The AE Cardiff Hub participated in the conference Welsh Policy and Politics in Unprecedented Times, organised by the Wales Centre for Public Policy and the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) on Friday 24th May 2019 at Swansea University.
The event was attended by 45 people and brought together academics, representatives from Welsh Government and civil society to discuss current and future practices, and opportunities for Welsh policy and politics.
In addition to the poster presentations and a session on Devolution and Brexit, the programme was structured around three panels:
- Panel One: Knowledge and evidence in Wales and its role in policymaking, provided different methods and case studies of science advice for policy in Wales, in areas such as public health, debt and social services.
- Panel Two: Theories and methods in policy change: a Welsh and devolved perspective, gave insights into collaborative research, entrepreneurship policies, and meso- and meta- government and governance.
- Panel Three: The future of policy and politics in Wales, discussed the potential impact of Brexit and other key factors in the future development of Welsh policies, i.e. equality, trust, and transparency.
Dr Esther Dorado-Ladera, Executive Officer (Projects), presented a poster about the Hub’s work on science for policy and its role within the European Commission Scientific Advice Mechanism and SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies). The poster also provided information on the latest SAPEA Evidence Review Report coordinated by the Hub, Making sense of science for policy under conditions of complexity and uncertainty, which is due for publication in mid-2019.
Find the presentations and videos of the day here.
— Eleanor MacKillop (@esmackillop) May 24, 2019