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Thursday, 20 January 2011
Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty 17 & 18 February 2011
Registrations are now open for the second Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty, which will take place in Glasgow on the 17th and 18th of February 2011. This a free, two-day event aimed at bringing together all those concerned about poverty in Scotland. To register click here.
Thursday 17th February is a half day event, focusing on research and knowledge about poverty and will include presentations and discussions on the latest trends in poverty, participatory research and turning evidence into action. New research findings will be launched from two participatory research projects carried out over the last year.
Friday 18th February is a full day event and brings together community activists, policy makers, voluntary organizations and MSPs around a number of key 'evidence sessions' on crucial issues for anti-poverty strategy in Scotland. This evidence will form the basis of debate and discussion about how we make progress in tackling poverty in these difficult times. Ministers from the Scottish and UK Governments have been invited to respond to the evidence they hear on the day.
The Assembly provides a unique opportunity for people with experience poverty, those on the frontline of action to tackle poverty and those responsible for anti-poverty policy to come together to look at what action is needed. At a time when poverty is predicted to increase, the need for genuine debate, and real action, has never been greater.
Both days are FREE and open to all. You may register for one or both day. Travel and child care costs for representatives of community and voluntary organisations in Scotland will be covered. We can also cover overnight accommodation inGlasgow for those travelling from outside Glasgow. (Please let us know as soon as possible as places and budgets are limited). If you wish to claim childcare expenses please let us know in the additional info section of the registration form. To register please visit the Poverty Alliance website or call Kathryn Collins on 0141 353 0440.