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About EPEV

What is the EPEV Public Life Mentoring Programme?

‘Equal Power Equal Voice: Public Life Mentoring Programme’ is a cross equalities partnership mentoring programme that aims to increase diversity of representation in public and political life in Wales. 

The programme is designed to provide a safe and supportive environment where you can work towards achieving your goals and realise your aspirations in the public and political spheres. It is delivered through three primary strands: personalised one-to-one mentoring, training sessions and workshops, and peer-to-peer support. 

The scheme will run from September 2023 to May 2024 and will include: 

One-to-one mentoring with highly influential people including Members of the Senedd, Members of Parliament, local councillors, members of public boards, and senior leaders from the public and voluntary sectors. 

Bespoke training sessions and workshops on political influencing, public speaking, and campaigning such as: 

  • How to be a political candidate 
  • How to be an effective board member 
  • How to campaign for social change 
  • A trip to UK Houses of Parliament (virtual or in-person) 
  • A peer-to-peer support network with other programme participants. 

Find out more about applying