Work & Strategy

The EDAS Route Map of Common Ambition: Final Report Published

EDAS is pleased to release a final report summarising the outputs of the Route Map of Common Ambition policy analysis framework. The report contains key messages and findings on the policy fields of innovation, internationalisation and skills, and is available in both executive and full versions. EDAS would like to thank all those who contributed to the work of the Route Map. You can download the report at the links below: 

Executive Summary - EDAS Route Map of Common Ambition

Final Report - EDAS Route Map of Common Ambition


Route Map of Common Ambition

As Scotland’s foremost economic development membership association, EDAS decided to create a ‘Route Map’ strategy of priorities for Scottish economic development following its conference in summer 2014. The aims of the Route Map were twofold. First, to reconsider, in a collaborative manner, some of the big policy issues facing the economic development community. Second, to ensure key aspects of Scottish economic development were kept at the forefront of public debate, analysis and comment. The strategy was the outcome of extensive discussion by the EDAS Board and in consultation with our members.  

You can read about the work and outputs of the three Route Map working groups, on internationalisation, innovation and skills, at the links on the right hand side of this page. 

Our current work is focused on dissemminating the key messages and outputs of the EDAS Route Map of Common Ambition. We are also consulting with our members, including as part of the EDAS / SLAED Conference in December 2016, to seek how best to move EDAS' policy work forward. EDAS is committed to innovative and dynamic solutions to economic development challenges, taking account of a changing economic and policy landscape.