Event Reports

You can read EDAS event reports and presentations of interest below. To see all Storify reports of past EDAS events, please click here


Launch of "Culture, Outlook and Scottish Internationalisation"

On Thursday 28 April 2016, the Economic Development Association Scotland (EDAS) held the launch of an agenda-setting publication written by eight leading figures from business, media, the public sector and academia concerning the internationalisation of the Scottish economy.


Innovation in Action: Learning the Lessons for Scotland’s Economy, 21 March 2016

On 21 March 2016 at the Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Strathclyde University, key stakeholders in innovation policy and practice in Scotland met to learn about examples of innovation activity boosting the Scottish economy, and how this can be supported.


Equity and Employment in the Scottish Labour Market, 26 February 2016

On Friday 26th February a series of expert speakers were invited to present the latest research and case studies on equity in the Scottish labour market, and what more can be done to guarantee inclusive and equitable employment. Hosted by Ingeus at their Edinburgh office, the speakers were joined by an audience of stakeholders in labour market and social policy from the public, private and third sectors. 


Global Opportunities for Scottish Business 17 December 2015

On Thursday 17th December 2015 global directors of Scottish Development International and Scottish Enterprise gave their expert insight on the opportunities, challenges and practical issues for Scottish businesses operating in and looking to enter international markets. 


Scotland’s Economic Strategy in the Highlands and Islands 30 November 2015

On Monday 30 November 2015 in Inverness, EDAS, Highland Council and Highlands and Islands Enterprise held a joint event on Scotland’s Economic Strategy in the Highlands and Islands. Invited to speak were Gary Gillespie, Chief Economic Advisor to the Scottish Government; Stuart Robertson, Digital Director of Highlands and Islands Enterprise; and Robert Crawford CBE, EDAS. Powerpoint slides are available to download in the report. 


Underemployment and Workforce Planning in Scotland 6 November 2015

On Friday 6 November Professor Ewart Keep (Oxford University), Ed Monaghan (CEO MacTaggart and Mickel) and Ishabel Bremner (EDAS) presented at EDAS' event on underemployment and workforce planning in Scotland. Powerpoint slides are available to download in the report. 


Building New Local Economies in Scotland - Lessons from the United States 30 October 2015 

On Friday 30 October representatives from the Centre for Local Economic Strategies, the Scottish Government, and EDAS discussed CLES' recent fact-finding mission to the U.S. on responses to economic decline and social development opportunity. Powerpoint slides are available to download in the report. 


Innovation and Prosperity for Scotland Conference 23 June 2015

On 23 June 2015 over 200 stakeholders representing a range of organisations and sectors met for the Innovation and Prosperity for Scotland Conference, organised by EDAS and innovation charity Nesta. The event took place at the Dynamic Earth science centre, adjacent to the Scottish Parliament.


Scotland's Economy Session 29 May 2015

A multimedia Storify report of EDAS' first Scotland's Economy Session on 29 May 2015, with Colm Reilly of PA Consulting and Gary Gillespie, Chief Economic Adviser to the Scottish Government. 


Scotland's Economic Strategy Presentation 29 May 2015

Gary Gillespie (Chief Scottish Government Economic Adviser)'s presentation at the EDAS Scotland's Economy Session 29 May 2015


 

Practical Application of Skills Investment Plans and Regional Skills Assessments

Presentation from Chris Brodie of Skills Development Scotland as part of the workshop: "Skills Planning – using evidence to inform the Scottish skills system". 

Scotland Europa EU Funding Breifing 2014 - 2020

Youth Unemployment Summary 
Key points from our "Addressing the broadening spectrum of youth unemployment" road show.

Conference Report OECD 8th Annual LEED Forum 
“PARTNERSHIPS FOR YOUTH - Getting the young into jobs and business for successful working life”.

Leadership, Ambition & Entrepreneurialism Discussion Group 
Presentation from Scottish Enterprise at the EDAS discussion group, 18 April 2012.

Collaborating for a Stronger Scottish Economy Event 
Report from joint CDS and EDAS event on co-operatives.

Collaborating for a Stronger Scottish Economy Event 
Joint CDS and EDAS event on co-operatives. Presentation from Carole Leslie on the mutualisation model.

Collaborating for a Stronger Scottish Economy Event 
Joint CDS and EDAS event on co-operatives. Presentation from Carole Leslie on the employee ownership model.

