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Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Posts tagged Europe

We work closely with partners on the implementation of the TCA to ensure that the Scottish voluntary sector is included, heard and understood. Irene Oldfather is SCVO’s representative on the current UK Domestic Advisory Group (DAG).  Read more

Background Following the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016, the UK electorate voted by a margin of 52% to 48% that the UK should leave the European Union. The result prompted a number of outcomes, with the Prime Minister immediately resigning, turmoil within major political parties... Read more

*Disclaimer: No one knows! Read more

One week after the referendum, SCVO’s Policy Officers Network met to wrestle with the implications of Brexit for the third sector. Read more

We're in unchartered territory and the future looks uncertain Read more

This papers offers a comparison of the OSCR and Charity Commission guidance for charities on how to approach campaigning around the EU referendum. Read more

Alison on why you might have missed Cameron's EU deal Read more

Well where to start with Europe? An upcoming referendum on EU membership? A debate on reform of the EU institutions’? A campaign to keep Scotland in the EU? There’s a lot to come, and we’ll be working hard to keep you informed so that you can have a say on it all. However, for... Read more

The Third Sector in Scotland has been involved in the governance and implementation of European Structural Funds since the UK joined the EU. As the national body representing the interests of all Third Sector organisations in Scotland, SCVO secured support from the Scottish... Read more

SCVO was invited to comment on the Scottish Government's draft Operational Programmes for European funding. This applies to the new European Social Fund and European Rural Development Fund during the next European funding cycle covering 2014 to 2020. ESF = European Social Fund... Read more

Implications of the current proposals The current governance arrangements for the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) are of great concern. Representation on the Programme Monitoring Committee (PMC) and subsequent decision-making structures should not only reflect a... Read more