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Last week’s general election returned the biggest Conservative majority since 1987. Boris Johnson was re-elected as Prime Minister with the Conservatives winning 365 out of 650 seats; six of those in Scotland (a loss of seven).  This gives the Prime Minister a strong mandate to...

Keeping pace with the EU and environmental governance - two aspects of the likely upcoming Continuity Bill in Scotland. Most of the last Continuity Bill was found to be unlawful by the Supreme Court. However, the Scottish Government plan to introduce a new Bill in 2020...

The SCVO Gathering is an annual large voluntary sector event. Come and visit us at exhibition stand No. 100! Or take part in Brexit & the Voluntary Sector event at 9.30-10.30am on Thursday 20th February. This event will give helpful info and insight into what your organisation...

If the UK leaves the EU, what will replace EU funding for the voluntary sector? Join us, with GCVS and SCVO, to discuss this & the current Scottish Government consultation about replacing structural funds. There will also be a quick handy update on what voluntary orgs need to know...

Civil society organisations are invited to take part in a Human Rights Consortium Roundtable. This event will mark International Human Rights Day. It will also include a discussion around rights and Brexit. Prof Nicole Busby will speak about workers' rights. The roundtable will be 10.30am-1pm, including lunch....

Recorded at the Brexit, Civil Society & Devolution conference in Belfast in May 2019, listen to these 3 short films on civil society perspectives on Brexit: Brexit and Rights Challenges & concerns Role of sector post-Brexit  ...

Brexit raises many concerns for civil society organisations in Scotland. The Civil Society Brexit Project facilitates a Brexit & Rights Civil Society Working Group.  We work together on issues such as EU citizen rights, replacement EU funding that protects rights and civil society engagement in decision-making. If...

It is crucial that the voice of civil society is heard in the midst of Brexit. There needs to be more collaboration between organisations, and more engagement by Government with civil society. That was one of the key messages of a civil society conference held in...