WHO ARE WE?​

ABOUT US

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.

Affiliations

KNŻ is an official member of:

             European Youth Forum                                     PHROM                                                SDSN Youth 

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The vision of the European Youth Forum is to be the voice of young people in Europe, where young people are equal citizens and are encouraged and supported to achieve their fullest potential as global citizens.

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The Platform of Human Rights Organisations in Malta (PHROM) is the nation’s first network of NGOs striving to promote human rights.

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We empower young people to lead the way in building a better, lasting world. And we can only do it together.

We are represented on the boards of: 

– European Youth Forum

The vision of the European Youth Forum is to be the voice of young people in Europe, where young people are equal citizens and are encouraged and supported to achieve their fullest potential as global citizens.

Advisory Council on Youth for the Council of Europe

The Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) is the non-governmental partner in the co-management structure which establishes the standards and work priorities of the Council of Europe’s youth sector and makes recommendations for future priorities, programmes and budgets.

Civil Society Committee (MCESD)

The Civil Society Committee within MCESD is unique in terms of its identity since it brings together various NGOs representing a wide range of sectors. It engages in timely and effective debates and discussions on matters that are of interest to the various groups involved. MCESD facilitates the discussions.