Report summarises findings from recent research on out-migration to inform the work of the ARFOR II programme

A briefing report has been published by the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society (CWPS) at Aberystwyth University, outlining the key conclusions from two research workshops on the topic of out-migration that were held during November 2023.  The workshops were organized by CWPS and Wavehill, as part of the work program of an 18-month research tender…

Using Dialogue to have an Impact with your Research

Amy Sanders has been piloting new approaches to ensure her research can have an impact. She delivered a full day of training for policy actors from across the Welsh third sector. It was called ‘Are you being heard? How the third sector can influence Welsh Government’.  Policy leads from 35 different Welsh third sector organisations attended…

CWPS to lead major new project to support inclusive sustainable development in Rural Wales

A team led by CWPS Co-Director Michael Woods has been awarded over £5m by UKRI to establish Cymru Wledig LPIP Rural Wales, the Rural Wales Local Policy and Innovation Partnership. The partnership includes CWPS members Lowri Cunnington Wynn and Rhys Jones as well as researchers at Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Gloucestershire universities and non-academic partners…

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,…
Rhun ap Iorwerth AS/MS

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 – Mapping the Road to Independence takes place at 6.30pm on Wednesday 31 January at the Norwegian…

🎁 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…
Panel board members including Anwel Elias with Fernand de Varennes, Iñaki Irazabalbeitia and Jordi Garrell

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. 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 at 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…