An article recently appeared in the Scotsman about the COOL Music Project. Please see link below:
Prof Simone Baglioni has been invited to deliver a keynote speech on Solidarity in Europe at an EU policy event taking place in Poland in early September. His speech will come after the opening address from the vice-president of the Committee of the Regions, which is the EU body representing sub-national authorities within EU policy making. This will then be followed by a policy debate involving representatives of local authorities and regional governments of various European countries. Further information is available at the following website: https://www.bsssc.com/copy-of-annual-conference-2018
A second keynote speech on social innovation will be delivered at a policy and practitioner focused event in Bordeaux, organized by EuroDir (European Association of the Heads of Health and Social Care Departments/offices). This is a discussion seminar for French head of health and social services about social innovations in the implementation of health care and social policies.
A team of FABMOVERs, led by Richard Pfeilstetter from the University of Seville, presented the project at the Second Iberoamerican Conference of Social Economy that was celebrated in Osuna, Andalusia, from the 4th to the 8th June 2018.
In front of a diverse audience made up of universities, public authorities and social entrepreneurs, Richard shared the FABMOVE slot with Antonia Avalos from Mujeres Supervivientes de Violencias de Género and Olga Biosca who was seconded in Seville from Glasgow Caledonian University. Itziar Gomez and Cristina Jurado from the University of Seville team were also there. FABMOVE members participated in a debate around the role of the social economy in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and shared their experiences with other successful social economy initiatives operating in the Iberoamerican region.
Dr Artur Steiner has been invited to give a keynote speech at the 16th Rural Entrepreneurship Conference in Plymouth this month. The title is ‘Rural social enterprise – evidence to date, and a research agenda’ and further details are available on the website below:
Prof Rachel Baker presenting with Dr Ailsa Brown (Scottish Medicines Consortium) and Dr Koonal Shah (Office of Health Economics) at the Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) conference in Vancouver 1st-5th June
Prof Simon Teasdale and Dr Micaela Mazzei recently attended a consortium meeting of the Common Good First project in South Africa earlier this month. To read the latest blog, please click on the link below:
Call for papers now open for the 1st Southeast Asian Social Innovation Network Conference to be held at Impact Hub in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 8th and 9th October 2018 – more info online at – http://www.seasin-eu.org/call-for-abstracts/ …
Professor Rachel Baker recently discussed a paper at Vanhem (Vancouver health economics meeting) title and authors below:
The use of qualitative methods to understand patient and general population preferences for genomics- guided lymphoid cancer management
Author names and affiliations:
S Costa; I Cromwell; C Bentley; H McTaggart-Cowan; AJN Raymakers; DA Regier
Professor Rachel Baker presented a presentation to colleagues at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation (C2E2) (http://www.c2e2.ca/) at Vancouver General Hospital on 30th April, as part of the C2E2 Rounds, titled “What should we do when people disagree? Priority setting in relation to end of life and cancer drugs”.
A group of second year students from Glasgow Caledonian University are taking part in a community project as part of one of their modules. They have collaborated with Simon Community Scotland, a local charity aiming to eradicate homelessness in the Glasgow area. They are creating care bags containing items that are critical for those who are vulnerable. They aim aim to raise money to enable them to donate a large amount of bags to Simon Community Scotland who will distribute them to the homeless in our city.
More information is available via the website below: