EYST is committed to delivering reports and publications with the aim of helping shape public policy in Wales. This page outlines all the reports, publications, consultations and forums undertaken by the All Wales Engagement Programme team to date.
The report details the EYST Wales Engagement programmes’ series of topical forums during the beginning of the Covid- 19 Pandemic (March to August 2020). Dr. Royiah Saltus of the University of South Wales evaluates the content of the forums with themes ranging from the impact of Covid-19 on the mental health of children and young people to the impact on employment and security for Black, Asian and minority Ethnic people across Wales, and draws out the findings and solutions proposed by over 800 attendees at the forums.
On Thursday 28th of January, EYST Wales held a joint conference in collaboration with Women’s Equality Network Wales, Disability Wales and Stonewall Cymru. The conference was titled ‘Race, Anti-Racism and Intersectionality: We Are All Allies’ and was attended by over 200 individuals. The conference welcomed key influential speakers and politicians from around the UK, as well as panellists from each of the 4 organizations.
'I believe that working together as allies in our fight for justice, we each have a vital role to play'. Marsha De Cordova MP
This report highlights EYST Wales’ Routes into Public Life Mentoring Scheme, which aims to increase the representation of ethnic minority people in Public and Political Life by matching individuals with influential public figures in Wales on a 6-month mentoring and training programme. The initial two rounds of the scheme have demonstrated effective outcomes and impact for participants, some of whom have gone on to prominent positions in Public Life. To date 53 individuals have completed the programme, and a further 33 are on the current third round of the programme.
As part of our All Wales BAME Engagement Programme, EYST Wales has been working on mapping the breadth and diversity of BAME organisations in Wales. BAME organisations have been defined as any community group or organisation which is run predominantly for or by people of Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds.
The year 2020 marked the beginning of an unprecedented pandemic which had a disproportionately negative impact on the BAME population. The All Wales engagement team thus held multiple forums to help document this disproportionate impact.
This brand new publication from EYST Wales reports the findings of its All Wales BAME Survey undertaken during 2018 -19 to explore the experiences of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people living in Wales.
The All Wales BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) Engagement Programme aims to gather views and experiences of BAME people living in Wales and improve the evidence base from which to positively influence Welsh Government policies and public services to better reflect the needs of BAME communities. The following are interim recommendations from the project. They relate to four main areas of concern: racism and Islamophobia, racial equality in education, employment and socio-economic outcomes and representation in public life.
Read the full report: All Wales BAME Engagement Programme Policy Recommendations
"Experiences of Racism and 'Race' in Schools" is a collaborative project by Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team Wales, Show Racism the Red Card, Race Council Cymru, TGP Cymru.
The All Wales Engagement Program team has also been very active in submitting consultation responses regarding issues that affect the BAME population and based on the research highlighted above. Take a look at some of our recent reponses: