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Co-written with Welsh consultancy firm The Means, this report draws on original research and the Understanding Welsh Places online tool to explore how Welsh places responded to Covid-19. We use stories from communities across Wales to understand how residents used local facilities and assets during the crisis, and what we learned about Welsh places…
 
At this free online event, attendees heard about our latest report, part of our project on the Foundational Economy, funded by CREW. Produced in collaboration with The Means, a consultancy working on economic regeneration across the UK, our report outlines how regulations and their enforcement can disproportionately impact small and medium sized bu…
 
This event discusses the surge in volunteering during the Covid-19 pandemic, and explores the challenges the sector has faced as well as whether there has been a shift in policy over the past 15 months. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, interest in volunteering in Wales has seen a significant increase. It has played a crucial role in supporti…
 
This event, jointly organised by the Media Reform Coalition and the Institute of Welsh Affairs, is part of ‘The BBC and Beyond’, an MRC campaign which aims to reimagine public media for the digital age. The event focusses on what a reformed public service media landscape within Wales could look like. The BBC has set out its strategic goal to recrea…
 
This event discusses changes to how communities in Wales are using banking services, and explores the possibilities of more community-oriented models. One of the most dramatic changes to Welsh high streets in the last decade has been the decline of banking, with the closure of just over 40% of bank branches leaving customers and businesses struggli…
 
“If you can’t afford a bike, having the freedom to go cycling doesn’t mean anything.” This event discusses access to sport for Welsh communities and how the pandemic has exacerbated inequalities. Whilst elite sport has been able to continue fairly uninterrupted since the first wave, we examine the public’s access to sport and exercise, and explore …
 
The Welsh Places Charter has been created by the Welsh Places Influencing Group, convened by the IWA. We are a coalition of organisations, practitioners, and academics passionate about creating a Wales in which people’s social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing is at the centre of our communities. It is clear that the way in which we l…
 
Our panel look back at the 2021 Senedd election and assess what the outcome means for the future of Wales. We look at the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic on the results, the impact of young people being given the right to vote for the first time and whether the electoral landscape of Wales has shifted in the wake of the results. Our panel dis…
 
In December, Professor Gerry Holtham stepped down as an IWA Trustee after nearly twenty years and in this event one of the evergreens of Welsh public life seeks to balance the inter-generational books. Wales has the highest median age in the UK and in 20 years 1 in 4 of the population will be over 65. This figure reflects the fact that educated, yo…
 
Our panel of transport experts and local leaders discussed how to create a region-wide travel network that works for everybody who lives and works in the capital. Is it time for Cardiff to have a congestion charge? What are the politics of big changes to the transport system? The panel explore the challenges and opportunities for transport in the C…
 
During this panel discussion we hear from people with a learning disability about their experiences during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, specifically in regards to relationships and connections. Mencap Cymru have been collecting oral histories which show how important friendships and relationships are for people, often supporting our identity and …
 
This report presents an analysis of policy and practice in business support in Wales and its impacts on the Welsh economy. We argue that business support needs to be reoriented to be more accessible to firms in the foundational economy, and that doing so will have both economic and social benefits. This launch event will include a presentation of o…
 
To understand the ongoing impact of the pandemic on individuals, work, the community and the world around us, we need to listen to people’s experiences. That is why the Institute of Welsh Affairs and the Wales Co-operative Centre, alongside 8 other partner organisations, launched a new initiative to gather these stories using the online storytellin…
 
The topic of this discussion is proposed changes to GCSEs and qualifications for 16 year olds as part of the ongoing reform of the curriculum. How can assessment remain robust whilst supporting the curriculum’s radical vision? How can the new curriculum balance freedom for teachers with public expectations about content, including on Welsh history …
 
This Rethinking Wales is led by the Bevan Commission and will explore health and care challenges in vulnerable communities and the mental health impacts of Covid-19. The event will also look at the wider picture, outside of the NHS itself, that is having a big impact on population health and wellbeing including; unemployment, poverty, inequality, s…
 
The IWA Cardiff Media Summit 2021 is a series of four events focusing on the new landscape for media in Wales. O Ebrill 2022 ymlaen bydd y cyfan o arian cyhoeddus S4C yn dod o ffi’r drwydded. Gyda’r broses o drafod setliad ariannu S4C o 2022 hyd 2027 wedi cychwyn, y newyddiadurwr Guto Harri sy’n holi Owen Evans, Prif Weithredwr S4C. Dyma gyfle i gl…
 
The IWA Cardiff Media Summit 2021 is a series of four events focusing on the new landscape for media in Wales. This event uses a simultaneous translator to translate from Welsh into English. From April 2022 all of S4C’s public funding will come from the licence fee. With the discussion over the funding settlement for 2022 to 2027 underway, journali…
 
