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Europe and Devolution – The Wales and the EU Hub

Our Wales and EU Hub provides non-partisan, independent research on Wales and the European Union (EU).

The Hub was initially established to host projects funded by the Economic and Social Reasearch Council’s (ESRC) UK in a Changing Europe Initiative ahead of the 2016 EU referendum. Work undertaken by the Hub team now examines the implications of Brexit for Wales as a devolved nation.

Devolution to Wales occurred in the context of the UK’s membership of the EU, as such many devolved competencies are exercised in a heavily Europeanised context. The Hub’s work looks at the implications of Brexit for these devolved competencies

  • the future of the UK’s internal market
  • the capacity of devolved government to address the policy implications of Brexit
  • the public reaction to Brexit and the future of Wales in Europe.

As well as producing work for the academic community, Hub team members regularly give evidence to parliamentary committees, and are frequent speakers at public events.

Output

Publications

Research briefs

Wales and the EU referendum

Dr Jo Hunt and Dr Jayne Woolford have authored a series of reports about Wales and the EU referendum. PDF copies of the report are available to download, each one focusing on a specific theme:

Events

In addition to the events above, the Wales and the EU Hub hosts the EU Exchange Wales seminar series. These regular sessions provide a forum for Cardiff University academics and Welsh Government policy-makers to discuss matters relating to the EU, Brexit and Wales.

Parliamentary and National Assembly for Wales evidence sessions

Written evidence

TV and radio

Roger Scully, Jo Hunt and Rachel Minto comment at the launch of the Welsh Government's 'Brexit & Devolution' Policy Paper, 19 June 2017.

Thoughts on Welsh Gov’s Brexit and Devolution Policy Paper.

Dr Rachel Minto of Cardiff University's Wales Governance Centre outlines some of the challenges facing Wales in the course of Brexit negotiations. Reproduced with kind permission from The Wales Report. 3 November 2016.

Wales and Brexit: How will power be repatriated from the EU?

View the full The Wales Report programme.

A selection of blog articles

Podcasts


The project team

Jo Hunt

Professor Jo Hunt

Professor in Law

Rachel Minto

Dr Rachel Minto

Lecturer in Politics