Projects

One of our key aims is to work in partnership with public, civil and private sector organisations to improve and increase public debate and participation in active democracy. This page details the current projects the Wales Governance Centre is involved in.

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The UK’s Changing Union Project

The UK’s Changing Union project is a joint initiative between Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University, the Institute for Welsh Affairs, and Tommorrow’s Wales/Cymru Yfory on the future of the Union and the Welsh devolution settlement. It is funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Nuffield Foundation.

The project has two inter-related aims. First it seeks to overcome the disconnected nature of the contemporary debates on territorial-constitutional matters in the four countries of the UK – debates which are currently conducted largely independently of each other and in which the implications of change in one place upon the other countries or upon the whole of the union are only rarely considered. Secondly, against this background of a wider engagement with the future of the UK’s territorial constitution, the project has been established to make a seminal contribution to the deliberations of the Commission on Devolution in Wales (or Silk Commission) that was established in 2011 by the UK government along similar lines to Scotland’s previous Calman Commission.

The project will run for three years from 1 January 2012.