Sandra White MSP for Glasgow Kelvin

Sandra congratulates GCU on international innovation award for digital social impact project

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Sandra White MSP has congratulated the award-winning Common Good First digital project in a motion to the Scottish Parliament.

Recognised by Ashoka U as the winner of its Innovation Award, the project which is funded by the European Union and the Scottish Government is an innovative platform which focuses on social impact and works in collaboration with international partners.

Sandra White MSP said, “I am pleased to support the efforts of GCU’s Common Good First digital project with a celebratory motion to the Scottish Parliament, and am delighted that this project has been recognised with the Ashoka U Innovation Award.

“Focused on collaboration and sharing of experiences and challenges of communities in Glasgow across Scotland and abroad, this work can make a real difference for those in Scotland and beyond seeking to deliver social impact to change lives.”

Find out more details about Common Good First here:

Motion Number: S5M-04469
Lodged By: Sandra White
Date Lodged: 07/03/2017

Title: Glasgow Caledonian University Delivers International Social Impact Project

That the Parliament congratulates Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) on winning the Ashoka U Innovation Award in celebration of its community partnership working; welcomes the Common Good First digital project, which aims to share the experiences and challenges of communities in Glasgow with projects in South Africa, and which will ultimately be rolled out across Scotland and around the world; notes that the digital platform is a collaboration with colleagues in six South African universities and partner institutions in Spain, Norway, Iceland and Denmark, and is co-funded by the European Commission; understands that GCU is committed to delivering on its common good mission; welcomes the impact of Scottish Government and European Union funding, which it considers assists groups such as GCU to deliver innovative projects that change lives in Scotland and beyond, helping to support the global impact of the Scottish university sector.

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