It brings people with direct experience of the issues of poverty together with representatives of all parts of civil society and policy makers and politicians. By bringing together a diverse group for two days of debate and dialogue, the Assembly aims to build consensus about the causes of poverty and the priorities for tackling it. At the heart of this dialogue is the real, lived experience of poverty in Scotland.
This year’s Assembly will focus on the challenges of achieving social justice in Scotland. Whether it is rising food and fuel costs, shifting public attitudes to poverty, or dealing with the consequences of welfare changes, we face considerable challenges. At the same time we have the prospect of the independence referendum in 2014. This year’s Assembly will provide opportunities for debate about all of these issues, as well as an opportunity to reflect on what we have learned over the last 4 years of the EPIC project and how we apply those lessons in the future.For more information and to book your place at this FREE event please click here