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LGIU offers many different types of events - ranging from policy roundtables to learning and development seminars and training courses. We also offer in house training - download programme. Contact barry.obrien@lgiu.org to find out more.

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Getting Heard and Making a Difference: Priorities for Tackling Poverty (Dumfries)

Scotland now has ambitious targets to reduce child poverty by 2030. The half day seminar is for anyone who wants to better understand the Scottish Government’s approach to addressing child poverty, who wants to contribute to shaping local and national priorities, and who wants to help mobilise against poverty.

Scotland

Democracy Matters (Newmachar)

We want to hear your voice and the voices of your friends and neighbours in a discussion about local communities deciding their own future. The way we live our lives is constantly changing; just think of all the changes that have happened in your lifetime. Democracy is changing too. It used to be that most…

Scotland

The benefits of social pedagogy and its practice in Scotland

‘The benefits of social pedagogy and its practice in Scotland’ is being hosted by a consortium consisting of Camphill Scotland, Children in Scotland and Kibble Education and Care Centre, and the Social Pedagogy Professional Association (SPPA). This event has been sponsored by Kezia Dugdale MSP, convener of the Cross-Party Group for Children and Young People.…

Scotland

Basic Income, Human Rights and Equality

Late last year we (Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland) were awarded a grant by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute (SUII) to run a series of workshops Exploring Basic Income in Scotland, much has happened since and significant progress has been made. We are now ready to start with the first session which will be setting the agenda for…

Scotland

Getting Heard and Making a Difference: Priorities for Tackling Poverty (Edinburgh)

Background Scotland now has ambitious targets to reduce child poverty by 2030. Delivering on these targets will require action from national and local government in Scotland, as well as from organisations in the third and private sectors. But what actions will make the biggest difference, what matters most to people living on low incomes, and…

Scotland

Future Proofing Aberdeen

The North East has a proud history of nurturing an entrepreneurial and innovative economy but the recent Oil and Gas downturn has thrown the vulnerability of the region into sharp relief.  This seminar will bring together speakers from two local organisations who share the common goal of revitalising Aberdeen city and future proofing the region. Opportunity…

Scotland

Community Led Local Developments

Come and shape the democratic processes needed to achieve a resilient, regenerative, carbon neutral capital city – as our contribution to the European Day of Sustainable Communities:  We’ll explore visions of civic decision-making in 2030 – what might it feel like / what are your priorities? Ideas will be posted on a big wallchart displaying…

Scotland

Development of Social Security in Scotland and the Universal Credit system

The Social Security (Scotland) Act has been passed by the Scottish Parliament and the roll out of UC Full Service is stepping up pace. This event will provide an opportunity to: Gain an overview about the Social Security legislation in Scotland Gain an understanding about the Social Security Agency being set up Share insights about…

Scotland

EM Workshop – Place Making – East Renfrewshire

The Improvement Service is offering a series of free workshops to support locally elected members to develop their skills and enhance their knowledge. Local government, and public services in Scotland, are facing challenges that will require the utmost skill and dedication from elected members to successfully navigate. These workshops will support elected members to develop…

Scotland

Getting Heard and Making a Difference: Priorities for Tackling Poverty (Glasgow)

Scotland now has ambitious targets to reduce child poverty by 2030. Delivering on these targets will require action from national and local government in Scotland, as well as from organisations in the third and private sectors. But what actions will make the biggest difference, what matters most to people living on low incomes, and what…

Scotland