Events

Fifth Foundational Economy Conference: Foundational Economy, Social Innovation and Public Action

  After state retreat and financialization, in the middle of nature and climate emergency, the foundational agenda is about renewal of the reliance systems which deliver the goods and services that keep us safe and civilised. Under rubrics, like radical social innovation and democratic experimentalism, other researchers and practitioners are pursuing similar ends and means….

Reintegrating ex-offenders into work through construction: A case study of cross-sector collaboration in social procurement

Presented by Jemma Bridgeman The Social Partnership and Public Procurement Bill represents a commitment from the Welsh Government to place social partnerships on a statutory footing in Wales. This research examines a case study of a collaborative project aiming to create a pathway for people with convictions into construction employment. People who have been convicted…

A Globally Responsible Wales: exploring how Wales can contribute to global wellbeing

Presented by Susie Ventris Field  Of all the goals in the Well-being of Future Generations Act, the least well understood and implemented is the globally responsible Wales goal – how policy and practice in Wales can have a positive impact on global well-being, or at least avoid harm. The Welsh Centre for International Affairs have…

Invisible boundaries to access and participation in public spaces: Navigating community diversity within ethnic minority communities

Presented by Najia Zaidi The research examines invisible boundaries which prevent ethnic minority communities accessing urban public spaces, including complex dynamics of ethnicity, caste and class. Focusing on the case study of Gujrati community in Leicester, it shows multiple cultural sensitivities that are often not taken into consideration by civil society institutions, even as they…

Launch Conference for Foundational Alliance Wales

The conference will launch the FE Alliance and progress its project of building alliances for change and foundational renewal in Wales. It will highlight foundational objectives and ways of working which can sustain household liveability and responsible providers within planetary limits. Illustrated with presentations by shining light social innovators who are putting foundational thinking into…