Monthly Policy Update – April

Susie Ventris Field (Chief Exec of WCIA)  and Claire O’Shea (as Chair of WOAG) represent the international sector on the Third Sector Partnership Council – an opportunity for the third sector in Wales to feed into Welsh Government policy. Here, we share a few updates on recent activity and some upcoming opportunities for you to give input. If you’d like issues to be raised at TSPC meetings, or you’d like to get more closely involved in influencing policy on international issues in Wales, please email


  • The Ukraine DEC Appeal is still live and we’ve compiled more information about Ukraine on our website
  • Taith (the new international exchange programme from Welsh Government) now has applications open. We’ve contributed policy input as this has developed and continue to work with youth sector colleagues and those delivering the programme to make sure it delivers for Wales’ young people. We contributed to a letter from WCVA (on behalf of TSPC members) to the Minister for Education to highlight some areas in the scheme that needs further development
  • We met with a Welsh Government civil servant to discuss how the Community Schools initiative overlaps with global citizenship. We continued to push for better mapping so schools can more easily find third sector resources and organisations to help with curriculum delivery – hopefully, something will be forthcoming soon through consultation
  • At a UK level, we’re continuing to join other campaigns highlighting the problems with the Nationality and Borders Bill
  • We’ve developed a draft paper for the Well-being for Future Generations Commissioners Office on how to be a more globally responsible nation – thank you to many people across the sector who contributed. There is still time to add your thoughts so please let us know if you would like to access the shared document

Opportunities to give views

  • There are opportunities to feed into the new Qualifications framework for Wales – our focus is ensuring the education for sustainable development and global citizenship that is embedded in the Curriculum for Wales is also embedded in the new Qualifications
  • There will be a consultation on a Public Engagement Strategy to achieve the Net Zero Plan. Climate Cymru is collecting views to share in regular meetings with civil servants
  • TSPC meetings coming up over the next 4 months with:
    • Jeremy Miles, Minister for Education and Welsh language – agenda items likely to include Taith, post-COVID education recovery and curriculum rollout
    • Vaughan Gethin, Minister for the Economy
    • Lee Waters, Deputy Minister for Climate Change