COSLA, founded in 1975, serves to promote and protect the interests of the country`s councils by providing a forum for discussion of issues of common interest. CoSLA identifies the views of member councils and communicates them to central government, other institutions and the public. The team plays a key role in ensuring that local authorities are represented with solidity and authority in financial negotiations and discussions with the Scottish Government and Parliament, and ensuring that financial flexibility is encouraged at all levels. 14. The agreement is signed and runs until the end of this Parliament. If necessary, the revision, update and possible renewal in the next Parliament. The concord agreement reached in November 2007 between the Scottish Government and COSLA set the conditions for a new relationship between the Scottish Government and local government, based on mutual respect and partnership. It strengthens funding that will be made available to local communities during the 2008-09-2010-2011 period. COSLA`s European work aims to ensure that the interests and rights of Scottish local authorities are protected and promoted by EU policy and legislation. 12.
It should be considered that, as part of an agreement or similar agreement, the local authorities charge the Agency with the costs incurred in any secondary location, within the existing resources and premises, in which they provide facilities for the provision of the Agency`s personal request and assistance services. 7. For the purposes of this agreement, the provision of local services should be considered to be present in places that regularly frequent accessible people and promote the establishment of joint support with other related services, in order to provide quality services that meet the needs of the people and communities in which they live. The MPD team provides strategic and political oversight of migration issues in a Scottish context. The team receives core funding from both the Scottish Government and the Home Office. Funding by the Scottish Government includes a wider range of migration-related priorities in all its forms, as well as specific work on asylum seekers and refugees, as well as the Gypsy/traveller community. Funding from the Ministry of the Interior focuses on issues related to the resettlement of refugees and asylum seekers, and broader migration issues are also addressed in agreement between the two sides. 8.
It should also be noted that this agreement does not include the provision of discrete housing payments and the Scottish Welfare Fund in the event of separate agreements. It is the successor to the Convention of Royal Burghs, an organization that dates back to the 12th century but was dissolved following changes made by the local government in the 1970s.