHS Finance Director and Professor Sir Mike Rawlins, Chair of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).

 

Date: 9 October 2003

Harmony and Discord between Germany and Britain >>>

43rd Young Königswinter Conference

 

A week/long conference organised by the Deutsch/Britische Gesellschaft in Berlin for 25 British and 25 German participants, aged between 25 and 30, which provided a forum for exchanging opinions and ideas, and increasing understanding of the political, social and cultural problems facing both countries.

 

Date: 27 July - 2 August 2003

Health Models Which Work: What Lessons can the UK learn for Funding and Providing Healthcare? >>>

Politeia Health Colloquium

 

The Conference in London provided a focus for the detailed discussion of the NHS model and how it compares in terms of structure and funding with other health models.

 

Date: 22 July 2003

The Value Added of Underground Activities: Size and Measurement of the Shadow Economies of 110 Countries all over the World >>>

Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

 

The Berlin Lunchtime Meetings are hosted by CEPR London, DIW Berlin and IZA Bonn in association with the Anglo-German Foundation/Deutsch-Britische Stiftung. Eight meetings per year will take place in Berlin at the Max-Liebermann-Haus next to the Brandenburg Gate. The meetings serve as a platform for leading European and international researchers to address important policy issues and as a forum for debate and discussion among researchers, policy makers and the private sector.

 

Date: 25 June 2003

Europeanisation of Employment Policy
More than a declaration? >>>

Workshop

 

Despite the recent cyclical upturn, unemployment remains high in many EU member states. Since 1997 the promotion of employment has become a top priority of the EU. The question if and how the European Employment Strategy (EES) impacts on national employment policies is of central interest for the underlying AGF research project, whose findings were discussed at this concluding workshop in Berlin.

 

Date: 20 June 2003

Tomorrow's Welfare State

British-German Trades Union Forum

 

The second British–German Trade Union Forum - organised jointly by the Anglo-German Foundation and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation - brought together some 41 representatives of German and British trade unions to discuss the nature and scope of ‘tomorrow's welfare state'. The meeting was timely, as consensual assumptions that have governed social policy for many decades in both the UK and Germany are being vigorously challenged. The most influential and most powerful impetus for change is coming from the heart of the two centre-left governments that is asking fundamental questions about the nature and funding of the welfare state.

 

The discussions and debates of the bilateral conference in Berlin are summarized in a conference report.

   

Date: 12-13 June 2003

 

  • For the conference report please click here

The Stability of the Industry-wide Wage Setting in Germany >>>

Berlin Lunchtime Meeting 

The Berlin Lunchtime Meetings are hosted by CEPR London, DIW Berlin and IZA Bonn in association with the Anglo-German Foundation/Deutsch-Britische Stiftung. Eight meetings per year will take place in Berlin at the Max-Liebermann-Haus next to the Brandenburg Gate. The meetings serve as a platform for leading European and international researchers to address important policy issues and as a forum for debate and discussion among researchers, policy makers and the private sector.

 

Date: 21 May 2003

Königswinter Conference 2003  >>>

 

This meeting in Berlin organized by the Deutsch-Britischen Gesellschaft brought together British and German parliamentarians, politicians, industrialists, trade unionists, bankers, journalists, academics and diplomats to discuss current political, economic, security, socio-political, environmental and domestic problems of mutual, European and world-wide interest.

 

Date: 15-17 May 2003

Medicine and Public Health in Britain and Germany >>>

Conference

 

This conference at Kloster Banz/Bad Staffelstein looked at the following areas, in each case comparing the situation in Britain and in Germany: "Health and Society", "Health Care Management", "Preventive Medicine", "Pharmacy", "Financing the Health Services", "The Patient in the NET".

 

Date: 9-11 May 2003

 

  • For a more detailed rationale and programme please click here

Funds and Games - The Economics of European Cohesion Policy >>>

Berlin Lunchtime Meeting   

The Berlin Lunchtime Meetings are hosted by CEPR London, DIW Berlin and IZA Bonn in association with the Anglo-German Foundation/Deutsch-Britische Stiftung. Eight meetings per year will take place in Berlin at the Max-Liebermann-Haus next to the Brandenburg Gate. The meetings serve as a platform for leading European and international researchers to address important policy issues and as a forum for debate and discussion among researchers, policy makers and the private sector.

 

Date: 30 April 2003

Britain and Germany: Two Competing Models of Capitalism? >>>

 

Lecture Tour by Dr Ray Cunningham in Würzburg, in Bamberg and in Bayreuth: Is the future of business Anglo-American? Is the 'social market economy' doomed?

 

Date: 28 April, 29 April and 30 April 2003

Academia-Business Links in UK and Germany
Policy outcomes and lessons learnt  >>>

Conference

 

The enhancement of knowledge flows between academia and business is seen as a major strategy to increase the innovativeness of a society. Several programs and instruments have been developed in Germany and UK to overcome barriers of cognition, culture and objectives. The conference in Birmingham serves to look at experiences of these policies in practise, approaches of evaluation and recommendation for reform considering options to link academia with business, prerequisites of successful academic entrepreneurship, effects on regional development as well as challenges by controversies on technological risks.

 

Date: 28-29 March 2003

'Has the Dutch Miracle Come to an End?' >>>

 

Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

 

The Berlin Lunchtime Meetings are hosted by CEPR London, DIW Berlin and IZA Bonn in association with the Anglo-German Foundation/Deutsch-Britische Stiftung. Eight meetings per year will take place in Berlin at the Max-Liebermann-Haus next to the Brandenburg Gate. The meetings serve as a platform for leading European and international researchers to address important policy issues and as a forum for debate and discussion among researchers, policy makers and the private sector.

 

Date: 26 March 2003

Britain and Germany: Two Competing Models of Capitalism? >>>

Lecture

 

Lecture by Dr Ray Cunningham in Berlin at the 24th British-Berlin Seminar: Is the future of business Anglo-American? Is the 'social market economy' doomed?

 

Date: 12 March 2003

Current Themes in UK Health CareHow are they approached in Germany? >>>

Seminar

 

This seminar in London seeks to take some current live themes in UK health care, and discuss how they are being approached in Germany.

 

Date: 10 March 2003

 

  • For a more detailed rationale and programme please click here
Decline in Modern Languages at Degree Level >>>

Report Launch and Panel Discussion

 

A Panel discussion in London will try to answer the questions why students studying a modern foreign language at A-level decide not to study the subject further at degree level.

 

Date: 5 March 2003

Learning for a living?
The powerful, the dispossessed and the learning revolution
Centenary Professorial Lecture

 

The Inaugural Lecture given by Professor Karen Evans, Professor of Education (Lifelong Learning), Head of the School of Lifelong Education and International Development.

 

Date: 19 February 2003

The Future University >>>

Seminar

 

The third seminar on the future role of the university will discuss the nature of universities and the particular strengths they bring to society at a time of social political and economic change. The Seminar is to be held in Weimar.

 

Date: 6-9 February 2003

The Impact of Europeanisation
Employment policies in Germany and the United Kingdom >>>

Workshop

 

This Workshop in London looked at the political and economic aspects of employment policy in the UK and Germany with a key interest in how these have been influenced by the European Employment Strategy.

 

Date: 4 February 2003