| 09:30 - 13:30
Room 0.85, Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WA, United Kingdom.

ESRC festival of Social Science

This event looks at how European migrants contribute to civil society in Wales.

Researchers from Aberystwyth University and the University of Roehampton will discuss the findings of a research project (carried out between 2016 and 2017) which looked at various ways in which European migrants are involved in civil society organisations and activities in different parts of Wales. The project also explored how participating in civil society affects migrants’ sense of belonging. The event will bring together a range of stakeholders to discuss the lessons from this research, and how they could be used to inform policy and practice.

The event will include a panel discussion and Q&A session where practitioners will talk about their experiences of EU migration and civil society. It will explore new ideas and ways of thinking about migration and civil society, with a focus on common experiences, practices and challenges. The event will be of particular interest to third sector workers and policy makers.


9:30 - 10:00        Welcome and registration 

10:00 - 11:00     Migrants, minorities and engagement in local civil society (WISERD WP1.3) research findings and presentations 

                            Introduction: researching European migration and civil society in Wales - Rhys Dafydd Jones

                            Civic participation amongst migrants in Wales and the UK - Stephen Drinkwater

                            EU migrants' experiences of and contribution to civil society in Wales - Taulant Guma

11:- 11:15         Coffee break 

11:15 - 12:30   Panel discussion with:-

                          Michael Smith - Regional Community Cohesion co-ordinator

                          Iolanda Banu Viegas, Councillor for the Portuguese Communities UK and Director of CLPW

                          Diana Horvathova, Teacher, Liswerry High School, Newport

  12:30             Buffet lunch, networking and close