Collaborating for a Stronger Scottish Economy Event 
Joint CDS and EDAS event on co-operatives. Presentation by Alastair Macnaughton on Consortia model.

Introduction to Economic Development Course Outline Schedule 
Outline Schedule for 2 day course on policy and practice in delivered economic development.

Introduction to Economic Development Course Background 
Background information to 2 day course on policy and practice in delivered economic development.

Innovations in Employability Booking Form

Leadership & Productivity Breakfast Briefing 
Run jointly with Scottish Enterprise, the report from this event is now available to download. Two key questions were addressed: 1. How do we get that edge to grow our competitiveness and what role does leadership play? 2. If leadership is important what can government and its agencies do to improve it?

Can a Nation Create Entrepreneurs? An Entrepreneur's Journey 
Can A Nation Create Entrepreneurs is the first of four planned events. It takes place on Thursday, 17th November 2011 as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Ewart Keep presentation at upcoming EDAS event 
On the 15 September in Glasgow and in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, we are running a leadership and productivity breakfast briefing. Ewart Keep is a keynote speaker and has kindly made his presentation available.

Dharmendra Kanani on The Big Society 
Speech by Dharmendra Kanani on the Big Society and what it means for Scotland.

 Labour Markets: From National to Local 
The presentations from the event which took place on 22 November 2010

 Youth Unemployment Event Summary 
Key points from the recent event.

Professor David Bell - Young People & Recession 
Presentation made at the youth unemployment event by Professor David Bell.

Youth Unemployment - Reading List 
A reading list provided by IDOX for the youth unemployment event that took place on 25 June 2010

Scotland - A New Fiscal Settlement - paper by Prof Hughes Hallett 
Paper presented by Prof Andrew Hughes Hallett at the EDAS AGM (reporting on 2009) on 11 March 2010 in Glasgow.

 Ekosgen - Scottish Index of Economic Resilience 
GEN has developed a Scottish Index of Economic Resilience, a tool which examines the performance of each of Scotland’s 32 Council areas against five key domains and 17 critical determinants of economic resilience.

Road to Recovery Series Outcomes 
Outcomes across the EDAS Road to Recovery Series held 2009 -2010

EDAS EU Funding Event Presentation - Sarah English 
Presentation by Sarah English at the EU Funding Event at the Highland Council Chamber, Inverness on 23 February 2010.

 EDAS EU Funding Event Presentations - Matthew Brown 
Presentation by Matthew Brown at the EDAS EU Funding Event on 23 February 2010 in the Highland Council Chamber, Inverness.

EDAS European Funding Event - Inverness - Dennis Malone Presentation 
Presentation by Dennis Malone at the EDAS European funding event at Highland Council Chamber on 23 February 2010

EDAS Road to Recovery Series Final Event 
Presentation by Ewan Mearns, Manager, Policy Development, Scottish Enterprise

EDAS Road to Recovery Series Final Event 
Presentation by Julian Taylor, Senior Director of Policy & Research, Scottish Enterprise

 EDAS Road to Recovery Series Final Event 
Presentation by Gordon McGuiness, Head of Industry & Enterprise Networks, Skills Development Scotland

 EDAS Road to Recovery Series Final Event 
Presentation by Ewan Hunter, Consultant, Finlayson Wagner Black

EDAS Road to Recovery Final Event 
Presentation by Birger Haraldseid, Manager, Opportunity Devdelopment, Stavanger Economic Development

Beyond Structural Funds Presentations 
Presentations from EDAS event on EU Funding, 'Beyond Structural Funds' held in partnership with Scotland Europa on Tuesday, 17th November, in Glasgow

  Road to Recovery Series - Final Event 
Outline Programme for the last event in the Series.

  Key Points from Dealing with Recession, Preparing for Recovery 
Key issues raised at EDAS Road to Recovery Series Event 3 - Dealing with Recession, Preparing for Recovery An event held on 19th June with Chair, Professor Alan McGregor and speakers, Jim Mather MSP, Stephen Boyle, RBS and Steve Inch, Glasgow City Council.

Key Points from EDAS Fairer Event 
Key points from EDAS Fairer event on 18 June as part of the EDAS Road to Recovery Series

Key Points from EDAS Skills Event 
Key points from EDAS Skills Event on 10 June as part of the EDAS Road to Recovery series.

