Upcoming Events

Workshop: Skills Planning – using evidence to inform the Scottish skills system

Within a climate of limited resources, the time has never been better for a collective approach to skills planning, based on robust evidence. As we come through recovery from the recession, there is an explicit emphasis on the role of skills policy to support and drive economic growth, as well as a tool to address youth unemployment. Attend this important workshop to see how we can collectively strengthen skills planning in Scotland. 

19 May, The Royal Faculty of Procurators, Glasgow

Introduction to Economic Development

An ideal two-day introduction to all aspects of economic development; and how economic development can be more successful in combating worklessness, boosting growth, building the skills base and developing entrepreneurship.

26 - 27 May 2015, Glasgow

Scotland's Economy Sessions

Launching with a focus on Scotland’s refreshed Economic Strategy EDAS is running regular ’sociable debates', bringing together the economic development community across all sectors Scotland-wide. The first of these features Scotland’s Chief Economic Adviser, Gary Gillespie and Scottish Government Director for Business, John Mason, in conversation on, Scotland’s Economic Strategy.

Friday 29 May 2015, Edinburgh (other locations to be announced)

Innovation and Prosperity in Scotland Conference - in collaboration with Nesta

What can we learn from around the world about how to make innovation flourish? Join Nesta and EDAS for a day conference looking at the future of innovation in Scotland, hearing from John Swinney MSP, Stian Westlake of Nesta and more.

23 June 2015, at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh

EDAS Refresher Course

In a fast changing landscape, this is a knowledge update for people with a good basis in local economic development. Addresses 4 key topics: challenges facing Scotland's economy and future scenarios; emerging economic policy in Scotland and the UK; Scotland's businesses and sectors; and Scotland's people.  

Date and location to be confirmed

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