The series concluded with a public conference, held in Birmingham on 10 November 2004. The workshops fed into the publication of a special issue of the journal German Politics (16/1) on policy convergence in the UK and Germany, which is also available in book form:
Simon Green and Edward Turner (2007) (eds.), Policy Convergence in the UK and Germany: Beyond the Third Way? London: Routledge.
The UK-German Partnership in the 21st Century Beyond the Stille Allianz?
The conference marked both the close of the Search for Solutions research project and the Institute's 10th anniversary.
The Institute for German Studies' policy workshop series consists of six principal events. In addition, a public conference to draw together these individual events was held in Birmingham on 10 November 2004.
The UK and Germany: From the Convention to the IGC (London, 22 October 2003) - sponsored by the James Madison Trust
Security Policy in Britain and Germany: Military Reform, ESDP and Transatlantic Relations (London, 12 May 2004) - sponsored by the ESRC New Security Challenges Programme and the Royal Institute for International Affairs
Immigration and the Labour Market: Demand, Recruitment and Integration (Berlin, 2 June 2004) - sponsored by the Institute for Public Policy Research; the Centre on Migration Policy and Society, University of Oxford; British Embassy Berlin
Raising Productivity Levels in the UK and Germany (London, 8 September 2004)
Health Care Delivery (London, 28 October 2004) - sponsored by the School of Social Sciences, University of Birmingham
Devolution and Policy Variation: Does it Matter? Evidence from the UK and Germany (Edinburgh, 20 June 2005) - sponsored by the ERSC Devolution Programme and the ESRC Social Science Week