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03 August 2012

Good progress being made on pilot research with GRAMNet

CSMP is collaborating with Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet) at the University of Glasgow on pilot research that considers the social and cultural impacts of migration in Scotland.  Professor Rebecca Kay is with us during July and August and has now commenced analysis of transcripts from the various interviews she carried out in July.

More information on the project can be found

17 August 2012

Human Trafficking conference a success

COSLA's conference on human trafficking took place on Wednesday 15 August.  There was excellent turn-out on the day with representatives of local authorities across Scotland joined by the key agencies involved in tackling human trafficking.  Feedback on the event was very positive.  The resources from the conference will be available on our website next week.


14 September 2012

First meeting of CSMP Board since 2012 election

The first meeting of the CSMP Board since the 2012 local government election took place yesterday at the COSLA Conference Centre in Edinburgh.  The meeting was well attended and there was wide-ranging discussion of migration issues.  Papers are now available to download.

17 September 2012

Council of Europe publishes report on UK's progress tackling Human Trafficking

Last week the Council of Europe published the Group of Experts on Action Against Trafficking Human Beings (GRETA)'s report on the UK's progress on implementing the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings.  CSMP will use this report to inform their work to support local authorities in Scotland to contribute to the fight against human trafficking. 

25 September 2012

New briefing on the domestic violence concession

The NRPF Network have published this useful briefing which explains the domestic violence concession which was introduced in April 2012 to provide support to victims of domestic violence on spouses visas.  The concession replaces the Sojourner Project which ended in March this year.  You can download the briefing from here.

08 November 2012

Evidencing the Social and Cultural Impacts of Migration Event

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

16 November 2012

Council Leaders Discuss Response to Human Trafficking

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

11 January 2013

Workshop on Fostering Good Relations

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

25 February 2013

Social and Cultural Impacts of Migration

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.

25 October 2013

Collaborative Masters Project

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.