Our Work

Egino has now closed. This site is an archive of previous activity and is not updated. 

Egino is a Welsh word that means to bud or to germinate. We aim to grow ideas for our shared future.

Our approach

Working with others, we generate solutions that aim to support a society that can prosper now and for future generations. We aim to develop approaches that can improve the quality of life in the communities we work with without threatening the wellbeing of others. We believe that starting with people is key to identifying fair and workable solutions to the major challenges facing our society.

Our work

Egino has undertaken a range of work to promote sustainable wellbeing, covering issues around public service design and delivery, community engagement, tackling poverty and developing wider policy.

Our research projects have ranged from localised solutions such as respite support for carers in Gwynedd, to an analysis of the benefits of EU membership for Wales. We have reviewed issues as diverse as involvement arrangements for Bron Afon Community Housing, governance in Carmarthenshire County Council, and the capacity of the civil service in Wales.

Our communication and events work focuses primarily on conveying research findings to appropriate audiences. This has included dissemination across Great Britain of the key messages emerging from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s research on poverty and ethnicity, and disseminating our findings and action proposals on the links between ethnicity and poverty in Wales, published as a Viewpoint by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

We are also engaged in work around Wales’ groundbreaking Wellbeing of Future Generations Act 2015. This has  included the publishing of policy papers and a review of the readiness of the key partners in the Rhondda Cynon Taff local authority to meet the Act’s requirements.

Examples of work

Response to WFGAct draft guidance

Understanding the Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill

JRF Viewpoint: Why ethnicity matters to local authority action on poverty

JRF & JRHT briefing: neighbourhood approaches to loneliness

Constitutional change and the capacity of the civil service in Wales

The capacity of the civil service in Wales