Gozo Regional Committee - Meetings
Next meeting - 28/09/2017
Pre-Budget Consultations 2017. Present: Hon. Justyne Caruana, Ministry for Gozo; Hon. Aaron Farrugia, Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds and Social Dialogue; Ing. Johnny Zerafa and Mr. Jospeh Dingli, Ministry for Gozo; Dr. Anthia Zammit and Mr. Brendan Zerafa, Parliamentary Secretariat for European Funds and Social Dialogue.
Pre-Budget Consultations 2017. / A presentation was also given by the Active Ageing Group. Present: Hon. Justyne Caruana, Ministry for Gozo; Dr. Kristian Zammit, Mr. Patrick Vella, Mr. Alex Vella, Mrs. Johanna Tanti and Mr. Alex Gobey.
Briefing re. GRC focusing on Work Plan 2017. / Continuation of discussion on Devolution of Powers. Present: Hon. Justyne Caruana, Ministry for Gozo.
Dr. Christian Zammit, Chief of Staff, Ministry for Gozo, addressed the committee re. Devolution of Powers to Gozo. / Review of the Role and Effectiveness of GRC.
Devolution of Powers to Gozo. / Review of the Role and Effectiveness of GRC.
Update on Budget Measures Implementation. / A short presentation by Dr. Andrew Azzopardi, Dean Faculty of Social Wellbeing at the University of Malta. Present: Dr. Christian Zammit, Chief of Staff, Ministry for Gozo.
Economic and Social Development, Threats and Opportunities Facing Gozo. / Statistics for the Island Region of Gozo: A Review of Recent and Future Developments. Present: Mr. Mario Borg, NSO Director and Mr. Manuel Tabone, Head of Unit, Gozo NSO.
Work Plan 2017.
Gozo's involvement in the EU Presidency. Present: Hon. Helena Dalli, Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties; Mr. Joe Camillier, Permanent Secretary, MSDC; Mr. Mario Saliba, Director Programme Implementation; Mr. Christian Zammit, Chief of Staff, Ministry for Gozo and Dr. Angele Xerri Agius, Assitant Director Programme and Implementation, Ministry for Gozo.
Post-Budget discussion. / Discussion on Poverty and Minimum Wage.
Presentation of GRC Pre-Budget Document as compiled by Dr. Gordon Cordina following submissions from GRC members to Hon. Helena Dalli, Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties and Hon. Anton Refalo, Minister for Gozo.
Continuation of Pre-Budget Discussion.
Feedback on Pre-Budget Proposals received by members.
Background on the State of the Economy and Society in Gozo by Dr. Gordon Cordina, the first in a series of pre-budget meetings. / Presentation on the National Transport Strategy and Transport Master Plan by Mr. David Sutton, Chief Officer Integrated Transport Strategy and Mr. Steve Camilleri, Senior Manager EU Affairs.
Election of Chairperson and Vice Chairperson.
Meeting with Parliamentary Secretary Hon. Deborah Schembri, accompanied by Architect Mr. Joseph Scalpello (MEPA) and Commissioner of Lands Mr. Peter Mamo.
Presentation by Dr Gordon Cordina on the Permanent Link between Malta and Gozo.
Gozo Channel and Sea Services by MR. Joe Cordina. / GWU in Gozo, intervention by Mr. Josef Bugeja.
Discussions on the Pre-Budget Document.
Priority Axis 4 Under Operational Programme II.
Discussion on Transport Issues in Gozo with Hon. Anton Refalo, Minister for Gozo; Mr. John Borg, Permanent Secretary; Architect Mr. Clint Camilleri, Transport Malta; Mrs. Abigail Camilleri, Coordinator and Mr. Laurie Apap, Assitant Director, Ministry for Gozo.
CHOGM Update by Mrs. Jackie Micallef, Mrs. Claire Baluci and Mr. Mario Gerada.
Transport issues in Gozo.
EU Funds 2014-2020. Present: Ms. Mandy Falzon, Head EU Funding, MEUSAC and Ms. Chantelle Tabone, MEUSAC Coordinator, Gozo.
Continuation on Connectivity and Broadband.
Connectivity and Broadband.
Commonwealth People's Forum Delegation meets with GRC. Present: Mrs. Jacqueline Micallef Grimaud, Chair, People's Forum Subcommittee; Ms. Myn Garcia, Deputy Director, Commonwealth Foundation; Mr. Belisario Nieto, Programme Manager, Commonwealth Foundation; Mr. Jamea Breithaupt, Knowledge and Learning Officer Commonwealth Foundation; Ms. Mariom Villanueva, Advisor-Governance, Commonwealth Foundation; Dr. Claire Baluci, Member, People's Forum Subcommittee, Mr. Mario Gerada, Member, People's Forum Subcommittee and Ms. Rita Vella, CHOGM 2015 Taskforce.
A way forward for the GRC. / Suggestions from all members on initiatives that the GRC can take to become a more proactive and effective committee.
GRC Plan 2015. Present: Hon. Helena Dalli, Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties and Hon. Anton Refalo, Minister for Gozo.
Meeting re. Pre-Budget.
Meeting regarding Pre-Budget with Hon. Anton Refalo, Minister for Gozo.
First Pre-Budget discussions.
Meeting with Mr. Michael Pace Ross, Director General NSO.
Meeting with Mr. Henri Malosse, European Economic and Social Committee.
