The Devolution of Legal Powers to Wales in the Context of the UK's Membership of the European Union

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: Cardiff Law School

Abstract

What will it mean for the law in Wales if the decision is taken for the UK to leave the EU? And if it decides to stay?

Over the past two years, the UK Government has undertaken a review of the way in which powers are shared between the EU and the UK, across the range of policy areas in which the EU can act. The purpose of the Balance Of Competences review is to assemble a body of evidence to help decide whether or not continued membership is in the UKs national interest. But the consideration of what is in the national interest may look very different from Cardiff, Belfast or Edinburgh than it does in London. Devolution has meant that the devolved administrations have the power to adopt their own laws on certain matters, and differences are starting to emerge across the UK in the laws that may apply. Policies may have very different impacts across the different regions of the UK.

To adopt its own legislation, Wales, as with the other devolved powers, needs to have been given the competence to do so. It also has to ensure it is complying with the requirements of EU law when it legislates. Whilst there may be (un)popular images of EU law requiring exactly the same rules to be applied across all the countries of the Union, scope for differences certainly exist. The purpose of this project is to examine the Balance of Competences review from the perspective of devolved power. Does the account of the law, and of who does what, in the review, clearly reflect what is in the competence of the devolved administrations, and what remains in the power of the central UK political institutions? Is it clear from a devolved perspective what the consequences of any returning of legal powers to the UK from the EU would be? When would Wales be able to maintain the laws it already has, and when would this only be possible if a new devolution settlement was agreed? Could, legally, Wales be able to do what Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Woods suggests when she argues that 'If powers are to be repatriated, there should be specific attention as to which parliament takes up those repatriated powers, and not the automatic default that everything goes to Westminster. For example, on social measures, Wales should be allowed to 'opt-in' even if England chooses not to do so.'

The project will seek to bring clarity to the allocation of legal competences, and highlight the manner and extent to which the relationship Wales has with the EU is shaped through the machinery of Westminster and Whitehall. As well as offering impartial independent explanations of the legal frameworks that apply across a number of key policy areas, the programme will also undertake new research on the way the interests and concerns of the devolved powers may be fed into the EU decision making process. This is through an investigation into the recently acquired powers for national parliaments to make representations to the EU Commission that proposed laws should be handled at a national or regional level instead of at EU level, as their objectives can be achieved without the need for EU legislation. The research will explore how this 'subsidiarity review' is operating within the UK, looking at the relationship between the Welsh Assembly, the other devolved parliaments, and the UK Parliament.

Planned Impact

The key impacts expected from the research are located primarily within the area of :
Increasing the effectiveness of public services and policy.

Who will benefit from the research?
The primary beneficiaries are envisaged to be -
General public
Civil society representatives and interest groups
Businesses
Officials and politicians in devolved assemblies
Officials and politicians in central UK political institutions

How will they benefit from the research?
General public - the research will provide outputs that should lead to a better understanding by the engaged general public of the consequences of any renegotiation of UK's place in EU, and may be a factor in their decision whether and how to vote in elections and referenda. This will be particularly tailored to those in Wales, highlighting the legal consequences for Wales and the powers it holds.

Civil society and interest groups - the outputs of the project will provide them with the opportunity to better target their resources to the appropriate level of decision making - both current and prospective, and to develop appropriate strategies.

Businesses - economic actors will benefit from a clarification of the different legal contexts which may apply and impact upon them depending on whether policy areas are repatriated.

Officials and politicians in devolved assemblies - the research will benefit officials and politicians by clarifying the legal powers held by Wales when implementing/otherwise operating within the scope of EU law, and explaining when differentiated solutions may be pursued. It will make explicit the legal consequences for Wales of the renegotiation of the terms of EU membership. In respect to the strand of the project looking at subsidiarity, it will provide evidence which seeks to lead to more effective engagement on the part of the Welsh assembly with the EU institutions and the UK parliament. Officials and politicians in other devolved assemblies may draw comparative insights from the findings for Wales.

Officials and politicians in central UK political institutions - the dissemination of research outputs will lead to a better appreciation of the legal powers held by devolved administrations, and the variegated consequences for repatriation of competences across the UK.
 
Description The original Senior Fellowhsip (SF) project was set up to look at the issue of where decision making powers currently exercised at the EU level will return to on Brexit. Would this be to Westminster and Whitehall, or, where the policy areas fall within devolved competence, to the executives and legislatures in Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast? The issue was identified as a legally and politically significant one, playing out against the existing devolution settlements.

Answering the question in strict legal terms involved an assessment of the scope of devolved competence and its overlap with EU policy areas and instruments. Bringing added complexity was the change in the underpinning model of competence allocation to Wales - our primary focus -from a conferred to a reserved model. Alongside its legal significance, the political salience of the project became heightened as the UK Government attempted to reassert control over these areas of overlapping competence.

