Date: Monday 14th September 2015
Time: 9:45am–4:00pm (registration open from 9:00am)
Venue: City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow
Following the democratic success of both the Scottish Referendum 2014 and UK General Election of 2015 and leading into the devolved elections of 2016 BEMIS Scotland in conjunction with Swansea University ‘European Institute of Identities’ and GRAMNet (Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network) seek to evaluate and consider this upsurge in diverse, participative democratic citizenship and its impact on the broad themes of Identity and citizenship.
As part of this conference we are keen to facilitate direct engagement with political representatives, community practitioners, independent analysts and diverse organisations to consider the impact of this soft democratic revolution on our diverse ethnic and cultural minority communities.
As the UK and its constituent countries become more diverse against the backdrop of increased democratic participation we are keen to explore the varying degrees in which member states evaluate and engage with our diverse communities and the subsequent impact this has on our concept both personal and communal on our ‘identity’ in the UK in 2015 and beyond.
Our shared conference will offer an opportunity for civic society and political representatives to consider the implications of 2014/15/16 and how these years will help shape the UK and its diverse Communities, Governments, Parliaments, Assemblies and Institutions in the years to come.