Malta Italia Social and Civil Dialogue Cooperation Project COPMIT
Project financed under the Lifelong Learning Programme
National Agency: EUPA - European Union Programmes Agency
Date of First Mobility: 10th November 2014 till the 21st November 2014
Partner: CNEL - Consiglio Nazionale dell'Economia e del Lavoro
MCESD Participant: Claire Zarb
In social and civil dialogue, cooperation is a must. Cooperation needs to be fostered not only at a national level but also at a regional and European level. Through this project, issues of relevance to both Councils will be discussed. Both Italy and Malta deal with issues pertaining to Mediterranean Island states. With an element of shared history and similar ways of life the Maltese delegates should be able to integrate relatively easily. This smooth communication basis will allow for improved acquisition of skills and better understanding of the national context of the programme. Seeing the different Political Structures through which the messages of Social and Civil Dialogue need to get through, the objectives and methods used by staff secretariat will be both similar and diverse hence allowing for the programme to come across more pronounced.
During the visit, a meeting with Italian stakeholders will be held on the topic of Entrepreneurship and Island States. The information acquired during this meeting will be drawn up and presented to MCESD stakeholders upon return. This meeting will consequently address the issue of creating a supportive environment for SMEs.
Currently the Council and Committee representation on the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development has a scarce female component. MCESD researchers will compare this scenario with Italy's female representation and discuss approach, incentives and measures that could be used to favour the creation of a more balanced gender representation. A report will be issued and disseminated on this topic.
Disclamer: This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein