First Social Innovation Scotland Event
This inaugural event which took place in The Lighthouse, Glasgow addressed the big challenges facing our public services and showcased examples of innovations now catching hold across the public sector. The event was attended by a range of Scottish leaders passionate about transforming our public services.
Key contributors on the day included:
Derek MacKay MSP
(Minister for Local Government & Planning)
(Chief Executive, Scottish Funding Council)
(Director, Geof Cox Associates)
This event brought together Scotland’s public sector leaders, innovators, and social entrepreneurs.
CEiS Annual Conference: Maintaining, Developing and Growing Social Enterprise in Scotland
Wednesday 5th September 2012, Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow
The CEiS Annual Conference 2012 was another successful event, bringing together over 200 social enterprise leaders, practitioners, supporters and policy makers to deliver a programme to challenge and inform, and to allow networking with colleagues from across the social enterprise sector. The conference report is available here.
Speaker presentations are available in the links below:
The annual social enterprise conference 2012 took stock of the outcomes and plans to maintain, develop and grow Scotland’s enterprising third sector. The most significant themes – delivery of public services and social enterprise and youth employment, were explored together with scene setting for investment in social enterprise through the new Enterprise Growth Fund and the 2014 Commonwealth Games Legacy Programme.
Throughout the day participants engaged online to capture feedback on the significance of social enterprise identity and further supported the ideas, products and services presented by the next generation of social enterprise leaders in Scotland – participants in the enterprising schools programme.
The event allowed social enterprise leaders, practitioners, and supporters in Scotland, the UK and Australia to reflect on the impact of changes in the sector, to look forward to the future, to network and to interact with a range of guests.
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International Study Visit Programme to Brazil 14th – 21st/22nd October 2012
A once in a lifetime experience with inspirational social enterprises, great networking, fascinating cultural settings and outstanding locations.
CEiS is co-ordinated a Learning and Development Programme incorporating the Social Enterprise World Forum 2012, in Rio de Janeiro and Social Enterprise Visits in around Rio. This was the sixth international programme following hugely successful visits to California in 2007, Berlin/Genoa in 2008, Australia in 2009, San Francisco/Vancouver and Seattle in 2010 and South Africa in 2011. These high paced programmes allow participants to interact with international social enterprises while spending quality contact time with policy makers, support agencies and social enterprise practitioners from the UK.
The programme included:
- High quality enterprise visits to outstanding social enterprises
- Opportunities to engage with local enterprise leaders and policy makers
- Generated discussion in our group about the relevance and potential of the experience
- Attendance at the Social Enterprise World Forum
The Social Enterprise World Forum
Taking place on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th October, The Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) was the premiere global event focused exclusively on social enterprise and on building global awareness of the effectiveness of social enterprise in solving critical social problems.
Social enterprise pioneer, NESsT – www.nesst.org – was selected as the host of the SEWF 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event corresponded with the 15th anniversary of NESsT and was an opportunity to raise the profile of social enterprise in Brazil as well as across Latin America.
Study Visits in and around Rio
The group visited local social enterprises in and around Rio as well as embarking on a cultural visit programme. The programme visited some of the most inspirational social enterprises and projects in the area.
CEiS Annual Conference – Local, National, International: Wednesday 7th September 2011
The conference featured;
- a range of outstanding Scottish, UK & International presenters and leaders
- the key issues for discussion, debate and action for social enterprise today
- an introduction to the strategic Scottish Government priorities for social enterprise 2011-15.
Plenary Session PDF (3Mb)