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Our Wednesday Webinar series provides a weekly look at some of the key issues (besides coronavirus) facing Wales, as well as an opportunity for discussion.

You can find the recording of our webinars below, and view the upcoming programme on our events page.

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Senedd 2021: An election like no other

March 18th 2021 - Presented by: Jac Larner headshot Dr Jac Larner, Cardiff University Grug Muse headshot Grug Muse, Urdd Gobaith Cymru – Prosiect 16/17 Dr Matthew Wall headshot Dr Matthew Wall, Swansea University

The 2021 Senedd election will be unprecedented in many ways. With talks from experts Dr Jac Larner, Elan Grug Muse and Dr Matthew Wall, this webinar looks at the unique factors likely to affect the campaigning issues, voter turn out […] »

2041: Challenges besides Covid over the next 20 years

March 2nd 2021 - Presented by: Phil Brown headshot Phil Brown, Cardiff University Peter Kenway headshot Peter Kenway, New Policy Institute Jess McQuade headshot Jessica McQuade, WWF Cymru

Work, poverty and climate change: Wales’ faces a number of challenges in addition to the pandemic recovery. As we mark the Bevan Foundation’s 20th birthday, this webinar speculates about what the next 20 years might hold. Many things have changed […] »

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A snapshot of poverty this winter

February 12th 2021 - Presented by: WEN Wales Catherine Fookes, WEN Wales Megan Thomas headshot Megan Thomas, Disability Wales Dr Steffan Evans, Bevan Foundation

The economic impact of the pandemic has affected people across Welsh society, but it has not affected us all equally. Poverty was already a significant problem in Wales long before Covid 19 struck, but the economic impact of the pandemic […] »

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Transforming Wales: Building a better economy

January 22nd 2021 - Presented by: Alwen Williams Transforming Wales Alwen Williams, Portfolio Director, North Wales Economic Ambition Board James Davies Transforming Wales James Davies, CEO, Industry Wales Victoria Winckler Dr Victoria Winckler, Director, Bevan Foundation Helen Cunningham Helen Cunningham, Project Officer, Bevan Foundation

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the Welsh economy and labour market hard. An economic response, reset and recovery requires pathways towards a more resilient, sustainable and inclusive economy. This important webinar draws on the Bevan Foundation’s analysis and proposals to […] »

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Living Wage Week: reactions to the newly announced rate for 2020

November 10th 2020 - Presented by: Sarah Hopkins Sarah Hopkins Sue Husband Sue Husband Dominic MacAskill Dominic MacAskill Heather Myers Heather Myers Nisreen Mansour Nisreen Mansour

On Monday 9th November, the Real Living Wage rate for 2020 was announced. To kick off Living Wage Week, we talked to a range of organisations to get their thoughts on the new Real Living Wage rate, how to encourage […] »

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Short film and Q&A – sustainable and affordable food

October 17th 2020 - Presented by: Katie Palmer, Food Sense Wales Graeme Wilson, Farmer Susan Lloyd-Selby, Trussell Trust

This webinar includes a short film screening and Q&A looking at how we can develop a more sustainable and affordable food system. No one should be going hungry in 21st century Wales, but with 700,000 people trapped in poverty, food […] »

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EU migrants: What makes Wales my home

September 24th 2020 - Presented by: Jane Hutt Jane Hutt MS Rocio Cifuentes Rocio Cifuentes Claire Thomas Claire Thomas

Around 80,000 people born in the EU live in Wales. Since moving here many have put down roots, developed a sense of Welsh identity and regard Wales as home, yet, some face hostility. This webinar shares some of the experiences […] »

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The role of social business in the new normal

July 23rd 2020 - Presented by: Bevan Foundation webinar speaker Jake Henry Speaker at Bevan Foundation webinar Dr Mark Lang Speaker at social business webinar Jane Ryall

What role can social business play in the ‘new normal’? Coronavirus will change the economy in dramatic and unforeseen ways. For some, business is now busier than ever, while for others staff are furloughed and the future uncertain. This webinar […] »

In Print

Exchange Magazine »

Exchange 17: Autumn 2020

Wales’ best policy and politics magazine! This bumper issue reflects on the impact of Coronavirus on Wales’ economy and society, and highlights some ways forward to recover, renew and reset Wales in its aftermath. This issue includes articles by: Darren […] »

Events »

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Community cohesion in post pandemic Wales

Join us in our latest webinar to discuss the value of investing in social cohesion  in a post- pandemic Wales Photo by Katie Moum on Unsplash While the pandemic has been first and foremost a public health issue, individuals and […] »