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44th British Isles and Mediterranean Region Annual Conference

44th BIMR Conference 2014

The CPA Wales Branch hosted the 44th British Isles and Mediterranean Regional Conference in the Senedd and the National Assembly for Wales estate in Cardiff Bay from 27-29 May 2014.

Over 50 delegates attended the conference from the Cyprus, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Malta, Northern Ireland, Scotland, St Helena, United Kingdom and Wales BIMR Branches. CPA Wales Branch was also pleased to welcome international observers representing CPA Australia, Canada and Caribbean Regions.

The theme for the conference was "Equality of Access to Democracy", which looked in particular at Women in Public Life, Bilingualism and the Role of Official Languages in Parliament and Engagement of Young Citizens in the Democratic Process through Plenary and workshop sessions.

Conference Report 2014 (Word)

Conference Handbook (PDF, 4mb)

Conference Flickr Album

Opening Ceremony

This video shows the short Opening Ceremony of the 44th BIMR conference. It includes a welcome address by Dame Rosemary Butler AM, and address by the Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones AM, The First Minister of Wales, a musical performance by harpist Fflur Jones and a response on behalf of the CPA by Deputy Michael O'Hara. 

 

 

Plenary 1: Women in Public Life

This video shows the opening plenary session of the conference. The session is chaired by Dame Rosemary Butler AM with Professor Laura McAllister of the School of Governance (University of Liverpool); and Stephen Brooks of the Electoral Reform Society Wales as speakers. The presentations are followed by comments and questions from delegates to the panel.

 

Plenary 2: Bilingualism and the Role of Official Languages in Parliament

This video shows the second plenary session of the conference. The session is chaired by Simon Thomas AM with Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM, Assembly Commissioner with responsibility for the Assembly Commission's Welsh language functions and policy; Professor Diarmair Mac Giolla Chríost Cardiff University School of Welsh Research Unit on Language, Policy and Planning; and Meri Huws, Welsh Language Commissioner as speakers. The presentations are followed by comments and questions from delegates to the panel.

 

Plenary Session 3: Engagement of Young Citizens in the Democratic Process –  Part 1

This video shows the first part of conference's plenary session on the Engagement of Young Citizens in the Democratic Process. This session, Chaired by Deputy Presiding Officer David Melding AM, shows a lively debate between two teams of young people on the proposed motion that 'This House believes that political parties are currently failing to engage young people'. The debate is followed by comments and questions from delegates to the panel 

 

Plenary Session 3: Engagement of Young Citizens in the Democratic Process –  Part 2

This video shows the second part of conference's plenary session on the Engagement of Young Citizens in the Democratic Process. This session, Chaired by Deputy Presiding Officer David Melding AM, includes a presentation on 'Creating the Voter Generation: Getting on the Right Track' by Kyle Thornton, Chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament, which is followed by comments and questions from delegates.

 

 

 

 
 

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