A Citizen’s Service for Wales


January 22


12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

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Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA)

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Media Briefing Room

National Assembly for Wales Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF99 1NA

Cardiff, Wales, GB, CF99 1NA

The only independent think tank in Wales, the IWA is committed to driving debate forward and challenging the pre concieved.  The Senedd Papers will address a number of important topics that affect our society, introduce new ideas and raise the level of debate and discussion.

The paper examines the feasibility of setting up a Citizen Service Wales programme for 18-25 year olds who are willing to give between nine and twelve months full-time paid service, focussing on intergenerational social support.

Since 1996, a small group of young people from across Europe have given 6-12 months service in mental health support and other projects each year in Wales. Through the EU’s European Voluntary Service programme, hundreds of young Europeans have contributed to valuable social care projects and gained a lot of new skills in the process. Perhaps we can replicate and scale up these excellent results working with young people within Wales?

As the Welsh Government’s Williams Commission on Public Service Governance and Delivery considers a way to re-shape the way the public sector works in Wales, this paper presents a timely chance to consider a Citizen Service in Wales.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, this will enable us to process registration.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, the tickets are transferrable but due to limited space the number of tickets is restricted.