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02 Jul 2019
The Malta Children’s Associations Network (MaltaCAN) is a new platform inspired by Eurochild President, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, to promote, foster, and support children’s rights and child participatory mechanisms in Malta. ‘This is the first...
17 Apr 2019
(17 April 2019, Brussels) Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, Former President of Malta has been elected President of Eurochild, a children’s rights advocacy network with 176 members in 34 countries. The elections took place during the...
27 Mar 2019
Following the first roundtable in January 2019, during which children had the opportunity to voice their opinions and share their priority areas with EU election candidates, a follow-up roundtable was organised by the President’s Foundation for the...
19 Jan 2019
Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society at San Anton Palace organized a roundtable hosting 13 prospective members of the European Parliament (MEP) candidates and a group of children looking to appoint the new MEP who will be representing them in the...
02 Jan 2019
More than 90 Maltese academics together with 232 other academics from all over the European Union issues a press release urging Member States to open their ports and allow  the 49 migrants currently stranded in the Mediterranean Sea to safely enter...
05 Dec 2018
The British High Commissioner Stuart Gill and Malta Parliamentary Secretary Julia Farrugia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding according to which the UK will provide support to Malta in relation to fighting modern day slavery and human...
03 Dec 2018
National Institute for Childhood issued a position paper warning that despite the Malta government ratified the UN convention on the Rights of the Child almost 30 years ago, the law is still to be translated into policy and made applicable in...
27 Nov 2018
The Times of Malta interviews Phil Jones, an expert in child participation and the University College London professor. He said that while more and more children get asked about their opinion, this is often tokenistic. Instead, he suggests that...
27 Nov 2018
The Council of Europe has chosen Malta, Finland and Slovenia to participate in project aiming to assess the extent of children’s participation in social and political life at the different levels of society. CoE experts will launch this one-year...
29 Jun 2018
In collaboration with Eurochild, the President's Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society began this project by inviting children from all schools in Malta and Gozo to participate in a National participatory discussion organised by children and for...

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