|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.
|21 November 2013||
COSLA is hosting a conference on Migration and the Referendum Debate in our Edinburgh Conference Centre on Friday 7th February from 9-4pm.
|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
|25 September 2012||
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.
|17 September 2012||
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.