WISERD Civil Society: Changing perspectives on Civic Stratification and Civil Repair

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: Sch of Social Sciences

Abstract

WISERD celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Over time it has grown into an international research institute that develops the next generation of research leaders. Our research brings together different disciplines (geographers, economists, sociologists, data scientists, political scientists) to address important issues for civil society at national and international levels. Our social science core provides a strong foundation for working with other disciplines including environmental science, engineering and medicine to transform our understanding and approaches to key areas of public concern. Our aim is to provide evidence that informs and changes policy and practice. This Centre will build on all previous WISERD research activities to undertake an ambitious new research programme. Our focus will be on the concept of civic stratification. This is a way of looking at divisions in society by focusing on the rights and obligations and practices of citizens and the role of civil society organisations in addressing inequalities in those rights and obligations. We will examine and analyse instances where people do not have the same rights as others (for example people who are migrants or refugees). We will also look at examples of people and groups working together within civil society to win new rights; this is referred to as civic expansion. Examples might include campaigns for animal rights or concerns about robots and Artificial Intelligence. We will investigate situations where people have the same rights but experience differences in their ability to access those rights; sometimes referred to as civic gain and civic loss (for example some people are better able to access legal services than others). Lastly, we will explore how individuals and groups come together to overcome deficits in their rights and citizenship; sometimes referred to as forms of civil repair. This might include ways in which people are looking at alternative forms of economic organisation, at local sustainability and at using new technologies (platforms and software) to organise and campaign for their rights. Our centre will deliver across four key areas of activity. First our research programme will focus on themes that address the different aspects of civic stratification. We will examine trends in polarization of economic, political and social rights, looking at how campaigns for rights are changing and undertaking case studies of attempts to repair the fabric of civil life. Second, we will extend and deepen our international and civil society research partnerships and networks and by doing so strengthen our foundations for developing further joint research in the future. Third, we will implement an exciting and accessible 'knowledge exchange' programme to enable our research and evidence to reach, involve and influence as many people as possible. Fourth, we will expand the capacity of social science research and nurture future research leaders. All our research projects will be jointly undertaken with key partners including civil society organisations, such as charities, and local communities. The research programme is broad and will include the collection of new data, the exploitation of existing data sources and linking existing sets of data. The data will range from local detailed studies to large cross-national comparisons. We will make the most of our skills and abilities to work with major RCUK research investments. We have an outstanding track record in maximising research impact, in applying a wide range of research methods to real world problems. This exciting and challenging research programme is based on a unique, long standing and supportive relationship between five core universities in Wales and our partnerships with universities and research institutes in the UK and internationally. It addresses priority areas identified by the ESRC and by governments and is informed by our continued close links with civil society organisations.

Planned Impact

The impact goals of this research centre are to:
- Increase the capacity of civil society organisations to promote citizenship, citizen rights and citizen engagement.
- Provide robust evidence to UK and international governments to enable them to support the development of a strong, healthy civil society.
- Recommend to governments and civil society organisations focused, feasible strategies to facilitate the repair of civil society.
- Increase citizens' awareness of their rights so they can secure and access public services, in particular marginalised groups such as disabled people and migrants.
- Use the WISERD Data Portal to open up civil society data to government and civil society organisations to enable evidence-based policy making on a range of policy areas.

Our stakeholders and publics can be broadly grouped as follows:

Policy makers:
- UK Government - departments for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Education; Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; International Development; International Trade; Work & Pensions; Health & Social Care; Housing, Communities and Local Government; Office of the Secretary of State for Wales; Charity Commission; Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC); Children's Commissioner for England; Office for National Statistics (ONS)
- Welsh Government - Social Services and Integration; Local Government; Communities and Tackling Poverty; Education; Agriculture & Food; Economic Strategy & Decarbonisation; Skills, Higher Education and Lifelong Learning; Economic Infrastructure; Children's Commissioner for Wales; Future Generations Commissioner for Wales
- Local government - schools; teachers; school councils; youth fora; social services
- International governments with whom we will liaise and share relevant findings- Australia; Brazil; China; France; Greece; Hungary; India; Italy; Ireland; Netherlands; New Zealand; Portugal; Singapore; Sweden; USA and the regional authorities of the Basque Country, Iraqi Kurdistan and Sardinia.

