agenzijazghazagh http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt/ agenzijazghazagh News RSS mt 18/06/2019 Copyright: (C) agenzijazghazagh 20 Expression of Interest - Services of a Communications Officer 14/06/2019 06:44:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/990/Expression of Interest - Services of a Communications Officer http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/990/Expression of Interest - Services of a Communications Officer   Agenzija Zghazagh and the Malta Council of Voluntary Organisations are seeking to share services of a Communications officer.  Both entities are looking for a Communications Officer to create, design and implement communications strategies that further their goals and strengthen communication between the two entities and the Parliamentary Secretariat for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisations.  The ideal candidate should have a proven track record and experience in graphic r... Post of Youth Worker / Sejha ghal Haddiem maz-Zghazagh 14/06/2019 06:26:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/989/Post of Youth Worker / Sejha ghal Haddiem maz-Zghazagh http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/989/Post of Youth Worker / Sejha ghal Haddiem maz-Zghazagh     Post of Youth Worker   Jobsplus Permit 358/2018 AZ Reference – AZ001/2019 The Position Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is seeking to recruit full-time Youth Workers. Individuals applying for this post should be in possession, as a minimum, of a University Degree (MQF Level 6) in Youth & Community Studies. However, candidates who presently possess a Diploma in Youth and Community Studies and are completing their final years of studies in the B.A. (Hons) in Youth an... Agenzija Zghazagh wins the Excellence Award in Knowledge of Young People 08/06/2019 22:23:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/988/Agenzija Zghazagh wins the Excellence Award in Knowledge of Young People http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/988/Agenzija Zghazagh wins the Excellence Award in Knowledge of Young People YIOSS (Youth Information One Stop Shop) within Agenzija Zghazagh is coming home from Slovenia with a prestigious award in hand. Agenzija Zghazagh, member of the European Youth Card Association ( EYCA) won the ‘Excellence Award in Knowledge of Young People’ during its 35th General Assembly. The annual event brings together all member organisation and projects are recognised for the results within the youth sector on a European Level. Agenzija Zghazagh, the national youth agency in Mal... MYFF Night 2019 04/06/2019 14:04:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/987/MYFF Night 2019 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/987/MYFF Night 2019   The awards night of the 2nd edition of the Malta Youth Film Festival was held under the stars on Friday 31st May at the Youth Village – St. Venera.  After the call was issued last April, 14 films of various genres were submitted.  They competed for eight awards – Best Script, Technical Direction, Creativity and Originality, Best Acting, Public Choice, Audience Engagement, Production Design and Best Film,  which were selected by a professional jury, apar... Ghanj'Ghalik - Applikazzjonijiet Miftuha 29/05/2019 14:15:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/986/Ghanj'Ghalik - Applikazzjonijiet Miftuha http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/986/Ghanj'Ghalik - Applikazzjonijiet Miftuha Għanj’Għalik huwa programm, ideat u maħluq mill-Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, flimkien mal-Kulleġġ San Benedittu. Il-programm jifforma parti minn portafoll wiesgħa ta’ skemi u inizjattivi bl-għan li jagħtu aktar spazju liż-żgħażagħ sabiex ikunu attivi u jsemmgħu leħinhom fis-soċjeta Maltija. Għanj’Għalik huwa marbut mal-implimentazzjoni tal-Politika Nazzjonali taż-Żgħażagħ lejn l-2020 b’enfasi fuq l-iżvilupp ta’ aktar spazji li jagħtu liż-żgħażagħ l-opportunita’ biex isa... Let’s Get Heard! Debate Tournament 2018-19 28/05/2019 10:24:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/985/ Let’s Get Heard! Debate Tournament 2018-19 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/985/ Let’s Get Heard! Debate Tournament 2018-19 It all started with a chat, hosting an activity to engage young people in active participation. After a brainstorming session, the Youth Worker at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ MCAST Youth Hub and a couple of the Student Mentors of the Foundation College at MCAST came up with the idea of organising a debate tournament. So, why a debate tournament? The main aim of this pilot project was to provide young people with both life and soft skills that would help them throughout theirpath of life and academi... Aġenzija Żgħażagħ South Youth Service raises money for Puttinu Cares. 28/05/2019 09:59:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/984/Aġenzija Żgħażagħ South Youth Service raises money for Puttinu Cares. http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/984/Aġenzija Żgħażagħ South Youth Service raises money for Puttinu Cares.   Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is always open for young people ideas and is always eager to provide the space and opportunity for young people to express themselves. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ believes that any young person, once given the opportunity and right support, can invest in his or her potential to create something beautiful. Through Aġenzija Żgħażagħ South Youth Service, young people do actually express their opinions and ideas, which one of them was of organising again the Pool Marathon from th... Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Youth Village Seminar Room Installation of Air Condition Units 28/05/2019 09:42:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/983/Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Youth Village Seminar Room Installation of Air Condition Units http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/983/Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Youth Village Seminar Room Installation of Air Condition Units   Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, requests the services of a contractor to purchase and install suspending ceiling split air conditioning units in one of its Seminar Rooms, within the Youth Village Complex St. Joseph High Road Santa Venera SVR 1013. Supply will be provided as requested by the awardee. Subcontracting is not allowed. Interested parties will be requested to contact Aġenzija Żgħażagħ to schedule a site meeting from Monday till Friday b... Youth Village Seminar Room Refurbishment at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ 28/05/2019 09:23:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/982/Youth Village Seminar Room Refurbishment at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/982/Youth Village Seminar Room Refurbishment at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ   Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, requests the services of a contractor to refurbish one of its Seminar Rooms, within the Youth Village Complex St. Joseph High Road Santa Venera SVR 1013. Amongst the works required, the appointed contractor would be required to dismantle and replace ceiling tiles with sound proofing tiles, remove the existing trunking system, disconnect the existing electrical supply, rewire all the electrical points and where necessary... Youth Village Seminar Room Refurbishment at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ 28/05/2019 09:10:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/981/Youth Village Seminar Room Refurbishment at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/981/Youth Village Seminar Room Refurbishment at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, requests the services of a contractor to refurbish one of its Seminar Rooms, within the Youth Village Complex St. Joseph High Road Santa Venera SVR 1013. Amongst the works required, the appointed contractor would be required to dismantle and replace ceiling tiles with sound proofing tiles, remove the existing trunking system, disconnect the existing electrical supply, rewire all the electrical points and where necessary include ... Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Youth Village Seminar Room - Parquet Flooring 28/05/2019 09:08:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/980/Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Youth Village Seminar Room - Parquet Flooring http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/980/Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Youth Village Seminar Room - Parquet Flooring Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, requests the services of a contractor to remove and cart away the existing tiles and supply and lay laminated parquet flooring of one of its seminar rooms, within the Youth Village Complex St. Joseph High Road Santa Venera SVR 1013. The appointed contractor will also be required to certify that the provided wood flooring has a durable finish and that it is scratch and stain resistant, to ensure that the flooring retains its feat... “We encouraged each other till the end” - Duke of Edinburgh Award 23/05/2019 11:53:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/979/ “We encouraged each other till the end” - Duke of Edinburgh Award http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/979/ “We encouraged each other till the end” - Duke of Edinburgh Award   “We visited places we never explored and had fun living the experience till the end by never giving up, even when we got tired. We encouraged each other till the end”. On 2nd May, 11 young people from St Margaret College Senior School set of for their 2-day qualifier  expedition as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award - Bronze Trail which is run by the Aġenzija Zgħażagħ youth workers in Kottonera. For the past months they had to learn important skills like plottin... IntolerEat - Best Social Enterprise Award 23/05/2019 07:10:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/978/IntolerEat - Best Social Enterprise Award http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/978/IntolerEat - Best Social Enterprise Award   IntolerEat were this year’s Best Social Enterprise Award winners of the JAYE StartUp Programme.  This is the 3rd year that Aġenzija Żgħażagħ has been supporting this award which seeks to reward young people’s entrepreneurial initiatives in line with the planned actions for cross-sectoral cooperation in Employability and Entrepreneurship as outlined in the National Youth Policy – Towards 2020.  The Social Enterprise Award rewards the start up with the be... iMEP MALTA – 51st International Session of the MODEL EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT Applications Open 22/05/2019 14:11:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/977/iMEP MALTA – 51st International Session of the MODEL EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT Applications Open http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/977/iMEP MALTA – 51st International Session of the MODEL EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT Applications Open   Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is inviting young people aged 16-19 to apply to participate as Maltese delegates during the 51st international session of the Model European Parliament which is being held in Malta between 9th and 16 November 2019.  Applications will be received on this link by not later than 28th June 2019.  All applications received will be acknowledged and given more information on how to take part in the training and selections sessions which will be held as follows: ... The online radio project is here ! 20/05/2019 11:09:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/976/The online radio project is here ! http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/976/The online radio project is here !   Since Wednesday 8th May 2019, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, in collaboration with Radioimmaginaria Media Hub, from Italy are hosting a project consisting of an online web radio station named Radioimmaginaria, at the Agenzija Zghazagh South Youth Service in Birgu. This project is about an online radio for young people in Europe, produced, directed and managed by young people of age 11 to 17 years. The participants will be trained on how to do online radio program and will start making the online ra... Expression of Interest – Training in Public Speaking and Report Writing to Staff with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ 13/05/2019 13:25:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/975/Expression of Interest – Training in Public Speaking and Report Writing to Staff with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/975/Expression of Interest – Training in Public Speaking and Report Writing to Staff with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ One of the functions of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is to reach out to young people to empower and engage youth in its projects and programmes. Such a task requires effective communication skills to attain. Public speaking and report writing are salient tools that the Agency feels that its employees must master to accomplish its target. Considering the Agency’s functions, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is currently seeking the services of a leading institution that has the potentiality to;  Meet w... Polifest 10 – Kickstarting the Final Round 08/05/2019 10:42:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/974/Polifest 10 – Kickstarting the Final Round http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/974/Polifest 10 – Kickstarting the Final Round   9 recommendations were presented last Friday during the 10th Polifest session held at the Dolmen hotel in Qawra, as part of the structured dialogue process that has been taking place during the past 8 months between young people, youth organisations and policy makers.  Despite the gale force wind and rain with that struck at the 11th hour, the young people and organisations who contributed during the initial stages of this project and others turned up to further discuss these recom... S.H.A.M 06/05/2019 11:35:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/973/S.H.A.M http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/973/S.H.A.M The second part of S.H.A.M an Erasmus+ Youth Exchange organised by Youth.inc, Agenzija Zghazagh was a 6 days project full of activities which took place in Tortona in the southern part of the region Piemonte, in the Province of Alessandria, Italy with the La Fenice organisation, between the 23rd and the 30th May 2019. 12 Maltese and12 Italians young people and 5 leaders, came together to informally experience indoors and outdoors workshops and activities on Youth Space, Mental Health and Wellb... EXPRESSION OF INTEREST YOUNG MEDITERRANEAN VOICES: THE NEXT GENERATION REGIONAL DEBATE CHAMPIONSHIP & POLICY FORUM MALTA | 7-9 JULY 2019 03/05/2019 12:48:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/972/EXPRESSION OF INTEREST YOUNG MEDITERRANEAN VOICES: THE NEXT GENERATION REGIONAL DEBATE CHAMPIONSHIP & POLICY FORUM MALTA | 7-9 JULY 2019 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/972/EXPRESSION OF INTEREST YOUNG MEDITERRANEAN VOICES: THE NEXT GENERATION REGIONAL DEBATE CHAMPIONSHIP & POLICY FORUM MALTA | 7-9 JULY 2019   YOUNG MEDITERRANEAN VOICES: THE NEXT GENERATION REGIONAL DEBATE CHAMPIONSHIP & POLICY FORUM MALTA | 7-9 JULY 2019   APPLY HERE Deadline to apply: 24 May 17.00h CEST The Maltese Youth Agency, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, is partnering with the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for Dialogue on the very first Young Mediterranean Voices Debate Forum. Hosted in Malta from 7th to 9th July 2019, the Young Med Voices Forum will bring together young debaters from networks ac... ME(et)TEEN - Summer fun and creativity 03/05/2019 10:26:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/971/ME(et)TEEN - Summer fun and creativity http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/971/ME(et)TEEN - Summer fun and creativity Are you on social media? On Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat? How often do you use social media in your everyday life? And what do you use it for? If you’re a teenager aged 13-14 and looking to do something fun and creative this summer, you have until Monday 10th June 2019 to send in your application! Spazju Kreattiv in collaboration with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ invites you to sign up for a free creative workshop/project which will be held between 1st and 12th July 2019 led by da... Songcraft hit it's highest note 30/04/2019 10:32:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/970/Songcraft hit it's highest note http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/970/Songcraft hit it's highest note Songcraft hit it's highest note last weekend with a showcase event held at the theatre in St James Cavalier.  Maya, Bradley, Maria, Mark and Lara treated the audience present to a repertoire of original songs and cover versions where they truly showcased their talent and refined rendering thanks also to the expert mentoring of Alexandra Alden, Alison Galea, and Ivan Borg during the past weeks.  As is the case for most projects undertaken by Aġenzija Żgħażgħ as part of... Speed MEPworking - Meeting the MEP candidates 30/04/2019 07:26:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/969/Speed MEPworking - Meeting the MEP candidates http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/969/Speed MEPworking - Meeting the MEP candidates In order to make an informed decision, one needs to actively seeks ways to get know the candidates contesting the upcoming MEP Elections. Agenzija Zghazagh and JCI Malta made it possible to meet the people that will represent Malta within the European Parliament, as well as the ones that can strive for the positive change within Europe as whole. The handshake, the smile, the small talk; ‘Speed MEPworking’ involved multiple young people that gathered in a single space in order to qu... Digital Rights Seminar 29/04/2019 14:17:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/968/Digital Rights Seminar http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/968/Digital Rights Seminar Digital Rights Seminar - a collaboration between the Youth Workers of  Aġenzija Żgħażagħ (South Regional Service) and the Office of the Commissioner for Children. The Office of the Commissioner for Children forms part of the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children and every year the Office participates in a youth participation project called ENYA (European Network of Young Advisors). This initative aims to bring the opinions and experiences of youth to Commissioners from all over Eur... Youth Specialisation Studies Scheme ( YSSS) 2019 are open 26/04/2019 12:21:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/967/Youth Specialisation Studies Scheme ( YSSS) 2019 are open http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/967/Youth Specialisation Studies Scheme ( YSSS) 2019 are open   YSSS 2019: deadline 14 June 2019 Applications for the Youth Specialisation Study Scheme (YSSS) are now open for students aged between 18 and 30 years who would like to pursue their studies abroad, including post-graduate and distance learning courses. The YSSS is a loan at a subsidised interest rate jointly offered by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and APS bank. It grants each borrower up to €30,000 and is repayable over a maximum of 10 years. It provides 100% financing for first degrees, ... 'I was so anxious' - Duke Of Edinburgh 25/04/2019 08:35:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/966/'I was so anxious' - Duke Of Edinburgh http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/966/'I was so anxious' - Duke Of Edinburgh   ‘I never knew that I would be able to do this’ - -‘I never knew that some of the places we passed through existed. There is so much natural environment to explore and appreciate.’-‘I was so anxious and excited for this expedition. If I had to go back, I would do it all over again.’     So many reactions and so many positive out comes. During the past months young people at Youth.Inc were following this programme in the first three sect... Coaching the Learning Process for Volunteers – Mollina (Spain) 22/04/2019 13:41:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/965/Coaching the Learning Process for Volunteers – Mollina (Spain) http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/965/Coaching the Learning Process for Volunteers – Mollina (Spain) This training provided space for the participants to explore, discover and understand how one's learning process works. A total of 6 days, which were jam packed with activities that enabled the participants including one of our youth workers to immerse in different learning approaches leading to self reflective excersises.  Through different means and techniques, which might not always comes to one's mind such as 'theatre of the oppressed' encouraged the participants to lo... Debates at MCAST 22/04/2019 09:40:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/964/Debates at MCAST http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/964/Debates at MCAST   As part of its memorandum of understanding with MCAST and through the services offered by the Youth Support Teacher at the Youth Hub - MCAST campus - Paola, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is supporting the organisation of a Debating Competition being held for MCAST students in collaboration with their youth mentors.  A considerable number of students have shown interest in this competition which will be held later on this month following an initial debate training session for the respectiv... Polifest - Youth Challenges 22/04/2019 06:43:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/963/Polifest - Youth Challenges http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/963/Polifest - Youth Challenges   The Youth Hub at MCAST Paola was the location where the 3rd round of the 3rd Polifest pillar – Celebrating Life - took place.  Students attending the Business Management and ICT courses divided into three working groups and resumed work on the challenges identified during the previous two rounds.  During the plenary, they presented their recommendations to the members of the MCAST senior management team present that included the Principal, the Vice-Principal, other ... Expression of Interest – Training in Public Speaking and Report Writing to Staff with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ 16/04/2019 06:22:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/962/Expression of Interest – Training in Public Speaking and Report Writing to Staff with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/962/Expression of Interest – Training in Public Speaking and Report Writing to Staff with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ   Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry for Education and Employment is seeking of a leading institution in public speaking and report writing to the Agency’s Youth workers. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded here. Expression of Interest letters including a Europass CV, work experience and references are to be submitted to Aġenzija Żgħażagħ St. Joseph High Road Santa Venera SVR 1013 in a sealed envelope by not later than 6th May 2019 noon. The financial proposa... Songcraft - Marketing Myself 10/04/2019 07:49:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/961/Songcraft - Marketing Myself http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/961/Songcraft - Marketing Myself   Image creation, social media and online platforms and PR and networking were some of the topics discussed during the marketing workshop held for the singer songwriters currently participating in Songcraft.  This workshop was facilitated by Spazju Kreattiv as part of their collaboration in this music initiative, together with the input of Plakard Project, a young band that won Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s first edition of Music Quest 2 years ago.  