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Integration of Maltese Islands (MT0014)



Action Plan: Malta Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Human Rights and Integration Directorate Ministry for European Affairs and Equality

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, Citizenship and Immigration, Marginalized Communities

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


Integration = Belonging – Commitment Number 2
January 2019 – December 2021
Lead implementing
Human Rights and Integration Directorate
Ministry for European Affairs and Equality
Commitment description
What is the public problem
that the commitment will
This Commitment focuses on the implementation of the Migrant
integration Strategy. This Strategy creates a framework for
understanding and offers a number of initiatives for a successful
integration in Malta.
What is the commitment? Over the past few years, the Maltese Islands have become
increasingly ethnically, culturally and linguistically diverse. In
line with this statement, this Commitment introduces initiatives
such as the “I Belong” programme, inter-ministerial Committee
on Integration, a Forum on Integration Affairs, actions that focus
on training and development of migrants, introduction of cultural
mediators amongst others. These measures create a framework
for understanding and implementing successful integration.
How will the commitment
contribute to solve the
public problem?
Given that integration of migrants in a country mean helping
society, the milestones in this Commitment present an
opportunity to truly beside the gaps and built an open
partnership between government, society and migrants in Malta.
This Commitment will thus address the concept of “true
belonging.” This was a public problem brought to the attention
of government during the consultations leading to this
Integration Strategy.
Why is this commitment
relevant to OGP values?
This Commitment will certainly improve accessibility through
disclosing information to migrants. For example as part of the
Migrant Integration Action Plan, in order to qualify for Permanent
Residence Status, migrants will attend courses that will give
them knowledge of basic Maltese and English as well as Malta’s
Constitution and Laws and customs.
Another point to mention is that through the for a such as the
Inter-Ministerial Committee and the Forum on Integration
opportunities will be created for the migrant communities to take
active part in society and recommend what can be improved.
The Integration Unit in this sense will also act as the focal point
for such issues.
Additional information •
Migrant Integration Strategy & Action Plan
Vision 2020
Milestone Activity with a
verifiable deliverable
Start Date: End Date:
I Belong Programme 2019 Dec 2020
Strengthening of the InterMinisterial Committee on
2019 Dec 2020
Engagement of Officials
whose duties focus on
2019 Dec 2020
Delivery of courses for
Stage 1 and Stage 2
2019 Dec 2020
awareness campaigns and
‘befriend a migrant’
2019 Dec 2020
Pool of trained cultural
mediators to be deployed as
required in
public services
2019 Dec 2020
Contact information
Name of responsible person
from implementing agency
Alexander Tortell
Title, Department Integration Advisor, Human Rights and Integration Directorate
Email and Phone
State actors
CSOs, private
s, working groups
In accordance to the Integration Plan as indicated.

Malta's Commitments

  1. M-Government

    MT0013, 2018, E-Government

  2. Integration of Maltese Islands

    MT0014, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. Investing in Technology

    MT0015, 2018, Capacity Building

  4. Industrial and Employment Relations Improvements

    MT0016, 2018, Capacity Building

  5. Strengthening Commission for Domestic Violence

    MT0017, 2018, Capacity Building

  6. Participation of Women in the Public Service

    MT0008, 2015, Capacity Building

  7. Public Servant Knowledge Sharing

    MT0009, 2015, Capacity Building

  8. e-Services Online

    MT0010, 2015, E-Government

  9. Public Access to Information

    MT0011, 2015, E-Government

  10. Social Dialogue

    MT0012, 2015, Capacity Building

  11. Having Cleaner Beaches

    MT0001, 2012, Environment and Climate

  12. Construction of Safer Roads

    MT0002, 2012, Infrastructure & Transport

  13. Environment

    MT0003, 2012, Environment and Climate

  14. Transparency in Public Spending

    MT0004, 2012, Oversight of Budget/Fiscal Policies

  15. Taxation and Benefits Abuses

    MT0005, 2012, Oversight of Budget/Fiscal Policies

  16. Procurement

    MT0006, 2012, Open Contracting and Procurement

  17. One-Stop Shop for Citizens

    MT0007, 2012, Public Service Delivery