Civil Society Committee - Meetings
Budget Proposals (discussion with Mr Kearon Bruno)
The meaning of digitisation for Consumers and Business (Ms Grace Stivala and Mr Roderick Aquilina European Consumer Centre)
The prevention of poverty at early age through education measures (follow up April meeting) Dr Tatiana Chricop and Dr Mario Cardona.
Discussion re PA paper. The prevention of poverty at early age through education measures. Prof James Calleja, Principal MCAST was present.
Time to Vote - Ms Elaine Cordina European Parliament Office Malta. Personal Assistant to persons with diability - Mr Oliver Scicluna CRPD. Monthly update - MCESD and GRC.
Discussion Workplan 2019.
Discussion - Workplan 2019.
Post Budget Analysis Presentation by Dr Gordon Cilia and Ms Maria Cini, E-Cubed Consultants. Any other matters.
Review of Budget Proposals
Review of Budget Proposals
Environment and Cultural Heritage Protection. Monthly Update.
Digitisation of the Economy. Monthly Update.
Inequality and Discrimination. Mental Health and Well-being Agena for Malta. Presentation by Dr John Cachia and Ms Debattista. Notary Maria Vella Magro discussed accessibility for persons with disabilities to residential complexes.
Meeting with Hon Helena Dalli and Hon Aaron Farrugia. Update on the work of the Civil Society Committee.
Update on GRC and Working Groups. Housing and Rent - Dr. Kurt Scerri , Ministry for the Family, Childrens Rights and Social Solidarity. European Minimum Income Network Project (EMIN2) - Mr. Andre Bonello, CARITAS Malta.
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.
Update on Council, GRC and Working Groups. Presentations my Mr. Joe Farrugia, MEA and Ms. Dorothy Gauci, NSO on Demography.
MCESD Restructuring and CSC Administration.
Discussion on the proposals for Agenda 2018 based in CSC members' feedback.
Analysis of the 2018 Budget measures taking into consideration the measures proposed by the CSC members'.
Inital feedback and discussion on Budget 2018.
Discussion on Consolidated Budget 2018 Report. Present: Mr. Brendan Zerafa and Dr. Anthia Zammit, Parliamentary Secreteriat for EU Funds and Social Dialogue.
Family Friendly Measures.
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.
Election of Chairperson.
Civil Society Committee 2016-2018
Mr Ben Rizzo - Chairperson
Ms Mary Gaerty - Substitute Chairperson
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
National Council of Women - representative Ms Mary Gaerty*
Malta Confederation of Women's Orgnaisations - representative Ms Lorraine Spiteri
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
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' Association - representative Dr Marc Sant / substitute Mr Mario Fava
St John Rescue Corps - representative Mr Andrew Grech / substitute Mr Christopher Borg Cardona
The MCESD Civil Society Committee 2014 2015
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
Priority Axis 1 under operational programme II.
Election for member to be nominated for EESC. / Discussion on Pension Reform Strategy.
New Transport Card System.
Malta's EU Council 2017 Presidency.
Open Government Partnership.
Meeting with Mr Vijay Krishnarayan, Director Commonwealth People's Forum.
Meeting with Hon. Anthony Agius Decelis, Commissioner for the Simplification and Reduction of Bureacracy.
Meeting with Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Simon Busuttil and Hon. M.P. Claudette Buttigieg.
Pension Reform and Committee Communication Strategy.
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.
24/06/2014 Meeting with Henri Malosse, President of the European European Economic and Social Committee.
Guest speaker Dr. Cachia, Commissioner for Mental Health and Older Persons.
Discussion on the National Employment Policy and Framework for the Education Strategy for Malta. / Possibilities for a Budget for the Civil Society Committee.
Discussion on MEPA and Justice reforms and lay down a way forward for upcoming meetings and communication.
Election of Chairperson.
Meetings held prior to this Civil Sociery Committee