The aim of this workshop ... Expression of Interest – Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Health & Safety Officer 05/04/2019 06:42:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/955/Expression of Interest – Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Health & Safety Officer http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/955/Expression of Interest – Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Health & Safety Officer   As part of the ongoing evaluation of its safe leisure spaces, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is seeking to appoint a warranted Health & Safety Officer to conduct bi-annual health and safety risk assessment audits of its premises in Malta and Gozo. Full details and specifications can be downloaded from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ website www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt. Expression of Interest letters including a Europass CV, work experience, references and ... Iz-zunzana tiltaqa ma' kulturi differenti 04/04/2019 07:33:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/960/Iz-zunzana tiltaqa ma' kulturi differenti http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/960/Iz-zunzana tiltaqa ma' kulturi differenti L-ewwel programm mis-sensiela ‘Iż-Żunżana’ kien imtella’ nhar is-Sibt 30 ta’ April ġewwa l-Każin Banda 12th May Ħaz-Zebbuġ bis-sehem ta’ musiċisti Żgħażagħ mill-ħames soċjetajiet mużikali msieħba f’dan il-proġett: San Leonardo ta' Kirkop, Sagra Familija tal-Kalkara, Banda Vittorja tan-Naxxar, Santa Marija tal-Qrendi u 12th May ta' Ħaż-Żebbuġ. Matul dan il-programm, il-mużiċisti żgħażagħ kellhom iċ-ċans li jiltaqgħu u jsiru jafu aktar mill-qrib lil... Dream skatepark opens in Birzebbuga 03/04/2019 09:43:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/959/Dream skatepark opens in Birzebbuga http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/959/Dream skatepark opens in Birzebbuga   A dream for young people in Birżebbuġa was realised today with the official opening of a €300,000 skatepark through an initiative spearheaded by the President’s Trust Foundation and backed by the Ministry of Tourism and local businesses.   The project was proposed to the Trust in 2016 by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, which communicated the strong desire of young people to have a skatepark in the village which would provide them with a social and athletic outlet.   Th... Music Quest - Catching up with the winners 02/04/2019 13:12:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/958/Music Quest - Catching up with the winners http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/958/Music Quest - Catching up with the winners   All the projects which we take on as part of our Empowerment Programme envisage supporting young people as they do the things they like doing best and to help them progress further in their chosen paths.  Music Quest was a space for young artists to use music as their medium of empowerment.  Nearly a year after Music Quest 2 ended, we caught up with 2 of the winning artists.   Aiden Somers recalls Music Quest as having been a very beneficial experience that helped... EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR ACCOMMODATION TO HOST THE 51st MODEL EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT 02/04/2019 13:00:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/957/EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR ACCOMMODATION TO HOST THE 51st MODEL EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/957/EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR ACCOMMODATION TO HOST THE 51st MODEL EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT   Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, will be hosting the 51st edition of the Model European Parliament (MEP), for which event youth delegates from twenty-eight different European Countries will be attending MEP.   Scope   Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is seeking to secure a reservation in a 3star hotel on bed and breakfast basis for an approximation of 35 young people who will be participating in MEP from 9th till 16th November 2019. Reserved rooms ... Expression of Interest – Accommodation for Model European Parliament 02/04/2019 12:48:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/956/Expression of Interest – Accommodation for Model European Parliament http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/956/Expression of Interest – Accommodation for Model European Parliament   Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, will be hosting the 51st edition of the Model European Parliament, for which event youth delegates from twenty-eight different European Countries will be attending MEP from 9th till 16th November 2019. Considering such, Agenzija Zghazagh seeks accommodation for the Youth delegates.   Full details and specifications can be downloaded from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ website www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt. Expression of In... Expression of Interest – Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Health & Safety Officer 02/04/2019 12:35:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/954/ Expression of Interest – Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Health & Safety Officer http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/954/ Expression of Interest – Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Health & Safety Officer   Scope of Work   As part of the ongoing evaluation of its safe leisure spaces, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is seeking to appoint a warranted Health & Safety Officer to conduct bi-annual health and safety risk assessment audits of its premises in Malta and Gozo.   Period of Work   Three years contract renewable every year.   Work Required   To inspect biannually, unless otherwise deemed necessary, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s safe spaces both in Mal... Polifest @ Gozo 02/04/2019 11:24:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/953/Polifest @ Gozo http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/953/Polifest @ Gozo   For its 8th session, Polifest convened in Gozo.  On the agenda, remembering the UN International Day of Happiness and the formulation of a set of recommendations to be presented to policy makers based on themes arising from previous Polifest workshops.  The United Nations deems happiness a fundamental human goal that necessitates an inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth to promote the happiness and well-being of all.  It was inevitable that during ... Karma Red - Ir-rebbieh ta' Konkors Kitba Letteratura ghaz-Zghazagh 28/03/2019 14:56:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/952/Karma Red - Ir-rebbieh ta' Konkors Kitba Letteratura ghaz-Zghazagh http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/952/Karma Red - Ir-rebbieh ta' Konkors Kitba Letteratura ghaz-Zghazagh   Karma Red huwa titlu ta’ ktieb li dalwaqt jiżdied mal-għażla dejjem tikber ta’ kotba mmirati għal teenagers, grazzi ghall-Konkors Kitba Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ.  Ta’ kull sena, dan il-konkors jippremja manuskritt rebbieħ billi joffri premju finanzjarju lill-awtur, kif ukoll billi jiffinanzja l-pubblikazjoni tal-manuskritt. L-awtur rebbieħ ta’ din is-sena huwa Mark A. Calleja, li rċieva t-trofew, ic-ċertifikat u ċ-ċekk ta’ Eur 1000, waqt ċerimonja ... The Art of Dialogue 28/03/2019 14:41:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/951/The Art of Dialogue http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/951/The Art of Dialogue The context of the training is the new EU Youth Strategy for 2019-2027, which is the European policy framework for young people in Europe. After the Structured Dialogue process, it puts the EU Youth Dialogue at the front, aiming to establish participation of young people in decision making process at all levels – from local, regional, national and European. The training explored how to make use of the methods and attitudes that have proven successful in 6th cycle of the Structured Dialogue... Calling Young Artists 27/03/2019 13:48:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/950/Calling Young Artists http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/950/Calling Young Artists The Young Artist Development Programme is an initiative of the Arts Council Malta and Agenzija Zghazagh which has been developed to invest in the training and development of young artists by increasing opportunities to continue building their skill sets as young creatives. The programme is designed to provide the necessary incentives to Young Artists to support their participation in creative endeavours. It also aims at creating new opportunities for creative activities. Young artists selected t... Calling Artivisti 27/03/2019 13:26:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/949/Calling Artivisti http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/949/Calling Artivisti Artivisti is an initiative of the Arts Council Malta and Agenzija Zghazagh with the aim of reaching out to young people who wish to initiate dialogue and a rhetoric of change with society through their chosen creative medium. Selected creatives enter the chance to receive a €4000 grant towards their own artivist project as well as form part of a community of like minded peers supporting each other along the 18-month journey of this programme. Calls are open for young people aged 18-2... Calls for Young Creatives Open 27/03/2019 11:33:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/934/Calls for Young Creatives Open http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/934/Calls for Young Creatives Open Aġenzija Żgħażagħ teams up with Arts Council Malta to launch collaborative intiatives for Young Creatives 2019-2020  Two Programmes for young creatives launched following renewed collaboration agreement of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ with Arts Council Malta for 2019-2020. This collaboration agreement links to the implementation of the National Youth Policy Towards 2020 as well as Arts Council Malta’s goals outlined in the Create2020 Strategy, with a particular focus on providing more opp... CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS Youth Exchange | EYCA Cardholder Meet-ups 26/03/2019 14:49:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/948/CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS Youth Exchange | EYCA Cardholder Meet-ups http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/948/CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS Youth Exchange | EYCA Cardholder Meet-ups Place: Izola, Slovenia Dates: 12 – 18 May, 2019 Application Deadline: April 1, 2019     About the Youth Exchange The “Cardholder Meet-ups” are organised by the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) in partnership with MOBIN. The meet-ups aim to provide European Youth Cardholders the opportunity to experience European values through travelling, meeting young people from other countries, debating and learning more about how the EU works. Last but not least,... Got Talent! 26/03/2019 09:03:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/946/Got Talent! http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/946/Got Talent! From woodwork to papiermache to cake decoration to videography... the young people attending Youth.Inc- Aġenzija Żgħażagħ got to show case their talents. A huge high five goes to Nate from Vibe FM and Kurt Calleja for sharing their inspiring personal stories. A picture is worth more than a thousand words - share their experiences here #GiveAVote – the new campaign mobilising young voters for the EU elections 22/03/2019 12:51:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/945/#GiveAVote – the new campaign mobilising young voters for the EU elections http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/945/#GiveAVote – the new campaign mobilising young voters for the EU elections Launched on the 22nd of March and led by young people, #GiveAVote comes with a whole new approach to young voter engagement for the 2019 European Elections. While the EU has a huge impact on young people’s lives, only 28% of young voters participated in the 2014 EU Elections - the lowest turnout of any age group. At the same time, young people across Europe are increasingly engaged in the issues that matter to them, leading the push for major causes, such as climate change and ... #GIVEAVOTE - Youth Activists 21/03/2019 11:37:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/944/#GIVEAVOTE - Youth Activists http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/944/#GIVEAVOTE - Youth Activists   26 activists, 13 EU countries and one common goal. To raise turnout for the upcoming European Parliamentary elections. Failure to vote, Failure to be Politically Relevant? In 2014 just 28% of young people voted in elections for the European Parliament. We would like to stress that by not voting, we give up our power and issues that matter most to young people can be ignored at little to no political cost.     Samuel Camillieri Brancaleone and Steven Bajada, 2 youth... L-esperjenzi tagħna 18/03/2019 10:13:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/943/L-esperjenzi tagħna http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/943/L-esperjenzi tagħna “Inħossni tajjeb ħafna meta nkun ma’ tal-Youth hub. Inkun ferħan.” (Hogen Hassan) Bħalissa madwar 25 żgħażagħ qed jattendu ż-żewġ gruppi fil-Youth hub tal-Aġenzija Żgħażagħ f’Santa Venera. F’ambjent li joffri spazju sabiex iż-żgħażagħ iħossuhom komdi, jikkreaw attivitajiet li fihom jieħdu pjaċir filwaqt li jitgħallmu; dawn il-youth hubs jilqgħu żgħazagħ b’xi tip ta’ diżabililta minn 16-il sena ‘l fuq. Xi attivitajiet li jiġu organizzati jin... A showcase of talent 18/03/2019 09:25:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/942/A showcase of talent http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/942/A showcase of talent Songcraft: From a scribble to the stage Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and Spazju Kreattiv have joined forces to create a music initiative for young talented singer-songwriters aged 16 – 18. Six young people are taking part in Songcraft 2019, and are working hard towards a showcase performance on 27 April. Our young songwriters Mark Ciantar, Lara Micallef, Paolo Micallef, Maya Morrow, Bradley Spiteri, and Maria Vella are working with mentors Alex Alden (Singer-songwriter, judge at X Factor M... Meet the singer-songwriters 14/03/2019 07:44:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/941/Meet the singer-songwriters http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/941/Meet the singer-songwriters Meet the artists taking part in Songcraft ! Mark Ciantar, Lara Micallef, Paolo Micallef, Maya Morrow, Bradley Spiteri, and Maria Vella have been teamed with mentors Alex Alden (Singer-songwriter, judge at X Factor Malta), Ivan Borg (Red Electrick), and Alison Galea (Etnika, Beangrowers, The Shh) to continue working on their music. During March and April, they will also be attending professionalization workshops to prepare them for their final stage performance taking place on the 27th April 20... Celebrating Democracy 12/03/2019 08:29:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/940/Celebrating Democracy http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/940/Celebrating Democracy   POLIFEST Pillar 2—Celebrating Democracy —Session 3 09th March 2019 Victoria Hotel –Sliema The aim of the event Polifest is to sustain a solid body of discussion of young people with policy makers, which will directly feed in the mid-term review of the National Youth Policy Towards 2020. Linking with the UN International Day for Voluntary Organisations, the focus of the workshops and debate was ‘Let’s Get Organised’, and therefore centring on t... Ftit ġranet biss għall-Għanja tal-Poplu Żgħażagħ 2019 11/03/2019 12:32:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/939/Ftit ġranet biss għall-Għanja tal-Poplu Żgħażagħ 2019 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/939/Ftit ġranet biss għall-Għanja tal-Poplu Żgħażagħ 2019 Nhar il-Ġimgħa 15 ta’ Marzu ser ikun imtella’ l-festival ta’ kanzunetti oriġinali bil-Malti l-Għanja tal-Poplu Żgħażagħ ġewwa t-teatru tal-Kulleġġ San Benedittu f’Ħal Kirkop. Iż-żgħażagħ finalisti huma studenti fl-iskejjel ta’ livell medju u sekondarji. Għal sena oħra l-Aġenzija Żgħażagħ qiegħda tagħti s-sapport tagħha lil festival Għanja tal-Poplu Żgħażagħ bħala spazju validu fis-soċjeta li huwa għodda li jwassal liż-żgħażagħ Maltin jesprimu ruħhom bil-Malti perm... Leader skills on the way 11/03/2019 10:44:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/938/Leader skills on the way http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/938/Leader skills on the way The Leadership Accredited Course which is being offered to GCHSS students every Wednesday, have been running since November and is now midway. The first two modules- Introduction to Leadership and Communication have already been covered and students will soon be starting to learn about Strategic Planning, which is going to be a hands-on project of their choice. Most of the sessions have been delivered using a non-formal approach, and the students have been asked to keep a personal journal for ... Malta makes it to the EYCA Youth Panel 10/03/2019 16:23:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/937/Malta makes it to the EYCA Youth Panel http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/937/Malta makes it to the EYCA Youth Panel   The European Youth Card Association (EYCA) has finally launched its first ever Youth Panel, which I am thrilled to be a part of – not only as a representative of Malta but also of the 6 million youth card holders across Europe. This serves as an opportunity for me to be the voice of young people locally and internationally when it comes to giving feedback to the EYCA Board about the many benefits, amongst which discounts and opportunities are included. I had opted to apply becau... Songcraft kicks off 08/03/2019 10:38:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/936/Songcraft kicks off http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/936/Songcraft kicks off After weeks of planning, Songcraft is finally underway. During yesterday’s session which was held in the music studio at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, shortlisted singer-songwriters Mark Ciantar, Maya Angela Morrow, Paolo Micallef, Maria Vella, Lara Micallef and Bradley Spiteri met together along with their mentors during an introductory workshop that kickstarted this project. Our next date will be in April after the intensive mentorship sessions entrusted in the capable hands of Alexandra Alden, Iva... Upstanders Unite against bullying 06/03/2019 09:39:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/933/Upstanders Unite against bullying http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/933/Upstanders Unite against bullying All the year 9s and 10s young people at St Margaret College had the opportunity to participate in the Upstanders Unite seminar. The aims of the seminar were to empower the young people in the school to take a stand when they observe bullying and vandalism and identify ways how one can achieve this. The seminar was organised between the St Margaret College Anti-Bullying guidance teacher and the Agenzija Zghazagh at Kottonera youth workers.      The format of the seminar includ... Ramps Refurbished 06/03/2019 09:12:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/932/Ramps Refurbished http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/932/Ramps Refurbished AZ@K Bicycle Ramps refurbished ... After years of frequent usage, the bike ramps at AZ@K YouthCafé Fortini were in a bad shape. So the young people together with the youth workers decided to rebuild the skate park.       The existing ramps were dismantled and by referring to different plans from the internet, they measured and started rebuilding new ones, which were then cut out and coated with primer and undercoat to make them weather proof again. For this project, t... Youth Work and Learning for Life and Work 28/02/2019 10:00:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/931/Youth Work and Learning for Life and Work http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/931/Youth Work and Learning for Life and Work During the past two years a transnational project was carried out with the aim to develop a non-formal curriculum that can be replicated and refined on a pan-European basis amongst other outcomes. This project involves 3 partners from the public, private and educational sectors; Agenzija Zghazagh  together with YMCA George Williams Company and Manor Education and Training Solutions Ltd. This project is funded by Key Action 2 within the Erasmus+ programme. As mentioned earlier one of the ... Maximising Impact Programme 27/02/2019 10:26:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/930/Maximising Impact Programme http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/930/Maximising Impact Programme   Every year EYCA organises a two-day seminar exclusively dedicated to member organisations. Agenzija Zghazagh being  a full member of this organisation was granted the opportunity to attend this seminar to improve its knowledge to provide a better service to the young people. EYCA, who takes much into consideration requests from it’s members and young people developed the Maximising Impact Seminar – ‘Common resources and good practices: sharing experiences and lear... Pancake Day at Verdala courtesy of the Student Council 06/02/2019 13:26:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/929/Pancake Day at Verdala courtesy of the Student Council http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/929/Pancake Day at Verdala courtesy of the Student Council The newly elected St Margaret College Secondary School Student Council organised their very first activity: a Pancake Day. On 25th January 2019, they organized a pancake day from start to finish with the support of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ youth workers. We cannot share the taste of the pancakes but we can give you a behind the scenes view The Student Council has listed a number of actions and activities that need to be implemented this year. Their first activity was successful through determinatio... St. Margaret's College youth complete their first trials 06/02/2019 13:15:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/928/St. Margaret's College youth complete their first trials http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/928/St. Margaret's College youth complete their first trials On  31st January 2019, 7 young people from St Margaret College Senior School set of for their 2-day trial expedition as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award - Bronze Trail which is run by the Aġenzija Zgħażagħ youth workers in Kottonera. For the past three months they had to learn important skills like plotting a route, navigating with a map and camping. These skills were tested and used successfully during the trail walk. Here is a glimpse of their experience The young people had to be ... 63 projects funded through our schemes for organisations 01/02/2019 10:32:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/927/63 projects funded through our schemes for organisations http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/927/63 projects funded through our schemes for organisations 63 projects have been awarded funding by Aġenzija Zgħażagħ for projects in the community during 2019. Aġenzija Zgħażagħ operates three different funding schemes as part of its Support Programme for Youth Organisations. The A4U scheme provides financial support for the capacity building of youth organisations. Through this initiative, youth organisations invest in tangible assets for the benefit of the organisation. The Be Active Scheme provides financial support for the implementation of project... Shifting Contexts exhibition 24/01/2019 12:13:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/926/Shifting Contexts exhibition http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/926/Shifting Contexts exhibition After a successful run of 5 weeks, Shifting Contexts drew to a close last week with a closing event during which the artists spoke about their individual and collective experiences of this exhibition. The discussion was facilitated by the curator – Dr. Trevor Borg, and all of the artists expressed their satisfaction at having been chosen to put up their work related to the theme of the project which was Relocate.   