“Where Community Meets Enterprise : The nature and scale of “community enterprise” within Scotland’s growing family of social enterprises. A debate and a celebration”. This will also give an opportunity for community based enterprises, and the people who support them, to contribute directly to the 10 year Social Enterprise Strategy for Scotland
Norton Park Conference Venue, nr Easter Road Edinburgh (http://www.nortonpark.org/) 9.30 for refreshments and registration finishing at 12.30 for a networking lunch.
|9.30 am||Coffee and registration|
|10 am||Open remarks and Welcome : Douglas Westwater (Community Enterprise CEO)
Angus Hardie of the Scottish Community Alliance will introduce the significance of the Community Sector Strategy, “A Vision for a Stronger Community Sector”
Aidan Pia of Senscot will give an update on the 10 year Social Enterprise Strategy for Scotland that is being co-produced by the sector and the Scottish Government
|10.20 am||Inspiring Stories, short presentations from community enterprises doing interesting things in their area.
Come prepared as there will be an “open mike”, a chance for other community enterprise to raise awareness of what they do, bringing the event unexpected stories
|11 am||Time to reflect and discuss issues in small groups. Notes taken here will be brought together into a post-event report. More refreshments.|
|11.30 am||Question time debate with questions from the floor chaired by Yvonne Strachan (Head of Equality, Human Rights and Third Sector Division, Scottish Government)
· Angus Hardie, (Community Sector Alliance).
· Les Huckfield (Consultant and Glasgow Caledonian University).
· Kelly McIntyre (Community Shares Scotland)
· Danielle Trudeau (Tribe Porty)
· Simon Turner (the Crags)
|12.30 am||Final Remarks
(times are approximate)