WISERD presents civil society research to policymakers in Brussels

On 25 January, WISERD and Welsh Higher Education Brussels (WHEB) hosted a workshop for policymakers in Brussels and made a case for civil society research being put at the heart of plans for the European Union. Later this year, members of the European Council will meet to agree the Strategic Agenda for the European Union for 2024-29,…
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Plaid Cymru leader to respond to Constitutional Commission Report

The leader of Plaid Cymru will give his response to the report of the Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales at an event organised by Aberystwyth University at the end of this month. After the Constitutional Commission ā€“ Mapping the Road to Independence takes place at 6.30pm on Wednesday 31 January at the Norwegian…

šŸŽ Unwrap the December newsletter

Welcome to the CWPS December Newsletter We’re pleased to present our newsletter ahead of the festive celebrations! In it we bring you videos, events and highlights from our research on language policy, secessionist party strategies, and the intricate relationship between the economy and language in Wales. This newsletter was initially sent to our mailing list.…

Voluntary Action Paradigms in Wales and Northern Ireland

On Thursday 16th November 2023, the Voluntary Sector Studies Network hosted an event to consider the way the Welsh and Northern Irish Voluntary Sectors are discussed and researched, and whether that differed in comparison to the rest of the UK.  Dr. Amy Sanders, a Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)  academic…
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Report | The implications of a new legal framework to protect minority rights

Last year, on the 30th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities,the Special Rapporteur on Minority Rights, Fernand de Varennes, called for a new treaty to better recognize and protect the rights of minorities. On behalf of the Coppieters Foundation, Dr. Anwen Elias has written…

MPs hear about CWPS research on youth migration from Rural Wales

Professor Michael Woods gave oral evidence to the House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee in early December on their inquiry on the Impact of Population Change in Wales. He presented findings from the Survey of Young People in Rural Wales.Ā You can listen to the audio recording of the presentation on this media player: Read the…

How the Welsh language is being promoted to help migrants feel atĀ home

The UK government alone decides who can enter the country and how migration and asylum policies are made. But devolved governments have scope to use their powers in fields such as housing, education, health and social services to shape the nature of the support that is subsequently offered to new arrivals. In recent years, the Welsh government…

Innovative Approach to Understanding Language Policy Development

Dr. Elin Royles and Dr. Huw Lewis have developed a framework to analyse the factors that influence the development of language policies.  In their contribution to The Routledge Handbook of Language Policy and Planning, they engage with two public policy approaches, multi-level governance and new institutionalism. Their chapter Governance, complexity and multi-level LPP develops a…

Dr Anwen Elias shares insights on Corsican autonomy

Dr. Anwen Eliasā€™s insights on Corsican autonomy were included in theĀ Nation Cymru, on 30 September.Ā Discussions about Corsican autonomy have been on-going for 18 months, and in a recent speech French President Emmanuel Macron once again expressed his support for a new autonomy deal.Ā  But Dr. Elias argues that the negotiations are difficult, and there are…
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ā€˜Demands for independenceā€™: new research explains secessionist party strategy

New research argues Plaid Cymru downplayed its demands for Welsh independence to prioritise vote-seeking goals between 2003 and 2015, and foregrounded calling for independence after 2019, with the new party leadership spurring this shift in the dramatically changed political context of the UKā€™s withdrawal from the EU. Demands for independence have increased across parts of…