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EACEA National Policies Platform


1. Youth Policy Governance

1.8 Cross-border cooperation

Last update: 5 January 2021
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  1. Cooperation with European countries
  2. International cooperation

Cooperation with European countries

A collaboration programme between Italy and Malta came into effect in 2014. This collaboration programme promoted cooperation between universities and higher education institutions of culture.


International cooperation

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Malta and China in the field of Sport in 2014. This was intended to promote invitation to athletes from the two countries as well as exchange of information on sport and physical education.


An agreement between China and Malta was signed in 2013 intending to facilitate the mutual recognition of higher education degrees, diplomas and certificates awarded to students in the two countries.


An Intergovernmental Joint Committee between Palestine and Malta came into being in 2015. This Intergovernmental Joint committee amongst other things promotes the cooperation of scholarships and the exchange of undergraduate and graduate students.


Aġenzija Żgħażagħ represents Malta on the Council of Europe CDEJ which coordinates and promotes youth related issues among Member States and where the policy focus is on young people's access to fundamental human and social rights. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ has also been proactive in promoting the Council of Europe's No Hate Speech Campaign and in the Youth Mobility Platform.


Aġenzija Żgħażagħ represents Malta in cooperating with the Partnership between European Commission and the Council of Europe in organising seminars and projects that aim to promote European cooperation in the youth field and in contributing to the Partnership's Youth Knowledge publication on the  History of youth work in Europe and in working with the European Knowledge Centre for Youth Policy (EKCYP) in building the research base on youth related issues.


Aġenzija Żgħażagħ represents Malta in cooperation initiatives under the Commonwealth Youth Programme and in promoting the Commonwealth Plan of Action for Youth Empowerment its strategic policy framework, the Commonwealth Youth Civil Activism Network  and initiatives to professionalise the youth work sector


Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is a member of European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA) a non-profit association and network of members and affiliated organisations working in 31 countries that  provide young people with general information under the principles of the European Youth Information Charter.


Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is a member of the European Youth Card Association which comprises 38 organisations in 36 different countries across Europe. Over 4 million young people make use of the card annually. Karta  Żgħażagħ is available for free in Malta to young people aged from 13 to 30 years and offers discounts on a wide range of products and services  relating to culture, travel, accommodation, shopping and other services that are of interest to young people.