Founded in 1992, Kunsill Nazzjonali Żgħażagħ (KNŻ) is the national representative body for all Maltese youths of ages between 13 and 35. The National Youth Council of Malta strives to be a proactive primary source of information, idea-generation and innovation both in Malta and Gozo. KNŻ, as a political body, is tasked with providing a forum of dialogue for young people on various national and international issues, while bridging policymakers and various key actors in Malta’s political and social spheres to young people and their organisations.

KNŻ is composed of over 30 member organisations that span from the political, environment to human rights groups. The common aim is that they all work for youths and/or are youth-led. 

To cultivate a society in which youth are empowered to act, ensuring their voice is heard, valued and pursued.


KNŻ is an official member of:

– European Youth Forum


SDSN Youth

We are represented on the boards of: 

– European Youth Forum

Advisory Council on Youth for the Council of Europe

Civil Society Committee (MCESD)