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.
As a strategic national infrastructure organisation, BEMIS aims to empower the diverse Ethnic Minority third sector. We are committed to promoting inclusion, democratic active citizenship, recognition of diversity, human rights education, and wider representation, as well as effecting a proactive role in maintaining and enhancing pathways to influence government policy in regards to equality and human rights at local, Scottish, UK and EU levels.
We've funded groups across Scotland to start growing their own, as part of the Dandelion Festival, with events throughout summer culminating in nationwide Harvest Festivals in September.
We have launched the Ethnic Minority National Resilience Network (EMNRN) to enable Scotland's Ethnic and Cultural minority communities to support each other and our members throughout the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis.