The current research projects of the Wales Governance Centre are as follows:

Wales and the EU Hub

This is new project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council under their “UK in a Changing Europe” programme and is hosted both by the Wales Governance Centre and the Centre for European Law and Governance at Cardiff University.

This landmark project intends to support informed and balanced discussion about Wales and the EU in the context of the forthcoming EU referendum. Further information on the events and research programme will be added in time.

Welsh Election Study

The Centre has been awarded funding from the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council for the 2016 Welsh Election Study. This is a project to explore and understand the political dynamics surrounding next year’s Assembly election. Its main components will be:

  • A study of Voters, which will include a three-wave survey of a representative sample of the Welsh electorate;
  • A study of Local Campaigning – which may, potentially, take some rather different forms under the AMS system we use for Assembly elections than it does under First Past the Post; and
  • A study of Social Media Activity surrounding the election.
  • A consultation event on the study will be held in Cardiff in December.