Following on from the SURF Award celebratory dinner shortlisted Award projects are invited to take part in a series of Shared Learning events in the Spring. The purpose of these events is to allow the projects to share experiences, both positive and negative, with the wider SURF network. This allows for discussion on aspects of learning and also how that fits into wider policy.
2016 SURF Awards Shared Learning Events
Workshop Summary Report
A combined summary report of learning from all three workshops.
New approaches towards tackling youth employability challenges – 4th May
This workshop brought all three projects shortlisted in the Youth Employability category together along with input from Skills Development Scotland and the Third Sector Employability Forum.
Reversing economic decline in Scotland’s towns – 18th May
This workshop featured presentations from the Most Improved Town winner Lochgelly in Fife and also the Community Led winner Tomintoul and Glenlivet Regeneration Project. Additional input came from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Government and Scotland’s Towns Partnership.
Promoting creative arts in community regeneration – 1st June
This workshop featured presentations from all three projects shortlisted in the Creative Regeneration category. Additional input came from Creative Scotland and Paisley 2021.