Cross-sector Roundtable: Immigration Policy – Impact on Scotland, 5 March 2012

Migrants’ Rights Scotland is pleased to invite you to our

Cross-sector Roundtable: Immigration Policy – Impact on Scotland

Date: Monday, 5 March 2012

Times:  1.30—4.30pm (sandwich lunch 1.00—1.30pm)

Venue: Meeting Room 3, STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow G3 6NG

Roundtable with key cross-sector participants from the grassroots, across civil society through private sector to local and Scottish government, and MSPs.

Recent UK immigration policy has stirred many different sectors of Scottish society to realize the implications for their individual positions. The Scottish Government too is aware Scotland “faces different issues from the other parts of the United Kingdom” in demographics, enterprise, education, skills and so on.

As a rights advocacy organization, we aim to bring together different sector interests to share understanding about migrants, immigration and policy. We hope therefore our March 5 Roundtable will be an opportunity for frank, open conversation about how immigration policy affects Scotland and how all our interests and concerns can make a difference in Scotland.

Programme   

Roundtable discussion chaired by our Director Dr Sarah Kyambi.

Short briefings on current issues and developments from:

  • Don Flynn, Director of Migrants’ Rights Network,
  • Robert Wright, Professor at University of Strathclyde
  • Christina Zhang, International Students’ Representative at NUS
  • Geoff Palmer, Professor Emeritus, Heriot Watt University