A series of policy-specific reports were produced from 2016 providing an initial assessment of the competence issue. These also raised broader political, economic and policy considerations. By the end of the funding, we had also produced a more detailed fine-grained assessment, in a grid extending over 100 pages, providing a degree of detail not found in other assessments of the competence issue.

From 2017, attention focused on the legislative and intergovernmental approaches adopted to manage the return of competences and their exercise in a post-Brexit UK. The analysis has been comparative, in that the protections offered for devolution and the voice of the devolveds in governance processes as provided for in an EU context are taken as a base line for comparison with the proposed replacement domestic regime. The constitutional significance for devolution of the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 became a particular area of expertise, which was shared with a range of target audiences.

Work under the SF has been significant in opening up as a research theme the concept of the UK's internal market, and its interface with devolution. Particularly significant aspects identified have been the limited nature of the concept of internal market currently deployed by UK Gov, the space for differentiation within this market, and the importance of the principle of subsidiarity. Further work is underway in this area, in collaboration with academics from other Universities, and government officials. This work is expected to have UK-wide consequences.

Other significant strands of work opened up include questioning the dominance of a binary devolved/reserved model, and the prospects for more effective shared governance across policy sectors. This has involved an examination of the internal UK channels for exercising influence, as well as the external, foreign relations (paradiplomatic) channels.

New networks and collaborations emerging under the SF, include a collaborative bid to the Legal Education Foundation, partnering with Welsh Council for Voluntary Action for a Welsh Civil Society Forum on Brexit (£97,613, PI Dan Wincott); funding for a cross-border initiative with academic partners in Exeter, Bath and Bristol on businesses in Wales and the South West and their responses to withdrawal (GW4, total £37217). I have also secured a collaborative ESRC DTP PhD studentship, working with the National Assembly for Wales on their engagement with EU law through Brexit (2018-, Hedydd Phylip).
Exploitation Route As foreseen in my Pathways to Impact document, the outputs of the research have been directed to a range of beneficiaries, including a better informed general public, though public events (with audiences including invited local school pupils), publications, and media appearances. Civil society and interest groups have been regular attendees at our Wales Governance Centre Brexit events, and my expertise on devolution has been influential in the work of the Brexit Civil Society Alliance, and the Wales Civil Society Forum on Brexit, better equipping these organisations to engage effectively in legislative and policy processes around Brexit. I have also been invited to work with government officials (at both Welsh, Scottish and UK levels, including Cabinet, Treasury and DexEU) and elected politicians (invited Member of the Welsh First Minister's European Advisory Group; oral and written evidence to Parliamentary committees in Westminster and Cardiff Bay, roundtable with UK Gov Cabinet Minister) making contributions in particular on the constitutional context behind the repatriation of powers, the potential significance of the principle of subsidiarity, and the emerging and contested conception of the UKs internal market and its interface with devolution and the exercise of devolved powers. The contributions may be used by political and policy actors in restating and defending the devolution settlements.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Environment,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Other

URL http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/wgc/eu/
 
Description The work under the project has connected with policy makers and politicians in two main areas. The first has been informing the domestic legislative processes surrounding withdrawal of the UK from the EU. The key piece of legislation is the Westminster Parliament's EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018, which makes changes to the national legal order to ensure withdrawal from the EU is done with maximum consistency and continuity in the law. The original version of the Bill sought effectively to recentralize those devolved competences returning from Brussels. Research conducted under the project offers a critique of attempts at UK-level interventions which effectively recentralise (or profoundly cut across) devolved competence, or which move the previously shared exercise of competence within the EUs multilevel governance framework back into inadequate UK decision making structures (eg Hunt (2017) Devolution; Hunt and Minto, (2017)). Recommendations made in oral and written evidence, based on the project research, were picked up variously by Parliamentary and Assembly committees, and MPs. My recognized expertise also led me to be invited to brief officials from lead government departments (including Cabinet Office and Department on Exiting the EU) on the approach to devolution in the legislation, and I had raised from the start that the recentralization of powers, and any diminution in the degree of existing devolved influence and policy autonomy revealed in my research would be problematic. The research also informed discussions with Welsh government officials and politicians in respect to the role and form of Welsh continuity legislation, the legislative safeguard sought to respond to the perceived threat to devolved competence by the original version of the Withdrawal Bill. Beyond the political institutions, the research formed a basis for engagement with third sector and public interest organisations, (including the Brexit Civil Society Alliance (formerly the Repeal Bill Alliance)) to advise on the approach they take to the devolution aspects of the legislation, and which amendments to promote. I also directly influenced the drafting of a new clause on maintaining current levels of health and environmental protections, proposing it to be recast in light of concerns about its implications of devolved legislatures. This was taken on board in the final amendment which was tabled by Lord Warner on 1 February 2018, and though it received cross-party support, it did not make it into the final version of the Act. Overall, and following significant and well-marshalled political opposition to the proposals, the final version of the legislation as adopted is less intrusive for devolved competence. The second strand of work is on shaping the emerging debate on the UK internal market, and its consequences for devolution. In early 2017, the Prime Minister introduced the idea of a 'UK internal market' as requiring common UK wide rules and some degree of recentralization of powers from the devolveds, to do the work formerly done by the EU internal market rules. The initial reports under the project identified points of variation in the exercise of devolved competence at the intersection with EU law, and this is the basis for the challenges I have made to assumptions about the extent to which uniform UK wide regulation may be required for the operation of the UK internal market. I began developing this idea in published form in Hunt (2017), but had trailed it in a presentation to an Interparliamentary meeting of the Chairs of the EU Committees (December 2016). Subsequently, flexibility in the UK internal market was discussed in sessions with Scottish government officials (Liverpool, 2017, organized by Prof Michael Dougan) and with Welsh Government officials (2017). Flexible alternatives to hard regulation, and space for policy divergence in the UK internal market were subsequently recognized in a political agreement reached in October 2017 between the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments. Work on the internal market concept and its legal significance continues. An event was convened on the UK internal market in Cardiff (June 2018) which brought together officials from Her Majesty's Government, Welsh and Scottish Governments, along with key academics from Cardiff and other institutions to begin to scope out the concept and its implications for devolution. This event led to further, separate engagements with (at their invitation) HMG officals, as well as Scottish and Welsh officials (the latter two events convened by Prof Nicola McEwen). As of March 2019, further engagement is in the pipeline, useful collaborative relationships have been established, and publications are anticipated.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Policy & public services

