Holyrood Election Conversation and Social Enterprise Manifesto Launch

Date(s): Monday 11 April 2016

Time: 11:00 to 13.00

Cost: Free event open to anyone working in or with social enterprise

Venue: The Grassmarket Community Project, Edinburgh, EH1 2QA [Show on map]

Come along to our national Holyrood Election Conversation & Social Enterprise Manifesto Launch for The Scottish Parliament elections 2016!

Book your free places now for "What should politicians do to build a social enterprise society in Scotland?"

John Swinney (SNP), current Deputy First Minister, SNP candidate for Perthshire North

Andy Wightman (Scottish Green Party), Spokesperson for Communities, Local Government & Land Reform, SGP candidate for Lothian

Other leading candidates from the political parties TBC.

The event is on Monday 11 April, with refreshments at 11am. The conversation will begin at 11.30am and will last for 90 minutes. The venue is the Grassmarket Community Project in Edinburgh.

The event aims to be a friendly 90 minute conversation. Election candidates will speak for a few minutes, followed by your constructive questions. Please note that this is a specific social enterprise debate and constructive conversation and questions should be about issues facing the social enterprise community, key challenges and positive opportunities for solutions.

You can send us any questions for the candidates, before the event, by emailing: duncan[email protected]

The debate will follow the broad themes of how we achieve the aims in our manifesto (final version out soon)

  • Promoting and protecting the social enterprise brand
  • Building mass public awareness
  • Taking a global outlook
  • Social enterprise at the heart of the Scottish Business Pledge
  • Transforming public services
  • Driving business support forward
  • Boosting social investment and funding
  • Targeted tax cuts for social enterprises
  • Valuing interns, volunteers and apprentices
  • Social enterprise in our schools
  • Local solutions as standard

Book your free places now and we'll see you there! 

April 11, 2016 at 11am - 1pm
The Grassmarket Community Project
Centre for Scottish Public Policy
c/o Digby Brown LLP
160 Causewayside
Causewayside House
Edinburgh EH9 1PR
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