Action-oriented Research Workshop: Ethnicity and In-Work Poverty, 9 March 2012, Glasgow

“Is it possible to be in work and still be poor?”

Ethnicity and In–Work Poverty Research Workshop, organised by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Herriot Watt University and CEMVO Scotland.

Date: Friday, 9th March 2012
Time: 9.45am – 1.00pm
Venue: CEMVO Scotland, 1st Floor, 95-107 Lancefield Street, Glasgow G3 8HZ

This action-oriented event will

  • Launch research commissioned by Joseph Rowntree Foundation to be undertaken in this area
  • Discuss factors which contribute to ethnic minority in work poverty, & possible routes out of poverty
  • Facilitate partnership working and capacity building in this area
  • Identify key issues to be explored in detail at future workshops/events.


  • Yvonne Strachan – Head of Equalities, Scottish Government
  • Mary Fee – Convener, Scottish Parliament Equal Opportunities Committee
  • Dr. Gina Netto – Heriot-Watt University
  • Jatin Haria, Director of CRER
  • Grahame Whitfield – Programme Manager, JRF

Who should come?
Local authorities, local economic partnerships, trade unions, large scale private and public sector employers and employer representatives, Government agencies, anti-poverty and employability organisations.

Places are limited to allow for focused, in-depth discussion and to facilitate partnership working. To register your interest and book your place at this FREE research event, please contact:

Liz Stewart or Surbjit Dhillon at CEMVO Scotland,
Tel.: 0141 248 4830 or e-mail: enquiries[at]

For more info and the full programme, view the flyer here