 
Description CEXEU - oral evidence and cited in report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmexeu/373/37302.htm
 
Description Citation in policy document of National Assembly for Wales External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee 'Implications for Wales of leaving the EU'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.assembly.wales/laid%20documents/cr-ld10912/cr-ld10912-e.pdf
 
Description Contributed to UKICE written evidence to the House of Lords EU Select Committee Inquiry on Visions of EU Reform
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-committees/eu-select/visions-of-eu-reform/the-eu-referendum...
 
Description EAAL GRB - oral evidence and cited in report
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://senedd.assembly.wales/documents/s64060/Report%20-%20Great%20Repeal%20Bill%20White%20Paper%20I...
 
Description Evidence cited in Report from EAAL National Assembly, 'Wales' Future Relationship with Europe and the World'
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.assembly.wales/laid%20documents/cr-ld12214/cr-ld12214-e.pdf
 
Description Expert Seminar for House of Commins Public Accountability and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Gave evidence in the National Assembly for Wales' Inquiry into Regional Policy - What next for Wales?
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://senedd.assembly.wales/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=449&MId=3927&Ver=4
 
Description Gave evidence to National Assembly for Wales External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee on International legal framework and trade September 2016
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://senedd.assembly.wales/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=449&MId=3714&Ver=4
 
Description Gave evidence to National Assembly for Wales External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee on Intra-UK Intergovernmental Relations November 2016
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://senedd.assembly.wales/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=449&MId=3779&Ver=4
 
Description Gave evidence to the House of Lords EU Select Committee Inquiry on 'EU Referendum and EU Reform, Cardiff October 2015. Focused on devolution aspects, and on the Balance of Competences review. Was cited on Balance of Competences in the final report, on its selective use in the EU negotiations.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201516/ldselect/ldeucom/122/122.pdf
 
Description Invited to give evidence to the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly Committee Inquiry on Brexit impact on Agriculture and food industry
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Ongoing discussions with government officials from UK and devolved governments on legal significance of post-Brexit UK internal market, both as organiser of events, and subsequently as invited participant
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Oral Evidence to House of Lords EU Select Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Oral evidence to House of Commons Committee on Exiting the EU
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description PACAC - evidence session in Cardiff, February 18
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Senedd EAAL Committee inquiry report - Implications for Wales of Leaving the EU
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.assembly.wales/laid%20documents/cr-ld10912/cr-ld10912-e.pdf
 
Description Submission of written evidence to the National Assembly for Wales Consultation on the implications for Wales of Britain exiting the European Union
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://senedd.assembly.wales/documents/s56816/IOB%2047%20Cardiff%20School%20of%20Law%20and%20Politic...
 
Description WAC
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 07/2022
 
Description ESRC Impact Acceleration
Amount £7,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 06/2018
 
Description ESRC UK ina Changing Europe - extension to Senior Fellowship
Amount £62,995 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N004523/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 09/2017
 
Description GW4 Initiator
Amount £37,217 (GBP)
Funding ID GW4-AF10-005 
Organisation GW4 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 10/2019
 
Description Legal Education Foundation
Amount £97,613 (GBP)
Organisation The Legal Education Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 09/2019
 
Description Wales Civil Society Forum on Brexit
Amount £184,040 (GBP)
Funding ID TLEF-2019-001418 
Organisation The Legal Education Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 08/2021
 
Title Repatriation grid 
Description Table providing an analysis of the intersection between EU legislative acts and competences devolved to Wales. The table works form key primary and secondary EU measures, maps them against devolved competence (under both the conferred and reserved powers model) and further identifies whether the UK Gov has indicated whether common UK wide measures will be needed to replace the EU provisions. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Iterations of the table have been shared with policy actors at points in the Brexit withdrawal process. The analysis in the table is both more detailed and also broader than that provided by UK Gov, including horizontal, free movement provisions. 
 
