Episode 45 - 2016 CEIS Policy and Practice Conference - Social Enterprise Conversations
September 30, 2016•14 min
The CEIS Policy and Practice Conference is always a highlight of the conference calendar, and this year was no exception. 2016’s conference marked the tenth such occurrence, and this year they had a number of international delegates attend through the British Council, from places such as Canada, South Korea and more.
The conference itself was as excellent as ever, and saw the launch of the Scottish Government’s social enterprise strategy for the next ten years. Entitled “Internationalising Social Enterprise”, it gives a pretty comprehensive outline on how the Scottish Government wishes for social enterprise to evolve and expand internationally over the next decade. Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities, Angela Constance, opened the event and delegates were given a copy of the strategy at the end of the day – it was worth waiting for!
A common theme I heard throughout the day from various attendees was not how we could adhere to the strategy, but how the soc