Present for this event were Mr. Toni Sant on behalf of Spazju K... 3E Citizens 22/01/2019 09:54:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/925/3E Citizens http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/925/3E Citizens Speaking in public and debating are at the heart of 3E citizens – a set of workshops presented by Aġenzija Zgħażagħ to Year 10 and 11 students. By the end of February 2019, around 1200 students will have participated in this seminar, which takes as its starting point the recent Vote 16 legislation but proceeds by giving the floor to the young people present, asking them to debate points in favour and against current situations. At first, the young people are generally reticent about t... Voting Voices Responsible Choices 22/01/2019 09:43:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/924/Voting Voices Responsible Choices http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/924/Voting Voices Responsible Choices When the Vote 16 legislation came into force in March 2018, many young people clamoured for more civic education to be able to navigate this new right responsibly. Voting Voices Responsible Choices is a set of workshops rolled into one seminar which Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is currently presenting to Year 12 students to give them some hands-on experience on what it means to be enfranchised and how to use this right responsibly. These seminars will run until the end of March and during this period ... Duke of Edinburgh...closing 2018 with an adventure 14/01/2019 12:49:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/923/Duke of Edinburgh...closing 2018 with an adventure http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/923/Duke of Edinburgh...closing 2018 with an adventure Youth.inc offers the Duke of Edinburgh International Award as part of its programme. This is an opportunity for young people to develop their skills, get physically active, be of service and experience adventure. December saw 13 young people doing the 2-day trial expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award and 11 young people doing the 3 day trial expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award. The young people camped in Ghajn Tuffieha and Dingli. During their route in the co... MEP National Selections - Winter 2019 14/01/2019 08:31:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/922/MEP National Selections - Winter 2019 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/922/MEP National Selections - Winter 2019 During MEP National Selections organised by Agenzija Zghazagh last week, Gianluca Vella, Briana Mifsud, Michael Cilia Debono and Julian Spiteri were chosen to represent Malta during the 50th international session of MEP Europe being held between 16-23rd February 2019 in France. MEP National Selections take place over a period of three days and include training in public speaking and debating, resolution writing and how to prepare for a general assembly. These sessions are facilitated by ex ... AZ@Kottonera services at St. Margaret's College 04/01/2019 09:15:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/920/AZ@Kottonera services at St. Margaret's College http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/920/AZ@Kottonera services at St. Margaret's College Aġenzija Żgħażagħ reaches young people in schools through its regional services within Kottonera (AŻ@K). One of the services is the delivery of programs by Youth Workers within both the Middleschool and the Senior School of Bormla. In order to invest in young people and help them realise their potential, programs are developed so that young people can actively participate, learn, take action and develop their skills and abilities within a school environment.       There are ... Youth Local Council - Naxxar 27/12/2018 13:20:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/918/Youth Local Council - Naxxar http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/918/Youth Local Council - Naxxar Following a previous initiative, Naxxar Youth Local Council wanted to explore their home town more in depth as their subsequent project. After successfully applying for funding through Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s Youth Local Council Programme, they went on to do this by conducting research and interviews and presenting the outcome in a 15 minute video documentary, entitled ‘Aspetti tal-Ħajja Soċjali, Kulturali u Storiċi fin-Naxxar’ which also included sign language interpretation. ... Song Craft - from a scribble to the stage! 26/12/2018 12:46:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/917/Song Craft - from a scribble to the stage! http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/917/Song Craft - from a scribble to the stage!   Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and Spazju Kreattiv have joined forces to create a music initiative geared towards young people aged 16–18 years. We are looking for upcoming singer-songwriters that are willing to improve their skills and present original songs to an audience. What to expect? – Mentorship opportunities with established singer-songwriters, including Alex Alden (Singer-songwriter, judge at X Factor Malta), Ivan Borg (Red Electrick), Alison Galea (Etnika,... What does it take? - Eurodesk MT Volunteer training 19/12/2018 08:30:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/916/What does it take? - Eurodesk MT Volunteer training http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/916/What does it take? - Eurodesk MT Volunteer training Volunteer training has begun to assume special importance, both as a volunteering role requirement and as a motivation to volunteer. As a result to this, Agenzija Zghazagh provided the young people with the ‘Eurodesk Volunteer Training’; training which did not only strengthen the competences of the participants but also contributed to motivate the upcoming volunteers by helping them to achieve and maintain satisfaction in the roles they will take on different ‘European Solidari... Be Cool, Be Healthy, Do Sports! 18/12/2018 10:24:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/915/Be Cool, Be Healthy, Do Sports! http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/915/Be Cool, Be Healthy, Do Sports! At the end of November 2018, 29 young people between the ages of 13 and 17 from 3 different countries came together for a multilateral youth exchange through the Erasmus + funding. After weeks of preparation by the Maltese youth from AZ@K, they welcomed their guests from the partner institutions in Ireland, Balleyfermont Youth Service and from Macedonia, Metamorphosis in the Youth Activity Centre in Marsaxlokk. The theme of the youth exchange was sports. The young people through various works... Student Council Elections at Kottonera 18/12/2018 10:19:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/914/Student Council Elections at Kottonera http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/914/Student Council Elections at Kottonera On 06th December 2018, the students at St. Margaret College Secondary School, had the opportunity to democratically elect the Student Council for the year 2018/2019. This process was coordinated by the Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Kottonera Regional Youth Service (AŻ@K). For the election, an electoral commission was formed by the students who setup the rules and regulations of the election. During the same period, students from each year were encouraged to contest the Student Council elections. 20 studen... Silence is NOT the answer 18/12/2018 10:09:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/913/Silence is NOT the answer http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/913/Silence is NOT the answer       Domestic Violence Interactive Discussion   On 11th December 2018, an Interactive Discussion related to Domestic Violence was held at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ MCAST Youth Hub, Paola in collaboration with MCAST Outreach and Support Services.   The aim of this discussion was to educate, create more awareness and to develop a zero tolerance to Domestic Violence amongst young people present.   A list of challenging questions related to the subject was pr... E+ Evidence Based Dialogue 17/12/2018 08:43:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/921/E+ Evidence Based Dialogue http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/921/E+ Evidence Based Dialogue Evidence Based Dialogue is a project coordinated by Maltese National Working Group (NWG) through Aġenzija Zgħażagħ as part of the Structured Dialogue. Through Evidence Based Dialogue Agenzija Zghazagh aims to increase the number of young people actively participating in the Structured Dialogue process. To this end the Maltese NWG apart from outreaching and engaging with the more ‘usual suspects’ such as organised youth in youth organisations or those accessible young people such as E... My experience at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Youth.Inc 14/12/2018 11:19:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/912/My experience at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Youth.Inc http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/912/My experience at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Youth.Inc While I did my Internship at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Youth.inc, I felt that I am part of a very great Agency where I learnt a lot. I met a lot of amazing people around the Agency, which gave me the chance to grow on myself and to integrate very well in the daily working life. I observed the differences between Malta and Germany in Youth Work which I liked a lot also saw similarities between the two countries. The time I spent during the Sessions of Social Care Level 2 and 3, I found them really... Eurodesk MT.. one hub for youth opportunities! 11/12/2018 11:00:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/911/Eurodesk MT.. one hub for youth opportunities! http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/911/Eurodesk MT.. one hub for youth opportunities! Whilst finishing off their Christmas shopping in Valletta, young people were made aware of the countless volunteering opportunities that Eurodesk MT provides through the European Solidarity Corps. The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe. After completing a simple registration process, European Solidarity Corps... Polifest on the Road 30/11/2018 12:06:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/910/Polifest on the Road http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/910/Polifest on the Road As the Polifest journey continues, this week saw the start of one of three events that are planned in the course of the next 2 weeks at three (3) different destinations with three (3 different groups of young people. Our first stop was Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School in Naxxar last Monday where together with a group of young people we marked international anti-obesity day and continued to elaborate on the challenges of young people as identified during one of the preceding events. ... Polifest - a journey with 12 destinations 30/11/2018 07:44:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/909/Polifest - a journey with 12 destinations http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/909/Polifest - a journey with 12 destinations #Polifest #International Volunteer Day Polifest is journey with 12 destinations. Each destination is an international day that serves as a backdrop for structured dialogue between young people and policy makers. 60 young people come on board each time and inspired by the day’s theme, different workshops reflect, discuss and elaborate on the final goal of this journey – a set of recommendations on youth, life and democracy that will be presented to policy makers at the final stop.... Leadership course @ GCHSS 29/11/2018 10:11:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/908/Leadership course @ GCHSS http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/908/Leadership course @ GCHSS On 21st November 2018, Agenzija Zghazagh launched a leadership course in level 3, which is being offered to the GCHSS students in conjunction with GCHSS. This course is aimed for young people involved in youth organisations and/or individuals who want to improve their leadership skills and abilities. The course consists of 4 modules that will cover essential leadership knowledge and skills such as different styles of leadership, communication, strategic planning and civic responsibilities to n... Understanding Democracy through Civic Education 27/11/2018 13:34:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/907/Understanding Democracy through Civic Education http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/907/Understanding Democracy through Civic Education To date over 1000 young people have attended the civic education seminars – 3E citizens and Voting Voices Responsible Choices that Aġenzija Zgħażagħ is currently offering students in Years 9, 10, 11 and some post-secondary institutions. The main goal of these workshops is for students to understand and appreciate democracy. Lowering the voting age to 16 was a key milestone in the widening of the franchise in Malta and these hands-on sessions aim to increase young people’s awareness o... MEP Toledo - Madrid 26/11/2018 10:35:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/906/MEP Toledo - Madrid http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/906/MEP Toledo - Madrid The 49th international autumn session of the Model European Parliament took place in Toledo and Madrid between the 10th and 17th November 2018. The opening was held at the Universidad de Castilla – La Mancha with the student head of the Maltese delegation – David Debattista delivering the opening speech on behalf of Malta. 10 committees discussed current issues and came up with their resolutions for approval during a General Assembly that was hosted at the Camera de los Diputados in ... AZ@K in St. Margaret's College 23/11/2018 12:57:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/905/AZ@K in St. Margaret's College http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/905/AZ@K in St. Margaret's College Aġenzija Żgħażagħ @ Kottonera commences its sessions in St. Margaret College Aġenzija Żgħażagħ reaches young people in schools through its regional services within Kottonera (AŻ@K). One of the services is the delivery of programs by Youth Workers within both the Middle school and the Senior School of Bormla. In order to invest in young people and help them realise their potential, programs are developed so that young people can actively participate, learn, take action and develop their skill... When witches go riding and... 23/11/2018 12:44:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/904/When witches go riding and... http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/904/When witches go riding and... “When witches go riding and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers it’s near Halloween” On the 30th October, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ MCAST Youth Hub, organized a whole day event related to Halloween. Four stations were set up where young people were invited to watch scary video clips, draw caricatures, spider and bats crafts and pumpkin carving. One of the most popular stations was the caricature drawing where many young people sat opposite each other and d... Launch of MYFF 2 22/11/2018 11:30:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/903/Launch of MYFF 2 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/903/Launch of MYFF 2 The second edition of the Malta Youth Film Festival was launched yesterday at the Institute for the Creative Arts, MCAST, Mosta. Speaking on behalf of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, Mr. Jason Zammit explained how the Malta Youth Film Festival fits the bill in terms of opportunities extended to young people as part of the Agency’s Empowerment Programme. Following last year’s success, he said, this programme would be continued since it provided an ideal space for the expression of young people&rsq... Sputnik School - Telling the Untold 12/11/2018 11:10:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/902/Sputnik School - Telling the Untold http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/902/Sputnik School - Telling the Untold Yet an amazing experience it was in Moscow Russia last week between the 28th October and the 2nd of November 2018 where i was chosen by Agenzija Zghazagh to participate in Sputnik Project-The School of Young Journalists. My experience in the media sector is a varied one. Starting off as a TV presenter, co-ordinating and presenting programmes of a cultural nature on ONE TV, I moved on to producing and presenting radio programmes on ONE Radio. My radio programmes mainly dealt with cultural news, e... Call for Youth Activists 09/11/2018 09:01:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/901/Call for Youth Activists http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/901/Call for Youth Activists Take the lead and make it happen! We’re the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) and we’d like all young people over 18 to turn up and rock the vote in the 2019 Elections for the European Parliament. It doesn’t matter who they vote for. What matters is young people find out more about the European Union, have their own opinions and cast an informed vote. This is why we’re working to create a Youth Activation Campaign for these elections. We’re looking for two ... Sejħa għal Espressjoni ta’ Interess 09/11/2018 08:54:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/900/Sejħa għal Espressjoni ta’ Interess http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/900/Sejħa għal Espressjoni ta’ Interess L-Għaqda tal-Malti – Università qed tilqa’ espressjonijiet ta’ interess għall-kompilazzjoni, l-għażla, u l-editjar tal-materjal għall-pubblikazzjoni finali ta’ TAĦŻIŻ6, programm ta’ kitba kreattiva kkordinat mill-Għaqda tal-Malti, u kkummissjonat mill-Aġenzija Żgħażagħ. Il-persuni interessati għandhom jiktbu lill-Għaqda tal-Malti (ghaqdatalmalti@gmail.com) sa mhux aktar tard mill-24 ta’ Novembru 2018 u juru l-interess tagħhom b’ittra ta’ ... Ministerial taskforce endorses action plan to drive youth development 09/11/2018 08:26:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/899/Ministerial taskforce endorses action plan to drive youth development http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/899/Ministerial taskforce endorses action plan to drive youth development The Commonwealth Youth Ministerial Taskforce has endorsed key initiatives to create jobs for young people and prioritise youth in national development plans. The Task Force is a panel of 10 ministers, with two representatives from each Commonwealth region, that provides advice on the design and delivery of youth programmes. Meeting in Malta, members underscored the urgency of mobilising resources to meet the growing ambitions of young people, who make up more than 60 per cent of the 2.4 bil... Summit to bolster youth work in the Commonwealth 06/11/2018 09:07:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/898/Summit to bolster youth work in the Commonwealth http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/898/Summit to bolster youth work in the Commonwealth Malta will be transformed into a hub for youth empowerment when it hosts two Commonwealth events during Youth Work Week. The third Commonwealth Conference on Youth Work takes place from 6-9 November in Malta under the theme ‘Crosscurrents – steering a course for youth work as a growth profession in the Commonwealth and in Europe’. The three-day conference will bring together youth workers, academics and policymakers to strengthen youth work as a profession and advocate f... Brain Drain or Brain Gain? 05/11/2018 12:27:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/890/Brain Drain or Brain Gain? http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/890/Brain Drain or Brain Gain? The Seminar “Brain drain or brain gain?” which took place in Zagreb, Croatia, as part of the programme of the Croatian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (18 May - 21 November 2018) highlighted the role of the European Youth Card in providing opportunities for young people at home and abroad. The Seminar aimed at exploring the brain drain – brain gain phenomenon and the role which the European Youth Card could play in this respect, notably b... MEP France Jubilee Session - Applications Open 31/10/2018 09:40:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/897/MEP France Jubilee Session - Applications Open http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/897/MEP France Jubilee Session - Applications Open National Selections: 04th & 05th January 2019 Aġenzija Żgħażagħ would like to invite young people aged 16-19 to apply to participate as Maltese delegates during the 50th International Jubilee Session of the Model European Parliament which is being held in Paris and Strasbourg between 16–23 February 2019. Applications will be received online by not later than 7th December 2018. All applicants will be acknowledged and given more information on how to take part in the training and sel... Youth.Inc Awards Ceremony 2018 26/10/2018 09:41:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/896/Youth.Inc Awards Ceremony 2018 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/896/Youth.Inc Awards Ceremony 2018 The annual Award Ceremony for Youth.inc took place in the evening of 18th October 2018. The young people were all well dressed for this special occasion in which their achievements in the programme are honoured. Unfortunately, due to the inclement weather, the outdoor event had to be cancelled however, it was a pleasure to host indoors our guests and the young people in three different level groups. On the night, there were three audio-visual presentations which looked back at some of the ... MEP session in Athens 25/10/2018 09:03:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/895/MEP session in Athens http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/895/MEP session in Athens Mark Anthony Borg, Samuel Camilleri Brancaleone, Gianluca Fauzza, Graziella Schembri and Hannah Vella, former students from De La Salle 6th Form and current university students have just returned from representing Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and Malta during a regional MEP session held in Athens between 5-10th October 2018. During the 5 day session, the students had the opportunity to discuss in committees issues related to Immigration, the Environment, Security and Defence, Transport and Tourism, Interna... Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda: sejħa sal-5 ta' Novembru 2018 24/10/2018 10:05:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/894/Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda: sejħa sal-5 ta' Novembru 2018 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/894/Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda: sejħa sal-5 ta' Novembru 2018 Finanzjament lill-Każini tal-Banda għal inizjattivi li jsaħħu l-istrutturi ta’ tagħlim mużikali taż-żgħażagħ: sejħa miftuħa sal-5 ta’ Novembru 2018 Aġenzija Żgħażagħ bil-kollaborazzjoni tal-Għaqda Każini tal-Banda, qed tniedi l-proġett ‘It-Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda’ bħala parti mill-programm ta’ Sapport lill-Għaqdiet taż-Żgħażagħ. Dan il-proġett qiegħed jiġi amministrat mill-istess Aġenzija, fi ħdan is-Segretarjat Parlamentari għaż-Żgħa... Debate Academy in Malta for Young Mediterranean Voices 24/10/2018 07:16:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/893/Debate Academy in Malta for Young Mediterranean Voices http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/893/Debate Academy in Malta for Young Mediterranean Voices The Anna Lindh Mediterranean Foundation and the Agenzija Zghazagh are partnering to strengthen the domain of intercultural dialogue and youth development. This will be achieved through the development and establishment of a regional “Debate Academy” in Malta for Young Mediterranean Voices, the flagship debate programme that connects civil society, education and policy-makers across the Euro-Mediterranean region, and provides a pioneering platform to open doors for young influencers t... Post of Youth Worker 24/10/2018 07:12:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/892/Post of Youth Worker http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/892/Post of Youth Worker Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is seeking to recruit full-time Youth Workers. Individuals applying for this post should be in possession, as a minimum, of a University Degree (MQF Level 6) in Youth & Community Studies. However, candidates who presently possess a Diploma in Youth and Community Studies and are completing their final years of studies in the B.A. (Hons) in Youth and Community Studies, shall be considered for this position and may be offered a junior position in the interim until the full qua... Time To Move 2018 23/10/2018 12:51:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/891/Time To Move 2018 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/891/Time To Move 2018 The Time to Move campaign, a the flagship campaign of the Eurodesk network. It is a collection of online and offline events for young people organised during the month of October. These activities introduced young people to the hundreds of possibilities through which they can go abroad and take part in an international project, explore Europe or gain experience they need for your future.