Description South West and Wales Trade 
Organisation University of Bath
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I provide legal/Constitutional expertise on the issue of competences. Follow on funding awarded in Feb 2019.
Collaborator Contribution Other disciplinary perspectives
Impact Multidisciplinary, politics, law, social science.
Start Year 2017
 
Description South West and Wales Trade 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I provide legal/Constitutional expertise on the issue of competences. Follow on funding awarded in Feb 2019.
Collaborator Contribution Other disciplinary perspectives
Impact Multidisciplinary, politics, law, social science.
Start Year 2017
 
Description South West and Wales Trade 
Organisation University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I provide legal/Constitutional expertise on the issue of competences. Follow on funding awarded in Feb 2019.
Collaborator Contribution Other disciplinary perspectives
Impact Multidisciplinary, politics, law, social science.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Wales Civil Society Brexit Forum 
Organisation The Legal Education Foundation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Professor Dan Wincott (PI) and myself as CI were awarded funding to create a project designed to enhance the capacity of the third sector to engage in the Brexit process. The funding covers a RA post based between the University and the WCVA, and a number of events and communications initiatives. The deeper understanding of the devolution dimension of the Brexit process, and the impacts on areas of competence of particular significance to third sector organisations mean I am well placed to provide academic expertise to the project.
Collaborator Contribution LEF are the funding body, and WCVA are the partner civil society organisation, which provides a base for working for the RA and access to their members.
Impact Updates and Blogs authored by the RA, as hosted on the website above. Law, politics and social sciences.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Wales Civil Society Brexit Forum 
Organisation Wales Council for Voluntary Action
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Professor Dan Wincott (PI) and myself as CI were awarded funding to create a project designed to enhance the capacity of the third sector to engage in the Brexit process. The funding covers a RA post based between the University and the WCVA, and a number of events and communications initiatives. The deeper understanding of the devolution dimension of the Brexit process, and the impacts on areas of competence of particular significance to third sector organisations mean I am well placed to provide academic expertise to the project.
Collaborator Contribution LEF are the funding body, and WCVA are the partner civil society organisation, which provides a base for working for the RA and access to their members.
Impact Updates and Blogs authored by the RA, as hosted on the website above. Law, politics and social sciences.
Start Year 2018
 
Description 5 live Swansea Market 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was the invited expert on a radio piece from Swansea Market, discussing the legal aspects of EU membership, and potential Brexit, on food producers from across Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07c3ww2
 
Description ACRE Workshop, London, Oct 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Led a session on 'Brexit as a Challenge to the UKs Internal Constitutional Settlement' for delegates to the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe London workshop, October 2016. Delegates were politicians and party officials from allied parties across the EU. Session involved a lecture, followed by questions and discussion, focusing on devolved powers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Arts Centre Public Event (EU Big Chat), June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An informal event held in Chapter Arts Centre, to give an introductory, accessible account of the EU and the referendum, and to answer questions. The group was small, but very engaged and there was close discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Ask the Expert event, Cardiff, May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A UKICE Town Hall 'Ask the expert' event was held in Yr Hen Llyffrgll, Cardiff. There was media before hand (a BBC Radio Wales interview) flagging up the event. the event was filmed and is on youtube. Attendance was c 75 people on the night. Questions had been tweeted in advance, and were raised on the night. There was a lively discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbR-qhzCc3k
 
Description Assembly Briefing, June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Provided briefings on legislative and constitutional developments to Assembly committee, officials, and staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Assembly Briefing, November 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Legislative update provided to Assembly staff, November 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Assemblybriefing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Briefing delivered to National Assembly officials on the Withdrawal Bill. Presentation and Q and A. Ongoing relationship formed, leading to future invitations to address the NA (eg on frameworks).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BA Event on Devolution and Brexit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presented on Wales and Brexit at event organised under auspices of Prof M Keating ESRC UKICE Senior Fellowship.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BBC Radio Wales interview - Art 50 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio Wales interview on next steps in Brexit process
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tp7mn
 
Description BBC Wales News - FMP March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Wales News TV interview on EU citizens' rights and Brexit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Big EU Debate Bangor Cathedral May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A very well attended public meeting in Bangor Cathedral, which saw debate between the leave and remain sides. I was the 'neutral' voice on the panel. There was a very lively discussion and questioning from the audience, and email follow up questions afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.facebook.com/events/1617746908550644/?active_tab=discussion
 
Description Blake Morgan - PSN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact I was a speaker at an event organised by Blake Morgan solicitors for their Public Sector Network, providing an update on legislative developments and the constitutional significance of Brexit for Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.blakemorgan.co.uk/news-events/events/blake-morgans-public-sector-network-brexit-and-wel/
 
Description Blog for UKICE on Miller Supreme Court ruling and consequences for devolved nations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog piece on Miller judgment, and the devolution dimension. Acitivty around this included international and regional media
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://ukandeu.ac.uk/the-supreme-court-judgment-in-miller-and-its-implications-for-the-devolved-nati...
 
