Third Sector as a Vital Partner in Edinburgh’s Economic Strategy
Over the coming months, organisations which make up Edinburgh’s Economic Partnership are pulling together thoughts, ideas and ambitions for Edinburgh’s Economic Strategy.
We would like to invite the sector to a thinkSpace event with Councillor Gavin Barry and Councillor Lesley Cameron which explores how this contribution can be articulated and supported in the Economic Strategy for the City. As an organisation and as a sector, we want this Economic Strategy to be different, to demonstrate what role we do in fact play, and how this can be taken further collaboratively.
Building on the three themes of People, Places and Business this session, hosted by Councillor Gavin Barry and Councillor Lesley Cameron will consider how the Third Sector already contributes and how we can do so differently. Of course, every organisation will have its own angle – and that’s something we want to hear – but here are a few things to get you thinking:
o Recognising the Third Sector as a huge employer in the city
o Considering how the Sector can support individuals and communities to make their economic contribution through preventative work on mental health in the workplace, supporting carers etc.
o Looking at the contribution of the volunteers in the City
o Supporting the development of a workforce fit for the City’s demands
o Looking at the infrastructure of the City
o Considering the carbon impact and sustainability of the City
o Considering new digital technologies in social issues
o Looking at social enterprises
o Supporting social entrepreneurs
For years we have all been arguing that the Third Sector has a significant economic impact within the city. This is our opportunity to embed that perspective within the Partnership’s strategy. Book now so we can hear your views.