Future Leaders Network Launch Event

Online

The Future Leaders Network will be hosting its first virtual event at 15:00 on Wednesday 6th December, 2023. Bringing together Economic Development professionals in the earlier stages of their careers and graduates of relevant disciplines, this inaugural event will hear from Neil McInroy, EDAS Chair and Global Lead for Community Wealth Building at The Democracy Collaborative. […]

Community Wealth Building: Where Next?

The Community Wealth Building agenda is maturing. A number of localities and organisations in Scotland have taken up the approach, and the Scottish Government has embarked on consultation on primary legislation with the findings document having been published. This event will reflect on practical progress to date, ask what the next steps are to be, […]

Introduction to Economic Development

Recent events have highlighted both the importance of a strong economy and the fragility of our current economic model to sudden change. In such times, it is all the more important for economic professionals to be up-to-speed with the latest developments and emerging trends and insights. This course on Introduction to Economic Development is designed […]

Delivering a Wellbeing Economy and a Just Transition towards Net Zero CPD Course

We know that economic growth does not reduce inequality. It is for this reason that governments over a number of decades have sought mechanisms that will not only grow the economy but also spread growth more equally across the population. Most recently in the Scottish policy context there has been a greater focus on building […]

Introduction to Appraisal and Evaluation CPD Course

Online

Effective evaluation and appraisal are crucial elements of the project and programme development lifecycle and should form part of the development and planning of an intervention from the start. They help to inform how scarce public resources should be invested; assist in measuring the anticipated impacts and returns; and support the responsible and transparent management […]

Net Zero New Markets: Offshore Wind

This event is delivered by the Economic Development Association Scotland (EDAS) as part of its series of events focusing on net zero market opportunities. The purpose of the event is to showcase leading practice across Scotland in delivering Scotland’s offshore wind ambitions, providing perspectives on the different elements needed to successfully exploit the huge opportunities within […]

EDAS AGM

With guest speakers, Professor Graeme Roy and Dr David Waite, University of Glasgow Hosted by Neil McInroy, Chair of EDAS and Global lead for community wealth building, The Democracy Collaborative Panel guests from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland and South of Scotland Enterprise. The timing of this year’s AGM coincides with […]

EDAS Future Leaders Network – Committee Meeting

We extend our thanks to those who have already expressed interest in joining our committee. We are actively seeking individuals for key positions, including secretary, events coordinators, and communications lead. If you possess relevant skillsets or simply wish to contribute, we invite you to our first online committee meeting scheduled Wednesday 27th March, 13:00-14:00. RSVP […]

Infrastructure Investment – How you can measure and evaluate inclusive growth

Are you responsible for the procurement, delivery, or evaluation of infrastructure projects? Or are you working at a strategic level to ensure infrastructure projects deliver increased benefits? If so, then these free, online workshops will be of interest. Brought to you by economic development organisation, EDAS and infrastructure specialists the Scottish Futures Trust, these seminars […]

EDAS Future Leaders Network – Networking Event in partnership with Biggar Economics

Biggar Economics Shandwick House, 67 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh

You are invited to the EDAS Future Leaders Network's first in-person networking meeting, in partnership with BiGGAR Economics. Please join us in a discussion of the economic opportunities of the energy transition and how these opportunities can be realised. We are delighted to welcome the Head of External and Corporate Affairs at Muirhall Energy, Lesley […]

Still Networking Scotland in Europe: The Value of Continued European Engagement

Designed in partnership with Scotland Europa, the latest event from EDAS will give members insight into Scotland’s evolving relationship with the EU and what ‘networking Scotland in Europe’ means post-Brexit. Taking place online, Thursday 23rd May, 10:00 – 11:30 (UK time) the event will delve into the importance of Scotland maintaining strong ties with European […]

Introduction to Economic Development CPD Course with Professor Graeme Roy

Recent events have highlighted both the importance of a strong economy and the fragility of our current economic model to sudden change. In such times, it is all the more important for economic professionals to be up-to-speed with the latest developments and emerging trends and insights. This course on Introduction to Economic Development is designed […]