Modernisierung im britischen und deutschen Gesundheitswesen
Was können wir von einander lernen?
Great Britain and Germany have been debating the shortcomings of their health care systems for a good many years. The two countries are approaching modernisation from two different starting points. How the two countries deal with the various challenges, and what alternatives and future strategies they have developed in the health field, was the theme of the conference entitled 'Modernising the British and German health care systems - what can we learn from one another?', that brought together specialists from higher education, the media, think-tanks, the civil service, politics, medicine, and health planning and management in both the public and private sectors. The discussions and debates are summarized in this conference report.
November 2003, published online only
Tomorrow’s Welfare State
Anglo-German Foundation and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
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 this conference report.
August 2003, published online only
Current Themes in UK Health Care
How are they approached in Germany?
This seminar, organised jointly by the Anglo-German Foundation and the King's Fund, brought together specialists from higher education, the media, think-tanks, the civil service, politics, medicine, and health planning and management in both the public and private sectors to discuss how current issues in UK health care are being approached in Germany. The seminar focused on examining how the German experience can inform three live themes in current health care policy debate and development in the UK: National efforts to improve quality, decentralising power to local communities and encouraging market forces in order to improve performance. The discussions and debates are summarized in this conference report.
April 2003, published online only
Sustaining Food, Sustaining Farmers
The fourth conference of the British-German Environment Forum 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. 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 this conference report.
January 2003, published online only