Third sector and civil society organisations, grouped by sphere of activity:
- Democracy and civil society - Electoral Reform Society (ERS); Institute for Welsh Affairs (IWA); National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO); Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA); Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA); Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO); Citizens UK; Barcelona Centre for International Affairs; Real Instituto Elcano (Madrid); Centre for Kurdish Progress (London)
- Economy - International Labour Organization (ILO); trade unions; co-operative organisations; Cividep India; Garment Labour Union (India), Homeworkers Worldwide; Women in Informal Employment Globalising and Organising (WIEGO) and UNI Global Union.
- Education and young people - children's rights NGOs, British Youth Council, UK Youth Parliament
- Energy - Fossil Free UK; UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association; Share Action; Community Reinvest; Energy UK; Renewable Energy Association.
- Foundational economy and social innovation - businesses, social enterprises, co-operatives, food movements and civil society organisations working to deliver services in the areas of food, care, housing and the environment.
- Housing - housing associations; housing charities; tenant organisations.
- Inequality and wellbeing - Chwarae Teg; Disability Rights UK; Disability Wales
- Migration - International Labour Organization (ILO); International Red Cross; Wales Centre for International Affairs; International Organisation for Migration (IOM); Migrants at Sea; United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

Publics and communities:
- People who participate in community groups, trade unions and voluntary organisations
- Marginalised groups, such as disabled people, migrants and casualised workers in the garment and fast food industries
- children and young people
- All those with an interest in civil society, democracy or community activism

People

ORCID iD

Ian Rees Jones (Principal Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1682-9134
Christopher Matthew Taylor (Co-Investigator)
Rhys Davies (Co-Investigator)
Jean Jenkins (Co-Investigator)
Elin Royles (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4858-1903
Gary Higgs (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2169-6671
Sally Anne Power (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3287-0003
Nigel O'Leary (Co-Investigator)
Helen Blakely (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6188-0692
Paul Chaney (Co-Investigator)
Daniel Edward Wincott (Co-Investigator)
David Beel (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1146-229X
BETHAN Loftus (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5346-1332
David H Blackaby (Co-Investigator)
Rhys Alwyn Jones (Co-Investigator)
Howard Henshall Davis (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9794-3325
Stephen James Drinkwater (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9973-8811
Karel Williams (Co-Investigator)
Mitchel Langford (Co-Investigator)
Robin Mann (Co-Investigator)
Melanie Kim Jones (Co-Investigator)
Jesse Heley (Co-Investigator)
Filippo Barbera (Co-Investigator)
Sophie Wynne-Jones (Co-Investigator)
Rhys Dafydd Jones (Co-Investigator)
Robert John Evans (Co-Investigator)
Anwen Mai Elias (Co-Investigator)
Julie Froud (Co-Investigator)
Alexander John Bryson (Co-Investigator)
Martin Jones (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4627-2293
S Orford (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8517-4752
Kevin John Morgan (Co-Investigator)
Martina Yvonne Feilzer (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2107-4992
Michael John Woods (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3813-4138
Jamie Thornton Lewis (Co-Investigator) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1065-6017
Laura Joanne Jones (Researcher)
Martin Weinel (Researcher)
Christala Sophocleous (Researcher)
William George Chivers (Researcher) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4555-3800
Ian Harvey (Researcher) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0350-7344
Esther Kumari Muddiman (Researcher) orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2630-6134

Publications

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Description 2019.11.20 - Ian Rees Jones, TCB on research methodologies at WISERD Awaydays, Llandrindod Wells
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This TCB session was run by Prof Gary Higgs and was set up to inform and support decision when looking at some of the different methodologies applicable and useful to WISERD researchers. The session consisted of a series of half hour talks and discussions on the use of various methodological approaches: statistical matching, mixed methods, intergenerational mapping and living labs. 44 delegates were booked on to this event.
 
