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Evidence-based research put to work during today’s MCESD meeting

A new system whereby social partners (members of the MCESD Council) are provided with evidence-based research from experts prior to each and every meeting was put to work today during a virtual meeting that tackled a number of national priorities. The topics for discussion included the new Covid-19 measures and what is to follow, the […]

Over €111,000 in EU funds awarded to MCESD for evidence-based research, staff training

  The Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD) has been awarded over €111,000 in EU funds after the Government entity applied for the funds late last year to implement a European Social Funded project. Details of the project Priority Axis PA4 Building the institutional administrative capacity. Project title: Enhancing the positive contribution of […]

MCESD meeting with Malta Business Bureau on work from home study

  One in 5 workers gives 100% when working remotely 44% work full 40-hours from home An MCESD meeting being held this morning is discussing a study by Dr Marie Briguglio on work from home. The study looks at the implications for businesses and the environment in Malta. Present for the meeting, held in conjunction […]

Proper Planning for Gozo needed, including impact of tunnel

Martin Galea, on behalf of a number of Gozo NGOs, today spoke about the importance of proper planning for Gozo and that rules are adhered to. “If the area is an OZD or UCA zone, we have to go by the rules that fall under such zones,” he said. During the GRC meeting, a number […]

MCESD chairperson James Pearsall believes industrial peace ‘balanced’

MCESD’s next step is to go from informing to engaging   Interviewed on Radio Malta 1 this afternoon, MCESD chairperson James H. Pearsall said he believes that industrial peace is balanced these days. Industrial peace is when both employer and employees abstain from industrial action, such as strikes and lockouts during industrial talks. MCESD, he […]

Covid-19 impact discussed during Civil Society Committee meeting

Civil Society Committee (CSC) member Mr Chris Borg Cardona gave a snapshot of the situation in terms of the impact of Covid on many sectors and areas. He was speaking during a virtual meeting organised by the Committee within MCESD. He took a snapshot from the Malta Competitiveness Report for 2020 launched during the high-profile […]

Gozo Minister discusses Gozo projects with GRC; Committee elects new chairman

Minister says Aquatic Centre to open early next year, all-weather Olympic-sized pool to form part of project M’forn, Xlendi masterplans discussed GRC elections held earlier today, Joseph Borg elected chairman Gozo Minister Clint Camilleri today mt with the Gozo Regional Committee within MCESD to discuss various pending issues including the Marsalforn and Xlendi masterplans. He […]

MCESD meeting on pensions held at MCAST

Newly set-up MCESD Research Steering Unit to focus on five themes: Environment, Fairness, Productivity, Stability and Competitive Sustainability.   An MCESD meeting took place this morning at MCAST on the pensions’ reform, the newly set up MCESD research steering unit and the MCESD Activity Report covering 2020. The report gives an in-depth look at the work […]

National Productivity Board annual conference held

Prime Minister asks Minister Abela to raise report’s  recommendations during the next Cabinet meeting The National Productivity Board annual conference organised by MCESD took place at The Excelsior Hotel today. This year’s conference tackles the report on competitiveness covering 2020. Mr James Pearsall, chairperson of the National Productivity Board spoke about the importance of the […]