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1. Scottish and UK Policy
2. International Policy
3. Cross Party Group on Skills
EDAS provides a number of resources for free download. Documents are provided in Adobe PDF format or MS Office.
Scottish and UK Policy Documents
A ten-year, national social enterprise strategy, which sets out the Scottish Government’s shared ambitions for social enterprise in Scotland, jointly developed with the sector. It provides a framework for action over the next decade.
Scotland’s Labour Market Strategy provides a framework for the Scottish Government’s approach to the labour market. It describes the actions government will take and how its approach to the labour market will help to drive inclusive growth.
The Scottish Government’s updated Trade and Investment Strategy is to drive a shift in mindset with increased global outlook and greater resilience to risk and give business the ability to compete and add the highest amount of value to goods and services
The Government Economic Strategy (Scotland) – March 2015
Reaffirms the Scottish Government's commitment to delivering faster sustainable economic growth with opportunities for all to flourish.
Scotland's Digital Future
Scotland’s Digital Future outlines the steps that are required to ensure Scotland is well placed to take full advantage of all the economic, social and environmental opportunities offered by the digital age.
A summary of the approach the UK government, with business, is taking to increase UK exports.
Our Economy – Oxfam, 2013
Our Economy is a major report on the Scottish economy published by Oxfam.
International Policy Documents
OECD LEED - This second edition of Job Creation and Local Economic Development examines how national and local actors can better work together to support economic development and job creation at the local level. It sheds light on a continuum of issues – from how skills policy can better meet the needs of local communities to how local actors can better engage employers in apprenticeships and improve the implementation of SME and entrepreneurship policy. It includes international comparisons that allow local areas to take stock of how they are performing in the marketplace for skills and jobs. It also includes a set of country profiles featuring, among other things, new data on skills supply and demand at the level of OECD sub-regions (TL3).
LEED Programme summary report and presentations.
An OECD Publication reporting on entrepreneurship activities examines public policies in the EU related to the institutional environment, entrepreneurship skills and financing, as well as the methods of policy delivery.
Case studies of good economic development practice globally
The example of Copenhagen in measuring the potential of local green growth
Copenhagen has made considerable progress towards a low carbon future and, as this report shows, this progress can be measured. A local “green growth” indicator framework was developed from the OECD “green growth” strategy at the national level, to better reflect issues of transition that are most relevant for local areas.
A new website: the EU Skills Panorama – a tool giving access at the click of a button to relevant information about trends in skills requirements in all EU countries. Click here for the press release.
2. Calgary Career Connect – online tool for immigrants and employers to find job training and support resourcesClick here and here
City of Perth (Australia) Economic Development Strategy
Greater Halifax (Canada) Economic Development Strategy
Case studies from Enterprise Europe
Cross Party Group on Skills: 2016 - 2021
Cross Party Group on Skills: 2011 - 2016
CPG Skills October 2012
CPG skills agenda on Oct 2012
CPG Skills May 2012
CPG skills agenda on May 2012
CPG Skills Feb 2012
Draft minutes of CPG skills Feb 2012
CPG on Skills workplan October 2011
Minutes on CPG skills work-plan
EDAS CPG Skills Meeting March 2011
Minutes from CPG Skills March 2011