Civil Society Committee-meetings
NEW CIVIL SOCIETY COMMITTEE for 2014 & 2015
Civil Society Comittee Meetings 2012/2013
The MCESD Civil Society Committee 2012 2013
Right to Left: Hubert Theuma, Ronald Galea, Philip Chircop, Alvin Grech, Saviour Grima, Jonathan Borg, Mannie Gale, Claire Zarb, Doris Bingley, Andrew Grech, John Portelli, Ben Rizzo
Meeting No: 29
19/11/2015 Reports on events organised on 20th and 21st October (ESF project) / Feedback on competition reports and tax reports to be discussed at EESC level
Meeting No: 28
13/10/2015 EESC update / CSC Events as part of ESF project
Meeting No: 27
09/09/2015 Meeting with Anti Poverty Forum members
Meeting No: 26
21/07/2015 Pension Reform Strategy/Election for member to be nominated for the EESC
Meeting No: 25
14/07/2015 CHOGM update/Pension reform strategy/Report on Digital Single Market/Activities by Environment Lobby
Meeting No: 24
09/06/2015 Points for 2015 report and for National Discussion
Meeting No: 23
12/05/2015 New Transport Card System
Meeting No: 22
14/04/2015 Malta's EU Council 2017 Presidency
Meeting No: 21
24/03/2015 Open Government Partnership
Meeting No: 20
11/02/2015 Civil Society Committee - Way Forward
Meeting No: 19
19/01/2015 Meeting with Hon Anthony Agius Decelis, Commissioner of Simplification and Reduction of Bureaucracy
Meeting No: 18
17/12/2014 Meeting between Opposion Leader Simon Busuttil and the Civil Society Commitee.
Meeting No: 17
25/11/2014 Meeting between the President of Malta George Abela and the Civil Society Commitee
Meeting No: 16
29/10/2014 The Civil Society Commitee had the opportunity to meet with The Hon. Prime Minister and discuss varies issues of sectorial relevance to Civil Society. The report drafted by the Committee was presented to The Hon. Prime Minister and other ministers present.
Meeting No: 15
26/09/2014 Meeting between Vo Commissionaire Kenneth Wain and the Civil Society Commitee
Meeting No: 14
29/08/2014 the Civil Society Committee met to discuss the Pre Budget Document
Meeting No: 13
02/08/2014 The Civil Society Committee met Minister Helena Dalli and presented their proposals as outlined within "Maltese Civil Society - A way Forward"
Meeting No: 12
17/07/2014 The Civil Soiety Committee met and finalised the report "Maltese Civil Society - A way Forward" and agreed on a communication strategy
Meeting No: 11
05/06/2014 The Civil Society Committee met Stefano Mallia to discuss the Strategy for the development of cohesion in the Mediterranean.
Meeting No: 10
16/5/2014 Saviour Grima, John Portelli and Andrew Grech presented their priorities for the sectors of:
- Education, Social and Community Advancement
- Agriculture, Rural and Fisheries
- Youth and Students and Other
Meeting No: 9
18/04/2014 The Civil Society Committee met with MCESD Chairperson John Bencini and Civil Society Committee
Meeting No: 8
21/03/2014 Doris Bingley, Ben Rizzo and Mannie Galea presented their priorities for the themes of Gender Equality, Professions and Consumer Affairs.
Meeting No: 7
21/02/2014 Hubert Theuma and Alvin Grech presented their priorities for the sectors of:
- Environmental protection and improvement, including the protection of animals, culture, arts and national heritage;
Meeting No: 6
24/01/2014 Plenary Meeting. General discussion on Committee proceedings.
During 2013 the Committee also held a number of non official meetings including meetings with MEUSAC, Clyde Caruana regarding Jobs+, Gozo Regional Committee and meeting with prior Minister Responsible for Social and Civil Dialogue Hon. Chris Said. In addition a Seminar was organised on the 4th of November entitled: Pensions -Our right to retire?
Meeting No: 5
12/12/2012 Plenary Meeting. General discussion on Committee proceedings.
Meeting No: 4
15/11/2012 Plenary Meeting. General discussion on Committee proceedings.
Meeting No: 3
18/10/2012 - A meeting was held were the mission of the Civil Sociaty commettee was discussed together with further feedback on the pre-budget documtent.
Meeting No: 2
06/09/2012 - Election of John Portelli as the Deputy of the Civil Society Committe, Ms. Doris Bingley was also appointed to assist in ensuring the smooth running of the Committee and substitute in the absence ot the President and his deputy. Further to this the Civil Society Commiettee discussed how it should operate and discussed themes of relevance to the pre budget document.