Description 2019.12.18 - Ian Rees Jones, TCB - An Introduction to Q Method
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This one-day course was delivered by WISERD academic Dr Jennifer Hampton, in Cardiff. The course was designed to provide participants with an understanding of the basic principles of Q methodology. By the end of the day, participants should have gained the knowledge and ability to begin to design, administer, analyse and interpret their own Q method projects. The course was aimed at researchers interested in exploring an alternative option to traditional survey designs. 9 delegates were booked onto the course.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-introduction-q-method
 
Description 2020.02.26 - Ian Rees Jones, TCB - Data Visualisation and Infographic Design, Cardiff
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This full-day, hands on workshop introduced the fundamentals of data visualisation and infographic design and involved both theory as well as excercises to enable attendees to explore ideas to enable visual communication of information and data. The course considered all the factors that have an impact on the infographic - design, insight, audience, and platform. 16 delegates attended the course.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-data-visualisation-and-infographic-design
 
Description 2020.02.27 - Ian Rees Jones, TCB - Data Visualisation and Infographic Design, Cardiff
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This full-day, hands on workshop introduced the fundamentals of data visualisation and infographic design and involved both theory as well as excercises to enable attendees to explore ideas to enable visual communication of information and data. The course considered all the factors that have an impact on the infographic - design, insight, audience, and platform. 20 delegates attended the course.
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wiserd-tcb-data-visualisation-and-infographic-design
 
Description Dr Jean Jenkins - ESRC GCRF Urgent Appeals: Data and Shared Learning
Amount £198,913 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/T009918/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2019 
End 04/2021
 
Description Prof Chris Taylor - WISERD Education Datalab
Amount £180,000 (GBP)
Organisation Welsh Assembly 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 03/2021
 
Description Prof Melanie Jones - PhD2019-27, An examination of the socio-economic consequences of the diagnosis of, and recovery from, cancer in the UK.
Amount £80,000 (GBP)
Funding ID PhD2019-27 
Organisation Tenovus 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2020 
End 09/2024
 
Description Prof Ian Rees Jones - National Centre for Research Methods 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department ESRC National Centre for Research Methods
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Organising and facilitating NCRM courses across Wales as a NCRM partner.
Collaborator Contribution NCRM provide additonal funding for us to further extend our training and capacity building activities across Wales.
Impact No outcomes yet.
Start Year 2020
 
Description 2019.10.01 - Prof Ian Rees Jones - WISERD Lunchtime Seminar Series - (WP.3.3) The Persistence of Union Membership in Coal Mining Areas 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. The seminar was presented by WISERD academics Dr Helen Blakely and Rhys Davies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/persistence-union-membership-coal-mining-areas
 
Description 2019.10.03 - Prof Kevin Morgan, WP4.2 - Senedd TV - Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee Panel Video - Public procurement in the foundational economy. 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Assembly's Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee hosted a panel at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay. Prof Kevin Morgan and Karel Williams were invited to discuss public procurement in the foundational economy as part of the programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.senedd.tv/Meeting/Archive/7d989f40-3630-4683-b594-7244997b79ba?autostart=True#
 
Description 2019.10.10 - Prof Scott Orford - Nation Cymru - Understanding Welsh Places 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Nation Cymru article gives an overview of Understanding Welsh Places, a new service to understand Welsh places. This was a collaborative project with WISERD, The Institute of Welsh Affairs and The Carnegie Trust which launched a website including maps, demographics and economic information about places in Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://uwp.uksouth.cloudapp.azure.com/en/
 
Description 2019.10.11 - Prof Gary Higgs, WP2.1 - WISERD Blog - What maps reveal about the impacts of austerity. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD academics. This Blog was written by Prof Gary Higgs, University of South Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/what-maps-reveal-about-impacts-austerity
 
Description 2019.10.18 - Dr Christala Sophocleous and Dr Sioned Pearce WP1.2 - WISERD Blog - WISERD Civil Society goes to Canada: comparisons from Wales, Manitoba and Quebec. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD academics. This Blog was written by Dr Christala Sophocleous and Dr Sioned Pearce, Cardiff University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/wiserd-civil-society-goes-canada-comparisons-wales-manitoba-and-quebec
 
Description 2019.10.30 - Prof Mike Woods - BREXIT Where are we? What happens next? What does it mean for Wales? Aberystwyth 
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 public discussion held at Aberystwyth University, organized by the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society with a multi-disciplinary panel of experts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://cwps.aber.ac.uk/event/brexit-where-are-we-what-happens-next-what-does-it-mean-for-wales/
 
Description 2019.11.04 - Prof Ian Rees Jones - Wiserd Cultural Participation Research Network - Research, Art and Communit: The integrity Imperative. St Fagans, Wales 
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 This WISERD Cultural Participation Research Network event was held at St Fagans on 04.11.2019, and attended by around 35 delegates. The event explored questions of the integrity of research, community participation and art. This special CPRN event was part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences, in collaboration with ArtStation and the National Museum of Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/node/15364
 
Description 2019.11.11 - Prof Kevin Morgan, WP4.0 - Western Mail - Experimental Governance. 
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 Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Kevin Morgan, from the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University, has co-authored an article in the Western Mail, outlining his vision for Experimental Governance - renewing governance through decentralisation and experimentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 2019.11.12 - Prof Ian Rees Jones - WISERD Housing Research Network - Delivering additional affordable housing in Wales. Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event was run by Dr Pete Mackie, and the School of Geography and Planning, in collaboration with UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) and Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD). Following the Independent Review of Affordable Housing Supply in Wales the event brought together key members of the Review Panel and policy makers and practitioners to assess progress and key challenges. Speakers from Welsh Government and social housing sector considered the future of social housing, proposals for a new model of funding and opportunities for collaboration to deliver affordable housing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/delivering-additional-affordable-housing-wales
 
Description 2019.11.28 - Dr Christala Sophocleous, (WP1.2), Civil society in the four UK nations: past, present and future challenges, Butetown, Cardiff. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This VSSN day seminar was held in partnership with WISERD. The event explored how civil society has responded to socio-economic change in terms of national devolution and uneven patterns of localism in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/civil-society-four-uk-nations-past-present-and-future-challenges
 
Description 2019.11.28 - Dr Elin Royles - Living in Welsh Today - Our Voice in the World Festival. Aberystwyth. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The Our Voice in the World Festival ran a series of talks, discussion panels and performances to celebrate the vitality of the Welsh language among the family of global languages as part of the UNESCO International Year for Indigenous Languages 2019. WISERD academic Elin Royles ran a session for year 12 students drew on research from WISERD Civil Societies WP 2.3. Description in Welsh: Byw yn Gymraeg heddiw Pam siarad Cymraeg? Beth yw cymuned Gymraeg? Pa fath o ddyfodol hoffem ei weld i'r Gymraeg? Sesiwn ryngweithiol dan ofal Yr Athro Rhys Jones, Dr Elin Royles a Dr Huw Lewis a fydd yn procio'r disgyblion i feddwl yn feirniadol ynghylch eu dealltwriaeth o sefyllfa'r Gymraeg heddiw. Bydd cyfle hefyd yn ystod y sesiwn i drafod â Eluned Morgan AC, Gweinidog y Gymraeg a Chysylltiadau Rhyngwladol Llywodraeth Cymru. Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language, Welsh Government, Eluned Morgan AM attended part of the session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/gwyl-ein-llais-yn-y-byd/
 
Description 2019.12.13 - Rhys Davies, WP3.4 - WISERD Blog - Michael Gove and the Miners' Gala: Not so wide of the mark. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD academics. This Blog was written by Rhys Davies, Cardiff University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/michael-gove-and-miners-gala-not-so-wide-mark
 
Description 2019/20 - Prof Paul Chaney - WISERD Strategic Engagement Meetings with WCVA. 
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 2019.10.30 - Paul Chaney met with WCVA as part of WISERD's on-going engagement strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description 2019/20 - Prof Paul Chaney - WISERD Strategic Engagement Meetings with Welsh Government. 
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 2019.10.17 - Paul Chaney met with Welsh Government as part of WISERD's on-going engagement strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 202.02.01 - Ian Rees Jones - WISERD Engagement Booklet - WISERD Civil Society - Changing Perspectives on Civic Stratification and Civil Repair. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This stakeholder engagement booklet outlines the work packages from the ambitious new programme of work that WISERD Civil Society is undertaking from October 2019. The research is funded by ESRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/publications/wiserd-civil-society-changing-perspectives-civic-stratification-an...
 