Description Blog forThe Conversation on Art 50 cases from NI / London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog piece carried on The Conversation and UKICE analysing the difference in approach taken by the London and Belfast high court's approach to Art 50 and role of Parliament. Blog shared on Facebook, and also retweeted.
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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://theconversation.com/a-ruling-in-belfast-makes-the-high-courts-brexit-decision-even-more-comp...
 
Description Blog on the EU debate in Wales (pre-referendum) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog critiqued the debate in Wales around the EU referendum and was published on the LSE Brexit blog, the Institute of Welsh Affairs website as well as the Centre for Constitutional Change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/wales-and-europe-debating-debate
 
Description Blog piece for UKICE website on devolution aspects of EU renegotiation (pre-ref) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Co-authored blog (with Rachel Minto, Cardiff School,of Law and Politics) outlining devolution issues raised by the UK's renegotiation of EU membership. Blog piece was shared on Twitter and Facebook. Published early in maternity leave, when I was not available to Pick qup media requests.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ukandeu.ac.uk/the-uks-eu-renegotiation-the-devolution-factor/
 
Description Brexit Breifing (Blake Morgan) April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion on the implications of Brexit on employment law, drawing on research undertaken as part of project. Audience was comprised of lawyers, and business people, and new information was provided to them and questions answered.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Brexit Where are we Now? Public event, Cardiff December 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Regular six-monthly public event, including short presentations and Q and A on aspects of Brexit and devolution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Brexit and Beyond' UKICE Launch, Nov 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Spoke at UKICE Launch event for publication 'Brexit and Beyond, how the UK may leave the EU' - which I had coauthored. Made presentation of key aspects and then followed panel discussion and questions from audience. Wide media interest, and gave a number of interviews after the event for international TV and radio.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ukandeu.ac.uk/research-papers/brexit-and-beyond-how-the-united-kingdom-might-leave-the-europe...
 
Description Brexitdevoeconomy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited speaker at event on Brexit and Devolution (under project PI Tom Mullen, Glasgow), speaking on Withdrawal Bill and UK Single Market.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description British Academy/EUrefEnv 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Presented at this workshop on the Brexit implications for environmental governance. Focus on devolution, and on the scope for policy divergence across the UK post Brexit. My focus was on how the repatriation of otherwise devolved competences will be conditioned by the demands of a UK internal market. A blog post was subsequently posted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://environmenteuref.blogspot.co.uk
 
Description CHTSept2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Flagship conference on 'Legislating for Brexit', organised and funded under my ESRC UK and EU grant. Worked in collaboration with Hansard Society for additional impact. Extremely well received event. Follow up, following my contribution on Wales and repatriation of powers, included a number of invitations to give parliamentary evidence, by committee clerks present at the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.hansardsociety.org.uk/events/the-eu-withdrawal-bill-principles-powers-and-parliaments
 
Description CLAC/EAALRoundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited to participate in roundtable on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cardiff University Brexit briefing for AMs, Sendedd Nov 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Briefing (along with WGC colleagues) to Assembly Members, drawing on my research on repatriation of powers, and devolution. Discussion amd questions followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Cardiff University House of Commons event, 20 October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presented research on the legal aspects of Wales and Brexit to cross party Welsh MPs and officials at House of Commons. Presented alongside colleagues (Scully and Minto) at invitation of Cardiff VC.
Questions and Discussion followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Challenge Cardiff Jan 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Online and print Cardiff University Alumni magazine piece on 'a Welsh Brexit', focusing on our work and answering questions posed By Huw Edwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/news/challenge-cardiff/understanding-a-welsh-brexit
 
Description Competence Report for Scottish Parliament 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prepared and delivered report to Scottish Parliament Finance and Constitution committee 'Review of implications of Brexit-related UK legislation for devolved competence' - co authored with Prof Tom Mullen, Glasgow University. Discussion with committee members followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.parliament.scot/S5_Finance/General%20Documents/201908_Paper_by_Prof_Tom_Mullen_and_Prof_...
 