MEPA Demerger. Present: Hon. Leo Brincat, Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change and Hon. Michael Falzon, Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and Simplification of Administrative Processes.
Meeting with prospective Members of European Parliament to discuss issues of particular relevance to the island of Gozo. The following MEP election candidates were present: Mr. Ivan Mintoff and Mr. Anthony Calleja - Alleanza Bidla; Mr. Ray Bugeja - PN; Mr. Clint Camilleri, Architect MR. Lino Bianco and Dr. Alfred Sant - PL.
Jobs+ update with a particular focus on Gozo. Present: Mr. Clyde Caruana.
Elections of GRC Chairperson and Substitute. During this meeting Mr. Michael Grech and Mr. Joe Muscat were confirmed as Chairperson and Subsitute of the GRC respectively.
The unemployment situation in Gozo and schemes, provided by ETC, which Gozitans can benefit from. Mr. Alfred Grixti, ETC Chairman.
Issues of relevance to Gozo. Present Hon. Anton Refalo, Minister for Gozo.
MEUSAC Services in Gozo. Present: Dr. Vanni Xuereb and MEUSAC Team.
GRC Plenary Meeting. General discussion on GRC proceedings.
GRC Plenary Meeting. / General discussion on GRC proceedings.
Pre-Budget Meeting with Hon. Edward Scicluna, Minister for Finance.
Introduction of the Directorate for the Maltese Living Abroad. Present: Dr. Raymond Xerri.
Jobs+ discussion. Present: Mr. Clyde Caruana.
The GRC had the opportunity to meet with The Hon. Prime Minister on 22.10.2013 and discuss issues of relevance to the sister island. A report which was drafted by the Committee was presented to The Hon. Prime Minister.
Maximising Gozo’s potential mainly in the Tourism sector and also on creating jobs for young Gozitans.
The role and the various functions of the OHSA. Presentation: Mr. Charles Fenech.
During this meeting there was the delivery of information about helicopter service that used to operate in Gozo and information on the Gozo Airstrip proposal and Civil Aviation in Gozo. Mr. Stephen Muscat, Transport Malta Civil Aviation Directorate and Mr. Johan Debattista responsible for aviation matters within the Ministry for Tourism. Discussion on Foreign Direct Investment in Gozo, Maximising Gozo’s potential mainly in the Tourism sector, Creating jobs for Young Gozitans.
Issues of particular relevance to Gozo – accessibility, broadband connectivity, De Minimis Aid.
Services offered by FHRD. / Issues of particular relevance to Gozo. Presentation by Mr. Joe Gerada, CEO FHRD.
Malta Tourism Authority’s related policies and issues regarding Gozo. Present Mr. Formosa Gauci, MTA.
Main issues discussed, Gozo NGO’s Association substitute nomination to represent them in the GRC, GRC as MEPA’s interlocutor concerning Gozitan affairs, Dispatch of letter to MEPA by GRC, Information Sessions organised by the Central Bank of Malta on the Second Series of Banknotes, GRC Meeting with the Civil Society within the MCESD, Seminar on Conflict Management Skills for GRC Members and component entities.
Malta Environment & Planning Authority’s related policies and issues in Gozo. / Associated anomalies in individual’s MEPA cases notorious to GRC members.
Decision for members to inform their substitutes to attend the GRC meeting in their absence and procedure, Gozo NGO’s Association nomination/s, Resignation en bloc of the GRC, Age Concern in Gozo, Involvement of the General Public on topics to be discussed during GRC Meetings with particular authorities. Up coming GRC Meetings with MEPA and MTA.
Malta Environment & Planning Authority's related policies and issues in Gozo and associated anomalies in individual's MEPA casas notorious to GRC Members. MEPA officials present: Dr. Ian Stafrace, CEO, Mr. Chris Borg, Mr. Francis Ebejer and Ms. Petra Bianchi.
Transport Malta Issues in Malta and Gozo. Present: Mr. David Sutton. / Re appointment of Chairpersons and submission nominations for members, both to serve in the Industrial Tribunal. Present: Mr. Konrad Pule, The Next Leap - Active Labour Market Policy (ALMP) as proposed by UHM, Mr. Ivan Pierre Vella and Mr. Rueben Said.
The Next Leap - Active Labour Market Policy (ALMP) as proposed by UHM.
Urgent Meeting with Transport Malta. / Separate Meetings with the Leadership of Malta's main Political Parties. / Pre Budget Public Dialogues. / Prepare point form with GRC Pre Budget 2013 Proposals.
Prepare point form document with GRC pre-Budget proposal, presentation by GRC to Malta Enterprise.
NSO Statistics. / Standing Order vs. GRC Statute. / Pre Budget 2013 Proposals & Presentation by GRC at MCESD.
Statute for GRC.
Education WoG. / Ageing WoG. / Budget Proposals. / Caritas Study. / Declaration on Gozo. / Gozo HR Study. / SPED Consultation. / Closer to Europe Project.
Plenary meeting. Present Hon. Chris Said, Ministry for Gozo.
Education WoG. / Open Government Partnership. / Ageing WoG.
Declaration on Gozo. / Open Government Partnership.
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The Gozo Regional Committee has met on the above dates. This Committee has discussed various issues such as regional statistics for Gozo, public transport reform, waste management policy for Gozo, yearly Budget proposals, European Funds, Tourism prospects in Gozo, as well as the difficulties related to the double insularity of Gozo.