  A Fairer Road to Recovery - The Role of the Third Sector 
Presentation by Angela Moohan, Development Manager, West Lothian Food and Health Development as part of the EDAS 'Road to Recovery' Series.

  Dealing with Recession: Preparing for Recovery 
Presentation as part of EDAS 'Road to Recovery' Series, by Stephen Boyle, Head of Group Economics, Royal Bank of Scotland

Dealing with Recession: Preparing for Recovery 
Presentation by Steve Inch at the EDAS event on 19 June 2009

A Fairer Road to Recovery Event Presentation 
Presentation by Laurence Demarco at EDAS event on 18 June 2009

  EDAS Skills Investment to Accelerate Recovery 
Presentation for EDAS seminar on Skills Investment to Accelerate Recovery, by Mark Batho, Chief Executive of the Scottish Funding Council.

 Skills Investment to Accelerate Recovery 
Presentations from the EDAS Skills Investment to Accelerate Recovery event, held on 11 June 2009 in Edinburgh. The first event in a series entitled, the Road to Recovery.

Progressive Industries Presentation 
Presentation given by Paul Lewis on 8th December at EDAS AGM

 EDAS Annual Conference 2008 Presentation 
Presentation by Professor Phil Hanlon, Professor of Public Health, Public Health & Health Policy Section, University of Glasgow

 EDAS Annual Conference 2008 Presentation 
Presentation by Crawford Beveridge.

 EDAS Annual Conference 2008 Presentation 
Presentation by Ian Manson, Chief Executive, Clyde Gateway and Chair of Scottish Government 'Safe and Stronger' Sub Group

EDAS Annual Conference 2008 Presentation 
Presentation by Maf Smith, Scottish Director, Sustainable Development Commission.

 EDAS Annual Conference 2008 Presentation 
Presentation by Dr Andrew Goudie, Director General, Economy & Chief Economic Adviser, Scottish Government.

SQW Discussion on LEGI at EDAS Annual Conference 
Information from SQW discussion on 'Learning from LEGI - local economic development collaboration between local authorities'

Presentation by Duncan Mackison - Access 
Access - Transformation in Partnership

Presentation by Geoff Mawdsley - Public Service Reform 
My aim is to outline where I think we have got to in Scotland in terms of public service reform and where Reform Scotland – the organisation which I run – thinks we should be going in the future. So where are we?

Presentation by Russell Bain - Public Service Reform 
Public Service Reform - The outcomes-based approach.

Glasgow City Region Conference Report 
Report on the Glasgow City Region Conference.

Key Messages from EDAS Event: 'Are our Young People Ready for Work?'. 
Key messages from EDAS' spring/summer programme events on the work readiness of young people in Scotland. Presentations are also included in this section of the website on next pages.

Key Messages from Business Support for All Event 
Key messages following the EDAS event on Business Support for All, in partnership with Gen Consulting.

Presentation by the Centre for Cities at Glasgow City Region Conference 
Service Provision - The Challenges of the Future by Malcom Cooper

Presentation by the Wise Group at Glasgow City Region Conference 
'Where next for the west of Scotland' by Laurie Russell

Presentation by SPT at Glasgow City Region Conference 
Glasgow City Region Conference - Strathclyde Partnership for Transport by Alan Murray.

Presentation by Clyde Valley Community Planning Partnership at the Glasgow City Region Conference 
A Refreshed Vision...by Bob Darracott

Presentation by Clyde Valley Community Planning Partnership at Glasgow City Region Conference. 
Presentation by Cllr Derek Mackay

Presentation by ACCESS at Glasgow City Region Conference 
Transformation in Partnership Presentation by Duncan Mackison.

Futureskills Scotland Outputs and Research on Work-Readiness 
Presentation by Patrick Watt for EDAS 2008

Business Support - Role of Local Authorities 
Presentation by Alice Sinnet, Business Development Manager for West Lothian Council.

