News from KNŻ

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!