The National Economic Forum provides an opportunity for new initiatives and partnerships to flourish as a form of broad-based social and economic partnership for Scotland.
The Forum is as an important aspect of working towards the Scottish Government's strategy to achieve transformational change and higher sustainable economic growth throughout Scotland. The Forum facilitates this through effective engagement with senior figures from across:
- trade unions
- the wider public sector
- the Third sector.
The Forum also provides a further opportunity for new initiatives and partnerships to flourish as a form of broad-based social and economic partnership for Scotland.
Forum meeting 19 June 2013
Papers from the day will be published in due course.
Details of the previous meetings can be found at National Economic Forum - meetings.
Membership and Delegate Numbers
Membership balances appropriate representation from established interest groups and the public sector with the need to ensure that the Forum encourages and benefits from positive debate, and remains open to fresh and innovative ideas and thinking.
Delegates include: business representative bodies, Scottish Trade Unions Congress (STUC), Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA), and Non-Department Public Bodies (NDPBs) as well as established and emerging businesses, business award winners, and successful social entrepreneurs.
The Forum does not have fully fixed membership and will retain flexibility in terms of both size and representation according to the theme(s) to be considered.
The Forum allows the Government to draw from the widest pool of opinion. We expect good ideas to flow from the Forum to those directly advising the First Minister and the Government.