Promoting Improved Social Dialogue in Malta (PRISM)

Project facts

Project promoter:
Servizzi Ewropej f’Malta(MT)
Project Number:
In implementation
Initial project cost:


This project aims at strengthening the social dialogue by learning from the Norwegian experience with tripartite dialogue, although the Maltese system differs significantly from the Norwegian model. Despite structures being in place in Malta and trade unions and employers’ associations  being involved in consultation meetings with the Government, social partners are not always actively engaged in the policy formulation process and the consultative processes have been declining in recent years.

Due to the Covid situation, the project went through significant changes, and the planned visit to Norway and final seminar had to be changed. The project had no formal Norwegian partner, but an online meeting was organised with three social partners in Norway to gain practical knowledge on the Norwegian model of tripartite dialogue. An external consultant was engaged to prepare a comparative report on the social dialogue model in Norway and Malta, including recommentations for changes. An event was organised to bring together social partners and stakeholder s in Malta to present the conclusions and recommonations of the report to the Minister within the Offce of the Prime Minister, responsible for social dialogue. 

The project promoter MEUSAC, that has changed their name to Servizzi Ewropej f''Maltais one of the consultative fora in Malta through which Government consults with social partners and civil society on a variety of matters such as economic outlook and environmental policies. 

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