Understanding Welsh Places

Empowering Welsh communities to shape their towns     To create positive change, innovate and get policy decisions right for Wales, community groups, planners and policy makers need reliable information about Welsh towns. The Understanding Welsh Places project is creating a simple and intuitive website to provide intelligence about individual towns to anyone interested in […]

Can you help us deliver a Re-energising Wales paper on regulatory and policy powers?

The Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA)  is looking for a proactive organisation or consultant to help deliver a thought-leading Re-energising Wales research paper focusing on regulatory and policy powers over energy in Wales.  This research paper will form part of the evidence base for the Re-energising Wales project, a 3 year project (April 2016-April 2019) that […]

IWA response to the Commission on Justice in Wales

The IWA has responded to the Commission on Justice in Wales’ call for evidence. Our response considers three primary issues: the administration of justice; the constitutional position; and implications of implementing a justice system for Wales.   The key messages we share in our response are: The present unified jurisdiction does not serve Wales well. […]

Women in Public Life

Summer 2018 #60   Issue 60 of the welsh agenda was posted to IWA members in May. The latest edition will be available to non-members to buy online from June 2018. If you would like to join the IWA, and receive your members copy of the welsh agenda, please join us here. Previous editions of the […]

Re-energising Wales

  By moving to 100% renewables in Wales we can increase energy security, reduce fuel poverty and tackle climate change     Our Re-energising Wales project is creating a practical plan for Wales to move to 100% renewable energy by 2035. We’re bringing together leading thinkers from industry, academia, government and local communities to find […]

IWA response to the inquiry into Wales’ future relationship with the European Union

The IWA has responded to the National Assembly for Wales’ External Affairs and Additional Legislation inquiry into Wales’ Future relationship with the European Union. The objectives of the inquiry were: to identify the most essential aspects of the UK’s future relationship with the European Union from a Welsh perspective; to ensure that the issues of […]

Shall I Go or Shall I Stay? Young people’s attitudes towards Swansea

The Institute of Wesh Affairs’ Swansea network conducted an opinion-gathering exercise with around 65 young people in October 2017 called ‘Shall I Stay or Shall I Go?’. The event was held in partnership with Family Housing Association, Swansea Bay Futures, Centre for Entrepreneurial Education and Gower College The exercise asked students what they hoped to do in […]