Led by Karel Williams at the University of Manchester and with a web site dedicated to the growing field of Foundational Scholarship and practice (https://foundationaleconomy.com/) this network has members from stakeholder organisations and academic institutions and meets regularly in Cardiff. The network has built on ESRC IAA funding awarded to Kevin Morgan to extend the FE work in the Welsh context and evidence from this work has informed Welsh Government thinking in this area and the network continues to support local organisations in developing the evidence base. It has also previously organised national and international symposia on FE and this area of work has been carried, under the leadership of Julie Froud (Manchester University) and Filippo Barbera (University of Turin), into the WISERD Civic Stratification and Civil Repair Large Centre as part of WP4.1 Foundational Economy, citizenship and new forms of common ownership.
The team of researchers leading WISERD’s foundational economy work has contributed to a COVID-19 report, which makes a case for renewal of the foundational economy, after the immediate public health crisis is over. The crisis demonstrates the...