WE Cymru Monthly Forum

We host a monthly discussion forum on themes and topics that are drivers for the Wellbeing Economy in Wales.  People and organisations from across Wales and beyond join these forums on the second Thursday of each month, to connect with likeminded people and raise their understanding of wellbeing economics in action.

Upcoming events are listed on Eventbrite.  Catch up on past forums below.

Alternative Economics

Alternative Economics

In February 2024, WE Cymru hosted a forum bringing together organisations and activists from across the new economics movement in Wales, to forge connections and collaborations. This was an opportunity to engage with thought leaders who are redefining success beyond...

Land Use in a Wellbeing Economy

Land Use in a Wellbeing Economy

Land use has always mattered in Wales, and we invited people to join a conversation on January 11th 2024 about managing land in Wales in ways that benefit our economy, communities and the environment. Four speakers presented developments from widely varying...

Activism for a Wellbeing Economy

Activism for a Wellbeing Economy

One of the reasons we have such a strong emerging Wellbeing Economy movement in Wales is thanks to the hard work and dedication of a mixed collective of activists and changemakers, on a wide range of issues that matter to them. What motivates people to step up to try...

Tourism in a Wellbeing Economy

Tourism in a Wellbeing Economy

After a summer break, Wellbeing Economy Cymru returns with an open discussion forum to explore a Wellbeing Economy vision for Wales' tourism sector. Recent reports indicate that Wales is currently underperforming in its ability to attract visitors from in or out of...

Housing in a Wellbeing Economy

Housing in a Wellbeing Economy

In May 2023, WE Cymru hosted an engaging online panel discussion focused on Wales' housing system and the need for a Wellbeing Economy approach. The event shed light on the crucial role housing plays in our economy, as well as the wellbeing of individuals,...

Behaviour Change for a Wellbeing Economy

Behaviour Change for a Wellbeing Economy

On Thursday 9th March 2023, Wellbeing Economy Cymru hosted a panel discussion about behaviour change, bringing together thoughtleaders and on-the-ground changemakers, for a conversation about the urgent need for change, and how to effect that change. Whether we're...

Art & Creativity in a Wellbeing Economy

Art & Creativity in a Wellbeing Economy

Engagement with the arts unleashes the potential of people and places, enhances wellbeing, and connects us with each other and the issues that really matter. But in an economy obsessed with economic growth, productivity and profit, art and culture sometimes get...

Revitalising Democracy

Revitalising Democracy

UK democracy is in a terrible state, and many are questioning whether another future might be possible here in Wales.  So this month we are opening up a discussion about the future of Welsh demoncracy, and how it could be revitalised to better enable...

Business for Wellbeing

Business for Wellbeing

This discussion featured a fantastic panel of speakers on the role of businesses in building the wellbeing economy, asking whether “the wellbeing of population and planet” can be a measure of economic and business success.

The Sustainability Revolution

The Sustainability Revolution

At WEAll Cymru’s September Wellbeing Economy discussion forum we brought together climate and environmental groups, projects and campaigns, to explore this term and this concept - the Sustainability Revolution - whilst sharing updates and building a picture of what’s...

Localising the Doughnut

Localising the Doughnut

Wellbeing Economy Wales convened a meeting to talk about "building the wellbeing economy from the ground up", bringing together community involvement practitioners from around Wales to share insights on what works (and what the obstacles are) when it comes to...

Transformational Food!

Transformational Food!

On 12th May 2022, Dawn Lyle from Wellbeing Economy Wales facilitated an “open mic night” for the sustainable food movement across Wales, bringing together people, projects, enterprises and organisations who are working in diverse ways to transform Wales’ food...

Crypto Cymru?

Crypto Cymru?

What is money, and do we really understand our monetary system?  Many people believe sustained human and ecological wellbeing is impossible whilst the very way money is brought into existence requires everyone to borrow/steal from the future. "More important than...

Wales Local Doughnuts Workshop Series

Wales Local Doughnuts Workshop Series

We are co hosting a series of workshops to help communities across Wales develop their own priorities, plans and actions, and we are inviting an initial cohort of participants to join this Wales-wide learning journey.

Youth Climate Ambassadors on COP26

Youth Climate Ambassadors on COP26

The Wellbeing Economy Alliance for Wales meets on a regular basis every month to have different discussions and conversations about all sorts of topics related to how we can build an economy and a society that serves the wellbeing of people and places and the planet....

Business with a purpose

Business with a purpose

At our Wellbeing Economy Forum on 11th November 2021, we were delighted to welcome Andy Middleton, CEO of TYF Adventure in St Davids, Pembrokeshire, to come and speak about his passion: transformative action to address the reality of 21st century challenges. Click...

Local Doughnuts

Local Doughnuts

If you're interested in how the doughnut economics framework, and the concept of a "wellbeing economy", can empower change at a local level, you're in the right place! Here in Wales, we are forming a "coalition of the willing" - a tribe of "doughnut pushers" - who...

Delivering Wellbeing with Doughnut Economics – upcoming event

Delivering Wellbeing with Doughnut Economics – upcoming event

Interested in creating economies that are regenerative and distributive in design? Join us at this Doughnut Economics event for Wales! 14th September 2021, 11am-1pm via Zoom REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE What is "doughnut economics" and how does it relate to Wales'...

Measuring a Wellbeing Economy in Wales

Measuring a Wellbeing Economy in Wales

Wellbeing Economy Wales is embarking on a volunteer-led project to create the Wales Wellbeing Economy Index – a visualisation of relevant and meaningful data that frames the wellbeing economy in a way that everyone can understand.  It’s part of a wider mission to...

UK petition demands a shift to a Wellbeing Economy

UK petition demands a shift to a Wellbeing Economy

A petition campaign is underway in the UK, demanding that the government at Westminster prioritises a shift to a Wellbeing Economy. Launched by Brighton campaigner Laura Sharples, the petition seeks to garner 100,000 signatures by September so that the need for a...

What makes a Wellbeing Economy Employer?

What makes a Wellbeing Economy Employer?

What makes a Wellbeing Economy Employer? Dawn Lyle from 4theRegion talks to Alwen Williams and her team from the North Wales Economic Ambition Board, about their team charter and their commitment to the wellbeing of people and the environment, at every level....

Wellbeing Economy Election Hustings for Wales Senedd 2021

Wellbeing Economy Election Hustings for Wales Senedd 2021

Wales' Wellbeing Economy Alliance hosted an online election hustings event, chaired by two of Wales' Youth Climate Ambassadors, to hold national political candidates to account ahead of the upcoming Senedd elections. With the Senedd elections less than one month away,...

Manifesto for the Future

Manifesto for the Future

With less than 200 days to go until the Senedd Election, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales Sophie Howe has launched her ‘Manifesto for the Future’, providing key recommendations that Sophie believes all political parties should consider within their manifesto...

Wales joins Wellbeing Economy Governments partnership

Wales joins Wellbeing Economy Governments partnership

The Welsh Government has announced its official membership of the Wellbeing Economy Governments (WEGo) partnership. In a statement by Jane Hutt, Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, the government said: “Covid-19 has dramatically changed our lives and will have a lasting...