What We Do

EDAS has established a strong set of services and activities which are continually reviewed and supplemented. As a membership driven organisation, suggestions for other activities are welcomed.

Currently EDAS' main activities are:

  • Regular events held throughout Scotland
  • An annual conference
  • Annual General Meeting with guest speaker
  • Inclusive Growth Community of Practice
  • Introduction to Local Economic Development - 1 day course providing a grounding in economic development in Scotland.
  • Update in Policy and Practice in Economic Development - 1 day course intended to update the knowledge of people with a good basis in local economic development, to cater for changing economic and policy circumstances.
  • New CPD Courses on Project Appraisal and Evaluation and Inclusive Growth 
  • Interactive website
  • Responses to relevant policy consultation initiatives
  • Networking opportunities
  • Dissemination of information and news relevant to economic development
  • Formation of international links with sister bodies.
  • Parliamentary briefings relevant to economic development interest.

All our upcoming events can be viewed on our events page.