# EurodeskMT operated by Agenzija Zghazagh, flew their plane all the way to the University Campus during Fr... Drink Aware and more @ Qawra Youth Cafe 23/10/2018 10:50:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/889/Drink Aware and more @ Qawra Youth Cafe http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/889/Drink Aware and more @ Qawra Youth Cafe During the last three months young people attending the Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Qawra Youth Café participated in five sessions about the potential dangers and health problems associated with substance abuse and addictions including the use of technology offered by FSWS Agenzija Sedqa. The sessions explored issues surrounding drugs and alcohol, as well as the associated issues of peer pressure and the importance of learning how to make informed, sensible decisions. The Sedqa prevention ex... Taħżiż 6 Live-In 22/10/2018 09:18:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/888/Taħżiż 6 Live-In http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/888/Taħżiż 6 Live-In L-aħħar sessjoni ta’ kitba kreattiva ta’ Taħżiż 6 seħħet fi tmiem il-ġimgħa li għadda fil-hostel taż-żgħażagħ ta’ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ f’Marsaxlokk. Il-Ġimgħa filgħaxija kien hemm eżerċizzju introduttiv fejn il-parteċipanti setgħu jisfidaw lilhom infishom jiktbu minkejja ċerti limiti li jimponu fuqhom infushom. Is-Sibt kien hemm żewġ sessjonijiet mal-awturi Immanuel Mifsud u Noel Tanti dwar il-proċess tal-kitba (is-Sibt). Is-Sibt filgħaxija Margerita Pulè... Be Cool, Be Healthy, Do Sports - the APV Visit 22/10/2018 08:15:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/887/Be Cool, Be Healthy, Do Sports - the APV Visit http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/887/Be Cool, Be Healthy, Do Sports - the APV Visit ‘Be Cool, Be Healthy, Do Sports’ is the next Erasmus+ project by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ at Kottonera (AŻ@K). As the title suggests, the main theme will outline sports and the positive impacts it leaves in young people. Together with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, Ballyfermot Youth Services, Ireland and Metamorphosis Foundation, Macedonia will be joining in this project which will be held between the 24th November until the 01st December 2018 in Marsaxlokk Activity Centre, Malta. Twenty six youth will... More about Polifest 17/10/2018 10:45:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/886/More about Polifest http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/886/More about Polifest Polifest is a year-long Erasmus+ KA3 Structured Dialogue project run by Agenzija Zghazagh and facilitated together with 10 core youth leaders. One of our core youth leaders was recently in Brussels where she had the opportunity to disseminate details about the initial phases of this project and structured dialogue in general during an event that was held in Scotland House to mark the end of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018. A4U and Be Active schemes 2019 Notification regarding application procedure 10/10/2018 07:57:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/883/A4U and Be Active schemes 2019 Notification regarding application procedure http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/883/A4U and Be Active schemes 2019 Notification regarding application procedure Aġenzija Zgħazagħ would like to inform youth organisations that the A4U and Be Active schemes 2019 were published and launched on the 15th September 2018. The closing date is EXTENDED to the 22nd October 2018 noon. Information about the Aġenzija Zgħazagħ public call for funding initiatives by youth organisations may be found on the guidelines documents links below  A4U Guidelines 2019                            &nbs... National Tool Fair 2018 #Powerup! 08/10/2018 07:14:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/885/National Tool Fair 2018 #Powerup! http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/885/National Tool Fair 2018 #Powerup! The National Tool Fair was held last Saturday 29th September 2018 at The Palace Hotel Sliema. The aim of the Tool Fair is to promote quality in youth work and support capacity building of youth workers. Taking up this challenge and being proactive in creating this change, EUPA and Agenzija Zghazagh have once again partnered up to ensure a continuous growth and success of the National Tool Fair. The 3rd National Tool Fair has been a great opportunity for participants to shape educational ... Eurodesk Festival 08/10/2018 07:11:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/884/Eurodesk Festival http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/884/Eurodesk Festival Eurodesk festival .. a festival which explored and celebrated the services, opportunities and the work done towards the young people in our community. An event which served as a platform for youth workers and professionals working in this field to discuss new skills and develop them over the coming years. Youth workers and professionals within the youth field also celebrated 25 years of youth in Malta; which highlighted the social and creative development that always encouraged young people to... Circus for Life 03/10/2018 12:38:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/882/Circus for Life http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/882/Circus for Life Aġenzija Zgħazagħ in collaboration with RISE and Future Vision Acrobat (FVA) the Rwandan circus and acrobatic group hosted a 5-day workshop which engaged young people in learning acrobatics and circus skills. The workshops enabled the young people involved to express their feelings through movement and acrobatics resulting into a choreography that was performed at a show. The young participants were encouraged to share their life stories in order to nurture understanding and respect for one an... Polifest - the discussion continues 03/10/2018 11:30:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/881/Polifest - the discussion continues http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/881/Polifest - the discussion continues International Day of Democracy was the ideal day to launch the 2nd pillar of Polifest focusing on youth and democracy. Youth Organisations were invited to attend to reflect on their work and involvement as an extension of the democratic process and how this can be further enhanced. Policy makers were also present to engage in dialogue with those present.       Discussions on this theme will be resumed during a future event which will be held on the 10th December 2018 – H... Youth work IMPACTS Europe 03/10/2018 11:13:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/880/Youth work IMPACTS Europe http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/880/Youth work IMPACTS Europe The 2nd European Peer Learning Conference Agenizija Żgħażagħ participated in the 2nd European Peer Learning Conference which was held at the ended of September in Ljubljana, Slovenia. More than 70 people took part in Youth work IMPACTS Europe, including project partners, youth workers and young migrants. This conference aimed at solidifying the recommendations how youth work can be a driving force in supporting young migrants, refugees and asylum seekers (YMRA).   During the confe... Mind Matters 26/09/2018 08:39:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/919/Mind Matters http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/919/Mind Matters Young people from 5 different EU countries came together in the Netherlands to discuss Mental Health and how to improve the system in their own country. Click on the image below  to see what they want to be implemented. Mind Matters is a project funded by Erasmus+ Launch of A4U and BeActive 2019 Schemes 19/09/2018 08:07:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/879/Launch of A4U and BeActive 2019 Schemes http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/879/Launch of A4U and BeActive 2019 Schemes As part of its support programme for youth organisations, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ has launched its call for funding for initiatives to be implemented during 2019 under the A4U and Be Active schemes. The launch and information meeting were held in an event for youth organisations held last Saturday, 15th September 2018. These funding schemes are managed and administered by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ within the Parliamentary Secretariat for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisations. The A4U - Assistance for y... Submit your Tool 10/09/2018 10:58:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/878/Submit your Tool http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/878/Submit your Tool The Malta National Tool Fair is BACK! SAVE THE DATE!!!!! SUBMIT YOUR TOOL!!   The EUPA and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ invite you to participate in the 2018 Malta National Tool Fair to be held on Saturday 29th September 2018. The National Tool Fair aims to address the topic selected for the International TOOL FAIR XIII - #Powerup! – focusing on Human rights, Active Participation, Intercultural Dialogue, Social Inclusion and Mental Health through innovative youth work approaches. B... Agenzija Zghazagh @ Medjam18 30/08/2018 07:30:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/877/Agenzija Zghazagh @ Medjam18 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/877/Agenzija Zghazagh @ Medjam18 Agenzija Zghazagh has been part of Medjam's journey. An event that welcomed 1,500 girl guides and scouts aged between 11 and 16 years from 21 different countries for the first ever Mediterranean Jamboree to be held at the Ghajn Tuffieha International Scout Camp Site. MedJam18 brought together various local partners including Valletta 2018 Foundation, Agenzija Zghazagh, BirdLife Malta, Malta Experience and Esplora science centre to give participants a fun programme of activities during... Gozo Summer Youth Club 2018 29/08/2018 06:41:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/876/Gozo Summer Youth Club 2018 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/876/Gozo Summer Youth Club 2018 Throughout this Summer between 23rd July and 31st August, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with the Foundation for Educational Services organised a summer programme for young people aged between 11 and 16 years. This programme was held at Rabat primary School (Vajrinġa).       A Youth Worker engaged by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ organised a series of non-formal education activities focused on life-skills. Young people had the opportunity to explore themes such as self-esteem, friend... Artivisti Pop-Up Hub in August 2018 28/08/2018 10:52:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/875/Artivisti Pop-Up Hub in August 2018 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/875/Artivisti Pop-Up Hub in August 2018 As part of the Artivisti programme Interdisciplinary Residency Programme coordinated by Agenzija Zghazagh a Pop up Hub event was set up with the aim of providing the participants a creative space wherein to share creative processes, dreams and aspirations. The activity was facilitated by Glen Calleja. Artivisti comes through a shared vision embraced by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and Arts Council Malta for the widening of participation of young people in cultural life.       &... Healthy Lifestyle Month @ Qawra Youth Cafe 28/08/2018 08:36:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/874/Healthy Lifestyle Month @ Qawra Youth Cafe http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/874/Healthy Lifestyle Month @ Qawra Youth Cafe During the month of August, the Qawra Youth Café introduced the topic of Healthy Lifestyle, mostly focusing on Nutrition and Physical Activity. Young people had four sessions about nutrition, mainly explaining the ‘healthy plate’, reading and understanding food labels found at the back of the products, and were also introduced to basic tips about food handling. They also had hands on experience where they were given the opportunity to prepare healthy protein bars. Apart from... POLIFEST - International Youth Day 28/08/2018 08:03:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/873/POLIFEST - International Youth Day http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/873/POLIFEST - International Youth Day It was only fitting that International Youth Day would serve as the date of the launch and first session of POLIFEST. 3 pillars, 12 sessions, 12 themes, 10 core youth leaders, 1 survey and an open invitation to young people and youth organisations to be present to make their voices heard. All this and more is POLIFEST - an Erasmus+ KA3 project which will provide spaces and opportunities for structured dialogue between young people and policy makers. Safe spaces for Young People was the them... Voluntary Work Experiences with AZ@K 28/08/2018 07:46:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/872/Voluntary Work Experiences with AZ@K http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/872/Voluntary Work Experiences with AZ@K As part of the Summer Program, every Thursday young people had the opportunity to learn more about the value of altruism through voluntary work. Young people got to know each other through team building challnges and had the space to brainstorm voluntary work ideas. They wished to work with kids and do a clean up activity. On the 2nd of August, AŻ@K collaborated with Birgu Primary School and organised games of kids. 25 young people that attended the Voluntary program, organised the games and l... EVS – a life changing adventure and countless memories 28/08/2018 07:40:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/871/EVS – a life changing adventure and countless memories http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/871/EVS – a life changing adventure and countless memories My experience with European Voluntary Service (EVS) was in every sense of the word, life-changing. For 10 months, I would live within a Dutch community alongside more than 60 adults, children, practitioners, professionals, social workers (and even a few cats!) and work for their organisation Oudezijds 100, in the heart of Amsterdam. Initially, the change was drastic. Waking up early, eating communal meals, working in different teams on a daily basis, getting used to hearing a very strange lan... The AZ@Kottonera Summer Programme 2018 28/08/2018 07:30:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/870/The AZ@Kottonera Summer Programme 2018 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/870/The AZ@Kottonera Summer Programme 2018 AŻ@K continued its work by introducing 4 projects within its summer program; XSEED, Filming, Dance and Voluntary work. XSEED, Filming and Dance programs are being held every Monday while the Voluntary work program is being held every Thursday. Around 45 young people attended these programs and they kept a very good level of consistency in terms of attendance. XSEED Program by AŻ@K One of the programs offered by AŻ@K for Summeris the XSEED Program. Its main aim is to motivate young people in ... Water conservation experience 28/08/2018 07:25:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/869/Water conservation experience http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/869/Water conservation experience One of the projects that AŻ@K worked on in summer was the youth exchange that happened in Estonia in August. This project is a follow up of the two previous exchanges in Ireland and Malta. The main theme was to educate young people on conservation of water. 30 young people participated in this experience, 7 being Maltese forming part of AŻ@K and the rest came from Poland, Ireland and Estonia. Information was gathered beforehand on the water situations in different countries to discuss challeng... Chill Out Room Refurbishment at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ – Youth Activity Centre Marsaxlokk 21/08/2018 07:55:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/868/Chill Out Room Refurbishment at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ – Youth Activity Centre Marsaxlokk http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/868/Chill Out Room Refurbishment at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ – Youth Activity Centre Marsaxlokk Agenzija Zghazagh, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is receiving quotations for the services of a contractor to refurbish its chill out room, within Marsaxlokk Youth Activity Centre St. Francis Street Marsaxlokk. Amongst the works required, the hired contractor would be required to remove the existing trunking and replace it with a conduit system within the wall, disconnect the existing electrical supply and rewire electrical points, including additional points where required, pr... YSSS Award Ceremony 2018 31/07/2018 07:24:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/867/YSSS Award Ceremony 2018 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/867/YSSS Award Ceremony 2018 Eighteen (18) students will be benefitting from the Youth Specialisation Scheme for 2018. This scheme gives students the possibility to apply for a soft loan to study abroad, when they sit for courses which are not offered locally. As it has been doing for the past 8 years through its endorsement of the YSSS in collaboration with APS Bank, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ will be subsidising the interest rate on the students’ loans throughout the 5 year capital repayment holiday which is one of the bon... 5 Freedoms for Animals 24/07/2018 10:50:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/866/5 Freedoms for Animals http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/866/5 Freedoms for Animals On Thursday 19th July, Mr Kevin Mercieca from the Office of the Commissioner for Animal Welfare held an interactive discussion with a group of young people attending the Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Qawra Youth Café regarding animal welfare awareness, animal rights and regulations. This included the obligations each animal keeper have, the five freedoms for animals and how to report in case of animal abuse. Mr Mercieca also gave all the young people present a free book as part of the promotion... Azzjoni b'Missjoni @ Mqabba 24/07/2018 10:07:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/865/Azzjoni b'Missjoni @ Mqabba http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/865/Azzjoni b'Missjoni @ Mqabba Il-missjoni tal-Kunsill Lokali Żgħażagħ Mqabba kienet l-implimentazzjoni ta’ proġett li kisbu fondu għalih minn Aġenzija Żgħażagħ fejn l-azzjoni kienet l-istallazzjoni ta’ outdoor gym ġewwa wieħed mill-ġonna pubblici li hemm fl-Imqabba sabiex r-residenti kollha ta’ dan ir-raħal ikunu jistgħu jibbenefikaw minnu. Il-proġett ġie inawgurat miż-żgħażagħ fil-preżenza tal-Kap Eżekuttiv ta’ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, kif ukoll diversi mistednin distinti oħra. Tqassam ukoll fuljett ... From MYFF to NUFF 20/07/2018 09:31:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/864/From MYFF to NUFF http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/864/From MYFF to NUFF After winning the Malta Youth Film Festival, Bruce Micallef Eynaud travelled to Tromso to take part in the Nordic Youth Film Festival. This is what he had to say of his experience: I feel very fortunate writing about my experience in Tromso, Norway. It came about thanks to a short film I directed and co-wrote, as part of my MA in Film Studies and produced by the University, winning the top prize at the Malta Youth Film Festival, which included a cash prize and an all inclusive trip to the NUFF... A Wallflower in Tromso 20/07/2018 08:58:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/863/A Wallflower in Tromso http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/863/A Wallflower in Tromso As winner of the Malta Youth Film Festival organised earlier this year by Agenzija Zghazagh and the Malta Film Foundation, Bruce Micallef Eynaud travelled to Tromso last month to take part in the Nordic Youth Film Festival. Every year aspiring young film makers from all over the world gather in this remote Nordic town to watch the films submitted for this festival and also to take part in film making workshops. Bruce formed part of Film Group 1 and Wallflower was the title of their produc... MEP Malta National Selections 2018 20/07/2018 07:20:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/862/MEP Malta National Selections 2018 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/862/MEP Malta National Selections 2018 With July temperatures on the rise and barely having had enough time to switch on to holiday mode, 40 students from different educational institutions presented themselves at the Youth Village – St. Venera last week to take part in MEP Malta National Selections. These selections consist of intensive training and EU Parliament simulations through which participating students hone their public speaking and debating skills and learn more about current European affairs. Certificates a... Nagħtu kulur lill-Ħamrun 16/07/2018 10:08:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/861/Nagħtu kulur lill-Ħamrun http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/861/Nagħtu kulur lill-Ħamrun NAGĦTU KULUR LILL-ĦAMRUN is the title of both the project and the colouring book compiled by the Youth Local Council Hamrun with the funds they secured as part of Agenzija Zghazagh’s Youth Local Councils Programme 2017.   This colouring book targeting mainly primary school children aims to provide a fun but at the same time educational resource that increases knowledge and appreciation of the most important landmarks and institutions in Ħamrun. It was presented to the children ... Upcoming Youth Exchange: Conservation of Water 13/07/2018 10:36:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/860/Upcoming Youth Exchange: Conservation of Water http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/860/Upcoming Youth Exchange: Conservation of Water Another useful experience was that of the 5th till the 7th of July in Estonia. A Youth Worker together with a young person, both from AŻ@K, participated in an Advanced Planning Visit (APV). The main aim of an APV serves as a meeting before the exchange so that the Youth Workers build a good relationship with each other, get oriented with accomodations and places to be used and discuss the main theme and programme. The main theme will be conservation of water. Malta, Estonia, Poland and Ireland... YIOSS on the move ! 11/07/2018 09:31:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/859/YIOSS on the move ! http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/859/YIOSS on the move ! YIOSS seeks to move further and is leaving it's offices on particular days to improve both access to and effectivness of youth information. Youth Information is exceptional. It gives the young people a head start when really needed. There are endless benefits to it. YIOSS is providing intensive information and workshops to young people attending Youth Cafes. Information, that empowers learning mobility, allow young people to understand the importance of attaining accurate and reliable info... Young Talent Fund - now open 02/07/2018 07:07:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/858/Young Talent Fund - now open http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/858/Young Talent Fund - now open A new fund will support the participation of young artists and performers in international platforms such as festivals, competitions, exhibitions and/or performances. The Young Talent Fund aims to support the mobility of young creatives to explore, build networks and to engage in international collaborations; to encourage young creatives to actively engage in international platforms and to facilitate and expose young talent to other international practices. The programme is also open to y... New report reveals broad community value of European Youth Health Champions 28/06/2018 06:19:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/857/New report reveals broad community value of European Youth Health Champions http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/857/New report reveals broad community value of European Youth Health Champions Who is a peer educator? A new research report published as part of the European Youth Health Champions project challenges the notion of “peer education” as something that goes beyond age and gender and extends to community in the widest sense. The report, produced by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), compiles results from a literature review, focus groups, surveys and case studies involving young peer educators aged between 14 – 25 years. The findings will be used ... Inspiring, Engaging and Empowering.. .through the European Youth Card! 27/06/2018 10:52:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/856/Inspiring, Engaging and Empowering.. .through the European Youth Card! http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/856/Inspiring, Engaging and Empowering.. .through the European Youth Card! Do you remember that feeling on Christmas morning when you were a child eagerly waiting to open the presents Santa Claus delivered the night before. That amazing feeling of sheer anticipation, excitement and awe of what that wrapped present contained. That is what I felt when we landed in Lisbon on the 06th of June 2018. During the hours’ drive to our hotel, I got a glimpse of what Portugal had to offer. After a day of travelling across Europe to reach the Youth Capital of 2018, Cascais,... eXploring Youth Participation 27/06/2018 08:41:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/855/eXploring Youth Participation http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/855/eXploring Youth Participation Aġenzija Żgħażagħ participated in the seminar ‘eXploring Youth eParticipation’ held in Tallinn Estonia. The seminar dived into the world of eparticipation and how young people can be more actively involved in the decision making process. Round 60 youth workers, policy makers, young people and platform developers came together to explore how online tools can enhance the active participation of young people in their respective communities. The 3 days seminar discuss what is eparticip... Empowering Through Animation 22/06/2018 11:17:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/854/Empowering Through Animation http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/854/Empowering Through Animation Empowering Through Animation was a workshop sponsored by Aġenzija Zgħazagħ during the Valletta Film Festival held 07-16 June 2018. This workshop was targeted at young filmmakers and involved the use of optical games and animated images using glasses, paper, pencils and hand spinners, showing how these can be used to tell stories and to give a voice to young and old alike. Becoming part of Europe 21/06/2018 07:59:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/853/Becoming part of Europe http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/853/Becoming part of Europe How can a youth worker assist Youth Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers? One of the youth workers at AZ@K participated in a meeting held in Bonn, Germany. The project entitled Becoming part of Europe is aims to look at different ways how young migrants, refugees and asylum seekers can settle in EU countries. Youth workers have an important role in this process and during this 2-day cluster meeting youth workers working in the field contributed in the development of a policy document on th... Dizz Celebration Day 21/06/2018 06:55:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/852/Dizz Celebration Day http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/852/Dizz Celebration Day Days are rolling and the hot summer days are introducing us to the summer season. As planned, the second cycle of the Get Into programme has also came to the end. Last group for before we start summer has concluded successfully their training and placement in the retail sector with the Dizz Group of Companies. Thanks for the continuous support from the Ministry of Education and Employment together with Agenzija Żgħazagħ a number of young people are benefiting and encouraged to embark into e... Theme of the day with AZ@K 21/06/2018 06:44:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/851/Theme of the day with AZ@K http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/851/Theme of the day with AZ@K AZ@K in June explored social issues with a 'Theme of the Day' to raise awareness towards living better and healthier.   