Description DevoMasterclass 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact UKandEU organised devolution masterclass, for UK government Whitehall civil servants. Spoke alongside Prof N McEwan (Edinburgh), October 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Devolution event, Edinburgh University, October 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A panel debate at the Europa Institute, looking at the issue of the EU referendum from the perspective of Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland. I focused on the issue of the repatriation of powers, and the issues raised by their return from Brussels. A blog post was put together following the event. The issue of powers coming back was one which captured attention.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.europeanfutures.ed.ac.uk/article-2047
 
Description EAAL - Common Frameworks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Oral evidence to Welsh Assembly EAAL Committee re: Common Frameworks after Brexit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://senedd.assembly.wales/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=449&MId=5469&Ver=4
 
Description EEAL - Common Frameworks Roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact EAAL Committee Welsh Assembly - invitee to participate in round table on Common Frameworks after Brexit - links to repatriation/competence work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://senedd.assembly.wales/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=449&MID=5639
 
Description ESRC Event Norwich 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public event organised under auspices of ESRC UKICE SF Hussein Kassim, Brexit means Brexit but what does that Mean - session on 'The Future of the U.K.'
Presented on Wales and Brexit, and participated in discussion and answered questions from public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/political-social-international-studies/events/brexit-series
 
Description Electoral Reform Society online active citizenship tools : 'Better Referendum' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact From ERS website:
'We broke the EU debate down into five key areas and teamed up with the UK in a Changing Europe programme to ask top academics to record short videos on each area. We then went to the two official campaigns to get them to make their case.
These videos are at the heart of our Better Referendum meetups - those that didn't have the time to find a meetup or organise one, could watch the videos here'.
I contributed to two of these videos as an expert commentator (social policy and regions and nations). These vidos were shown as packages in meetings across the UK and could also be accessed directly on the ERS site.
ERS reported over 12000 views, plus 500 at events, with reports of users being better informed about their decision.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.betterreferendum.org.uk/eu/find-the-facts/
 
Description Estates Gazette Cardiff Question Time, July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Industry leading organization's annual event in Cardiff, with Chair of CBI Wales and Planning experts.
I spoke on the regulatory implications of Brexit for Wales. There was extensive discussion and debate. There is a short film and podcast of the event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.egi.co.uk/news/cardiff-question-time-keep-calm-and-carry-on-after-brexit/
 
Description Evershed/IWA Brexit Event 10 October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speaker at the event "Brexit: What will it mean for Wales to leave the EU?", other speakers politicians and leading lawyers
Large audience comprised practitioners (legal etc) and general public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Feature on Wales Report (BBC Wales TV) on Repatriation of Powers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Explaining the general audience the issue of the return of legal powers to Wales on Brexit, and discussion of the ways Wales can be involved in decision making in Brexit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description FinanceConstScotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited to appear on panel of 3 experts to discuss devolution aspects of withdrawal and repatriation of competences, with the Scottish Parliament Finance and Constitution Committee. Ongoing connection formed with clerks etc, leading to requests for further participation on eg continuity legislation, in 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Full day event on Repatriation of Powers - Great Repeal Act 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This whole day event, organised and led by the PI, and funded under the grant, brought together academic experts from across the UK (NI, Scotland, London and Wales) and policy makers and officials from the Welsh Government and Assembly. The discussions over the day considered the repatriation of competences - which powers are to be returned from Brussels and to which level, and the consequences for the current devolution settlements. Prospects for devolved Continuation Acts were discussed (and their limited legal effect acknowledged), and the critical future significance of the UKs internal market was stressed.
A report is forthcoming.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://ukandeu.ac.uk/event/devolution-the-repatriation-of-competences-and-the-great-repeal-bill/
 
Description Gorwel (Welsh Foundation for Innovation in Public Affairs) speaker at Brexit event, Nov 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Spoke on Wales and legal aspects of Brexit at Gorwel event, Cardiff, with questions and discussion following.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gorwel.co/wordpress/?p=2676
 
Description Gvt Briefing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Briefing on devolution aspects of the Repeal Bill, raised concerns and highlighted problematic issues, suggestions made as to how to proceed. Impact on resulting text unlikely due to HM Government position.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description HayonWye 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Major one day conference - one year on from the EU referendum, organised by Eluned Morgan AM. Invited speaker.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ITV Wales News - FMP March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Live interview on EU citizenship rights and Brexit,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IWA/HL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Withdrawal Bill and devolution briefing, for Peers/MPs in Houses of Parliament. 3 speakers, myself, Colin Hervey and Alan Page.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IfG 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Roundtable on devolution and common frameworks, (eg post Brexit governance instruments and structures) invited speaker. Raised issue of internal market/divergence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Launch event - UK in a Changing Europe Wales Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Launch event introducing the ESRC funded project and creation of the UK in a Changing Europe Wales Hub. Held at Cardiff University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/wgc/eu/b
 
Description Led discussion event on Miller judgment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Participation in EU Exchange Wales - discussion group involving Cardiff University and Welsh Government Officials. Meets regularly throughout the year, this is be of the sessions I have led over the past 18 months.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Legal Briefing to SNP at House of Commons, through UKICE , 12 Sept 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Briefing session to SNP politicians in Westminster, focusing on devolution aspects of Brexit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description LiverpoolSept2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Roundtable with officials from devolved governments and representatives of business groups, to discuss aspects of withdrawal bill, focus on Clause 11, frameworks, and the internal market. Interest in continuing dialogue and having future events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description M Keating organsied event - British Academy Carlton House event on Devolution and referendum. I presented on the position in Wales. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Event bringing together academics and policy makers and pracitioners. I presented on the position in Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Media Briefings for UKandEU 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Ongoing media briefings as UK in a Changing Europe Senior Fellow, on legal/devolution aspects of the withdrawal process - eg April, June, November 2017. Follow ups included requests for meetings from Norwegian embassy, as well as further media enquires.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018
URL http://www.ukandeu.ac.uk
 