The IWA Cardiff Media Summit 2021 was a series of four events focusing on the new landscape for media in Wales. This, the third event in the series, will focus on news in Wales. Traditional news organisations are finding new ways to deliver content in the face of diminishing revenues and increased competition from online providers. At the same time…
 
The IWA Cardiff Media Summit 2021 was a series of four events focusing on the new landscape for media in Wales. This, the second event in the series, will look at the screen sector in Wales. The screen sector is a major success story for Wales demonstrating significant economic growth and major reputational gains as a place to make high quality scr…
 
The IWA Cardiff Media Summit 2021 is a series of four events commencing 11th January 2021, focusing on the new landscape for media in Wales. The first event ‘The State of Play’ will look at the headline findings from the IWA’s 2020 Media Audit and will be followed by a panel discussion looking at the new, post-Covid, landscape for media in Wales. P…
 
Has Wales actually performed better than other nations so far in our Covid response? Polling suggests that people in Wales think the Welsh Government has done a better job than the UK government in keeping us safe during the pandemic. Statistics show that after the first wave, excess deaths in England were 46% higher than last year, and in Wales on…
 
This event formally launches the Live Learning Partnership and expands on why we want a better understanding of the impact of the pandemic. To understand the ongoing impact of the pandemic on individuals, work, the community and the world around us, we need to listen to people’s experiences. That is why the Institute of Welsh Affairs and the Wales …
 
With lockdowns increasing across the UK and winter on its way, how stretched are our public services and the people who keep them functioning on a daily basis? How can we help support the wellbeing of those we are relying on to get us through the pandemic and beyond? In this session we explore: The Covid-19 experiences of our frontline workers What…
 
As part of the IWA’s Rethinking Wales series, we invited Ken Skates MS, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, to hear views and take questions from representatives of businesses across Wales. In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Chris Nott, as vice chair of the ministerial advisory board, was asked by the Minister to establish 'Ffenics', …
 
An open, politically independent and inclusive space for discussion and debate is the best way to identify the challenges we face in Wales because of Covid-19, and work out where the opportunities for real change are. We are well placed to bring those voices together, and the IWA #RethinkingWales series (supported by the Carnegie UK Trust) will exp…
 
A panel of politicians and constitutional experts explore issue of inter-parliamentary relations in the UK and the IWA's new report, 'Missing Links'. This event examines how we could devise new ideas and models to improve inter-parliamentary relations in the future. Panellists: Sir Paul Silk KCB, Member, Steering Committee of the Constitution Refor…
 
The IWA’s #RethinkingWales series will explore the challenges we face because of Covid-19, and work out the opportunities for change. An open, politically independent and inclusive space for discussion and debate is the best way to identify the challenges we face in Wales because of Covid-19, and work out where the opportunities for real change are…
 
An open, politically independent and inclusive space for discussion and debate is the best way to identify the challenges we face in Wales because of Covid-19, and work out where the opportunities for real change are. We are well placed to bring those voices together, and the IWA #RethinkingWales series will explore how different sectors need to re…
 
An open, politically independent and inclusive space for discussion and debate is the best way to identify the challenges we face in Wales because of Covid-19, and work out where the opportunities for real change are. We are well placed to bring those voices together, and the IWA #RethinkingWales series will explore how different sectors need to re…
 
An open, politically independent and inclusive space for discussion and debate is the best way to identify the challenges we face in Wales because of Covid-19, and work out where the opportunities for real change are. We are well placed to bring those voices together, and the IWA #RethinkingWales series will explore how different sectors need to re…
 
An open, politically independent and inclusive space for discussion and debate is the best way to identify the challenges we face in Wales because of Covid-19, and work out where the opportunities for real change are. We are well placed to bring those voices together, and the IWA #RethinkingWales series will explore how different sectors need to re…
 
An open, politically independent and inclusive space for discussion and debate is the best way to identify the challenges we face in Wales because of Covid-19, and work out where the opportunities for real change are. We are well placed to bring those voices together, and the IWA #RethinkingWales series will explore how different sectors need to re…
 
An open, politically independent and inclusive space for discussion and debate is the best way to identify the challenges we face in Wales because of Covid-19, and work out where the opportunities for real change are. We are well placed to bring those voices together, and the IWA #RethinkingWales series will explore how different sectors need to re…
 
This event will look at what’s next for education and lifelong learning in Wales, exploring the challenges and opportunities over the next 50 years – such as automation, increased life expectancy, and more people changing career more often – and how we all need to adapt. We discuss how the education and lifelong learning sector can respond to these…
 
“Is there a role for prisons in modern Wales?” Dr Robert Jones says that the prison population of Wales has risen by 76% over the last decade. And the rate of imprisonment in Wales is the highest in Western Europe. Welsh prisons are stretched to capacity, reoffending rates are on the rise, and there is no provision at all for Welsh female prisoners…
 