Description 2020-02-26 - Dr Anwen Elias, WP3.1 - BBC Radio Wales - IMAJINE and Civil Society 2 - Independentist movements and lived experiences of secessionist conflicts. 
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 Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Anwen Elias discusses research related to the research being carried out through the IMAJINE H2020 project (which looks, among other things, at how independentist movements make the case for radical constitutional change), and the new WISERD Civil Society Centre on citizens' 'lived experiences' of secessionist conflicts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 2020.01.09 - Prof Ian Rees Jones - WISERD Housing Research Network: Wales Housing Research Conference 2020, Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The Wales Housing Research Conference was co-hosted by Dr Pete Mackie and the WISERD Housing Research Network, the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, Shelter Cymru and Welsh Government. The event showcased research and evaluations on contemporary Welsh housing issues and provided a platform for reflection and knowledge exchange. It was held at Cardiff University on 9th January 2020 and 140 delegates booked to attend.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/wales-housing-research-conference-2020
 
Description 2020.01.15 - David Abadir - WISERD Blog - Gender Pay Gap Transparency Legislation in the UK: How have employers responded? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The WISERD Blog posts are to engage and inform stakeholders about research being carried out by WISERD academics. This Blog was written by David Abadir, Undergraduate work placement under Prof Melanie Jones, Cardiff University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/gender-pay-gap-transparency-legislation-uk-how-have-employers-responded
 
Description 2020.01.22 - Prof Ian Rees Jones - WISERD Cultural Participation Research Network - 'In the System', Cardiff Bay. 
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 This WISERD Cultural Participation Research Network event was held at the Pierhead in Cardiff Bay. This was a theatrical performance and discussion based on research data from a Cardiff University PhD project. The research, carried out by Dr. Rhiannon Lane, explored experiences of diagnosis and service access for adult mental health service users in Wales. The audience was invited for the perfomance and post-performance discussions to reflect on the issues raised in the play about mental health, and service provision from a user's or a provider's perspective. 66 delegates booked for this event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/events/cprn-meeting-system
 
Description 2020.02.11 - Prof Ian Rees Jones - WISERD Civil Society Stakeholder Launch Event - Celebrating Civil Society Research: A New Chapter, Senedd, Cardiff Bay 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This WISERD stakeholder event, Celebrating Civil Society Research - A New Chapter, launched WISERD's new five-year plan for the next phase of research into civil society. Our new research will explore social and economic inequality, migration and multiculturalism, the foundational economy, the changing dynamics of work, and animal rights and A.I. The event was held in the Senedd, Cardiff bay and was attended by over 70 people, including key stakeholders from public, private, policy and third sectors. Guest speakers included Mark Drakeford AM, First Minister of Wales and Professor Alison Park, Director of Research at the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).  Key findings from WISERD Civil Society's first grant from ESRC were disseminated via a poster exhibition and through distribution of work-package post cards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/celebrating-civil-society-research-new-chapter
 
Description 2020.02.25 - Victoria Winckler, Bevan Foundation - WISERD Blog - The Rise and Fall of Think Tanks in Wales. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This WISERD Blog, written by Victoria Winckler from the Bevan Foundation is about the rise and role of Think Tanks in Wales. The Foreword is by WISERD Director Prof Sally Power.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wiserd.ac.uk/news/reflections-rise-and-fall-think-tanks-wales-victoria-winckler-bevan-founda...
 
Description 2020.02.27 - Prof Mike Woods - After BREXIT - what next for Wales? Aberystwyth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As the UK Government begins negotiating its future relationship with the European Union, the First Minister of Wales, The Right Hon Mark Drakeford, delivered the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society Annual Lecture. During this public lecture at Aberystwyth University held on Thursday 27 February 2020 he discussed what the future holds for Wales following Brexit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/news/archive/2020/02/title-229064-en.html