Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID)

Think Tank 2: Immigration, equality and human rights: Towards citizenship in Scotland (3 Dec 2008)

A knowledge exchange programme supported by the Scottish Funding Council.

Knowledge exchange on public policy in Scotland: Promoting best practice on equality and human rights in Scotland

Venue Salisbury Suite, Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
Date 3rd December, 2008
Time 10.30am - 4.00pm

This is the second of our four think-tank events which aim to bring together individuals involved in the field of equality and human rights representing the academic community, policymakers and the public, private and voluntary sectors. Five expert speakers with different perspectives on immigration, equality and human rights will be giving short papers, with ample time for discussion between policymakes, practitioners working with recent immigrants and researchers. A briefing paper will be circulated before the meeting, covering the legislative context. After the event, a publicly available briefing paper will be produced and widely circulated, contextualising the discussion and summarising the various inputs from speakers and participants.

Aims of this think tank:

  • to share knowledge on the topic of immigration into Scotland, with input from a range of bodies including Scottish Government, local authorities, academics and third sector organisations
  • to draw some international comparisons between Scotland, England and other European countries
  • to reflect on the knowledge exchange process and draw lessons for future events
  • to produce a briefing with a ‘state of the art’ assessment of the current picture and key issues affecting Scotland

Event documents