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The SENs: Friday 24th October 2014
This week, the SEN Co-ordinators met in Dundee, hosted by Dundee SEN. As always, there was a full agenda with sharing information and ideas across the SENs as well as some lively discussion on a number of specific issues that have and will have an impact on the SENs, their members and the wider social enterprise community in Scotland. These included the SE Code; the participation of SENs and their members in the development of a new SE Strategy for Scotland; as well as the ongoing issue of the consistency and level of financial resource dedicated to supporting social enterprises through the Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs). Senscot plans to continue working with VAS, TSIs, SENs and Scottish Govt to see how this situation can be improved. We will be discussing these matters further at our up-and-coming SE Conference and Ceilidh. For more, contact Kim.
Glasgow SEN will be hosting a Social Enterprise Trade Show on 10th December at The Briggait. This FREE event will be an opportunity to explore the wide range of products and services from social enterprises in Glasgow in the fabulous WASPs’ building. There will be exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities which can be viewed here….or just you can just come along on the day, meet some new folk and build connections. Senscot is delighted to be supporting the event. See more.
Yesterday Senscot attended the VAS Annual Conference in Glasgow, facilitating a workshop on social enterprise - showcasing how Glasgow, Dundee and South Ayrshire SENs have approached delivering elements of the TSI Common Services (PDF). Aidan is also participating in the Social Enterprise Plenary session this morning, chaired by Derek Marshall (Dundee Factory Skatepark) - alongside Jim Mullan (Big Issue); Fabio Villani (TSI Moray); and Ewan Aitken (Edinburgh Cyrenians). More on this next week.
Over the last 18 months, we have tried to keep you abreast of developments with regard to the role of social enterprise within the new EU funding programme 2014-20. Part of this has included Social Firms Scotland and Senscot’s participation in an EU Social Entrepreneurship Network (EU SEN) .The main aims of the EU SEN (including 10 member states) is to share and transfer learning and good practices across a number of themes and to use our collective voice to influence social enterprise interests in the new EU programme. A dissemination event of EU SENs findings and conclusions stakes in Brussels in January. Here’s a Blog that reflects on our journey.
Senscot attended the Nourish conference last week, the theme being 'Our Common Wealth of Food'. The conference had a global focus - but also asked the question about how Scotland could play its part. Community Food SEN members are encouraging people across Scotland to understand where their food comes from, providing food to those who need it most; and are challenging the status quo of our broken food system. See Nourish...Read more
Falkirk District SEN Policy Event, 27th October
Celebration of Creativity
Exhibition of work produced by participants at workshops that have been run in Fife from March to September. There will also be work on display from artist from around the world who have displayed on the Unique Dyslexic website or Facebook page. There will also be keynote speeches and performances on the day.
Date: 2014-10-29 ...more
Local community farmers market
Date: 2014-11-01 ...more
Aberdeen Investment Readiness Workshop
Social Investment Scotland help third sector prepare for growth. Social Investment Scotland has teamed up with our partner ASEN to deliver a free investment readiness workshops on 6 November 2014. The workshop is for local charities, community businesses and social enterprises.
Date: 2014-11-06 ...more