What will this result mean for Wales? What were the highs and lows of the campaign for the parties? The next Senedd election - how large an effect will this vote have? Joining us is: Jess Blair, Director of the Electoral Reform Society Cymru Mia Rees, Conservative Councillor for Whitchurch and Tongwynlais Oliver Townsend, Policy and External Affair…
 
What should qualifications for the next generation look like? Auriol Miller, Director, IWA Dr Rachel Bowen, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Colegau Cymru Lynn Pamment, Senior Partner, PWC Tracey Handley, Programme Manager, Parentkind Cymru Gareth Evans, Director of Education Policy, UWTSD A new Curriculum for Wales signals a chance to rethin…
 
The IWA hosted an event to launch our innovative new Understanding Welsh Places (UWP) website at the Pierhead building in Cardiff Bay. Auriol Miller then chaired a panel discussion about how UWP could be used as a catalyst for change in Welsh communities. Panel members were: Rocio Cifuentes, Director, Ethic Minority and Youth Support Team Wales Edw…
 
The IWA and Cardiff University jointly hosted an event exploring the future constitutional arrangements for Wales and the UK in the aftermath of Brexit. The event was introduced by Professor Colin O’Riordan of Cardiff University, with a panel debate featuring constitutional experts from academia, politics and parliament: Ciaran Jenkins, Scotland Co…
 
IWA and Cardiff University debate hosted by Eversheds-Sutherland in Cardiff on 1st May 2019. Claire Sanders, Director of Communications and Marketing, Cardiff University, welcomes delegates to the debate, and is followed by the Chair. Chair: Bethan Lewis, Education & Family correspondent, BBC Cymru Wales introduces panelists and opens debate: Panel…
 
Representatives of Citizens Cymru Wales share news of new campaigns to improve their communities, including Refugee Welcome schools, dementia friendly zimmer frames, and reducing the impact of bovine TB.על ידי Institute of Welsh Affairs
 
Representatives of Citizens Cymru Wales present three social justice priorities to the First Minister of Wales: social care, living wage, letting agents and invite his response.על ידי Institute of Welsh Affairs
 
The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford AM, shares his vision for Wales and takes part in a Q & A with Auriol Miller, Director of the IWA, on the big challenges facing Wales.על ידי Institute of Welsh Affairs
 
This is the audio recording of the IWA's Re-Energising Wales Project event: ‘A Renewable Energy Delivery Plan for Wales’ report launch which was held in the Radisson Blu hotel in Cardiff on 14th March 2019. Sessions run as follows: Welcome, introductions and purpose of the day: Auriol Miller, Director, IWA (Chair) Keynote speech: Mark Drakeford AM,…
 
This is the audio recording of the afternoon sessions of the IWA Cardiff Media Summit 2019, which was held in the Radisson Blu hotel in Cardiff on 21st February 2019. Sessions run as follows: "Is there a commercial value to diversity?" Nick Andrews, Head of Commissioning, BBC Cymru Wales Deborah Williams, Executive Director, Creative Diversity Netw…
 
This is the audio recording of the morning sessions of the IWA Cardiff Media Summit 2019, which was held in the Radisson Blu hotel in Cardiff on 21st February 2019. Sessions run as follows: Introduction to event /Cyflwyniad i'r digwyddiad - Auriol Miller, Director, IWA "The Future of News in Wales"/ "Dyfodol Newyddion yng Nghymru" - Rhodri Talfan D…
 
Agenda WISERD presentation: ‘Successful Futures for All’ Dr Nigel Newton, Research Associate, WISERD Panel discussion: shared priorities for action and Q&A session Rhea Stevens, Policy, Projects and External Affairs Manager, IWA (Chair) Ben Cottam, Head of External Affairs, FSB Wales Iestyn Davies, Chief Executive, Colegau Cymru Leigh Hughes, Chair…
 
Agenda Welcome Armando Di-Finizio, Headteacher, Eastern High Introduction to the ‘Common Purposes’ project Auriol Miller, Director, IWA ‘Common Purposes: Implications of curriculum reform in Wales for further education, higher education, business and skills’: findings from our research Halima Begum, Policy & Communications Officer, IWA The curricul…
 
The National Infrastructure Commission for Wales was established in 2018: “as an independent, non-statutory, advisory body to Welsh Ministers, whose key purpose will be to analyse, advise and make recommendations on Wales’ longer term strategic economic and environment infrastructure needs”. Now its Chair and 11 Commissioners have been appointed, a…
 
IWA, Cardiff University & Wales in London debate hosted by Bristows LLP in London on 20th November 2018. Chair, David Phillips, Associate Director, The Institute for Fiscal Studies introduces panelists and opens debate: - For: Professor Calvin Jones, Professor of Economics and Deputy Dean for Public Value and External Relations, Cardiff University …
 
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