Are Our Young People Ready for Work? 
Graduates into Employment Irene Bell, Aiming University [email protected], University of Glasgow

Are our Young People Ready for Work? 
Work Readiness: The role of FE and HE Alison Cook, Scottish Funding Council

Are our Young People Ready for Work 
Developing Enterprise in Education Isla McCrone, Determined to Succeed

“Business Support For All” 
A Canadian Perspective John Bowyer CGA, CMC Management Consultant British Columbia, Canada

Are our young people ready for work? 
Graduates into employment The role of UHI Millennium Institute Linda Stewart Head of European Devt, UHI

Are our Young People Ready for Work? 
Getting Young People Ready for Success in the Labour Market Liz Galashan Interim Director, Highlands and Islands

Business Support for All 
The New Business Support Framework: Scottish Enterprise Role Terry Currie Senior Director, Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise

Are our Young People Ready for Work? 
Getting Young People Ready for Success in the Labour Market School to post school transitions and Skills Development Scotland Vivienne Brown, Skills Development Scotland

Highland Employability Presentations 
Presentations from An EDAS Event in Partnership with The Highland Council.

EDAS Arts & Regeneration Event 
Presentation by Liz Gardiner, Fablevision on 13th September 2007, in Inverness.

EDAS Arts & Regeneration Event 
Presentation by Robert Livingston, HI-Arts, on 13th September 2007, in Inverness.

EDAS Arts & Regeneration Event 
Presentation by Rob Hoon, Out of the Blue on 13th September 2007, in Inverness.

EDAS Arts & Regeneration Event 
Presentation by Eoghan Carmichael, The Sunart Centre, on 13th September 2007, in Inverness.

EDAS Sport & Economic Development Event 
Presentation by Maureen Campbell, Falkirk Council on 25th October 2007, in Falkirk.

EDAS Sport & Economic Development Event 
Presentation by Gayle McPherson, Glasgow Caledonian University on 25th October 2007, in Falkirk.

EDAS Sport & Economic Development Event 
Presentation by Andy Hirst, Cambridge Policy Consultants on 25th October 2007, in Falkirk. 

Business Improvement Districts Scotland: Why? Where? What Next? 
Presentation at EDAS BIDs event held in May 07,by Pat Kerr and Sam Crawford, Bathgate BID Pilot Project.

Business Improvement Districts Scotland: Why? Where? What Next? 
Presentation at EDAS BIDs event, held in May 07, by Ian Davison Porter, BIDs Project Director, Scottish Executive.

EU Funding Seminar (lowlands) Participants 
List of participants at EU funding seminar on 26th April 2007.

EU Funding Seminar (lowlands) Presentation 
Presentation Notes by David Gourlay.

EU Funding Seminar (lowlands) Presentations 
Presentation by David Gourlay

EU Funding Seminar (lowlands) Presentation 
Presentation by Phil Raines

EU Funding Seminar (lowlands) presentation 
Presentation by Laura Polverari

EU Funding seminar (lowlands) presentation 
Presentation by Donald MacInnes

EU Funding Event - Lowlands: Participants 
List of participants at the EDAS EU funding event on 26 April 2007.

EU Funding Event - 26 April 2007 Confirmation letter 
Confirmation of arrangements.

EDAS Annual Conference - 5th June 2007 
SCOTLAND IN A GLOBAL MARKET: ECONOMY - PEOPLE - PLACE - CONNECTIVITY PROGRAMME & BOOKING FORM.

EU Funding Seminar 
Presentation by Drew McFarlane

NEET to EET 
Presentation by Bob Marshall

Scotland EU Funding Seminar 
Presentation by Claire Owen Evans

The Historical Context to EU Funding in Scotland 
Marta Smart EU Funding Manager - Scotland Europa

EU Cohesion Policy 2007-13: New Perspectives for Member States and Regions 
Laura Polverari

More Choices, More Chances 
David McPhee Labour Market Statistician, Scottish Executive

NEET Event Key Points

Princes Trust Presentation 
Geraldine Gammell Presentation

Renewable, Local, Secure: Community Energy in Practice 
Presentation by Mark Brennan at the EDAS community energy event held in collaboration with HIE Inverness & East Highland and HICEC on 11th September 2006.

Renewable, Local, Secure:Community Energy in Practice 
Presentation slides by Alex Walker at the EDAS community energy seminar held in collaboration with HIE Inverness and East Highland and HICEC on 11th September 2006.

Renewable, Local, Secure: Community Energy in Practice 
Presentation notes to accompany slides by Alex Walker at the EDAS community energy event held in collaboration with HIE Inverness & East Highland and HICEC on 11th September 2006.

