Launch of the Commission for Welsh-speaking Communities

September 2022 | Featured

Jeremy Miles, Minister for Education and the Welsh Language has launched  the Commission for Welsh Speaking Communities.

Speaking at the National Eisteddfod in Tregaron, the Minister explained why there is a  need to think anew about the needs of Cymraeg in many policy areas. These include the impact of COVID-19,  the effect of recent societal changes on communities and  the impact of Brexit. The Minister said that it was central to the vision Cymraeg 2050-A Million Welsh speakers

The stated goal is to strengthen the language in communities which are traditionally considered to be the heartlands of the Welsh language. The Commission will initially focus on Welsh as a community language in areas of linguistic sensitivity, before considering it as a community language in other parts of Wales.

The Commission will make policy recommendations and will publish a report within two years highlighting possible interventions. It will be chaired by Dr Simon Brooks of Swansea University and consist of ten additional members.

Details of the Commission and its members can be found here.

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