|19 February 2014||
COSLA is inviting tenders to deliver baseline research as part of the European Integration Funded Project called Migration Matters Scotland. The baseline research will lead to an online searchable resource of research, policy and practice on the integation of migrants in Scotland, particularly non-EU migrants. You can find out more about the project via the Migration Matters Scotland section of the website where you can also download the tender specification.
|10 February 2014||
COSLA hosted a conference on Migration and the Referendum Debate on 7 February 2014. The Scottish Government's white paper on independence (November 2013) outlines a more open, yet controlled migration policy and this has been scrutinised by the UK Government in their Scotland Analysis paper on Borders and Citizenship (January 2014). The conference sought to capitalise on this unique opportunity for positive debate on how migration policy should be framed in Scotland's future, regardless of the referendum outcome.
|18 December 2013||
CSMP has been succesful in a bid for funding to the European Integration Fund. The European Integration Fund (EIF) exists to support efforts made by Member States to facilitate integration of migrants, particulalry newly arrived Third Country Nationals into European society. Our project will address policy and capacity building across the different spheres of government, reinforcing Scotland’s capacity to coordinate, implement, monitor and evaluate national integration strategies for migrants, particularly Third Country Nationals.
|09 December 2013||
Scotland's new strategy for integrating refugees in Scotland's Communities was launched this morning (9 December) at the Unversity of Glasgow. The strategy was developed in partnership with the wide range of public, voluntary and private sector organisations involved in supporting asylum seekers and refugees to build a new life in Scotland. The participative process was led by COSLA, Scottish Government and Scottish Refugee Council. The result is a partnership plan that will be delivered over the next three years.
|03 December 2013||
Roma MATRIX is a European project that aims to combat racism, intolerence and xenophobia towards Roma and to increase integration, through a programme of action across Europe.
Roma MATRIX is a partnerhsip of 20 organisations in 10 EU Member States and Glasgow City Council is one of the organisations involved.
The project will run for two years from April 2013 to March 2015. It is co-funded by the European Unions's Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme.
|25 October 2013||
The report and executive summary from CSMPs collaborative research project with Glasgow City Council, Glasgow University and GRAMNet on the impact of migrant children in Glasgow schools are now available to read on our website. To find out more about the research and to download the reports, please click here.
|25 February 2013||
The report and executive summary from our pilot research project on the social and cultural impacts of migration are now available to download from our website.
|11 January 2013||
COSLA is hosting a Workshop on Fostering Good Relations at its Conference Centre in Edinburgh on the morning of Friday 8th February. This will enable representatives from local authorities to discuss the requirement, under the Public Sector Equality Duty, for councils to have due regard to the need to foster good relations and publish outcomes and report on their progress in this regard. It will involve short presentations from invited speakers, small group and panel dis
|16 November 2012||
The Leaders of Scotland's 32 local authorities will discuss the manner in which COSLA and indivdual councils are working to tackle human trafficking at their monthly meeting in Edinburgh on Friday 16th November. CSMP has prepared a paper on the subject which Leaders will discuss during the meeting. It is available to read here, while further resources on tackling human trafficking can be f
|08 November 2012||
Our ESRC Festival of Social Science Workshop on the social and cultural costs and benefits of migration is now sold out.
The event, being hosted at the COSLA Conference Centre in Edinburgh, in conjunction with our colleagues at Glasgow, Regugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet), is taking place on Friday 9th November. It will bring together policymakers, practitioners and members of the third sector and community based organisations to discuss findings from a pilot study exploring new ways of evidencing social and cultural impacts of migration to Scotland. It i