Project Director: Peter Wells
Project Duration: 2022-2025
Y-PERN stands for Yorkshire & Humber Policy Engagement & Research Network.
The project has been awarded £3.9m of funding from the Research England Development (RED) Fund, a £27 million annual fund that supports institutional strategic developmental projects in higher education research and knowledge exchange.
Y-PERN is a novel network-based approach to inclusive and place-based academic policy engagement and research. By enhancing the effectiveness of inclusive regional development policy and strategy, Y-PERN will play a critical role in fulfilling the commitment made in the Memorandum of Understanding between Yorkshire Universities (YU) and Yorkshire and Humber Councils (YHC) to work together to identify actions and solutions to some of the major opportunities and challenges facing the region.
CRESR will be leading the delivery of research for the South Yorkshire Good Work Commission – this is one of the South Yorkshire Mayor’s manifesto commitments and a key policy objective for the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority and partners in the region.