BEMIS is the national Ethnic Minorities led umbrella body supporting the development of the Ethnic Minorities Voluntary Sector in Scotland and the communities that this sector represents.
Our vision is of a Scotland that is equal, inclusive and responsive: A society where:
- people from the diverse communities are valued, treated with dignity and respect,
- have equal citizenship, opportunities and equality of life,
- and who actively participate in civic society.
“Homecoming Scotland 2014” is a Scottish Government initiative run by Visit Scotland to promote Scotland internationally, and to celebrate both the country’s heritage and the diverse communities that live here.
In order to achieve this aim, the Scottish Government has provided funding for BEMIS to facilitate “Homecoming” events that showcase Scotland’s rich cultural diversity. In partnership with major organisations such as GRAMNet (Glasgow Refugee, Asylum,and Migration Network), the Scottish Refugee Council, and the Scottish Football Association, BEMIS is staging a series of national “Homecoming” events.