World Environment Day 05th June 2018 On Tuesdays, the AŻ@K Youth Cafe’, normally organises cooking sessions. Since on that day, it was World Environment Day, after the cooking session the young people were invited in a workshop organised by the Youth Worker to raise awareness on the Environement. Firstly, young people were asked what they understand b... #CrushTheStereotype 21/06/2018 06:22:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/850/#CrushTheStereotype http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/850/#CrushTheStereotype When the Youth Local Council Żabbar were invited to submit a project against Agenzija Zghazagh’s Youth Local Councils Programme 2017, they immediately knew what topic they wanted to tackle. #CrushtheStereotype was borne out of their wish to portray young people positively to balance out the mainstream filter which often tends to be negative. And they did this by going round their own community – Żabbar to show how even the smallest of gestures can crush people’s stereotyp... Expression of Interest – Service of HVAC Maintenance Agreement 18/06/2018 05:59:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/849/Expression of Interest – Service of HVAC Maintenance Agreement http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/849/Expression of Interest – Service of HVAC Maintenance Agreement   Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is seeking the services for an HVAC Maintenance Agreement which will consist of the following:   ·         Preventative maintenance work to ensure that HVAC System is in efficient working condition ·         to ensure that all the necessary electrical and mechanism systems of outdoor and indoor units have been checked and tested that they are working efficiently and... Shaping a non-formal curriculum 12/06/2018 10:15:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/848/Shaping a non-formal curriculum http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/848/Shaping a non-formal curriculum During the month of May a 3 day training seminar for 14 youth workers and trainers was held as part of the 2 year Erasmus+ project. Youth Work and Learning for Life and Work is a project between Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in Malta, YMCA George Williams Company and Manor Education and Training Solutions Ltd. in the United Kingdom. The aim of the training seminar was to continue the process which we started months ago; that of creating a non-formal curriculum. We explored different methodologies, differ... Empowerment through Animation 08/06/2018 08:40:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/846/Empowerment through Animation http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/846/Empowerment through Animation Film making is a recent medium through which Aġenzija Zgħazagħ is seeking to engage young people as part of its Empowerment Programme. After its successful collaboration with the Malta Film Commission to organise the 1st edition of the Malta Youth Film Festival, Aġenzija Zgħażagħ has now teamed up with the Valletta Film Festival to sponsor a workshop entitled Empowerment through Animation. Aimed at young film makers aged 16-25 years and presented by the renowned director Bruno Bouchard, this... Shifting Contexts - applications extended until 28 June 2018 06/06/2018 08:41:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/790/Shifting Contexts - applications extended until 28 June 2018 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/790/Shifting Contexts - applications extended until 28 June 2018 To mark Valletta 2018 – European Capital of Culture, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, in collaboration with Valletta 2018 and Spazju Kreattiv, is pleased to launch ‘Shifting Contexts’. Shifting Contexts is a youth arts project that will explore the critical role of art to respond to a rapidly changing world and contribute to the ongoing discourse in this regard. It will encourage young artists to appropriate the given theme and literally run away with it, taking it elsewhere into new and... Youth Local Council Gudja 30/05/2018 07:32:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/845/Youth Local Council Gudja http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/845/Youth Local Council Gudja In the glaring heat of a warmer than average May afternoon, Gudja youth local council unveiled the result of the work they undertook to implement after securing funds from the Youth Local Councils programme operated by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ. Their project entitled ‘Ġnien iż-Żgħażagħ’ involved the embellishment of a neglected corner on the outskirts of Gudja. The young people cleaned up the place, installed new benches and planted more trees and presented to the community a fresh space... Celebration Day - first cycle 2018 29/05/2018 12:32:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/844/Celebration Day - first cycle 2018 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/844/Celebration Day - first cycle 2018 The first cycle of the ‘Get Into’ programme has come to an end. As predicted, and because we believe in young people that they can achieve their dreams on 27th April we celebrated the celebration day at the Hotel intercontinental in St Julian where now a number of these young people are employed at the back house of the company. It was a special moment for them, thanks to the Ministry of Education and Employment and Aġenzija Zgħazagħ, for making their continuous support throughout... Malta Youth Film Festival – Original Concept Award 29/05/2018 10:20:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/843/Malta Youth Film Festival – Original Concept Award http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/843/Malta Youth Film Festival – Original Concept Award Hon. Clifton Grima – Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisations presided over the Final Awards Night of the 1st edition of the Malta Youth Film Festival that took place at the Youth Village – Aġenzija Zgħazagħ last week. After outlining why the Parliamentary Secretariat was supporting this festival, he also announced the winner of the first award of the evening and presented Luke Zammit with a trophy and certificate for his film ‘Magic Mouse&rsquo... Malta Youth Film Festival 2018 – Best Picture Overall 29/05/2018 09:31:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/842/Malta Youth Film Festival 2018 – Best Picture Overall http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/842/Malta Youth Film Festival 2018 – Best Picture Overall Sunday by Bruce Micallef Eynaud was the winner of the Best Picture Overall of the 1st edition of the Malta Youth Film Festival that took place at the Youth Village – Aġenzija Zgħazagħ last week. He was presented with his trophy and certificate by Mr.Frank Fabri – Permanent Secretary within the Ministry of Education and Employment. As winner of this award, Bruce Micallef Eynaud also receives €500 and a trip for two to Tromso – Norway to attend the Nordic Youth Film Fe... Malta Youth Film Festival – Final Awards Night 29/05/2018 09:21:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/841/Malta Youth Film Festival – Final Awards Night http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/841/Malta Youth Film Festival – Final Awards Night The winners of the 1st edition of the Malta Youth Film Festival 2018 were announced last week during the Final Awards Night that took place at the Youth Village – St. Venera. Present for the event were the Hon. Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisations – Dr. Clifton Grima and the Permanent Secretary within the Ministry of Education and Employment – Dr. Francis Fabri who presented the first and last awards respectively. The full list of awards of... €626 raised for Puttinu by AZ@K 29/05/2018 08:01:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/840/€626 raised for Puttinu by AZ@K http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/840/€626 raised for Puttinu by AZ@K Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is always on the forefront of providing opportunities to young people. Thanks to these opportunities, a number of skills are being invested in young people which leads to active participation within the community. Through its service in Kottonera, young people are being reached from the Verdala Senior School Bormla, Middleschool Bormla, Youth Cafe in Birgu and Detached Youth Work in Cottonera and Fgura. Young people expressed their desire to organise an activity in aid ... Communications Seminar - Level 3 Youth.Inc 28/05/2018 12:17:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/839/Communications Seminar - Level 3 Youth.Inc http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/839/Communications Seminar - Level 3 Youth.Inc   A Communications Seminar was held by the Youth.inc- Aġenzija Żgħażagħ programme on Friday 18th May, 2015. Here the young poeple attending the Level 3 programme were engaged for a start with Jobs+ personnel. Here the Employment Advisor sought to explain what services the young people can avail themselves of should they need their services. Caritas (Malta) animated the next session where a young person who is a former substance user shared with the young people the extent of his misuse... Join the Festa V18 in October 25/05/2018 08:07:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/831/Join the Festa V18 in October http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/831/Join the Festa V18 in October On 04th May 2018, an animal building workshop was held at the Gozo College Middle School after school hours. There were students that were coming from the Middle, Secondary and church schools. These workshops will be held on other dates, working up until the Orfeo and Majnun parade. The participants were taught how to build animals, so far, students did dolphins and wolves.. They are going to use this built animal for the Orfeo & Majnun parade in October 2018, one of Valletta 2018&rsquo... EYCA Regional Group 5 at Agenzija Zghazagh 24/05/2018 13:24:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/838/EYCA Regional Group 5 at Agenzija Zghazagh http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/838/EYCA Regional Group 5 at Agenzija Zghazagh The EYCA regional group 5 meeting hosted by Agenzija Zghazagh brought together EYCA representatives to discuss European Youth Card related issues, regional cooperation and capacity building prior the EYCA General Assembly which will be held in Cascais Portugal. THe regional meeting encouraged the participation of all countries involved to share good practices that empower learning mobility and active citizenship. One of the primary outcomes of these meetings is the preparation for the EYCA ann... Our GDPR Policy 24/05/2018 08:34:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/837/Our GDPR Policy http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/837/Our GDPR Policy Reaching out the highest number of young people is Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s mission and we would really love to keep you updated with our latest news, events, opportunities that the youth sector can offer. However, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ values much more your privacy and is committed to take its responsibility to seriously manage and safeguard your personal data. It is our commitment to protect your personal information and to be transparent about the information we are compiling about you and... Youth Cafe: new project managed by Żgħażagħ Azzjoni Kattolika 23/05/2018 12:40:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/836/Youth Cafe: new project managed by Żgħażagħ Azzjoni Kattolika http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/836/Youth Cafe: new project managed by Żgħażagħ Azzjoni Kattolika Żgħażagħ Azzjoni Kattolika (ŻAK) in collaboration with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is expanding the services it currently offers in order to continue being of relevnce in today’s society. ŻAK is offering a safe space where young people, between the age of 13 and 17 an meet, also known as a Youth Cafe’. A Youth Café is currently being organised on a weekly basis in Paola and Qrendi. In the coming months, another space in Qormi will also be used for this purpose. The Youth Cafe’ ... Artivisti Interdisciplinary Residency Experience 23/05/2018 08:32:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/835/Artivisti Interdisciplinary Residency Experience http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/835/Artivisti Interdisciplinary Residency Experience Artivisti is an opportunity for young emerging artists offering nourishing potential, creativity, talent, initiative and social responsibility hence limiting the likelihood that young creatives will delay their professional development and be discouraged from participating in creative endeavours and opportunities for creative growth. Other than the mentoring programme with creative professionals, the young artivisti are offered an interdisciplinary residency programme designed to maximise cult... MEP Toledo - Applications Open 22/05/2018 09:11:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/834/MEP Toledo - Applications Open http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/834/MEP Toledo - Applications Open National Selections: 09, 13-14 July 2018 Aġenzija Żgħażagħ would like to invite young people aged 16-19 to apply to participate as Maltese delegates during the 49th International Session of the Model European Parliament which is being held in Toledo/Madrid (Spain) between 10th–17th November 2018. Applications will be received on this link by not later than 22nd June 2018. All applicants will be acknowledged and given more information on how to take part in the training and s... Something in the Air 15/05/2018 10:51:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/833/Something in the Air http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/833/Something in the Air Between the 01st and 12th May 2018, Spazju Kreattiv, in collaboration with Aġenzija Zgħazagħ, organised a two week dance project held by an Artist in residence Ms Neumen. Gdalit Neuman a Canadian-Israeli dancer, choreographer and educator led this project. She has performed with the Rina Schenfeld Dance Theatre and The Israeli Opera, has choreographed independently both in Israel and Canada, and has been on faculty at Canada’s National Ballet School and York University’s Department o... Protection of minors training. 14/05/2018 06:54:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/832/Protection of minors training. http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/832/Protection of minors training.   Aġenzija Żgħażagħ will be organising a workshop with the aim of informing and discussing with youth workers and youth leaders in organisations of what developing safe practice with minors entails – from the practical points of day-to-day running of a youth initiative or organisation, to the legal requirements the sector should be following. Training will be delivered by Fr Antoine Farrugia, who is vastly experienced on the subject in the local and European context. He currently... Grant Awards for 30 TMŻ projects in 2018 08/05/2018 08:01:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/830/Grant Awards for 30 TMŻ projects in 2018 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/830/Grant Awards for 30 TMŻ projects in 2018 The Hon. Clifton Grima, Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisations has awarded grants to band clubs for 30 musical tuition projects for young people to be implemented during 2018. The Musical Tuition for Young People in Band Clubs Scheme enables band clubs to implement projects to improve the musical tuition service offered to young people. Band clubs are eligible to apply for funding with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ under two different schemes: Scheme A for tuition projects w... Student Council Forum at Gozo College 07/05/2018 11:43:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/829/Student Council Forum at Gozo College http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/829/Student Council Forum at Gozo College   On 03rd May 2018, a Student Council Forum was organised for all secondary schools, these include: the Gozo College Middle and Secondary school and also the secondary church schools in Gozo these are; the Conservatory (Girls school) and the Seminary school (Boys school). This idea originated by the Gozo College Principal and was organised by the Youth Worker from Aġenzija Zgħazagħ. Student councillors were requested to prepare a short presentation which represents their work through... #stayfresh healthy snacks activity at Gozo College 07/05/2018 11:34:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/828/#stayfresh healthy snacks activity at Gozo College http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/828/#stayfresh healthy snacks activity at Gozo College On 04th May 2018, the Gozo College Middle School student council, managed by AZ youth worker together with the Learning Support Zone, organised a muesli and fruit cups activity. Students that attends to the Learning Support Zone and other students from the student council helped in the preparation and in the selling process during the school breaks. Students really enjoyed participating in such activity and they managed to sell over 100 cups throughout the breaks. They are already looking forw... 3E Citizens 03/05/2018 08:32:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/827/3E Citizens http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/827/3E Citizens   In the aftermath to Vote 16, Aġenzija Zgħażagħ is responding to the articulated need of young people to learn more about civic engagement.  3E Citizens is a seminar based on 3 workshops – Enfranchisement, Education and Engagement aimed at helping students negotiate through this newly acquired right by giving them the space to voice their opinions and participate. These workshops will be offered to all schools during the next scholastic year, but are being piloted with a fe... YSSS 2018: deadline 15 June 2018 02/05/2018 12:11:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/814/YSSS 2018: deadline 15 June 2018 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/814/YSSS 2018: deadline 15 June 2018 Applications for the Youth Specialisation Studies Scheme (YSSS) are now open for students aged between 18 and 30 years who would like to pursue their studies abroad, including post-graduate and distance learning courses. The YSSS is a loan at a subsidised interest rate jointly offered by Aġenzija Zgħażagħ and APS Bank. It grants each borrower up to €30,000 and is repayable over a maximum of 10 years. It provides 100% financing for first degrees, post-graduate degrees and distance learni... What is Youth Work 30/04/2018 07:50:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/826/What is Youth Work http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/826/What is Youth Work On 26th April 2018, a presentation to the Home Economics and Human Ecology students was held by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ youth worker at the Gozo Sixth Form Sir Michael Angelo Refalo. The aim of this session was to raise awareness about Youth Work and to inform them about the services and opportunities that Aġenzija Żgħażagħ provides. The session started by explaining what the role of youth work is and the qualifications needed to apply for such course offered at the University. Presentation the... MCAST Annual Spring Days 26/04/2018 08:28:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/825/MCAST Annual Spring Days http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/825/MCAST Annual Spring Days The MCAST’s Sports Department together with the Sports students organized the Annual Spring Days at Golden Bay, Għajn Tuffieha. The event was spread out on three days between the 17th and 19th May 2018. Activities organized were fun Games such as water games and competitive games namely, beach soccer, beach handball, dodgeball, beach volley, foot volley and tag rugby. For the latter participants had to register one day prior to the actual day allocated to their Institute. There we... Sustainable Development activity at MCAST Youth Hub 26/04/2018 07:52:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/824/Sustainable Development activity at MCAST Youth Hub http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/824/Sustainable Development activity at MCAST Youth Hub On 12th April 2018, the youth workers team of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ at MCAST Paola organized a workshop about sustainable development at the MCAST-Engineering & Transport, Building & Construction. The session started with a couple of energizers to get to know the young people present at the session. Apart from name games there was also a story game where in the participants had to take an object form a bag and invent a sentence linked to the object taken. This exercise had the aim to stim... Dr Klown Activity at Gozo College Middle School 24/04/2018 08:34:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/823/Dr Klown Activity at Gozo College Middle School http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/823/Dr Klown Activity at Gozo College Middle School On 16th April 2018, an activity related to Dr Klown was organised by the student council. During the assembly time a nurse delivered a short talk about the purpose and the work of the Dr Klown at mater Dei. Basically, this nurse is a contestant in Miss World Malta. For the 4th consecutive year Miss World Malta is collaborating with Dr. Klown so as to raise funds for this NGO. Dr. Klown is dedicated to provide clown doctor services at Mater Dei Hospital. Klown doctors visit children in their b... Against Human Trafficking session at GCHSS Youth Hub 24/04/2018 08:11:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/822/Against Human Trafficking session at GCHSS Youth Hub http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/822/Against Human Trafficking session at GCHSS Youth Hub On 13 April 2018, the GCHSS Youth Hub hosted Alec Douglas and Marie Claire Dimech from Cross Culture International Foundation (CCIF). Through their project Freedom is not negotiable (FINN), backed by The Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation, they aim to raise a preventative anti human trafficking awareness among young people in Malta. The session, which was very well attended by the students, started with a video that explained what human trafficking is about. A very interactive discussion... Cyber Crime Seminar at Gozo College 23/04/2018 12:04:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/821/Cyber Crime Seminar at Gozo College http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/821/Cyber Crime Seminar at Gozo College On 20th April 2018, a Cyber Crime seminar was organized for the year 10 students that attend the Gozo College Secondary school. The students benefited from a whole day seminar in a venue outside school to discuss issues related to cyber bullying/crime. The programme involved several informative talks and workshops. The speakers invited were: - kellimni.com, who delivered informative talks and  workshops among the students  - Police from Cybercrime Unit that delivered a talk on r... No Hate Speech Movement: Looking back, Moving Forward 18/04/2018 11:03:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/820/No Hate Speech Movement: Looking back, Moving Forward http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/820/No Hate Speech Movement: Looking back, Moving Forward Looking back, Moving Forward Last week, a representative from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ - Maltese National Campaign Coordinator of the No Hate Speech Movement participated in the Final Evaluation Conference of the No Hate Speech Campaign held in Strasbourg, France. Although the mandate of the Council of Europe to run this campaign has ended, the No Hate Speech Movement will continue and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ will be mainstreaming the work it has been doing for past 7 years as Campaign Coordinator thro... Hop On, Hop Off 18/04/2018 10:45:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/819/Hop On, Hop Off http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/819/Hop On, Hop Off Hop On Hop Off brought together young people from Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School, MCAST Paola, Sir M.A. Refalo Gozo and G.F. Abela Junior College on different days. Over 300 participants travelled to different localities by bus and were engaged in different workshops that promoted the following : volunteering abroad, studying abroad, travelling, and internships/ traineeships. By means of workshops delivered by EUPA, EU Careers – Malta and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, the young people invol... Music Quest: how to Jump the Fence 18/04/2018 07:24:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/818/Music Quest: how to Jump the Fence http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/818/Music Quest: how to Jump the Fence Enabling an upcoming band to Jump the Fence In July 2017, The PlaKard Project won the first edition of Music Quest, one of our youth empowerment programmes targeted at emerging artists who would like to break into the music scene. The prize money which they won enabled them to move on to their next big project – the release of their debut album – Jump the Fence. The launch of their debut album took place on Saturday 14th April 2018 at Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School. ... Duke of Edinburgh - Trooping Power Finals 16/04/2018 11:29:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/817/Duke of Edinburgh - Trooping Power Finals http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/817/Duke of Edinburgh - Trooping Power Finals A group of six young people set off from Ta’ Fra Ben point in Qawra on 10th April 2018 in order to tackle their Bronze Standard Award for the Duke of Edinburgh International Award. In spite of losing a team member due to unforeseen circumstances, the team- Trooping Power- managed to survive all the elements: rain, wind, thunder and lightning. They trekked through Miżieb and slept at the Għajn Tuffieħa International Scout Campsite, whose support they are very grateful of. The second day ... 