Publication - Research and analysis

The Scottish Diaspora and Diaspora Strategy: Insights and Lessons from Ireland

Published: 29 May 2009
Part of:
Research
ISBN:
0755974740

In both Scotland and Ireland sustained attention is now being given to the potential benefits which might flow from renewing and refreshing relationships with overseas diasporic populations. The objective of the report is to contribute to the development of such thinking by identifying and reflecting upon Scotland's approach to its diaspora relative to its Irish counterpart.

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Scotland

Government

UK's Department of Foreign Affairs/Foreign and Commonwealth Office: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/
Scottish Enterprise: http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/
Highlands and Islands Enterprise: http://www.hie.co.uk/
Fresh Talent Initiative: http://www.scotlandistheplace.com/
Global Scot: https://www.globalscot.com/public/index.aspx
Scottish Network International: http://www.scottishni.org/
Global Friends of Scotland: http://www.friendsofscotland.gov.uk/
Homecoming Scotland 2009: http://www.homecomingscotland.com/
Event Scotland: http://www.eventscotland.org/
Visit Scotland: http://www.visitscotland.com/

Scottish business and social networking

ScotsIn: http://www.scotsin.com/
US Scots: http://www.usscots.com/

Philanthropy

Scotland Funds: http://www.thescotlandfunds.org.uk/
American-Scottish Foundation: http://www.americanscottishfoundation.com

Ireland

Government

Department of Foreign Affairs: http://www.dfa.ie
Irish Abroad Unit: http://www.dfa.ie/home/index.aspx?id=291
Enterprise Ireland: http://www.enterprise-ireland.com/
Department of Social and Family Affairs: http://www.welfare.ie/
Department of Education and Science: http://www.education.ie/
Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government: http://www.environ.ie/
Culture Ireland: http://www.cultureireland.gov.ie/
Tourism Ireland: http://www.tourismireland.com/

Voluntary-sector support for Irish overseas

Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas: http://www.catholicbishops.ie/prisoners-overseas
Crosscare Migrant Project: http://www.migrantproject.ie/

Irish returning home

Emigrant Advice Network: http://www.ean.ie/
Emigrant Advice: http://www.migrantproject.ie/publications.htm
Citizens Advice concerning returning to Ireland http://www.citizensinformation.ie/categories/moving-country/moving-to-ireland/coming-to-live-in-ireland/irish-citizens-coming-or-returning-to-ireland
IrishAbroad.com returning home advice http://www.irishabroad.com/Irish-World/Expats/Moving-to-Ireland/
Safe Home Programme: http://www.safehomeireland.com/links.htm
Aisling Return To Ireland Project: http://www.aisling.org.uk/drupal/index.php

Irish business and social networking

IrishAbroad.com: http://www.irishabroad.com/Home/Default.aspx
European Irish: http://www.europeanirish.com/index.php
Irish Technology Leadership Group - Silicon Valley: http://www.itlg.org/
Biolink USA-Ireland: http://www.biolinkusaireland.org/
Techlink UK-Ireland: http://www.biotechnologyireland.com/pooled/profiles/BF_COMP/view.asp?Q=BF_COM P_23951
IBEC - Irish Business and Employers Confederation: http://www.ibec.ie

News services for Irish Abroad

The Irish Emigrant: http://www.emigrant.ie/
Irish Voice: http://www.irishvoice.com/
RTÉ: http://www.rte.ie/

Immigration services

The Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform ( ILIR): http://www.irishlobbyusa.org/
Irish Immigration Centre: http://www.iicenter.org/index.html

Philanthropy

Ireland Funds: http://www.irlfunds.org/
International Fund for Ireland: http://www.internationalfundforireland.com/
Atlantic Philanthropies: http://atlanticphilanthropies.org/