Malta

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Malta - Country Profile 2022 on children in need

Eurochild recently published a new report, (In)visible children, on the situation of children in need across Europe. Read feedback from our members from Malta on the European Semester, on EU…

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Malta - Country Profile on the European Semester and COVID-19 crisis

The government’s support to families and children during the crisis was adequate. After 8 March 2020, at least one of the parents (in the private sector) was required to stay…

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Members

  • Malta Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society

    National organisation - advocacy/campaign

    Established by the President of Malta Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, the President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society is devoted to the promotion of social wellbeing. The President’s Foundation is involved in various projects focusing on promoting volunteerism, extending the existing discussions on gender equality, ensuring wellbeing within the field of migration and promoting and implementing child participation. The President’s Foundation created its Museum of Childhood which aims at offering a place to spark children’s imagination where Kids Play to Learn and Adults Learn to Play; this Museum of Childhood presents stories and experiences of children and exhibits dedicated to common events and subject areas, organised around broad themes.

     

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  • Office of the Commissioner for Children - Malta

    Public/statutory body

    The Office of the Commissioner for Children was set up in terms of the Commissioner for Children Act of 2003, to promote the welfare of children and the compliance with the UN Convention on the rights of the child. The work carried out by the Office focuses on the protection of children, the promotion of children’s rights, ensuring the provision of necessary services for children and the participation of children. The office acts as a focal point which monitors the current social and cultural situation in relation to children, such that it can contribute substantially in the co-ordination that needs to take place across all sectors in order to have policies that are child oriented.

     

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  • Foundation for Social Welfare Services

    Public/statutory body

    By providing quality and timely service and support, the Foundation for Social Welfare Services empowers and helps individuals to become responsible, integrated and productive members of society who value life as a resource for self actualisation. The Foundation for Social Welfare Services is a catalyst for change and development in the social welfare sector in Malta             consistent with the real and emerging needs of children, families and the community in order to avoid social exclusion.

     

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  • Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca

    Honorary Member

    Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro-Preca is currently the 9th President of Malta. She served as Minister for the Family and Social Solidarity in 2013-2014, taking office as President in March 2014. As President she established “The President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society” which, among other things, has pushed children’s rights up the political agenda and raised public awareness. She is a tireless advocate for children’s rights.

     

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  • Early Childhood Development Association of Malta

    National organisation - service provider

    ECDAM’s primary goal is to strengthen the values, knowledge and skills of all those linked and committed to early childhood education and care (ECEC) so as to promote and support high-quality educational programmes for young children. Also, the association advocates for high-quality ECEC, the professionalisation of the ECEC workforce and the inherent rights, education and well-being of all children by connecting early childhood theory, practice, policy, and multi-disciplinary scientifically-based research. ECDAM aspires to explore and support child learning and development by creating a safe space for participation and dialogue. It fosters an inclusive democratic participatory platform in its search and support of good practices that promote the holistic learning and development of every child. Through their monthly online ECDAM events they share policy, research and pedagogical practice in ECEC underpinned by the UNCRC. They aim to strengthen the values, knowledge and skills of educators and parents to develop a shared understanding of children and childhood who need to be respected and recognised as human beings with rights.

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Resources

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31 May 2023

Malta's Child Guarantee National Action Plan - An overview

2021 was a turning point in the fight against child poverty, with the launch of two landmark initiatives, the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child and the European Child…
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31 January 2023

Malta - Country Profile 2022 on children in need

Eurochild recently published a new report, (In)visible children, on the situation of children in need across Europe. Read feedback from our members from Malta on the European Semester, on EU…
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22 December 2021

DataCare Country Overview - Malta

In the context of the DataCare project, key data on children in alternative care for each country in EU and the UK have been analysed to map how EU Member…
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Maltese EU Election Candidates respond to children

The President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society (Malta) held a second roundtable discussion with children and candidates for EU elections Following the first roundtable held on 18 January 2019,…

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Former Maltese President elected President of European children’s rights network

The elections took place during the meeting of the Eurochild General Assembly held in Brussels today Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, Former President of Malta has been elected President of…

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Children’s voice to resonate louder through The Malta Children’s Associations Network

Thirteen organisations working with children have united under one umbrella network to serve as a united voice for children and to ensure their rights are enshrined in the law. Called…

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Eurochild President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca speaks on Pride in Dialogue

Eurochild President and Chair of the Malta Foundation Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca writes on the importance of inclusive attitudes towards children raised by LGBT+ families. Eurochild President and Chair of the…

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Maltese children consulted on open spaces in their communities

Over 900 Maltese children were consulted on open spaces in their communities, between 2019 and 2020. The consultation was led by the Children’s and Young People’s Council of the Eurochild…

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Children’s voices are key for a vision of children as equal collaborators in policies concerning them

As part of the European Child Guarantee, member states are asked to publish National Action Plans, in which they outline the key measures and actions they are intending to work…