Public Affairs Cymru organises a range of events throughout the year. All forthcoming PAC events are displayed below. For details of events that we have run in the past please take a look at our Events Archive.
If you have an idea for an event that you would like to see PAC organise then please contact our Chair.
Silk Commission Conference
On Wednesday 17th April 2013, Public Affairs Cymru, along with Positif, the Bevan Foundation, the Wales Council for Voluntary Action and the UK’s Changing Union project held a morning conference on part two of the Silk Commission. The conference had over a 100 attendees from different organisations in Welsh civil society looking to engage on the key issues of the Commission’s work in 2013.
The conference heard from Professor Nick Bourne, who outlined some the key areas of work that the Silk Commission would be looking at over the coming months. The conference also heard from a range of policy experts (list below) on the issues in those fields in a devolved context. The conference then received an analysis of the legal view from Emyr Lewis from the Wales Governance Centre, before Professor Richard Wyn Jones closed the conference with his five theses of Welsh devolution.
The conference also included a break out session where conference delegates were able to input their views and opinions on the Silk Commission. This information was collected by rapporteurs and will duly be submitted to the Silk Commission.
What could changes to the devolution settlement mean to you? – Agenda, 17 April 2013
THE SILK COMMISSION PART II
What could changes to the devolution settlement mean to you?
The Pierhead, Cardiff Bay, 17 April 2013
9:00 Registration, tea/coffee
9:15 Keynote address:
Outline of Silk Part II and indication of responses Members of the Commission on Devolution in Wales
9:45 Series of 5 minute scene setting presentations:
Current and future powers
Social Justice – Victoria Winckler
Policing – Prof Colin Rogers
Transport – Lee Waters
Health – Simon Jones
Education – Prof Gareth Rees
Energy – David Clubb
Equality – Kate Bennett
Economic Development – Iestyn Davies
11.10 Tea / coffee
11:20 A Legal View
Emyr Lewis, Wales Governance Centre
11:40 Breakout session in Cabaret style tables of 10
Groups to discuss Part II consultation outcomes based on theme, information captured by raporteurs
12:40 Closing Keynote Speech:
Professor Richard Wyn Jones, Director of the Wales Governance Centre
Civil society representatives to come together to discuss part two of the Silk Commission into Devolution in Wales
This Wednesday (17 April 2013) civil society organisations in Wales will come together at the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay to discuss and debate what the changes of part two of the Silk Commission into Devolution in Wales could mean to them.
The event on Wednesday morning (which will take place between 9am and 1pm) will include an overview of the Silk Commission’s work thus far, a series of scene setting presentations on the current and future devolved powers in different policy areas, a speech on the legal aspects of Welsh devolution from Emyr Lewis and a closing keynote speech from Professor Richard Wyn Jones from Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre.
The event will provide an important opportunity for organisations in Wales to understand the potential changes to the devolution settlement in Wales, and how this may impact upon their work. It will also provide an opportunity for organisations to input what possible changes they would like to see to devolution in Wales.
Lia Murphy, Chair of Public Affairs Cymru said,
“This is a unique opportunity for organisations in Wales to input their thoughts into a process which will make recommendations to the future constitutional arrangements of Wales, and to develop a further understanding of what is currently happening in the Welsh devolution process.
“The current constitutional settlement in Wales needs the input of civil society organisations, who through their own work, have helped deliver positive change to the lives of the people of Wales. This event will help contribute to moving that work forward in the future.”
The event is being organised by five organisations; Public Affairs Cymru, Positif, the Bevan Foundation, the Wales Council for Voluntary Action and the UK’s Changing Union Project.
Quiz and Curry Night
Tuesday 15 January, 6pm, Terra Nova, Cardiff Bay.
£10 per head includes entry to the Quiz and a 2 course meal.
Last year’s champions will be setting the questions and each of you will have the opportunity to enter a team (up to 4 people). But don’t worry if you don’t have a full team, come along anyway and we’ll buddy you up on the night. The winning team will get a £100 to donate to the charity of their choice.