Evidence for Equality National Survey (EVENS)
The Evidence for Equality National Survey (EVENS) is the UK’s first and largest survey of its kind to document the impact of Covid-19 - and the lockdowns - on the lives of 17,000 ethnic and religious minority people - and aims to recruit 20,000 participants.
Large scale, robust evidence on these topics does not exist. To effect change we need to understand ethnic and religious minority people’s experiences.
All eligible participants who complete the survey in full will receive a gift voucher.
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.
Vaccine Information Fund
As Scotland moves through its vaccination programme, it is crucial that all of the people of Scotland have informed and equal access to information about the vaccine.
As such, BEMIS Scotland are commencing an Vaccine Information Fund programme with grants of up to £1,000 to empower communities to have engagement sessions about the vaccine programme and develop information assets that can be used for different communities.
Translated Vaccine Resources
Videos and leaflets with translated information on the COVID-19 vaccine are available are available: