Eluned Morgan AM, Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language
Today sees the publication of the Cymraeg 2050 Action Plan for 2019-20, and I am pleased to have this opportunity to inform Members how the Welsh Government will continue to implement the objectives outlined in our strategy, Cymraeg 2050: a million Welsh speakers, during 2019-20.
The Action Plan also reflects the actions included in the Cymraeg 2050 Work Programme 2017-2021, which was published in tandem with the strategy in July 2017. The Work Programme sets out what the Welsh Government will do to implement the priorities outlined in the strategy during the initial years.
During 2019-20, we will continue to place an emphasis on laying firm foundations to achieve this long term vision. In line with the strategy’s three themes, we will continue to focus on:
- creating demand for Welshmedium education (by working with pre-school, statutory education and post-16 settings)
- increasing the number of people who can speak Welsh
- increasing how often Welshspeakers use the language
- creating favourable conditions by improving the infrastructure that supports the above.
The strategy’s vision is an ambitious one, and means that this is a very exciting time for the Welsh language, and the beginning of a busy period as we develop and expand existing policies, and develop new plans and procedures. I look forward to continuing to work with others across the Welsh Government and at the grass-roots level to implement this strategy.
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