Civil Society Committee - Meetings

Next meeting - 09/04/2018

  • Meeting 20 - 12/03/2018

Update on Council, GRC and Working Groups.  Presentations on Poverty and Education by Ms. Johanna Axisa Macrey, Malta Tenants Association and Prof. Carmel Borg, Faculty of Education of the UoM.

  • Meeting 19 - 26/02/2018

Update on Council, GRC and Working Groups.  Presentations my Mr. Joe Farrugia, MEA and Ms. Dorothy Gauci, NSO on Demography.

  • Meeting 18 - 08/01/2017

MCESD Restructuring and CSC Administration.

  • Meeting 17 - 11/12/2017

Discussion on the proposals for Agenda 2018 based in CSC members' feedback.

  • Meeting 16 - 13/11/2017

Analysis of the 2018 Budget measures taking into consideration the measures proposed by the CSC members'. 

  • Meeting 15 - 10/10/2017

Inital feedback and discussion on Budget 2018.

  • Meeting 14 - 29/08/2017

Discussion on Consolidated Budget 2018 Report.  Present: Mr. Brendan Zerafa and Dr. Anthia Zammit, Parliamentary Secreteriat for EU Funds and Social Dialogue.

  • Meeting 13 - 10/07/2017

Family Friendly Measures. 

  • Meeting 12 - 12/06/2017

Health Poverty and Health Inequalities by Dr. Neville Calleja. / Discussion of Work Plan June to December 2017.

  • Meeting no 11 - 08/05/2017
Consumer Affairs and Consumer Protection. / Agriculture.  Dr. Marie Briguglio, Consumer Affairs Sector addressed the meeting.  Also present Ms. Joyce Borg, DG Consumer Affairs, MCCAA and Ms. Grace Stivala, Director Enforcement, MCCAA.
 
  • Meeting no 10 - 10/04/2017
Housing and Rent.  Dr. Kurt Xerri and Ms. Joanna Axisa addressed the meeting.
 
  • Meeting no 9 - 13/03/2017
Quality Employment - Making Work Pay addressed by Mr. Felix Borg, Head of Division Corporate Planning, Jobsplus.
 
  • Meeting no 8 - 13/02/2017
Minimum Wage Issues.
  • Meeting no 7 - 23/01/2017

Discussion on Work Plan January to June 2017.

  • Meeting no 6 - 12/12/2016

Agenda for 2017. / Preparation for the EESC Group 3 meeting which will convene in Malta on 23/03/2017.

November meeting was held on 1st November 2016 with Mr. George Dassis, President EESC.

  •  Meeting no 5 - 10/10/2016

Works in Progress at EESC with special focus on Group 3 programme (within EESC). / Input and subsequent discussion to establish agenda for coming months.

September meeting was not held due to the full day meeting with Minister of Finance on 12/09/2016 with MCESD.

  • Meeting no 4 - 08/08/2016

Second Pre-Budget meeting.

  • Meeting no 3 - 11/07/2016

First Pre-Budget meeting.

  • Meeting no 2 - 14/06/2016

Discussion on the CARITAS Report. / Monthly report by EESC member.

  • Meeting 1 - 23/05/2016

Election of Chairperson. 

  

Civil Society Committee 2016-2018

Mr Ben Rizzo - Chairperson

Ms Mary Gaerty - Substitute Chairperson

Consumer Affairs

Association for Consumer Rights -   representative Ms Mary Mangion / substitute Ms Marie Demicoli

Health, Elderly and Pernsioners

Association of Speech Language Pathologists   -  representative Ms Norma Camilleri / substitute Ms Gertrude Buttigieg

Gender Equality

National Council of Women  - representative Ms Mary Gaerty*

Malta Confederation of Women's Orgnaisations - representative Ms Lorraine Spiteri

Professions

Malta Federation of Professional Associations - representative Mr Benjamis Rizzo* / substitute Ing Helga Pizzuto

Youth and Students

JCI MALTA - representative Mr Clayton Mercieca / substitute Ms Rachel Cassar

Sports

Touring Club Malta - representative Mr Rene Savona Ventura / substitute Mr Charles Bartolo

Agriculture, rural and Fisheries

Malta Youth in Agriculture Foundation - representative Ms Jeanette Borg / substitute  Mr Karl Scerri

Environmental protection and improvement, including the protections of animals, Culture, Arts and National Heritage

Wirt iz-Zejtun  - representative Mr Jesmond Cutajar

MSPCA - substitute Mr Chris Pace

Persons with Disability

Malta Federation of Organisations Persons with Disability - representative Ms Marthese Mugliette / subsitute Mr Pio Fenech

Education, Social and Community advancement

Anti-Poverty Forum Malta - representative Fr Edgar Busuttil / subsitute Mr Joseph Bartolo

Local Councils

Local Councils' Association - representative Dr Marc Sant / substitute Mr Mario Fava

Other

St John Rescue Corps - representative Mr Andrew Grech / substitute Mr Christopher Borg Cardona

  

 

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The MCESD Civil Society Committee  2014 2015

 

Civil aSociety Committee 2014
Right to left: Moses Azzopardi, Loraine Spiteri, Doris Bingley, Fiona Vella, Grace Attard, Lorna Farrugia. Andrew Grech, Ben Rizzo, John Portelli, Charles Bartolo, Rene Savona Ventura, Andre Muscat, Jonathan Borg, Joe Abela

  •  Meeting 19 - 09/09/2015

Anti-Poverty Forum.

  •  Meeting 18 - 25/08/2015

Priority Axis 1 under operational programme II.

  •  Meeting 17 - 21/07/2015

Election for member to be nominated for EESC. / Discussion on Pension Reform Strategy.

  •  Meeting 16 - 14/07/2015

Various Matters.

  •  Meeting 15 - 09/06/2015 

 Various Matters.

  • Meeting 14 - 12/05/2015  

New Transport Card System.

  • Meeting 13 - 14/04/2015 

Malta's EU Council 2017 Presidency.

  • Meeting 12 - 10/03/2015

Open Government Partnership.

  • Meeting 11 - 10/03/2015

Various Matters.

  • Meeting 10 - 11/02/2015

Meeting with Mr Vijay Krishnarayan, Director Commonwealth People's Forum. 

  •  Meeting 9 - 19/01/2015

Meeting with Hon. Anthony Agius Decelis, Commissioner for the Simplification and Reduction of Bureacracy.

  • Meeting 8 - 04/12/2014

Meeting with Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Simon Busuttil and Hon. M.P. Claudette Buttigieg.

  • Meeting 7 - 14/10/2014

Pension Reform and Committee Communication Strategy.

  • Meeting 6 - 16/09/2014 

 Pre-Budget Meeting.

  •  Meeting 5 - 17/07/2014 

A meeting was held with Hon. Helana Dalli and the Civil Society Committee. Guest speaker, ETC chairperson Mr. Clyde Caruana and discused with the committee various areas relating to Employment Policy.

Additional Meeting
24/06/2014 Meeting with Henri Malosse, President of the European European Economic and Social Committee.

  • Meeting 4 - 17/06/2014

Guest speaker Dr. Cachia, Commissioner for Mental Health and Older Persons.

  • Meeting 3 - 13/05/2014

Discussion on the National Employment Policy and Framework for the Education Strategy for Malta. / Possibilities for a Budget for the Civil Society Committee.

  • Meeting 2 - 15/04/2014 

 Discussion on MEPA and Justice reforms and lay down a way forward for upcoming meetings and communication.

  • Meeting 1 - 07/03/2014 

 Election of Chairperson.

 

Meetings held prior to this Civil Sociery Committee