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MCESD publishes 2021 National Activity Report

The MCESD has published the 2021 National Activity Report. During the year the MCESD council met to discuss various socio-economic pertinent issues. The main themes discussed where the pensions system, good governance and rule of law, the Covid situation, the National post Covid-19 strategy and the importance of evidence based research, amongst others. The MCESD […]

National Productivity Report 2021 Published

  The MCESD has published “The National Productivity Report 2021”. This report focuses on the role of the digital transformation as a tool that can foster productivity gains leading to improved economic outcomes and to a higher quality of life. The report presents the outcomes of the Digital Transformation readiness Index. This index was rolled […]

2022 MCESD work programme presented to Social Partners

The social partners were presented with the 2022 work programme that MCESD – Malta Council for Economic and Social Development has for this year. MCESD’s Chairman and Mr. James Henry Pearsall remarked that despite the challenges ahead of us, we must continue to focus on priority issues for our country.   Minister Carmelo Abela spoke […]

MCESD staff start ESF-funded project training

MCESD staff today started receiving training in digital marketing as part of a European Social Fund (ESF) project MCESD successfully applied for. This project will be divided into 3 main phases: – Research on four thematic areas -Training of MCESD staff on communication and outreach to stakeholders – Dissemination of project outcomes to stakeholders. Leading […]

MCESD meeting discusses Malta’s Future Foreign Policy Strategy

An MCESD meeting this morning discussed Malta’s Future Foreign Policy Strategy. Minister under the Office of the Prime Minister Carmelo Abela addressed he meeting, along with Foreign Affairs Minister Evarist Bartolo. Chairperson James H. Pearsall led the meeting. Social partners, comprising of representatives from trade unions, employer organisations, and civil society, shared their views. Minister […]

Addressing Gozo’s ‘double Insularity’: Regeneration proposals of Gozo heliport discussed

During a Gozo Regional Committee meeting, members of the GRC were given an in-depth presentation delivered by Captain Mark Anthony Said, on Connectivity: The airlink. The presentation tackled the eco-friendly renegeration proposals of the Gozo heliport following a public consultation. The air link is essential to reduce Gozo’s double insularity and to open Gozo’s markets […]

MCESD meeting kicks off public consultation process on EU funds

An MCESD meeting was held today on EU Funds for Malta tied to agricultural funds. The meeting will kick off a public consultation process. The document will be published on the website eufunds.gov.mt Minister Under the Office of the Prime Minister and who is responsible for Social Dialogue Carmelo Abela, Parliamentary Secretary For EU Funds […]

MCESD discusses mechanism for socially vulnerable

The MCESD today discussed an income protected mechanism that will see socially vulnerable individuals, mainly low-income earners benefit from a protection mechanism. The meeting also focused on an overview on the Budget in terms of public finances. The announcement tied to the proposed mechanism was made prior to the Budget speech by Finance Minister Clyde […]

MCESD participates in National Climate Change conference

The Executive Secretary of MCESD, Adriana Chircop, participated in the National Climate Change conference held at the InterContinental Arena Conference Centre (IACC) – Maurice De Cesare on October 26. In response to the climate change crisis, MECP launched a nationwide public awareness campaign to promote climate action. Indeed, central to the campaign were the very […]