As we look back at another year of political and civil unrest, migration and acts of kindness, we remind ourselves of the importance of film to mobilise and inspire us, to reveal incredible stories and journeys behind the great moments in our history and our present. This year’s series focuses on this often arduous journey […]
BEMIS Scotland in collaboration with the Scottish Government is delighted to continue the themed years programme and invite multicultural communities across Scotland to join the celebration of the Year of Young People 2018, 2018/19 Scottish Winter Festivals, and the new St Andrew’s Fair Saturday Festival Our call this year is for communities across Scotland to showcase […]
Newsletter Issue 1, February 2018 (PDF) Europe has been for many years a major migrant destination and is becoming increasingly multicultural. On 1 January 2016, the number of people living in the EU who were citizens of non-member countries was 20.7 million, while the number of people living in the EU who had been born […]
The 2017/2018 Film Series is organised in partnership between GRAMNet and BEMIS Scotland. The films we have selected this year come from all over the world, including Australia, Czech Republic, Palestine, Norway and Scotland with an especially strong component of the series coming from the African continent. As usual the series also showcases a mix of […]
BEMIS Scotland in collaboration with the Scottish Government is delighted to continue the themed years programme and invite multicultural communities across Scotland to join the celebration of the 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and the 2017/18 Scottish Winter Festivals. Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology — What’s Happening in Scotland – May 2017 Year of […]
The 2016/2017 Film Series is organised in partnership between GRAMNet and BEMIS Scotland. This year we bring you documentary and feature films from Scotland and around the world making up a programme that illustrates the diversity and commonalities of those who endure exile and persecution. The films we have selected, and for which we have […]
Note: The deadline for applications for both funds is Sunday 4th December BEMIS Scotland in collaboration with the Scottish Government are delighted to announce the commencement of a new programme which invites multicultural communities across Scotland to join the celebration of the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design and the 2016/17 Winter Festivals. The […]
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BEMIS and SPTC (Scottish Parent Teacher Council) are working together on an exciting new project, Gathered Together (Cruinn Còmhla), to support parents from ethnic and cultural minorities getting involved with their children’s school.
Funded through the Scottish Government Early Intervention Fund and managed by The Big Fund, this new innovative approach is to encourage parents and carers from ethnic and cultural minorities throughout Scotland to come and be part of Parent Councils enabling wider parental participation in their children’s education.
Funded Events Full List of Funded Events Grant Applications The deadline for applications was Friday 6th November 2015 About the programme Multi-cultural celebrations will play an even greater part in the 2015 Year of Food and Drink and Scotland’s Winter Festivals thanks to a new funding programme. A BEMIS Scotland fund of over £52,000—provided with support from […]
The 2015/2016 Film Series is organised by GRAMNet (Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network) and BEMIS Scotland. The aim of Hidden Stories 2015 is to bring the often untold, surprising knowledge of migratory movements into view and to sharpen the focus on the unusual lives and journeys which are part of the epic stories of […]
Validation System in Lifelong Learning Experiences of Youth Volunteering (VALLEY) Project http://valley-eu.org/ Background BEMIS in partnership with our European partners is developing the VALLEY project (Validation System in Lifelong Learning Experiences of Youth Volunteering). The theme of recognition and validation of learning outcomes from informal or non-formal settings is commonly understood as one of the […]
Since 2014 BEMIS is a part of the NECE initiative (Networking European Citizenship Education) as a member of the “Hard-to-reach learners and youth” focus group. Within the group, we work with European learners, practitioners, researchers and policy makers from formal, non-formal and informal education. Defining ‘Hard to Reach Groups’ ‘Hard to Reach’ (HTR) is a […]
Scotland in 2015 has never been more diverse. The percentage of the population who now identify as coming from Ethnic and Cultural minority communities, i.e. all of those who identified as something other than ‘White Scottish’ in the Scottish Census of 2011 is a significant 16% of the national population (source). The intervening period between […]
Multicultural Homecoming funded Events Multicultural Homecoming 2014 Documentary What is “Homecoming”? “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. “Homecoming” includes a wide range of events and activities in each of the following […]
The project’s consortium is composed of educational experts and practitioners from seven different institutions from Cyprus, Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, Slovenia and Sweden and Scotland. This project is funded from support from the European Commission. The Step In project consists of partners from universities, research institutes, NGOs and adult education providers. The seven partner countries […]
The Inserom project is a Grundtvig Lifelong funded programme. The organizations involved in the project (LDH, AEDH, BEMIS, CHC and APDHA) work closely in the field of Human Rights and Roma communities. In our work as organizations for the defence of Human Rights we have experienced first-hand many cases where Roma communities suffer various forms […]
Sharing Knowledge and Improving Strategies for Qualified Medical Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Citizens About the Project The GRUNDTVIG Learning Partnership “Queer Health Care” brings together 5 European equality organisations working in adult education with the goal of exchanging knowledge and developing strategies to improve care support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans […]
How do practitioners, interpreters and service users work through the challenges of intercultural communication in health care settings? What can we learn from their experiences? Where do they need support? Towards a Training Model for Effective Ethical Translation in Health Care Settings in Scotland: Drama based training tool across a range of health and social […]
The Scottish Football Association is committed to ensuring that football in Scotland is open to all and that barriers, real and perceived, are removed, particularly in relation to under-represented groups.
Although it is integrated into everything we do as an association, thanks to the Scottish Governments Cashback for Communities fund we have been able to develop a bespoke project with dedicated professionals employed by ourselves whose aim is to work within diverse communities and achieve the aims set out in our strategic plan.