SCVO & GCU event: Citizenship and Human Rights in the Current Economic Climate, 1 March 2012, Glasgow

A free event exploring the role of citizenship and human rights in the current economic climate, organised by SCVO (Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations) in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University:

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Date: Thursday, 1st March 2012
Time: 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Venue: Dochart Suite, SECC Glasgow

Featuring: Key note address from Professor Ailsa McKay, Professor of Economics and Vice Dean of Glasgow School for Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University

What is the event about?

  • Understanding the crucial role of citizenship and human rights
  • Exploring practical ways to make this work for us and our service users
  • Knowing how we can use this approach to challenge poor decisions

What will we do?

  • Professor Ailsa McKay, a high profile leader in this field and advisor to government, will share her views on the role citizenship can play in our current economic climate
  • Look at practical ways to apply a rights based approach, such as using anti-discrimination and human rights law to hold public sector agencies to account
  • Highlight some of the support and learning opportunities available, including the ground breaking MSc in Citizenship and Human Rights by Learning Contract – a blended learning course shaped in the third sector, for the third sector
  • Have the opportunity to speak with Professor Ailsa McKay, GCU staff and the SCVO team at the end of the main event (4.00pm – 4.30pm)

This event will take place as part of The Gathering 2012, Scotland’s annual third sector fair and the largest event of its kind in Scotland. Places are limited, so book your place now by visiting:

Or for more information, contact Matt Tyrer,  Highlands & Islands Equality Forum (HIEF) on matt.tyrer[at] or

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