Meeting No: 1
28/08/2012 - Election of Ben Rizzo as the Chairperson of the Civil Society Committee
Civil Society Committee Meetings held between 2008 and April of 2012
7th July 2008 Annual General meeting of the Civil Society Forum – Newly elected President and two vice-Presidents.
15th July 2008 Discussed the work-plan, website, charter, questionnaire and the way forward.
4th August 2008 Rent Laws reactions
1st September 2008 Update re: MEUSAC and MCESD, Civil Society Funding and proposal to operate form MCESD premises in Floriana.
5th September 2008 Meeting re: Pre Budget document reactions
12th September 2008 Meeting with Hon Dr. Chris Said giving him proposals for the structure and work of the Civil Society Committee
29th September 2008 Update of the meeting with Dr. Said/ Future of MCESD Civil Society Committee and Flexicurity Document.
3rd October 2008 Forum meeting at MCESD premises in Floriana
21st November 2008 Forum meeting: tentative to form an environment group to join CSF, report of EESC Plenary Session October 2008, Setting up of Council for the Voluntary Sector
2nd December 2008 Civil Society invited for a presentation about Urban Conservation areas by MEPA
5th December 2008 Forum meeting- document sent to Chair of MCESD re: proposals for Civil Society Committee reform
19th January 2009 Forum meeting
30th January 2009 meeting with Sonny Portelli where he proposed to elect a president and invite the other organisations and meet as Civil Society Committee
9th February 2009 Civil Society Committee meeting re: The way forward as Civil Society Committee, role of Secretary, MEUSAC Core-group representatives, VOA council. Meeting held at new premises in Valletta
13th February 2009 Civil Society Committee with Dr. Grace Grima and Ms. Micheline Sciberras re: Transition from Primary to Secondary Schools in Malta
14th February 2009 Seminar re: Consultation with Civil Society organisations at Radision SAS Baypoint resort
20th March 2009 Election from among Civil Society organisations to form part of the MEUSAC core group
22nd May 2009 Civil Society Committee meeting: re: updates on MCESD meetings/ MEUSAC and VOA Council. Attempt to form an umbrella organisations re: environment
10th June 2009 Meeting with Civil Society Committee to discuss agenda for 12th June meeting (Tourism)
12th June 2009 Meeting with Hon. Dr. Mario de Marco re: Tourism Market Trends during the short and medium term
13th June 2009 Courtesy meeting with Archbishop Paul Cremona at Curia
22nd June 2009 Meeting with Social Affairs Committee re: More social inclusion measures mean more work against poverty: Children fair worst -
2nd July 2009 Courtesy meeting with HE. the President of Malta Dr. George Abela
Further Meetings Between August 2009 and December 2009
12.01.10 Meeting with UHM
05.02.10 CSC meeting regarding Work plan for 2020
14.04.10 Meeting with chairperson MCESD and nomination to EESC
04.05.10 Meeting with Dr Chris Said re MCESD reform
20.05.10 Meeting with Chairperson MCESD re MCESD reform and nominations to EESC.
04.06.10 Meeting with GWU representatives
17.09.10 Meeting to discuss note to be sent to Primw Minister regarding MCESD reform
5.10.10 Pre budget meeting with Gordon Cordina
8.10.10 Meeting with Mario Sepi
22.10.10 CSC meeting
6.12.10 CSC meeting
25.01.11 CSC meeting
18.02.11 CSC re NRP
11.02.11 CSC meeting
01.03.11 Meeting with EESC President Mr Staffan Nilsson
02.05.11 CSC meeting
16.06.11 Meeting CMTU
August-September 2011 – Discussion on Pensions Reform. Presentation of Proposals
02.08.11 Project Closer to Europe
End of September 2011 CSC Discussion on Budget 2012 presentation of proposals
5.10.2011 Meeting with Dr Cordina re Budget 2012- presentation of proposals
14.12.11 CSC meeting – discussion on proposed reforms of MCEDS CS
21.12.11 Meeting re OGP initial
11.01.12 CSC Meeting, followed by request for meeting with MCESD Chair
18.01.12 OGP US Ambassador
02.02.12 Continuation meeting OGP
02.03.12 OGP at Dragonara
09.13.12 OGP follow up meeting
15.3.12 NCW, EESC &CSC Conference European Citizens Initiative
17.04.12 CSC reactions to the amendments to the MCESD, followed by Press Release
20.04.12 Meeting with Dr Chris Said
25.04.12 Meeting Dr Said re new MCESD legislation
30.04.12 Meeting to discuss Act re MCESD proposed reform
Regular electronic consultation re Pensions Reform, Budget 2011, 2012, Draft National Children’s Policy, MEUSAC Consultation CSC proposals on a wide range of themes.