Glasgow wins award for Roma inclusion


The city of Glasgow's Roma Net project has been recognised for its excellence by winning a prestigious national award

Glasgow City Council hasl won the 'best team' award for its Roma Net project at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) Excellence Awards, held on 13 March in St Andrews. In their 16th year, the COSLA awards celebrate the best projects from Scotland’s 32 local authorities. They award the most innovative and passionately delivered projects in the country and can cover anything from small scale community developments to large scale environmental projects.

The Roma Net project won the SOLACE 'best team' award, beating over 200 other project submissions. SOLACE is the Society for Local Authority Chief Executives and is therefore awarded by the most senior local government executives in Scotland. The award was recognition of the partnership that Roma Net has established over the past three years and the success of the integrated, multiagency approach it has adopted for Roma inclusion.

The chief executive of Glasgow City Council, George Black, who attended the ceremony said: “I’m immensely proud of the people who have worked so hard on these projects. They are innovative and inspirational and it is great news they’ve been recognised as they have."

The employability strand of the of the Roma Net strategy was the subject of a peer review by the EUROCITIES Roma taskforce conducted in June 2014.

More information on the COSLA awards can be found at