We have launched an online questionnaire for voluntary organisations and volunteers as part of the European VALLEY project. The responses from the questionnaire will help us develop new ways to promote and validate volunteering in Europe. If you are a person with managerial responsibilities in a voluntary organisation, a volunteer (or ex-volunteer) and if you […]
BEMIS, in partnership with a number of European partners, has become part of the Validation System in Lifelong Learning Experiences of Youth Volunteering (VALLEY) project. The project aims to provide a new approach to promoting volunteering among young people. This approach presents volunteering as a resource of personal empowerment and as a way to validate […]
Ethnic Minority Communities Encouraged To Take Up Apprenticeships Partnership launched during Scottish Apprenticeship Week to increase participation A NEW partnership aimed at encouraging more ethnic minority groups to undertake Modern Apprenticeships has been launched during Scottish Apprenticeship Week. Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and BEMIS Scotland have joined forces in a bid to raise awareness of […]
Note: These vacancies are now closed. We’ve got two new job vacancies – a Project Coordinator and a Development Officer – for the Modern Apprenticeship for All programme in partnership with Skills Development Scotland. The closing date is Thursday 23rd. For details please www.bemis.org.uk/jobs.
On behalf of BEMIS Scotland board, staff and members we would like to say a huge thank-you to all who attended last night’s St. Andrew’s celebrations at the Multicultural Homecoming 2014 finale. Scotland in 2014 is culturally confident, dynamic and diverse nation. No better year than 2014 has epitomised this upsurge in confidence than the […]
The launch of the fifth annual GRAMNet & BEMIS Film Series will be taking on Wednesday 15th October, at the CCA in Glasgow from 5.30pm. The 2014/2015 series will showcase films and documentaries that feature themes of home and homecoming, and this launch event will include the first showing of the BEMIS Multicultural Homecoming documentary. Also […]
In an article posted online by The Telegraph on 24th August, it is incorrectly stated that BEMIS campaigns for independence. This is not true. BEMIS holds its impartiality as an organisation as a core value which enables us to deliver with credibility a broad programme of work which seeks to instill a culture of active […]
This week saw the release of the 400th issue of MEMO (Minority Ethnic Matters Overview), our weekly newsletter produced in partnership with SCoJeC. First issued in August 2005, for nearly 9 years MEMO has been providing a weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new […]
BEMIS is pleased to share with you the launch of the Equality Internship Programme which is a Scotland wide initiative. 150 paid Internships are being created within third sector organisations and are being promoted to unemployed graduates with a disability or long term health condition and graduates from Ethnic Minority communities.
On Monday we held our Employment, Race Equality & the Referendum conference at the University of Glasgow (photos here). On both the way in and way out we asked people the same question that will be asked in the Independence Referendum – ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’. The results of these polls were as […]