17 April 2018 - Youth Information Day 16/04/2018 08:19:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/816/17 April 2018 - Youth Information Day http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/816/17 April 2018 - Youth Information Day   EUROPEAN YOUTH INFORMATION DAY 17 April is the time to celebrate European Youth Information Day! Tomorrow, ERYICA will celebrate European Youth Information Day (EYID). This year, ERYICA will be running a Thunderclap campaign which will be used to raise the visibility and recognition of youth information. The campaign, with the slogan Thumbs up for youth information, is targeted at youth information workers, youth workers, youth organisations and young people. ERYICA invites its me... Eating Disorders session @ GCHSS Youth Hub 13/04/2018 13:03:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/815/Eating Disorders session @ GCHSS Youth Hub http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/815/Eating Disorders session @ GCHSS Youth Hub On 11th April 2018, the GCHSS Youth Hub hosted Ms. Darleen Zerafa and Dr. Joan Camilleri from Dar Kenn ghal Saħħtek, which is a centre for the treatment of eating disorders and obesity. Eating Disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia were mentioned and explained to the young people who attended. The session focused on why certain young people end up suffering from these disorders, the main causes being family problems and bullying. Obesity, which leads to a myriad of other health conditi... Taħżiż 6 now open 12/04/2018 13:29:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/813/Taħżiż 6 now open http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/813/Taħżiż 6 now open Do you know any youths who write but haven’t come across the right opportunity? Or perhaps you dabble in writing but you hold back for want of further encouragement? Then you should really consider participating in TAĦŻIŻ6, a creative writing programme which is now in its 6th edition. Taħżiż trains teens and young adults between the ages of 16 and 35 in creative writing. The call for this edition will remain open until Monday, 07th May 2018. TAĦŻIŻ6 shall be spread acros... Subjective Maps V18 project @ Qawra Youth Cafe 09/04/2018 09:22:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/812/Subjective Maps V18 project @ Qawra Youth Cafe http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/812/Subjective Maps V18 project @ Qawra Youth Cafe On 29th March 2018, a group of creative young people attending the Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Qawra Youth Café had the opportunity to showcase their outstanding ‘story’ map of their town/village. This subjective map was created through various workshops, during which the young people had to first meet, think, valorise and describe places which represented the collective memories, stories, fears and visions of their locality.  Eventually these discussions enabled them to pr... Wrapping Taħżiż 5 up with a scroll! 09/04/2018 08:05:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/811/Wrapping Taħżiż 5 up with a scroll! http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/811/Wrapping Taħżiż 5 up with a scroll! The curtains were finally drawn on Taħżiż 5 during an event that was held at Studio Solipsis last Saturday. Taħżiż is a creative writing programme that forms part of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s Empowerment Programme and is managed in collaboration with Għaqda tal-Malti Universita, the youth organisation entrusted for the past 5 years for its running and creative content.             This edition's participants were Mireille Borg, Rowena Calleja, Chris Cin... Youth Work and Learning for Life and Work 05/04/2018 10:05:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/810/Youth Work and Learning for Life and Work http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/810/Youth Work and Learning for Life and Work Youth Work and Learning for life & work is a 2 year long project with YMCA George Williams Company and Manor Education and Training Solutions Ltd. in the United Kingdom. This project currently approaching the end of its first year, funded by Key Action 2 within the Erasmus+ programme. Since the commencement of the project partners have been involved in scoping a strategy for the delivery of the youth work (non-formal) educational curriculum. This has involved: • Orientation meetings... WiN - Matthew Schembri's first solo exhibition 05/04/2018 08:58:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/809/WiN - Matthew Schembri's first solo exhibition http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/809/WiN - Matthew Schembri's first solo exhibition Emerging from the collective to the individual When Matthew Schembri participated in Agenzija Zghazagh's collective art exhibition - Divergent Thinkers in 2015 and won it, one of his prizes was the opportunity to present a solo art exhibition. Hosted at Spazju Kreattiv until 22nd April 2018, WiN is a poignant installation that is inspired mainly by the passing away of Matthew's mother in 2015. It transposes the concept of the lottery with a personal and human experience: the loss of... Erasmus+ Volunteering Awards 05/04/2018 08:25:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/808/Erasmus+ Volunteering Awards http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/808/Erasmus+ Volunteering Awards The Erasmus+ Volunteering Awards are a celebration of the achievements of young people volunteering abroad as part of an Erasmus+ or European Voluntary Service project. The Awards are a platform for young people like yourself to share your unique volunteering experience with other young people from across Europe, to inspire and encourage them to start their own adventure.   How you can win All you have to do is film a one-minute video about your volunteering experience and post it to ... Erasmus+ Workshop Invitation 09 May 2018 05/04/2018 07:38:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/807/Erasmus+ Workshop Invitation 09 May 2018 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/807/Erasmus+ Workshop Invitation 09 May 2018 Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and EUPA are inviting youth organisations to a workshop that gives hands-on experience and knowledge of funding opportunities for young people and youth leaders through Erasmus+. The workshop is open to both registered NGOs and youth groups (since Erasmus+ funding is also available to informal groups). Date: 9th May 2018 Time: 1730-1930 Venue: Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Youth Village, Sta Venera Please register with the number of people attending by email to Maria C. Borg The Outdoor+ experience, what is it about? 04/04/2018 12:40:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/806/The Outdoor+ experience, what is it about? http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/806/The Outdoor+ experience, what is it about? Outdoor+ is a programme organized by The Scout Association of Malta in collaboration with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ. The purpose of this project is to support students in secondary education by delivering and implementing a programme to enhance their personal, creative and social skills. Backpacking, Indoor and Outdoor Cooking, Health and Safety measures and Nature appreciation are few of the several subjects where youths can further develop their knowledge. Outdoor+ began to operate from the Għajn Tu... Matthew Schembri - Young Artist of the Year 2018 04/04/2018 11:30:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/805/Matthew Schembri - Young Artist of the Year 2018 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/805/Matthew Schembri - Young Artist of the Year 2018 Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Empowerment Programme paving the way for success Last month Matthew Schembri was named 1st Young Artist of the Year 2018. Matthew is a perfect example of how beneficial supporting artistic programmes can be (Lovin Malta, 03/4/2018). Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is proud to recognise Matt as one of its successful graduates: Taħżiż II & III, winner Divergent Thinkers 2015 and joint winner Konkors Kitba Letteratura Ghaż-Żgħażagħ 2016. Agenzija Zghazagh hopes that Matthew's story ... Outdoor+ activity with Gozo College students 04/04/2018 11:06:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/804/Outdoor+ activity with Gozo College students http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/804/Outdoor+ activity with Gozo College students A group of students from the Gozo College Secondary School who attends the Learning Support Zone had the opportunity to join to an unforgettable outing to Għajn Tuffieħa. Together with the Learning Support Zone teacher and LSA, we worked together in order to help to make this activity for these students possible. Through the help of Education+, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ which collaborates with the Scout Association of Malta in a number of activities had the opportunity to apply for a programme called Ou... Meme Competition - ' Fake News' 02/04/2018 11:35:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/803/Meme Competition - ' Fake News' http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/803/Meme Competition - ' Fake News' The goal of the meme competition is to obtain memes portraying the effects of 'Fake News' that are meant to be shared throughout social media, to spread the word of the results of 'Fake News', as well as to inform the public of the positive aspects of attaining the right news and information.  ELIGIBILITY Agenzija Zghazagh accepts original memes that discuss subjects of 'Fake News'. Participants must be between 13 to 30 years of age.  CONTEST ENTRY Parti... Music Quest update 28/03/2018 11:16:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/802/Music Quest update http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/802/Music Quest update During February and March 2018, the Music Quest programme was in full swing. The scheme included meetings through an outreach project with young people playing in bands who meet in Marsa and Birkirkara hubs. Usually these hubs are a multi-storey garage set up in which various young people transform these settings in to garage studios where their band could rehearse and sometimes also record with a basic set up their songs.  On 28th February, Agenzija Zghazagh invited ZAAR Crowdfunding ... Get Into Programme - the next chapter 23/03/2018 13:41:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/801/Get Into Programme - the next chapter http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/801/Get Into Programme - the next chapter Our mission is to help young people become Independent and Active Young Citizens and for this purpose Aġenzija Żgħażagħ has embarked into the roll out of a new Program – ‘The Get Into.’ This program helps young people who are not in education or employment to smoothly engage into employability. Together with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and the Ministry of education and Employment, we are giving tailer made programs into different sectors like Hospitality, Retailing and Call Centre- ... The next step for Artivisti 23/03/2018 12:47:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/800/The next step for Artivisti http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/800/The next step for Artivisti ‘Art for Art’s Sake’ was the theme of the March Artivisti meeting. This took place in a round-table format and included insights and inputs from Dr Simone Inguanez (author), Dr Raphael Vella (visual artist) and Kenneth Scicluna (film maker). The idea for organising an occasion around this theme was to encourage reflection on the motivations and expectations of the young artists. The discussions ensued vigorously from everyone around the table, such that ideas were exchanged and... Youth Wiki launch 23/03/2018 12:40:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/799/Youth Wiki launch http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/799/Youth Wiki launch As part of its promotional activities for the launch of the Youth Wiki Agenzija Zghazagh launched the Maltese platform organised a breakfast meeting for stakeholders on the 21st March 2018. The Youth Wiki is an initiative by the European Commission and is Europe's online encyclopaedia in the area of national youth policies. The platform is a comprehensive database of national structures, policies and actions supporting young people. It covers the eight main fields of action identified in ... Imnedija l-kampanja Opportunity EU Internships 23/03/2018 09:51:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/798/Imnedija l-kampanja Opportunity EU Internships http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/798/Imnedija l-kampanja Opportunity EU Internships Fl-MCAST ġiet mnedija il-kampanja ‘Opportunity EU Internships’ mis-Segretarju Parlamentari għaż-Żgħażagħ, Sport u Għaqdiet tal-Volontarjat Clifton Grima, bil-għan li tippromwovi apprendistati u opportunitajiet ta' xogħol fl-istituzzjonijiet fi ħdan l-Unjoni Ewropea għal żgħażagħ Maltin. Din hija mmirata lejn studenti li għandhom livell ta’ Baċellerat jew aktar. Is-Segretarju Parlamentari għaż-Żgħażagħ, Sport u Għaqdiet tal-Volontarjat saħaq dwar l-importanza li ż-żgħaż... Indoor Sports Tournament @ MCAST Youth Hub 22/03/2018 12:22:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/797/Indoor Sports Tournament @ MCAST Youth Hub http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/797/Indoor Sports Tournament @ MCAST Youth Hub MCAST Youth Hub organized for the second time the Indoor Games Tournament after its success last year. This year’s indoor games tournament was spread on a week between the 12th and 16th March 2018. Many young people registered to participate in various disciplines namely Billiard, FIFA, Table tennis and Chess.       Fixtures were drawn in the previous week and games were played either during lunch breaks or when students had free lectures. The participants, spectators an... Girls' Day @ MCAST Youth Hub 22/03/2018 08:53:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/796/Girls' Day @ MCAST Youth Hub http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/796/Girls' Day @ MCAST Youth Hub It is a known fact that more boys than girls attend the Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Youth Hub, MCAST. Therefore, to entice more female students to frequent the MCAST Youth Hub, a day solely for girls was organized in collaboration with the Institute for Community Care. Yesterday, groups of female young people were invited to participate in a number of activities organized by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Youth Hub MCAST. The girls had the opportunity to discuss a video clip related to body image which was later fol... Sex Education Talk by MMSA at MCAST Youth Hub 22/03/2018 08:32:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/795/Sex Education Talk by MMSA at MCAST Youth Hub http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/795/Sex Education Talk by MMSA at MCAST Youth Hub On 06th March 2018, Daniel and John, two 2nd year medical students who are also members of MMSA (Malta Medical Students Association) delivered a highly informative talk on Sexually Transmitted Infections. The session started with an energizer which characterized how STIs can be easily transmitted. The first part of the presentation focused on different kinds of STIs which are divided into two namely viral and bacterial. In the second part emphasis was made on the importance of safe se... March Madness at AZ@K 21/03/2018 11:21:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/794/March Madness at AZ@K http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/794/March Madness at AZ@K AZ@K, during March had and still has a busy schedule. It kicked off the month with a football tournament with over 30 young people participating. Through this initiative, more young people are visiting the youth café on Friday evenings and asking for more initiatives.    In schools, the various youth work programmes resumed after the mid-year exams. The young people were enthusiastic to see the youth workers back in school. Two interesting initiatives worth mentioning are... Publikazzjoni Taħżiż 5 u titħabbar Taħżiż 6 21/03/2018 11:06:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/793/Publikazzjoni Taħżiż 5 u titħabbar Taħżiż 6 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/793/Publikazzjoni Taħżiż 5 u titħabbar Taħżiż 6 Nhar is-Sibt 07 ta’ April 2018 ġewwa Studio Solipsis, ir-Rabat se titnieda l-pubblikazzjoni finali ta’ TAĦŻIŻ5. Il-programm hu tal-Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, b'kordinazzjoni tal-Għaqda tal-Malti - Università, u jinkludi workshops residenzjali intensivi, eżerċizzji ta’ kollaborazzjoni kreattiva matul is-sena, kif ukoll pubblikazzjoni u preżentazzjoni pubblika tax-xogħol fl-aħħar tal-programm. Il-parteċipanti f’din l-edizzjoni kienu Krystle Abela, Ruth Abela, Mireille... Friendly Football Match GEM16+ 21/03/2018 10:10:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/792/Friendly Football Match GEM16+ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/792/Friendly Football Match GEM16+ A friendly football match was organised between GEM16+ and Youth.inc to encourage physical activity amongst young people. The football match took place on the Tuesday 13th March at 12.05 pm in the GEM16+ football ground in Gżira. The friendly game consisted of two football matches of 20 minutes each and this allowed all interested students to participate in these friendly games. These friendly football matches are beneficial to young people as it helps them to participate more in sports while ... Artist residency workshop at Gozo College Middle School 21/03/2018 08:45:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/791/Artist residency workshop at Gozo College Middle School http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/791/Artist residency workshop at Gozo College Middle School On March 01st 2018, The Gozo College Middle School welcomed Profs. Lisa Iglesias in Art room 3 for an unforgettable Art lesson. She was invited by Ms. Angela Camilleri and on the day was also accompanied by Ms. Stephanie Bonnici from ‘Spazju Kreattiv’. Profs. Iglesias brought some books to draw on and some markers to use for the lesson which at the end were donated to the Art room. Ms. Bonnici brought along a box full of crayons for us to use.  Keeping it simple and affective,... Celebrating International Women's Day 09/03/2018 10:31:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/789/Celebrating International Women's Day http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/789/Celebrating International Women's Day   Gender parity won't happen overnight. The good news is that across the world women are making positive gains day by day. Plus there's indeed a very strong and growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support. Many claim that you can't be what you can't see.  That's why it's so important for girls and young women to see their fellow females at the top of their game.  Due to unconscious gender bias- ingrained in society and learned from a young... Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Banda 2018 27/02/2018 10:02:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/788/Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Banda 2018 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/788/Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Banda 2018   The results for the Taħriġ Mużikali għaż-Żgħazagħ fil-Banda funding scheme are available here Use your Voice to make your Choice - Advance Planning Visit in Ireland 27/02/2018 09:43:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/787/Use your Voice to make your Choice - Advance Planning Visit in Ireland http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/787/Use your Voice to make your Choice - Advance Planning Visit in Ireland During the Carnival holidays, AZ@Kottonera participated in an Erasmus + advance planning visit in Ireland. This visit was hosted by the Ballyfermot Youth Service with the scope of discussing the youth exchange programme which will be hosted later in March 2018. Participating in this project there will be youth organisations from Poland, Estonia and Ireland. The theme of the project will focus on Drugs and Alcohol through peer education. This project will provide an opportunity for 10 young peo... Duke of Edinburgh experience 27/02/2018 09:26:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/786/Duke of Edinburgh experience http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/786/Duke of Edinburgh experience Three groups of young people set off to try and attempt to make their respective awards, the Silver and bronze. The young people did a lot of effort right before we hit the road, by setting and planning their routes, meal s and everything they would need along the adventure. On Wednesday 21st of February the Silver award group set off from Agenzija Zghazagh in St Venera and walked towards Dingli and slept the night there. The group morale was very high and every individual in the group was deter... MEP Estonia 2018 26/02/2018 13:08:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/785/MEP Estonia 2018 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/785/MEP Estonia 2018 The 48th international edition of the Model European Parliament took place in Tallinn in sub-zero temperatures between 17-24th February 2018. The Maltese delegation was represented by Brittany Wells, Darlene Schembri, Alessia Pulis and Naomi Mallia, while Nigel Caruana was committee president for the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) committee. Various issues were discussed in the committees among them the question of EU-Russian relations, automation and employment, sexual hara... Spark – turning a dream into a reality 26/02/2018 13:00:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/784/Spark – turning a dream into a reality http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/784/Spark – turning a dream into a reality ‘Spark’ is the name of a project given by young people who are participating in The President’s Trust youth empowerment project in Birzebbuga. This name originated from several young persons who practice skateboarding and who ride their bicycles on the streets of Birzebbuga. These young persons approached their youth workers from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ with a dream of having a safe and suitable space to practice their hobby. The President’s Trust stepped in and together wit... Literary Contest ‘Literature for Young Adults’ 2018 26/02/2018 12:46:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/663/Literary Contest ‘Literature for Young Adults’ 2018 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/663/Literary Contest ‘Literature for Young Adults’ 2018 “Konkors ta’ Kitba – Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ” is an annual contest organised by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and the National Book Council. The purpose of this contest is to select, reward and publish Maltese novels that are written specifically for young people; novels that explore themes related to adolescence, and the typical situations young people in this stage of their lives are likely to encounter. For this reason, the organisers aim to gradually increase the availability... Meet and Greet activity @ MCAST Youth Hub 26/02/2018 11:21:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/783/Meet and Greet activity @ MCAST Youth Hub http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/783/Meet and Greet activity @ MCAST Youth Hub A Meet & Greet session was held at the Aġenzija Żgħażagħ MCAST Youth Hub, Paola on Wednesday 14th February 2018. A group of foreign young people took part in a fun and interesting exchange called the M&M’s Game. Young people had to pick up as many M&Ms as they could, then share as many facts about themselves as the amount of M&Ms they had collected. Foreign young people studying at MCAST met and got to know the Youth Workers at the Youth Hub while munching on delicious Ma... Mental Health First Aid awareness 26/02/2018 10:57:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/782/Mental Health First Aid awareness http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/782/Mental Health First Aid awareness A short course about Mental Health First Aid was organised by Richmond Foundation at Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary for all staff. The aim was to help professionals who offer services to young people attending GCHSS become more aware of Mental Health conditions such as Anxiety, Depression, Psychosis and Substance Use Problems. The course provided recommendations on how to assess and assist in a number of mental health crisis situations. A Mental Health First Aid Manual consisting of all the ... Youth.inc got talent! 