Angela Constance, Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities headed a Scottish delegation in Christchurch, New Zealand on 29th September 2017 at the closing ceremony for the 2017 Social Enterprise World Forum during which she accepted handover of the event, which will next take place on 12-14th September 2018 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
Equalities Secretary Angela Constance said: “Creating a fairer Scotland is something that I am passionate about. Social enterprises are at the heart of this and fantastic examples of what we want to achieve – reducing inequality, lifting people out of poverty and encouraging more empowered and resilient communities.
I am proud of all we have achieved, working collaboratively and I look forward to doing even more in the years to come. We will continue to support social enterprises and will work with social enterprise communities at home and abroad. I look forward to welcoming the Social Enterprise World Forum back to Scotland next year.”
Ten years on since the first ever event in Edinburgh, founders of the Social Enterprise World Forum and organisers of the 2018 event, Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS) are set to welcome 1,200 delegates from across the globe to the ‘Most Beautiful Country in the World’ as recently voted by the Rough Guides Readers’ Poll 2017. And at the handover ceremony in Christchurch, CEIS and the British Council launched a video to showcase Scotland’s diverse, vibrant social enterprise sector and introduce Edinburgh as the event’s next host city.
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