CERES’s main objective is to contribute to the processes that enable people to be treated with respect, fulfil their potential and have equitable experiences by:


  • Progressing and embedding issues of social justice, rights and anti-discriminatory practice in society and its institutions
  • Working with children, families and communities to contribute towards participation and self-emancipation

Working towards the vision:


The Centre draws its expertise from a range of people who have promoted equity and challenged discrimination in various ways in Scotland and beyond. Some are academics, others practitioners within the public, voluntary and private sector but all are activists in challenging prejudice and discrimination.

The Centre carries out a range of activities. These activities occur in various contexts and include:


  •  Undertaking research and development, consultancy and training
  • Producing books, briefings, journal articles, training materials
  • Organising seminars, conferences and forums
  • Analysing and commentating on local/national/international policy and legislative developments and disseminating examples of innovative approaches
  • Providing advice to policy makers, practitioners and the public