22/02/2018 12:54:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/781/Youth.inc got talent! http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/781/Youth.inc got talent! During the Youth.inc Got Talent activity on 16 February 2018, participants were able to share their different talents and participate in workshops aimed at  enhancing these creative skills. Workshops consisted of crafts, ganutell, cooking, sculptures with recycled materials and basic drawing. The exhibition area was made up of personal collections, memorabilia, handmade objects, DIY and artistic works belonging to young people attending the Youth.inc programme. The day ended with a... Get Into Programme kick off in 2018 22/02/2018 08:37:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/780/Get Into Programme kick off in 2018 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/780/Get Into Programme kick off in 2018 Prince’s Trust International together with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ will be launching their first roll out of the ‘Get Into’ program related to hospitality on the 12th of March 2018. The first roll out will be for those who are interested to work into the Hospitality sector. It is going to be held at the Hotel Intercontinental in St Julians. The aim of the program is to help young between 16 and 30 years to engage into employment. Those who are not in education or employment can ap... Grant Award Ceremony 21/02/2018 14:02:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/779/Grant Award Ceremony http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/779/Grant Award Ceremony The Hon. Clifton Grima, Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisations, has presided over the Grant Award Ceremony during which youth organisations have been awarded grants for completion of A4U and Be Active initiatives during 2018. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ believes in the value of youth association and has, since its inception, initiated various initiatives to support youth organisations. Funding for youth organisations through the A4U and Be Active schemes is in its fourth cycl... Eurodesk: goes round & round. 20/02/2018 15:10:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/778/Eurodesk: goes round & round. http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/778/Eurodesk: goes round & round. YIOSS  aimed its initial Eurodesk yearly move at a good number of young people within upper secondary education in Malta and Gozo. This initiative provided a wide spectrum of opportunities and assistance to young people which enabled them to explore the knowledge, skills and experiences they can attain through Eurodesk.  Eurodesk encourages young people to participate in various opportunities available ; voluntary work, internships, studying abroad and much more! Eurodesk is the... Expression of Interest – Construction and Finishing Works of Restrooms and Storage Area at Marsaxlokk Youth Activity Centre 20/02/2018 08:27:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/777/Expression of Interest – Construction and Finishing Works of Restrooms and Storage Area at Marsaxlokk Youth Activity Centre http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/777/Expression of Interest – Construction and Finishing Works of Restrooms and Storage Area at Marsaxlokk Youth Activity Centre Expression of Interest – Construction and Finishing Works of Restrooms and Storage Area at Marsaxlokk Youth Activity Centre Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, will be carrying out construction and finishing works of restrooms and storage area at ground floor level at Marsaxlokk Youth Activity Centre, St. Francis Street Marsaxlokk. A Pdf Bill of Quantities, can be downloaded here and an Excel.doc Bill of Quantities can be downloaded from here. ... Table Tennis Championships April 2018 14/02/2018 10:10:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/776/Table Tennis Championships April 2018 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/776/Table Tennis Championships April 2018 Are you willing to form part of the technical staff during an international sports event? The International School Sports Federation (ISF) Table Tennis Championships is going to be held in Malta between the 09-13th April 2018 with the participation of 250 athletes and 150 officials. Qualified International Umpire, Mr Alan Alden will be giving a course for technical staff on Wednesday 28th February 2018 at the Malta Olympic Committee Hall in Tal-Qroqq University gym. Interested young peop... SmartOnline - Cyber Crime talk at Gozo Middle School 12/02/2018 09:07:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/775/SmartOnline - Cyber Crime talk at Gozo Middle School http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/775/SmartOnline - Cyber Crime talk at Gozo Middle School SmartOnline – a talk by members of the CyberCrime Unit to all Year 7 students at the Middle School Gozo. Organized by the Student Council as part of the Safer Internet Day. This activity was intended to raise awareness how technology development is growing fast and young people need to be aware of the potential dangers out there. The police who delivered this talk explained in simple terms the realities on a daily basis and how technology, if not correctly used, can destroy lives. &nb... Holocaust Rememberance Day 12/02/2018 08:47:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/774/Holocaust Rememberance Day http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/774/Holocaust Rememberance Day Dr. Birte Hewera is the Head of Section for Central Southern European Countries at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies. As Malta falls under her responsibility, Dr. Hewera in collaboration with the President’s Foundation visited the Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Youth Hub at MCAST, Paola on the 25th January, 2018 where she delivered a talk on the testimonies of Jewish survivors. Young people from the Institute of Community and Care attended the talk and participated in a... Get Into Programme 09/02/2018 13:05:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/773/Get Into Programme http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/773/Get Into Programme   Are you between 16 to 30 years old? Are you looking for a job? Are you ready to work in a hotel?   Contact Aġenzija Żgħażagħ on 22586700 or send an email to maria-carmela.bellizzi@gov.mt for more information. Knowledge of young people - Maximising Impact Programme 07/02/2018 09:56:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/772/Knowledge of young people - Maximising Impact Programme http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/772/Knowledge of young people - Maximising Impact Programme As part of the Maximising Impact Programme, EYCA organised it’s yearly seminar exclusively dedicated to member organisations’ representatives. The aim of the seminar was to provide expertise and knowledge on a commonly agreed topic, which would further help members to improve the youth card services. Following a survey ran among members, the selected topic for upcoming MI Seminar is ‘Knowledge of young people’. Participants explored general challenges in ... Registering Your Wish 07/02/2018 09:44:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/771/Registering Your Wish http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/771/Registering Your Wish An Organ Donation Campaign – HEROES was launched by the Kunsill Studenti MCAST (KSM) together with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Youth Hub at MCAST between the 15th and 17th November 2017, where over 60 application forms were registered. 19th January 2018: the application forms were presented to Patricia Galea, Director Dept for Health Regulation - Health Care Standards by KSM President and youth workers at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Youth Hub in the presence of the press and John Bartolo, Director Student O... Traineeships @ the Court of Justice of the European Union 30/01/2018 10:20:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/763/Traineeships @ the Court of Justice of the European Union http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/763/Traineeships @ the Court of Justice of the European Union Every year, the Court of Justice of the European Union offers a limited number of paid traineeships of a duration of five months. Traineeships are generally undertaken in the Directorate for Legal Translation, the Research and Documentation Directorate, the Communication Directorate, the Protocol and Visits Directorate, the office of the Legal Adviser for administrative cases, the Registry of the General Court or the Interpretation Directorate (for detailed rules regarding interpreting traineesh... A4U and Be Active Results 2018 30/01/2018 10:01:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/770/A4U and Be Active Results 2018 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/770/A4U and Be Active Results 2018   The results for the A4U and Be Active funding schemes results are available here Youth in Europe. What's next ? 25/01/2018 07:59:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/769/Youth in Europe. What's next ? http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/769/Youth in Europe. What's next ? Think ! Let's Improve ! Speak up !  A questionnaire is being presented to investigate the opinion of young people up to 30 years: the consultation opens in the framework of the 6th European structured Dialogue Cycle, on the priority theme "Youth in Europe: What's next?". In view of the definition of the new European Youth Strategy, all young people in Europe who are not older than 30 years have the opportunity to express what they expect from the European Union and t... Volunteering Abroad - Which Programme? 18/01/2018 11:49:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/768/Volunteering Abroad - Which Programme? http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/768/Volunteering Abroad - Which Programme? As we eagerly anticipate more information about the European Solidarity Corps and how it will be implemented in practice, Key Action 1 of the Erasmus+ programme (Volunteering Projects) will continue to offer volunteering mobility opportunities to young people on both individual basis and in groups. As a sending organisation, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is currently supporting an EVS volunteer who is doing her placement in Amsterdam working with young children. Voluntary service offers young people the ... Traineeships - Ombudsman Office 11/01/2018 11:51:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/767/Traineeships - Ombudsman Office http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/767/Traineeships - Ombudsman Office The Ombudsman offers traineeships, twice a year, primarily to university graduates or equivalent. The traineeships take place either in Strasbourg or in Brussels according to the needs of the Office. They start on 1 September and 1 January each year. Trainees in the Ombudsman's Office must necessarily have a very good command of the English language. Applications must therefore be submitted in English. For the same reasons, the documents concerning traineeship applications are only availab... European Court of Auditors - Call for traineeships 11/01/2018 11:36:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/766/European Court of Auditors - Call for traineeships http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/766/European Court of Auditors - Call for traineeships The European Court of Auditors organises three traineeship sessions per year in areas of interest to its work. Traineeships are granted for three, four or five months maximum. They may be remunerated (1120 €/month) or non-remunerated depending on the budgetary appropriations available. The three sessions are organised each year with the following start dates: - 01 February - 01 May - 01 September In order to be eligible to carry out a period of traineeship, applicants must: &bu... Why doing a traineeship at the European Committee of the Regions? 11/01/2018 11:12:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/765/Why doing a traineeship at the European Committee of the Regions? http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/765/Why doing a traineeship at the European Committee of the Regions? The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) offers a limited number of traineeships for university graduates and local and regional authority staff. There are three types of traineeship: • Standard traineeships • Short-term study visits • Internships reserved for governmental officials Why doing a traineeship at the CoR? You will be in the heart of the dynamics of a political assembly. You will familiarise yourself with CoR's objectives and work on European integration.... Traineeships at the EESC - European Economic and Social Committee 11/01/2018 10:59:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/764/Traineeships at the EESC - European Economic and Social Committee http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/764/Traineeships at the EESC - European Economic and Social Committee Twice a year the European Economic and Social Committee offers traineeships for a period of five months to university graduates who are nationals of the Member States of the European Union, as well as to a number of university graduates from non-EU countries. These periods of in-service training offer an opportunity to learn about the EESC's roles and activities and to acquire professional experience in a multicultural environment. They begin on 16 February and 16 September of each year a... Paid Traineeships at the General Secretariat of the Council (GSC) 11/01/2018 09:59:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/762/Paid Traineeships at the General Secretariat of the Council (GSC) http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/762/Paid Traineeships at the General Secretariat of the Council (GSC) The General Secretariat of the Council (GSC) offers around 100 paid traineeships a year to EU nationals who, by the deadline for submitting applications, have completed at least the first part of their university studies and have a degree certificate or equivalent. Traineeships are split into 2 different periods, each lasting 5 months: • 01 February to 30 June (first period) • 01 September to 31 January (second period) You can apply for 2018 traineeship second period between 15 ... Model European Parliament Malta Winter 2018 09/01/2018 12:13:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/761/Model European Parliament Malta Winter 2018 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/761/Model European Parliament Malta Winter 2018 The National Selections for iMEP Tallinn took place during the first week of January 2018. These were held to select the delegation that will represent Malta during the 48th international session of the Model European Parliament which will convene in the capital city of Estonia between 17-24 February 2018. The National Selections took the form of an intensive training weekend which was divided into two parts. The first session consisted of public speaking and resolution writing workshops and o... Mental Health sessions at GCHSS Youth Hub 21/12/2017 09:26:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/760/Mental Health sessions at GCHSS Youth Hub http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/760/Mental Health sessions at GCHSS Youth Hub The first term at GCHSS Youth Hub was dedicated to our students’ wellbeing. Apart from sessions about the Self, ranging from Self-Awareness to Self-Worth and Self-Esteem, we also tackled Mental Health issues. Mental Health Recovery Officers from Richmond Foundation gave four very interesting sessions about Anxiety, Depression, Self-Harm and Suicide. All these sessions were very well attended to, and because they were held in a very professional way, students could talk in a safe and con... Human Rights Activity at Sir M.A. Refalo Sixth Form Youth Hub 18/12/2017 10:00:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/759/Human Rights Activity at Sir M.A. Refalo Sixth Form Youth Hub http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/759/Human Rights Activity at Sir M.A. Refalo Sixth Form Youth Hub On 11th December 2017, at the Sir M.A Refalo Sixth Form Youth Hub together with the SRC organised an activity related to the Human Rights. The students were invited to write down no hate messages and attach them to the board to commemorate this day. The SRC and the youth worker were all busy preparing plastic heart shape boxes filled with a no hate note that represents love, to be distributed during this activity. This project was all funded by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ to celebrate this day and join... MEP Tallinn 2018 18/12/2017 09:40:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/758/MEP Tallinn 2018 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/758/MEP Tallinn 2018 National Selections 05-06 January 2018 Aġenzija Żgħażagħ would like to invite young people aged 16-19 who are interested to participate in the Model European Parliament International Session to be held in Tallinn Estonia between Saturday 17th February to Saturday 24th February 2018 to send in their applications. This call is for the selection of 4 delegates to represent Malta, one of whom will be appointed Head of Delegation. Applications are to be sent via email and are to include a cv,... OPEN Summit 2017 – OPIN 18/12/2017 09:19:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/757/OPEN Summit 2017 – OPIN http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/757/OPEN Summit 2017 – OPIN Following the successful e-participation project implementation, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ attended the Open Summit in Berlin held in early December to discuss the results of the OPIN platform. During the summit the partiicpants looked at the need for e-participation, active involvement of young people, effective strategies to involve young people in the decision process and the importance of following up on policy makers. During the summit, the Aġenzija Żgħażagħ experience was presented as a good pr... Human Rights Activity @ Gozo Middle School 11/12/2017 10:01:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/755/Human Rights Activity @ Gozo Middle School http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/755/Human Rights Activity @ Gozo Middle School On 06th December 2017 at the Gozo College Middle school, the student council organised an activity related to the Human Rights where students were invited to write down no hate messages and attach them to the board to commemorate this day. Student council members, teachers, youth worker and learning zone staff were preparing heart shape marshmallow rice crispies cakes to represent love, to be distributed during this activity. This project was all funded by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ to celebrate this d... #TimeToMove2017: the final wrap up ! 11/12/2017 09:39:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/754/#TimeToMove2017: the final wrap up ! http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/754/#TimeToMove2017: the final wrap up !     On 17 November, the Time to Move closing conference gathered around young people, youth workers, researchers and decision makers in a one-day seminar on youth related issues. The event took place in Brussels and focused on three topics.   In the first panel discussion, participants debated the best ways... International Volunteers Day - 05th December 2017 06/12/2017 11:53:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/753/International Volunteers Day - 05th December 2017 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/753/International Volunteers Day - 05th December 2017 International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 05 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector. Through its handbook Create Change – Take Action, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ gives guidelines from where young people ... Navigate your inner compass, Antwerp Belgium 05-11 November 2017 29/11/2017 09:57:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/752/Navigate your inner compass, Antwerp Belgium 05-11 November 2017 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/752/Navigate your inner compass, Antwerp Belgium 05-11 November 2017 The theme of sexuality, identity and youth work was addressed in a rather intensive training course held at Antwerp, Belgium from the 5th to the 11th November. A group of 21 participants gathered at the Pulcinella Youth Hostel in the heart of the city to delve deeper into sexuality issues such as sexual shame, body works, gender stereotyping and the heteronormative cultural mentality that conditions young people and their educators. The ‘inner leadership’ method devised by Dominique ... Iż-żgħażagħ u t-tmexxija 28/11/2017 07:43:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/751/Iż-żgħażagħ u t-tmexxija http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/751/Iż-żgħażagħ u t-tmexxija Leadership was the main focus of the seminar held last Saturday at the Youth Village – St. Venera.  In attendance were young people interested in this theme mainly hailing from Youth Local Councils. The main aims in holding this seminar were to enhance the empowerment of young people through political participation, to acknowledge their success in roles that see them implementing projects in their communities as well as to discuss the challenges they encounter as young active citize... Children, Youth & Environment 28/11/2017 07:25:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/750/Children, Youth & Environment http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/750/Children, Youth & Environment Young people attending the Msida Youth Cafe’ had the opportunity to participate in the project 'Children, Youth and the Environment' coordinated by architect Chris Briffa. The young people involved had the opportunity to present suggestions on how the Msida playground area can be improved. Young people produced installations by means of recyclable material to enhance better use of public spaces. In this project Aġenzija Żgħażagħ worked in collaboration with Malta Unesco Youth Ass... Calls for Youth Village Seminar Room Refurbishment 24/11/2017 11:26:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/748/Calls for Youth Village Seminar Room Refurbishment http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/748/Calls for Youth Village Seminar Room Refurbishment Aġenzija Żgħażagħ has issued calls for works in one of the seminar rooms at the Youth Village in Santa Venera. For more information, please refer to the Calls section. Model European Parliament Finland 2017: the Maltese contributors 23/11/2017 13:16:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/749/Model European Parliament Finland 2017: the Maltese contributors http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/749/Model European Parliament Finland 2017: the Maltese contributors The 47th International Model European Parliament session took place in the Northernmost capital in Europe, Helsinki between 4-11 November 2017. Around 200 students took part, coming from 29 European countries and including for the first time Canada as an observer country. Although the international logistics were in the hands of the Finnish organising committee, the committees, lobbying and the GA were wholly organised by the student Presidency. After having been chosen during a national sel... Music Quest 2018 is now open! 16/11/2017 09:12:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/747/Music Quest 2018 is now open! http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/747/Music Quest 2018 is now open! Music Quest 2018 is now open!                                  