Renewable, Local, Secure: Community Energy in Practice 
Presentation by Nicholas Gubbins at the Community Energy event held in collaboration with HIE Inverness & East Highland and HICEC on 11th September.

Edinburgh City Region Conference Roundup Paper 
Published by CSPP (Centre for Scottish Public Policy), the roundup paper summarises discussions and presentations from the May conference.

Where is the Public Sector Going in Scotland? Presentation by George Lyon MSP 
Presentation given by George Lyon MSP at the EDAS 'Where is the Public Sector Going in Scotland?' Event held on 15 May in Stirling.

Scotland's Waterfronts: Regeneration Vs Gentrification - Presentation by John Devlin 
Presentation by John Devlin, Gateshead Council, at the EDAS Waterfronts event, held on 27 April in Glasgow.

Where is the Public Sector Going in Scotland? - Presentation by Iain McMillan CBE 
Presentation by Iain McMillan CBE, CBI Scotland, at the EDAS 'Where is the Public Sector Going in Scotland?' event, held on 15 May in Stirling.

Where is the Public Sector Going in Scotland? - Presentation by Keith Yates 
Presentation by Keith Yates, Stirling Council and SOLACE, at the EDAS 'Where is the Public Sector Going?' event, held on 15 May in Stirling.

Scotland's Waterfronts: 'Regeneration Vs Gentrification' - Presentation by Stuart Beith 
Presentation by Stuart Beith, Clyde Waterfront, at EDAS' 'Scotland's Waterfronts' event, held on 27 April in Glasgow

Scotland's Waterfronts: Regeneration Vs Gentrification - Presentation by John McLaren 
Presentation by John McLaren, Waterfront Edinburgh, at EDAS''Scotland's Waterfronts' event held in Glasgow on 27 April 2006.

Scotland's New Geographic Inequalities - 27 March 2006 
'A View from the Registrar General' - Presentation by Duncan Macniven at the EDAS seminar - 'Scotland's New Geographic Inequalities'.

Scotland's New Geographic Inequalities - 27 March 2006 
'Population and Development: Causality Issues' - Presentation by Dr Donald Houston at EDAS Seminar - 'Scotland's New Geographic Inequalities'.

Scotland's New Geographic Inequalities - 27 March 2006 
'Economic, Demography & Geography'- Presentation by Professor Robert E Wright at EDAS Seminar - 'Scotland's New Geographic Inequalities'.

EDAS Future of Scottish Tourism Event Presentation 
Presentation by David MacIntyre at the Future of Scottish Tourism Event held in Inverness on 4 November.

EDAS Future of Scottish Tourism Event Presentation 
Presentation by David Noble at the EDAS Future of Scottish Tourism Event held in Inverness on 4 November 2005.

SLIMS-EDAS Graduate Labour Market Event Presentation 
Presentation by Ross Bond at the SLIMS-EDAS Graduate Labour Market Event in Stirling on 25 October 2005.

SLIMS-EDAS Graduate Labour Market Event Presentation 
Presentation by Stephen Hughes at the SLIMS-EDAS Graduate Labour Market Event held in Stirling on 25 October.

SLIMS-EDAS Graduate Labour Market Event Presentation 
Presentation by Graham Gudgin at the SLIMS-EDAS Graduate Labour Market Event held in Stirling on 25 October 2005.

The Future of Scottish Tourism Event Report 
Discussion notes and presentation remarks following the Future of Scottish Tourism Event held in Inverness on 4th November 2005.

New Directions in Social Enterprise Seminar Presentation 
Presentation by Evelyn Johnston at the 'New Directions in Social Enterprise' Seminar, held 29 September 2005, Inverness.

EDAS Annual Conference Brochure 
EDAS 6th Annual Conference programme brochure - 'Smart, Sustainble Scotland'

EDAS 5th Annual Conference Final Programme 
A copy of the final programme for the 5th Annual EDAS Conference held November 2004.

EDAS Conference 2004 Report 
Report from the 2004 Annual EDAS Conference held at the Edinburgh Sheraton 24 November 2004.

Presentation by Roger Dickinson, CEO, ITI Scotland 
Presentation given by Roger Dickinson at EDAS' 'New Initiatives in Technology' event on 24 February 2005.

Presentation by Professor Wilson Sibbett, Chair, Scottish Science Advisory Committee