Beats | April 15, 2017

Scotland strengthens European social enterprise ties for the Brexit era

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As the U.K. begins its two-year process to leave the E.U., Scotland is seeking ways to stay connected.

The Scottish government’s three-year Social Enterprise Action Plan aims to “maintain the strongest possible relationship with European partners.”

Scotland is looking to “frame, lead and accelerate global developments in the social enterprise movement,” and will host the2018 Social Enterprise World Forum.

Locally, £3 million in grant funding will help accelerate Scottish social entrepreneurs and a “Buy Social” certificate program will help consumers identify social enterprises.

More than three in five Scots who voted in last year’s referendum opposed Brexit.

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