Publication - Strategy/plan

Scotland's international framework 2015

Published: 25 Mar 2015
External Affairs Directorate
Part of:
Economy, International

Scotland's International Framework sets out our internationalisation agenda and objectives, setting the context for delivery.

Scotland's international framework 2015
Relationships & Partnerships

Relationships & Partnerships

Strengthen our external relationships, roles and networks

Local knowledge:
We will work with our people, diaspora and partners outside Scotland to share local knowledge, and build long-term relationships and networks.

Multilateral engagement:
We will seek to influence the external environment and communicate our shared interests through engagement in multilateral forums such as the European Union and the United Nations.

Bilateral relationships:
We will continue to value and build our bilateral relationships, working with others to pursue our international and domestic objectives and share best practice.

Collaborative working:
We will develop One Scotland Partnerships and Innovation and Investment Hubs to promote and deliver greater coordination and collaborative working, investment, innovation and knowledge exchange.

Good global citizen:
We will continue to make distinctive contributions in addressing global challenges such as climate change, tackling inequality and promoting human rights, sharing our knowledge, skills and technical expertise for global good.

International development:
We will continue to work in partnership to alleviate poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals and the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals.