Space for All

DATE PUBLISHED: 28/11/2020
“In a time when people are at their most isolated, finding community is more important than ever. We believe that music is a uniting force that can break boundaries and create a safe space. We are very excited to be sharing our music and remembering the things that unite us.” – The New Victorians

The Faculty of Social Wellbeing along with KSU will be organising a welcome concert live on Facebook.
 

ideAzzjonisti

DATE PUBLISHED: 27/11/2020

ideAzzjonisti is a programme for young people between the ages of 14 and 18 years wishing to participate in active citizenship within their community. During the course of programme, the young people will be given the opportunity to undergo training, carry out research and as ideAzzjonisti they will present their ideas and work related to the theme chosen to their community.

This can even be applied to your Systems of Knowledge project! 

Click here for more information.

Reactions to the latest Cabinet Reshuffle

DATE PUBLISHED: 24/11/2020
Aktar kmieni llum, il-Kunsill Nazzjonali taż-Żgħażagħ bagħat ittra lil Prim Ministru, Segretarju Parlamentari għall-Isport, Rikreazzjoni u Organizzazzjonijiet Volontarji fi ħdan il-Ministru għall-Inkluzjoni u l-Kwalità tal-Ħajja kif ukoll lil Ministru ta dan l-stess Ministeru.
 
Oppost għal dak li ġie ċċirkolat f’diversi stqarrijiet, il-KNŻ fl-ebda punt ma akkuża lill-Gvern li nesa ż-żgħażagħ,iżda talab li jigi iċċarat x’se jigri mis-settur taż-żgħażagħ u jerġa’ jiġi nkluż fin-nomenklatura tal-Ministeri godda li gew iffurmati permezz tar-Reshuffle tal-Gvern.
 
Wara li ntbagħtet l-ittra, il-Kunsill ġie mistieden jiltaqa’ mas-Segretarju Parlamentari għall-Isport, Rikreazzjoni u Organizzazzjonijiet Volontarji biex jiddiskuti din il-kwistjoni. Aħna nħarsu ‘l quddiem biex inkomplu naħdmu bla xkiel mas-Segretarjat kif għamilna kontinwament fil-passat. Aqra hawn. 

Announcements​

National youth parliament 2020

DATE PUBLISHED: 17/11/2020

The National Youth Parliament is an event many young people look forward to every year to debate and come up with proposals on a particular theme. The 18th edition of NYP had to be shifted online due to the ongoing pandemic. It was streamed live on Saturday morning, the 14th of November. Although this year the parliamentary session had to be done virtually, the event was still a success.

The topics discussed were:

  1. Art and Sports Opportunities in Malta
  2. Irregular Immigration
  3. The Economic Consequences of Covid-19
  4. Youth Activism in Politics

KNŻ would like to thank all participants and applaud them on their months of hard word, as well as the National Officer, Kristina Filletti, for her dedication and perseverance in organising such an important event during these exceptional circumstances. 

Announcements​

Call for focus group

DATE PUBLISHED: 13/11/2020

The European Commission is regularly organising focus groups to gather feedback from consumers.

We are seeking for young people who would be interested in reviewing the production and promotion of four educational videos on consumer topics (sustainable consumption, financial literacy, internet safety, and data protection).

The videos, produced for the European Commission by our contractor Ecorys, aim to empower people across Europe to become better-informed consumers.

As a token of appreciation, participants in the focus groups will receive from Ecorys a € 50 voucher to thank them for their time and involvement.

To participate & more information email :

Gillian Kelly: Gillian.Kelly@ecorys.com
Maria Melstveit: Maria.Melstveit@ecorys.com

Announcements

CLIMATHON 2020

DATE PUBLISHED: 10/11/2020

CLIMATHON 2020… is coming to MALTA!

Join us & participate in the biggest climate hackathon (Climathon) in the world. Contribute to finding innovative & local solutions for the global climate emergency. You can apply with an existing idea, as a start-up or a motivated individual, ready to #TakeAction for our climate.

MCAST, together with the Ministry for Environment, Climate Change and Planning and the Climate Action Board is bringing Climathon to Malta!  This is your chance to have an impact by taking on the challenge provided by the Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning on how to cultivate sustainable tourism in Malta.

As part of a diverse team, with participants ranging from policymakers to IT gurus and innovators, youth to academics, students to business leaders, and supported by experienced coaches and various experts you will have 24 hours to come up with solutions to this challenge.

The most inspiring solutions will get the chance to be further trained and supported…and the winning idea will be awarded a prize sponsored by HSBC Malta Foundation!

You can be part of a movement that is spread over hundred cities all over the world.  Do not miss this opportunity and join now!

When:  from Friday the 13th November to Saturday the 14th November
Where:  100% virtual (Zoom platform)
How:  Register your participation here!  You can register alone or form a team!

Consultations

Participate! "TRAIN: Tracing Integration Policies through Structured Dialogue" consultations

DATE PUBLISHED: 19/10/2020

This consultation is a tool to understand how young people are involved in the decision making process at European, national and local level. More specifically, it wants to give greater visibility to young people’s needs and ideas by identifying new trends in youth participation. The final purpose is to understand where to intervene in order to inspire EU youth policies at different levels.

It is part of the project “TRAIN: Tracing Integration Policies through Structured Dialogue” within the Key Action 3 of the Erasmus Plus programme which main scope is to increase the process of achieving the level of youth participation by creating a solid and reliable link between youths and policy makers mediated by European institutions and Civil Society Organization.

Click here to participate.

Funds

Voluntary Organisations Project Scheme

DATE PUBLISHED: 10/10/2020

The Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector (MCVS) would like to inform you that the Voluntary Organisations Project Scheme is now open and will close on Friday, 20th November 2020 (noon).

Announcements

IOC YOUNG LEADERS MALTA

DATE PUBLISHED: 10/10/2020

Follow the IOC Young Leaders Malta Facebook page for updates on the International Olympic Committee and their events!

SDGs

Youth and sustainable development

DATE PUBLISHED: 05/10/2020

KNŻ, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ along with the Ministry within the Office of the Prime Minister, Responsible for Sustainable Development held the YOUTH & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT DEBATE. Youth had the opportunity to discuss Sustainable Development with Members of Parliament present while posing questions on the feasibility of their implementation as well as current national work to achieve the SDGs.

It follows on the resolutions drafted by youth participants during the YOUTH AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE held Saturday, 26th September 2020. You can find the resolutions here

KNŻ would like to thank all the youth involved including our very own SDG Champions and presenters of the proposals who did an amazing job at communicating the youth perspective on SDGs.

SDGs

Youth and sustainable development

DATE PUBLISHED: 30/09/2020

The Ministry within the Office of the Prime Minister (Responsible for Sustainable Development, Social Dialogue and the Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto) along with KNŻ and  Aġenzija Żgħażagħ held the conference ‘Youth and Sustainable Development’. The objective of the conference was to encourage the further engagement of youth in the development of Malta’s Sustainable Development Strategy for 2050. The outcomes of this conference can be found in this document.

These proposals will be shared with MPs in the SDG Youth Debate being held Fridays 2nd October.

Announcements

Youth say: cultivating the next generation of community leaders

DATE PUBLISHED: 30/09/2020


Do you want to learn more about how you can contribute to your local community? Are you interested in becoming a Local Councillor? Are you interested in learning about campaigning and the work that goes on in a local council? 

Then join this initiative now by filling in this form.

Advocacy

launch of the Public Consultation of the National Youth Policy 2021 - 2030

DATE PUBLISHED: 18/09/2020

The Council’s Advocacy Officer Liam Axisa present at the launch of the Public Consultation of the National Youth Policy 2021 – 2030 following KNŻ’s input in its drafting.

Advocacy
DATE PUBLISHED: 11/09/2020
🇬🇧 Every year, KNŻ formulates a number of youth-focused pre-budget proposals to be sent to the Maltese Government as it undergoes its pre-budget stage for the Autumn budget. This year was no exception, as for the past few weeks the Advocacy office has been deliberating with with our Member Organisations and collecting proposals from youths throughout Malta and Gozo. The Council has compiled a number of pre-budget proposals which was sent to the Finance Minister Hon Edward Scicluna earlier today.
Read the compiled document here: https://bit.ly/3ixnsla
 
🇲🇹 Kull sena, il-KNŻ jifformula numru ta’ proposti ffokati fuq iż-żgħażagħ għall-proċess tal-pre-baġit, sabiex jintbagħtu lill-Gvern Malti. Dawn imbagħad jiġu kkunsidrati flimkien ma’ proposti oħra ta’ bi tħejjija għall-baġit tas-sena li jmiss. Din is-sena mhix eċċezzjoni, għax għall-aħħar ġimgħat l-uffiċċju tal-‘Advocacy’ kien qed jiddelibera mal-Organizzazzjonijiet Membri tagħna u jiġbor proposti minn żgħażagħ madwar Malta u Għawdex. Il-Kunsill ġabar numru ta’ proposti ta’ qabel il-baġit li ntbagħtu lill-Ministru tal-Finanzi l-Onor Edward Scicluna aktar kmieni llum.
Aqra d-dokument hawn: https://bit.ly/3ixnsla
International Office

Meeting with Evarist Bartolo Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade promotion

DATE PUBLISHED: 11/09/2020

Last week, the National Youth Council of Malta held a meeting with Evarist Bartolo Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade promotion. Nigel Caruana, KNŻ international officer, Eman Borg, Maltese Commonwealth Youth Ambassador and Vladyslava Kravchenko, representative for the Commonwealth Malta Working Group presented Hon Bartolo a series of proposals and ideas to engage Maltese youths within Commonwealth structures. Hon. Bartolo mentioned the important role that Malta is playing between Europe and Africa and how the Commonwealth can be yet another branch to support these bilateral relations.

We look forward to working closely with Hon Bartolo and the Ministry.

Announcements

Youth essay

DATE PUBLISHED: 10/09/2020


The SME Week Youth Essay Competition 2020 is launched! 🏆

The SME Week Youth Essay Competition is an annual competition for youth to express their opinion on an entrepreneurial topic and an opportunity for youth to share their ideas with key policy and decision makers.

Announcements

Youth4Entrepreneursip- Gozo

DATE PUBLISHED: 10/09/2020

Attention Young Entrepreneurs! Do you wish to share business ideas related to Gozo? Do you want the chance to take home €500 for presenting your ideas?

Agenzija Żgħażagħ is collaborating with The Gozo Business Chamber for this year’s edition of the ‘Youth 4 Entrepreneurship Gozo Award’!

The overall goal is to instill confidence in young people enabling them to reach their full potential, direct attention to the economic potential and challenges facing the island of Gozo, whilst encouraging young people to adopt an innovative approach to develop their business ideas based on Gozo’s needs and potential.

This year’s contest will focus specifically on the area of sustainability.

Ages: 16 – 30
Deadline for Applications: Friday 16th October 2020

Announcements

Survey: Young people and COVID-19

DATE PUBLISHED: 10/09/2020

Aġenzija Żgħażagħ wants to know how the COVID-19 pandemic influenced and changed lives of young people with disabilities so far. Are you between the ages of 13 and 30? Please fill in this anonymous survey and if you’d like your story to be used, you can leave your contact details in. The results of the survey will be included in our report to make sure that young people with disabilities are included in current and future COVID-19 response measures. Take the survey here.

Announcements

Make Your Voice Heard!

DATE PUBLISHED: 28/08/2020

Make your voice heard in our monthly newsletter and website. Send your opinion piece to info@knz.org.mt and we will share your articles with our subscribers.

Youth Services

Budget 2021

DATE PUBLISHED: 28/08/2020

Every year, the National Youth Council formulates a list of pre-budget proposals to send to the Government on behalf of Maltese and Gozitan youths. Send us your concerns and opinions through this form be included in our recommendations to the Government!

Youth Services

Tool4Teen

DATE PUBLISHED: 28/08/2020

Willingness Team is currently hosting a Focus Group for their international project Tool4Teen – Developing an Innovative Tool in Youth Work for Teen Parents with various stakeholders in youth work in Malta. KNŻ joined part of this focus group which is being held in 4 other European countries, with the goal of addressing the needs of youth, specifically targeting teen parents.

Announcments

Blood Donation Needed!

DATE PUBLISHED: 28/08/2020

The National Blood Transfusion Service – Malta is encouraging those persons who are healthy to keep on donating blood as hospital patients are still relying on your lifesaving donations.

You can donate every day including Sundays and Public Holidays from 8.00 am – 6.00 pm near St. Luke’s Hospital.

For information on restrictions click here

International Office

We Stand with the people of Belarus

DATE PUBLISHED: 28/08/2020

Along with the European Youth Forum, KNŻ stands with the people of Belarus fighting for democracy and human rights, and we support the Belarusian National Youth Council – RADA, who are actively involved in the protests and have been providing crucial updates from young activists. A letter was sent from KNŻ to the Foreign Affairs Minister Evarist Bartolo regarding the informal meeting of EU Foreign Affairs which will be a key opportunity for EU Member States not only to express solidarity with the people of Belarus, but also to take a strong stance on the ongoing political crisis. Read the letter sent here.

Announcements

Youth say: cultivating the next generation of community leaders

DATE PUBLISHED: 30/09/2020

Do you want to learn more about how you can contribute to your local community? Are you interested in becoming a Local Councillor? Are you interested in learning about campaigning and the work that goes on in a local council? 

Then join this initiative now by filling in this form.

Advocacy

launch of the Public Consultation of the National Youth Policy 2021 - 2030

DATE PUBLISHED: 18/09/2020

The Council’s Advocacy Officer Liam Axisa present at the launch of the Public Consultation of the National Youth Policy 2021 – 2030 following KNŻ’s input in its drafting.

Advocacy
DATE PUBLISHED: 11/09/2020
🇬🇧 Every year, KNŻ formulates a number of youth-focused pre-budget proposals to be sent to the Maltese Government as it undergoes its pre-budget stage for the Autumn budget. This year was no exception, as for the past few weeks the Advocacy office has been deliberating with with our Member Organisations and collecting proposals from youths throughout Malta and Gozo. The Council has compiled a number of pre-budget proposals which was sent to the Finance Minister Hon Edward Scicluna earlier today.
Read the compiled document here: https://bit.ly/3ixnsla
 
🇲🇹 Kull sena, il-KNŻ jifformula numru ta’ proposti ffokati fuq iż-żgħażagħ għall-proċess tal-pre-baġit, sabiex jintbagħtu lill-Gvern Malti. Dawn imbagħad jiġu kkunsidrati flimkien ma’ proposti oħra ta’ bi tħejjija għall-baġit tas-sena li jmiss. Din is-sena mhix eċċezzjoni, għax għall-aħħar ġimgħat l-uffiċċju tal-‘Advocacy’ kien qed jiddelibera mal-Organizzazzjonijiet Membri tagħna u jiġbor proposti minn żgħażagħ madwar Malta u Għawdex. Il-Kunsill ġabar numru ta’ proposti ta’ qabel il-baġit li ntbagħtu lill-Ministru tal-Finanzi l-Onor Edward Scicluna aktar kmieni llum.
Aqra d-dokument hawn: https://bit.ly/3ixnsla
International Office

Meeting with Evarist Bartolo Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade promotion

DATE PUBLISHED: 11/09/2020

Last week, the National Youth Council of Malta held a meeting with Evarist Bartolo Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade promotion. Nigel Caruana, KNŻ international officer, Eman Borg, Maltese Commonwealth Youth Ambassador and Vladyslava Kravchenko, representative for the Commonwealth Malta Working Group presented Hon Bartolo a series of proposals and ideas to engage Maltese youths within Commonwealth structures. Hon. Bartolo mentioned the important role that Malta is playing between Europe and Africa and how the Commonwealth can be yet another branch to support these bilateral relations.

We look forward to working closely with Hon Bartolo and the Ministry.

Announcements

Youth essay

DATE PUBLISHED: 10/09/2020


The SME Week Youth Essay Competition 2020 is launched! 🏆

The SME Week Youth Essay Competition is an annual competition for youth to express their opinion on an entrepreneurial topic and an opportunity for youth to share their ideas with key policy and decision makers.

Announcements

Youth4Entrepreneursip- Gozo

DATE PUBLISHED: 10/09/2020

Attention Young Entrepreneurs! Do you wish to share business ideas related to Gozo? Do you want the chance to take home €500 for presenting your ideas?

Agenzija Żgħażagħ is collaborating with The Gozo Business Chamber for this year’s edition of the ‘Youth 4 Entrepreneurship Gozo Award’!

The overall goal is to instill confidence in young people enabling them to reach their full potential, direct attention to the economic potential and challenges facing the island of Gozo, whilst encouraging young people to adopt an innovative approach to develop their business ideas based on Gozo’s needs and potential.

This year’s contest will focus specifically on the area of sustainability.

Ages: 16 – 30
Deadline for Applications: Friday 16th October 2020

Announcements

Survey: Young people and COVID-19

DATE PUBLISHED: 10/09/2020

Aġenzija Żgħażagħ wants to know how the COVID-19 pandemic influenced and changed lives of young people with disabilities so far. Are you between the ages of 13 and 30? Please fill in this anonymous survey and if you’d like your story to be used, you can leave your contact details in. The results of the survey will be included in our report to make sure that young people with disabilities are included in current and future COVID-19 response measures. Take the survey here.

Announcements

Make Your Voice Heard!

DATE PUBLISHED: 28/08/2020

Make your voice heard in our monthly newsletter and website. Send your opinion piece to info@knz.org.mt and we will share your articles with our subscribers.

Youth Services

Budget 2021

DATE PUBLISHED: 28/08/2020

Every year, the National Youth Council formulates a list of pre-budget proposals to send to the Government on behalf of Maltese and Gozitan youths. Send us your concerns and opinions through this form be included in our recommendations to the Government!

Youth Services

Tool4Teen

DATE PUBLISHED: 28/08/2020

Willingness Team is currently hosting a Focus Group for their international project Tool4Teen – Developing an Innovative Tool in Youth Work for Teen Parents with various stakeholders in youth work in Malta. KNŻ joined part of this focus group which is being held in 4 other European countries, with the goal of addressing the needs of youth, specifically targeting teen parents.

Announcments

Blood Donation Needed!

DATE PUBLISHED: 28/08/2020

The National Blood Transfusion Service – Malta is encouraging those persons who are healthy to keep on donating blood as hospital patients are still relying on your lifesaving donations.

You can donate every day including Sundays and Public Holidays from 8.00 am – 6.00 pm near St. Luke’s Hospital.

For information on restrictions click here

International Office

We Stand with the people of Belarus

DATE PUBLISHED: 28/08/2020

Along with the European Youth Forum, KNŻ stands with the people of Belarus fighting for democracy and human rights, and we support the Belarusian National Youth Council – RADA, who are actively involved in the protests and have been providing crucial updates from young activists. A letter was sent from KNŻ to the Foreign Affairs Minister Evarist Bartolo regarding the informal meeting of EU Foreign Affairs which will be a key opportunity for EU Member States not only to express solidarity with the people of Belarus, but also to take a strong stance on the ongoing political crisis. Read the letter sent here.

Policy and Youth Rights

Youth & AI: Future of work and skills

DATE PUBLISHED: 28/08/2020

On the 17th of August, KNŻ held the first online workshop of a series of five for its new policy paper on Artificial Intelligence. The workshop focused on the effects of AI on the future of employment and skills from a youth perspective, with special attention given to the areas of Health, Education, and Automation.

KNŻ would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in the discussion. We would like to thank especially Prof. Alexiei Dingli for accepting our invitation to give a presentation on the heavily contested debate surrounding work and the advent of automation.

Make sure to keep an eye out for events for future workshops.

International Office

MEETING WITH MALTA'S PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE UN​

DATE PUBLISHED: 28/08/2020

Successful meeting with the Malta’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Vanessa Frazier, regarding future collaborations with KNŻ and the setting up of a Maltese UN Youth Delegate!