Description Multiple media around High Court judgments on role of Parliament in Article 50 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Multiple media commentating on the High Court cases on Parliament and Article 50, and the devolution aspects raised. TV included BBC News 24 and BBC Wales Today, Radio included BBC Radio Wales, BBC 5 live
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description NAW Roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee roundtable with academics and committee members on the Changing Constitution, with my contributions relating to competence and subsidiarity. Written evidence was also submitted (se below).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.senedd.assembly.wales/mgConsultationDisplay.aspx?id=368&RPID=1017207617&cp=yes
 
Description NAW Roundtable Wales' Future Relationship with EU 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact EAAL hosted a roundtable to consider Wales' future relationship with the EU. Participated in discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NHSConfed 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Speaker on legal process and implications of Brexit to annual conference of NHS Wales Confederation members. Presentation and Q and A. Later approached to speak at other events (PHW) on basis of presentation seen here.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description OU 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Contributor to online materials for the Open Univeristy's Open Learn, on constitutional issues of Brexit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description PHW 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Public Health Wales, invited to deliver 'lunch and learn' session on legal implications of Brexit and devolution, Nov 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Participant in TV Discussion Programme on Brexit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Partipated in a TV discussion programme, ITV Wales Sharp End - studio guest for 30 minute programme, discussing Wales and Brexit. Monday 23 January.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.itv.com/news/wales/topic/sharp-end/
 
Description Participation at a workshop on the EU and the City held by the Regional Studies Association Research Network on Cohesion Policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Following the presentation of paper by academics there was considerable discussion around the types of interventions that have the most impact on poverty levels and income disparity. I reported on the research used in the UK government's Balance of Competences. Officials from the EU institutions were very keen to follow up on this work afterwards in relation to their own preparations for Brexit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.regionalstudies.org/events/event/eu-and-the-city
 
Description Participation at event by ESPON, Territory matters organised by the Dutch Presidency of the EU 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The event covered themes around the competitiveness of European regions, the impact of EU policy on national spatial planning, Polycentric development at different scales
Cross border co-operation Bottom-up planning
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.espon.eu/main/Menu_Events/Menu_Seminars/seminarNL_16061617_03.html
 
Description Participation at the European Week of Regions and Cities, event organised by the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event was a four day event entitled 'Regions and cities for sustainable and inclusive growth' and covered all aspects of regional economic development policy design and implementation.Practitioners were interested in the future relationship between the EU/UK and what type of regional policy could evolve.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/regions-and-cities/2016/main_programme.cfm
 
Description Participation at two UKELA conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attended two conferences on the impact of Brexit on environmental law.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.ukela.org/past-UKELA-events
 
Description Particpation in Planning Academic/Practitioner Roundtable (Cardiff) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Planning Research Conference, session convened by Richard Cowell (Cardiff) , participation in roundtable discussion with planning practitioner and third sector representative
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/457009/Programme-Final-MedRes.pdf
 
Description Radio 4 Analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A contribution to the Radio 4 analysis programme on the implications of the referendum/brexit for NI/Ireland, drawing from my work on devolution, the EU referendum and its consequences for the UK. It immediately led to discussions amongst colleagues and on facebook. The programme is Online here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06zqq9l
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35502736
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35502736
 
Description Repeal Bill Alliance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Ongoing engagement and involvement with the work of the Repeal Bill Alliance, highlighting issues with Withdrawal Bill as raised from a devolution perspective, from summer 2017 onwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Repeal Bill Alliance, Wales event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Provided update on legal/constitutional issues relating to Brexit and devolution for an event hosted by the Repeal Bill Alliance, held in North Wales. I participated remotely. Attendance was very limited, but good engaged discussion developed between attendees and representatives from RBA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SNP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Legal Briefing to SNP MPs on the Withdrawal Bill, Houses of Parliament Sept 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Schools Event - Senedd - two day event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Participated in a Brexit panel on two separate days, for c 100 students each day drawn from sixth forms across Wales. Outlined current position and responded to questions and engaged in discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ScotlandHR 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Roundtable invitee, Scottish Government event (London) on Human Rights AND Brexit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SeneddOneYearOn 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Organiser and speaker at WGC (UKandEU funded) public event reflecting on developments since referendum vote. Focus on the legal dimension.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Session for UK Chairs of EU Select Committees on Brexit and Great Repeal Bill, and intergovernmental relations, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Session on Brexit and implications for devolution, with a focus on repatriation of powers and the possible demands of a UK internal market. This was the first time I am aware that the UK internal market point was discussed in the context of Brexit committees, and there was alot of discussion around it during the session, and subsequent inquiries. It has now got considerable traction in the Brexit debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Sunday Politics (Wales) TV guest 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Studio guest for discussion on Wales and Brexit, focusing on Welsh Government White Paper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description UK Gov Internal Market Roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact BEIS/Treasury organised closed workshop in Cardiff on UK internal market post Brexit, involving Welsh Gov and NI civil service. Multi-discplinary research academics gave their perspectives on issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UKANDEU Health roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Participant in roundtable on Brexit and its consequences for the healthcare sector, my contributions focused on the devolution context, and the emerging notion of a UK internal market.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UKICE Blog - Wales and referendum campaign (pre-ref) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog piece for UKICE on Wales and referendum process, highlighting centralised approach of UK government, and looking at competence issues. Shared from UKICE site on Facebook. Media requests in Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ukandeu.ac.uk/wales-and-brexit/
 
Description UKICE Brexit Legal briefing 5 October 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Legal briefing, at Kings London, as part of UKICE activities, my contribution focused on the devolution aspects. Media (national and international) etc contacts made.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description UKICE Launch - Brexit Six Months On, December 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Launch of publication, to which I had contributed on devolution. Presentation, plus questions from audience. Multiple media interviews from international news channels after the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ukandeu.ac.uk/brexit-six-months-on/
 
Description UKICE blog - sovereignty (pre-ref) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog reflecting on sovereignty issues in the renegotiation letter. Blog was posted immediately before I started maternity leave, so I was not available for any follow up.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://ukandeu.ac.uk/the-uks-sovereignty-demands-not-so-demanding/
 
Description UKICE blog on Cohesion Policy and Brexit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog on the consequences of Brexit in relation to cohesion policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://ukandeu.ac.uk/what-a-difference-a-decade-can-make-cohesion-policy-and-brexit/
 
Description UKICE blog piece - Pre-referendum, Wales in UK/EU 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact introductory blog for the UKICE website, outlining issues around Wales and the EU referendum. Subsequently received media requests etc


.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://ukandeu.ac.uk/wales-the-same-but-different/
 
Description Wales / EU Foreign Policy workshop Nov 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Participated in workshop on Brexit, Wales and foreign policy, convened by ESRC Senior Fellow Richard Whitman. Event focused attention in my mind on the scope for Wales to act on the international stage, returning to research undertaken previously (eg Legal Studies 2010), and to the consequences of Brexit on this. Research project developed in response to this on Welsh paradiplomacy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Wales EU Referendum event, June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In cooperation with the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, we held a public debate pre- Referendum (8 June 2016), comprising 3 panels, focusing on the impact of EU membership on: Jobs and Economy, Society and Law, and The UK and International Relations. Across the panels will be a mix of politicians, businesspeople, academics and others with a balance between 'in', 'out' and 'neutral' voices. Each discussion included a Q&A, providing an opportunity for the audience to ask questions to the speakers.
Speakers included: Lord Dafydd Wigley (Plaid Cymru), Berwyn Davies (Business consultant), Nathan Gill (UKIP), Dr Joanne Hunt (Cardiff University School of Law and Politics and 'The UK in a Changing Europe'), Baroness Julie Smith (Liberal Democrats), Dr Rachel Minto (Cardiff University School of Law and Politics and 'The UK in a Changing Europe'). The audience included the general public, with a wide range of views, and there was questioning and lively discussion. Online activity included a face book page and live tweeting, along with tweeted questions before hand. The event had considerable reach, as there was a report of the event in the Irish Times newspaper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/uk/cardiff-letter-where-do-the-welsh-stand-on-brexit-divide-1.2...
 
Description Wales and Brexit: Two Years on from the Referendum - Senedd, July 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Flagship public event held at the Senedd, reviewing the state of play on Brexit and Devolution, involving speakers from Wales Governance Centre. Audience included year 10 pupils from Barry boys Comprehensive, who we invited to join us, and with whom the speakers met after the event. We discussed studying social sciences at University, and the pupils were given a tour of the Senedd. The report back included how valuable the pupils had found the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description WalesTakingStock 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Regular public engagement event covering developments in brexit process from a variety of angles. WGC staff participate, including myself as speaker on legal/constitutional issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Where are we now event, Cardiff, December 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On the 8th of December 2016 the Wales Governance Centre and the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative co-hosted an event in Cardiff where some of the leading researchers from Cardiff University (Prof Roger Scully, Dr Joanne Hunt, Dr Rachel Minto & Ed Gareth Poole) shared their analysis of the state of Brexit and Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvv-l3sif_U
 
Description Workshop : UK Internal Market, Cardiff June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This workshop was convened in Cardiff by the PI, and brought together government officials from HMG Treasury, BEIS and Cabinet, as well as Scottish and Welsh officials to discuss the significance of the UK internal market on repatriated powers. Ongoing collaboration is planned
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description media appearances (multiple) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Ongoing engagement with Wales and UK media as commentator on Brexit and devolution, and the legal aspects of the process of withdrawal. Appearances across TV and radio. World Service, Radio Wales, BBC Wales etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018