The Assembly in your Area
The National Assembly for Wales has officers working across Wales delivering presentations and workshops, supporting Assembly business and attending summer events.
Projects and workshops
The Outreach Team work with a range of organisations and stakeholders across Wales on a local and national level delivering presentations and workshops to encourage understanding of and engagement with the Assembly.
The Outreach team aims to ensure that citizens across Wales have an understanding of who represents them, the legislative process, how the Assembly holds the Welsh Government to account and the engagement opportunities available to them.
We create and maintain partnerships with organisations across Wales. Each partnership created is unique to the organisation and is based on their aims and objectives.
A group from Women Making a Difference outside the Senedd, Cardiff Bay, following a workshop with a member of the National Assembly for Wales Outreach team to learn about the work of the Assembly.
Working with Assembly Committees and engaging with the public
The Outreach Team regularly support committee business during their inquiry and consultation process, engaging with members of the public and stakeholders across Wales to discuss proposed changes to law and policy, which may directly affect them.
Evidence is gathered through methods such as focus group sessions, video interviews or questionnaires, is presented to the committee as evidence for their consultation. These methods of engagement allow individuals to be involved in the process and participate in a way which they may not have done otherwise.
The Outreach team has produced an Engagement Toolkit which is used by the team when planning engagement activity such as focus groups, web-chats, events and surveys. The toolkit has been created following use of these engagement methods by the team and resulting evaluation work. The Toolkit contains information such as description and purpose, cost, time considerations and strengths and weaknesses for each engagement method. Research by organisations like Participation Cymru, PeopleandParticipation.net, The Big Lottery Fund and The Chartered Institute for Public Relations has also contributed to its creation. Click to view - Engagement Toolkit.
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