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 […]

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 costs: £4.95 for a digital copy (pdf via email) £6.25 for a hard copy (includes postage & packaging) If you would like to join the IWA, and receive your members copy of the welsh agenda as soon as it is published, please join us here. Previous editions of the welsh agenda are available for free download […]

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 […]

The IWA’s response to the inquiry into News Journalism in Wales

In May 2017 The  IWA Media Policy Group’s responded to the National Assembly for Wales’ Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee’s inquiry into the future of News Journalism. Our response is available  here. In October 2017, the Welsh Government’s draft budget 2018-19 proposed an investment of 100k pa for two years in “start up grants for journalists seeking […]