PROGRAMMES FOR CAPACITY
Activity in 2012
The work on the preparation of the Norway grants project continued. The Centre had more meetings and consultations with the Maltese Ministry for Home Affairs (Department of Local Governance – DLC), local government association and local authorities, etc. The CoE experts developed, presented and finalised a full proposal on TNS and TNA; agreements were reached with stakeholders on implementation modalities.
In November, a meeting was held in Oslo between the CoE, DLC, KS and NMFA to discuss and clarify the role of each partner.
Activity in 2011
In light of the positive outcomes following co-operation with the Centre
of Expertise, Malta applied for Norway Grants for the implementation of
the capacity building programmes proposed by the Centre ( NTS, Good
Governance, LAP and PMP) for 2012-2014
Detailed Action Plans developed by the Maltese authorities with the
assistance of the Centre
The Executive Secretary of the Local Government Association of Malta
participated in the International Conference on Coastal Towns in Clacton
on Sea (UK).
Information seminars for mayors and executives secretaries NTS / TNA
Activity in 2010
Project on performance management
Postponed until 2011
of meetings on the role of the Executive Secretaries in Maltese local
Information papers prepared by Council of Europe’s experts from Italy,
France and the UK and forwarded to DLG in Malta.
National Seminar for Local Councils’ Executive Secretaries, 3 November
Office of the Prime Minister.
Review the new status of the Maltese Executive Secretaries in the light
of the experience of other EU countries, such as France, Italy and the
UK, with respect to the legal status and career development.
61 executive secretaries (out of 68) of local councils in Malta,
Senior representatives of the DLG, the Association of Local Councils and
the Association of Executives Secretaries.
At the Seminar, the Director General of Information, Local Government
and Public Consultation (OPM) emphasised the importance of good
co-operation between his office and the CoE; he stressed that this
co-operation is brining concrete and positive results for the Maltese
local government structures. The DLG stressed the urgent need for a
National Training Strategy for local government in Malta and encouraged
the support of the CoE with this regard.
New performance management regime for
Preparation of the introduction of a new performance management regime
for Maltese local councils.
Department for Local Government (DLG), Office of the Prime Minister in
policy paper on performance management
policy paper on the policy environment for a performance management
National Task Force established to develop the implementation strategy
Eight local services were selected for performance measurement
following a comprehensive consultation process led by the CoE.