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Celebrations at the start of a new chapter for WISERD

26 February 2020


Celebrating Civil Society Research event - group shot of all attendees at the Senedd

Last week WISERD held a stakeholder event in the Senedd to launch their five-year plan for civil society research with funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Over 70 people attended the event including guest speakers Mark Drakeford, AM, First Minister and Professor Alison Park, Director of Research at ESRC.

Mark Drakeford AM, First Minister of Wales speaking at the event
Mark Drakeford AM

At the event, First Minister Mark Drakeford said: “WISERD’s success is testament to its collaborative approach with universities and charities across Wales, Europe, and the world. Facts have never been more important, and having a world-class knowledge hub helping us in Government to make the right decisions, will help us build a better Wales for us, and for our future generations.”

The new £ 6.3m funding provided by ESRC will enable research that will look at social and economic inequality, migration and multiculturalism, the basic economy, the changing dynamics of work, and animal rights and artificial intelligence.

WISERD NEWS – Civil Society Research: A NEW CHAPTER