What is Music Quest?? Click image above  Hon. Clifton Grima yesterday presided over the official launch which was held at the MCAST Youth Hub – Paola. The winners of last year’s edition – The Plakard Project were also present for this launch entertaining those present with their distinctive sound, including the track whi... Youth Information Office on the Move 15/11/2017 08:59:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/746/Youth Information Office on the Move http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/746/Youth Information Office on the Move Youth Information Office at Agenzija Zghazagh leaves its ground to reach the youth at different Youth Hubs and Youth Cafes. What is the purpose of the Youth Info Office? How do you attain information relevant to young people? What’s in store for young people? Any other opportunities? And how !!! The Youth Information Office does not only provide updated information but aims to be a common meeting platform for young people, institutions, organisations, youth workers and Aġenzija Żgħaż... The Key Project - November 2017 14/11/2017 12:47:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/745/The Key Project - November 2017 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/745/The Key Project - November 2017 Between 31st October and 6th November 2017, 5 young people from youth.inc participated in ‘The Key’ exchange programme held in Limerick, Ireland along with 7 participants from ZAK Malta and participants from Ireland and Sweden. This exchange was hosted by Limerick Youth Service of Ireland. This exchange, gave the opportunity for our young people to meet new people, interact continuously in a different language while at the same time experiencing a new culture. Moreover during this ... OPIN: Jien nipparteċipa fid-diskussjoni 14/11/2017 09:30:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/744/OPIN: Jien nipparteċipa fid-diskussjoni http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/744/OPIN: Jien nipparteċipa fid-diskussjoni 06 ta’ Novembru 2017: @ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Attivita’ fejn fiha ingħalaq il-proġett OPIN, pjattaforma online, li kienet qed tiġi kkordinata mill-youthworker tal-Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, Simon Schembri. L-għan ta’ dan il-proġett kien marbut ma’ parteċipazzjoni online min-naħa taż-żgħażagħ. F’diversi okkazzjonijiet, iż-żgħażagħ ġew mistiedna jiġġeneraw ideat kif ukoll jivvutaw u jaqsmu l-ideat tagħhom fuq żewġ suġġetti ewlenin; wieħed marbut mal-legalizzazzjoni tal-Mariju... Switch on the Power: Be Active Training 14/11/2017 08:26:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/743/Switch on the Power: Be Active Training http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/743/Switch on the Power: Be Active Training Jchallenge is a biennal event by Grupp Żgħażagħ Gudja, celebrating the active participation and volunteer work of young people involved in different organisations. The setup involved various activities (including traning, discussions, fun games, organised games and stands) taking place at Ġnien Raymond Caruana. This year’s event, with the theme #iConnect, had the specific aim of encouraging young people from different walks of life, with different abiliites and cultures to connect toget... Meet the 10 Artivisti 2018 10/11/2017 12:42:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/742/Meet the 10 Artivisti 2018 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/742/Meet the 10 Artivisti 2018 The artists, whose ages range from 16 to 25, come from a range of artistic genres and disciplines, including literature, music, visual arts, design and dance, and will form part of ARTIVISTI. ARTIVISTI is a new programme that aims to identify some of the best young talent across the arts and provide them with the necessary training, mentoring and networking to develop further their creative potential. Each artist will be awarded a package of benefits and opportunities for a year. These inclu... Malta Youth Film Festival: 1st edition 07/11/2017 09:06:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/715/Malta Youth Film Festival: 1st edition http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/715/Malta Youth Film Festival: 1st edition       Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is pleased to announce the launch the First Edition of the Malta Youth Film Festival. This festival is being organized in collaboration with the Malta Film Foundation and the Parliamentary Secretariat for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisations. The Malta Youth Film Festival is open to all film genres including animation, drama, thriller, music video, documentary and others. Film duration is not to exceed 10 minutes including the credits.Submissions wi... Aġenzija Żgħażagh @ Youth participation in Internet Governance seminar 03/11/2017 13:03:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/739/Aġenzija Żgħażagh @ Youth participation in Internet Governance seminar http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/739/Aġenzija Żgħażagh @ Youth participation in Internet Governance seminar Aġenzija Żgħażagh participated in the seminar “Youth participation in Internet Governance” which explored the participation of young people in shaping the Internet without reproducing and creating new patterns of exclusion.   This seminar formulated recommendations for future action to be taken by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe to support young people and their organizations meaningful participation in Internet Governance processes. The three day p... Successful completion of Get Into Customer Programme with HSBC 03/11/2017 12:48:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/737/Successful completion of Get Into Customer Programme with HSBC http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/737/Successful completion of Get Into Customer Programme with HSBC 23rd October 2017: we celebrated the successful completion of the Prince's Trust International Get Into Customer Programme with HSBC. The great news is that from 9 participants, 5 of them have now been offered jobs and will be continuing to train until they start their role as a Customer service representative.   Youth Working Party...what's new? 03/11/2017 11:29:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/736/Youth Working Party...what's new? http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/736/Youth Working Party...what's new? During the past few months, discussions in the Youth Working Party were dominated by the new proposal from the European Commission to set up a European Solidarity Corps for young people. This new legislation aims to enhance the engagement of young people and organisations in solidarity activities as a means to contribute to strengthening cohesion and solidarity in Europe. Due to its high political priority this legislative initiative has put young people on the top of the European agenda and ... Get Into participants meeting His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales 03/11/2017 11:12:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/735/Get Into participants meeting His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/735/Get Into participants meeting His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales During his visit in Malta in November 2017, his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales met young people from the Prince's Trust Get Into programmes. Get Into is jointly organized by Prince's Trust International and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ. Some participants are former participants of the Youth.Inc programme at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ. His Royal Highness spoke to them about their experiences on the programmes and their plans for the future. European Union Youth Conference Estonia 2017 03/11/2017 08:26:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/734/European Union Youth Conference Estonia 2017 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/734/European Union Youth Conference Estonia 2017 European Union Youth Conference Estonia 2017 The topic of the 6th cycle of the Structured Dialogue is “Youth in Europe: What’s Next?” Aġenzija Żgħażagħ participated in the EU Youth Conference and the Youth Directors meeting to examine what young people expect from the EU to allow them to live prosperous, sustainable and successful lives. The meeting aimed to progress towards the adoption of the new EU Youth Strategy at the end of 2018. The 6th Cycle will gain a broad ove... Youth work in Gozo.. What's on ? 01/11/2017 07:44:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/733/Youth work in Gozo.. What's on ? http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/733/Youth work in Gozo.. What's on ? Youth work in Gozo has become a functioning role in both the Gozitan Colleges which are the Sixth Form, Sir Michelangelo Refalo and within the Gozo College. The youth worker has different roles in both colleges but with the same aim to contribute to the young peoples’ learning and development. In both Colleges several activities were organised during the month of October. To kick off the new scholastic year, a fresher’s day was organised with various stands from different organisa... Maltese Youth - Part of the Youth Jury @ Sitges Film Festival. 01/11/2017 07:06:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/732/Maltese Youth - Part of the Youth Jury @ Sitges Film Festival. http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/732/Maltese Youth - Part of the Youth Jury @ Sitges Film Festival. Bruce Micallef Eynaud being an EYCA Card Holder has granted him the opportunity to participate in a competition open to young people within European Countries. Above all he has managed to excel, win and be part of the Youth Jury at the Sitges Film Festival. Here's what it's all about: " This was without doubt one of the best trips I've ever been on. On my first day at the Sitges Festival , I really felt like I'd died and gone to heaven. I was one of seven film buffs chose... A Journey retold at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ MCAST Youth Hub. 27/10/2017 11:28:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/731/A Journey retold at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ MCAST Youth Hub. http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/731/A Journey retold at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ MCAST Youth Hub. Charlene Mercieca, breast cancer survivor, shared and described her experience and the psychological journey she went through with the young people attending the MCAST Youth Hub. 'I thought that I had everything well planned in my life - LOVE, FAMILY, FRIENDS, RELATIONSHIPS, PETS and my BUSINESS until a cancer diagnosis brought along many feelings.Initially it was very hard for me to sink in and accept it, I was devastated until I realized that I had no time to lose but to start facing m... Call for TRAINERS at Youth.inc - Aġenzija Zgħazagħ 27/10/2017 06:22:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/730/Call for TRAINERS at Youth.inc - Aġenzija Zgħazagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/730/Call for TRAINERS at Youth.inc - Aġenzija Zgħazagħ Call for TRAINERS at Youth.inc - Aġenzija Zgħazagħ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for the Provision of Service for TRAINERS at Youth.Inc Programme in the following areas of learning: Cake Decorating, Design and Make, DJ, Health and Safety, Health and Social Care in the Community, ICT, Manufacturing, Maths, Nutrition and Cooking, PC, Web and Network Support, Upholster, Water Technology and Woodwork. For more information, please... Get Into Banking - Celebration Day 26/10/2017 11:02:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/729/Get Into Banking - Celebration Day http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/729/Get Into Banking - Celebration Day ‘Good morning. How may I help you?’  Monday 23rd October, was Celebration day for a group of 9 young people successfully completed a 5 week intensive training course at HSBC Call Centre in Swatar. Mr. Andrew C. Beane- Chief Executive Officer at HSBC Malta handed out the certificates in the presence of relatives and HSBC Academy trainers alike. The training course encompass non-formal training at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Youth Village and a call centre oriented curriculum at HSBC C... Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda 2018 - applikazzjonijiet miftuħa 24/10/2017 12:32:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/727/Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda 2018 - applikazzjonijiet miftuħa http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/727/Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda 2018 - applikazzjonijiet miftuħa L-applikazzjonijiet għall-iskema Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda 2018 jinsabu miftuħin. Għal iktar informazzjoni, ara s-sit ta' Aġenzija Żgħażagħ. Data ta' l-għeluq hija 01 Diċembru 2017 f'nofsinhar. Applikazzjonijiet isiru onlajn fuq is-sit tal-VOFunding AZ@K activities October 2017 24/10/2017 07:54:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/726/AZ@K activities October 2017 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/726/AZ@K activities October 2017       Pink October Messages The young people coming at the Youth Café have been invited by the youth workers to write a message to Breast Cancer patients. Through this activity we had the opportunity talk about the purpose of PINK October and that one can do self-check test and not be scared to take action if something does not seem normal.   AZ@K supporting the St Margaret Secondary School Student Council In preparation for the scholastic year ahead, the... Be Active Training session - 11 November 2017 23/10/2017 10:46:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/725/Be Active Training session - 11 November 2017 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/725/Be Active Training session - 11 November 2017 Enabling young people to change the world they live in by being actively involved in shaping it. This is a €2000 grant to youth organisations (officially registered as VOs) , through which young people may propose initiatives on the themes below. No Hate Speech Campaign • Mental Health • Prevention of addictive behaviour • The Environment • Youth Building Peace - UN International Youth Day 2017 theme Young people often find that these projects are a challenge to... A4U Funding 2018 - applications now open 23/10/2017 10:35:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/724/A4U Funding 2018 - applications now open http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/724/A4U Funding 2018 - applications now open Supporting youth organisations to grow in their capacity to offer quality service to more young people. It enables youth organisations (officially registered as VOs), to acquire resources and maintain premises of the organisation. Access the guidelines and application on the VOFunding portal. Applications close on the 01st December, noon. You are advised to register your organisation on the portal early on since it takes up to a week to issue confirmation. You are also encouraged to confir... Expression of Interest – Services of an Accountant at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ. 20/10/2017 06:35:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/723/Expression of Interest – Services of an Accountant at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ. http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/723/Expression of Interest – Services of an Accountant at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is seeking the services of an Accountant.    Full details and specifications, can be downloaded from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ websites www.agenzijazghazagh. gov.mt or www.youthinfo.gov.mt Expression of Interest letters, in a European Curriculum Vitae Format including qualifications, work experience, references and copy of the CPA warrant, must be received by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, St. Joseph High Road St.Venera SVR 1013... Kick-off activities at GCHSS Youth Hub 11/10/2017 12:38:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/722/Kick-off activities at GCHSS Youth Hub http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/722/Kick-off activities at GCHSS Youth Hub Young people at the GCHSS Youth Hub had the opportunity to personally meet both the Parliamentary Secretary of Youth, Sport, and Voluntary Organisations Hon. Dr. Clifton Grima and Hon. Dr. Adrian Delia, Leader of the Opposition. On 04th October 2017, The President's Foundation held a highly interesting session about a European project that will be launched on the 11th of October - 'Girls2leader'. A former MEP was also present for the second part of the session, who talked... #Girls2leader @ Agenzija Żgħażagħ Mcast Youth Hub 10/10/2017 08:05:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/721/#Girls2leader @ Agenzija Żgħażagħ Mcast Youth Hub http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/721/#Girls2leader @ Agenzija Żgħażagħ Mcast Youth Hub A group of female MCAST students took part in an interesting debate which forms part of the #Girl2Leader initiative. It was held on the 3rd October at Agenzija Zghazagh MCAST Youth Hub, Paola.  Undine Laverve conducted the workshop “I am remarkable”, a workshop which was developed by Google; it is a tool which helps women to convey their personal and professional accomplishments and develop their self-promotion skills. She was later joined by ex German MEP Silvana ... Get Into Social Care - Celebration Day 09/10/2017 09:16:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/720/Get Into Social Care - Celebration Day http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/720/Get Into Social Care - Celebration Day On Friday 29th September we celebrated the successful completion of Get Into Health and Social Care with CareMalta and Vassallo group. The event was well attended with various supporters of the programme and the great news is that 4 of the young people who finished the course have now been offered the chance of a training opportunity and level 3 qualification with City and Guilds in Health and Social care which will allow them to become a fully qualified member of staff Aġenzija Żgħażagħ hits Fresher's Week. 09/10/2017 07:01:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/719/Aġenzija Żgħażagħ hits Fresher's Week. http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/719/Aġenzija Żgħażagħ hits Fresher's Week. Freshers’ Week is a cross-campus event built to propel young people, attending higher education and  university with different occasions for them that enables them to get the inside track on how to make the most of their time outside of the classroom with events , giving them the chance to fully experience what it means to be a student.  Being a student, isn’t just about studying and leaving with a degree. It’s about gaining life experiences, discovering new passion... With.In Nature - Youth Worker Training Course 09/10/2017 06:25:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/718/With.In Nature - Youth Worker Training Course http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/718/With.In Nature - Youth Worker Training Course Two youth workers from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ attended a training course for youth workers about finding their Inner Leadership and new ways of upgrading the quality of life. The training course was held in Bornholm, Denmark. The training course "With.In Nature" was organized by Dansk ICYE. The training course involved 24 youth workers, project leaders or educators from various countries.  Supported by a team of trainers the training course created the perfect space for personal develo... Youth Work and Learning for life & work. 05/10/2017 10:54:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/717/Youth Work and Learning for life & work. http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/717/Youth Work and Learning for life & work. After months of planning this September at Agenzija Zghazagh we hosted the first training seminar which is part of a 2 year long project with YMCA George Williams Company and Manor Education and Training Solutions Ltd. in the United Kingdom. This project: Youth work and learning for life and work is funded by Key action 2 within the Erasmus+ programme. During the 3 day training we shared our ways of working, the tools and methods used and we shared a lot of good practices of non-formal educ... Get Into project - the latest achievements 04/10/2017 10:39:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/716/Get Into project - the latest achievements http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/716/Get Into project - the latest achievements This summer, a group of young people had the opportunity to work on the  Get Into project. They were introduced smoothly into the world of work thorugh various sectors covering Social Care, Hospitality, Retail and Customer Care. After completing four weeks of hands-on expereince in these sectors, they were offered a job with the sponsoring entities - an opportunity to gain more experience in the field. The participants were able to establish good relationships and learn new skills that will... Can 16 and 17 year olds be Local Councillors and Mayors? 28/09/2017 09:04:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/714/Can 16 and 17 year olds be Local Councillors and Mayors? http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/714/Can 16 and 17 year olds be Local Councillors and Mayors? The Maltese Government has embarked on a public consultation process about the Vote 16 legislation. Through the online e-participation platform OPIN.ME, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is seeking the young people opinion on if people aged 16 and 17 years of age should have the right to contest for the local council elections and be elected as a mayor. Youth opinion is significant for decision making processes that concern Maltese youth. Getting involved in the e-participation project is easy. Click ... Education Trumps Hate: 21-29 August 2017 27/09/2017 09:35:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/713/Education Trumps Hate: 21-29 August 2017 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/713/Education Trumps Hate: 21-29 August 2017 Youth Workers from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ attended a training course ‘Education Trumps Hate: Toolbox for Human Rights Educators which was held in Glencree Peace and Reconciliation Centre Co. Wicklow, Ireland, between the 21st and the 29th of August 2017. This training course was organised by Eurobug International Youth Work Training and Collaboration Ltd. which is a non profit organization operating in the Republic of Ireland and EU country states. The main aim of ‘Education Trumps Ha... Promotional campaign by ŻAK and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ 26/09/2017 11:03:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/712/Promotional campaign by ŻAK and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/712/Promotional campaign by ŻAK and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ ŻAK and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ have embarked on a promotional campaign. The aim of this campaign is to make young people more aware of the benefits that volunteering brings with it, including the soft skills that can really only be learnt through the experience of giving time, effort and compassion without the expectation of monetary reward. Music Quest 2017: catching up with the winners and runners-up 26/09/2017 10:50:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/711/Music Quest 2017: catching up with the winners and runners-up http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/711/Music Quest 2017: catching up with the winners and runners-up On 13th July 2017 Aġenzija Żgħażagħ held a press conference with the presence of Hon Dr. Clifton Grima to announce the winner and runners up of Music Quest 2017. The Music Quest Scheme was initially launched in October 2016 where in a number of young people applied for phase 1 which involved mentorship, support and workshops on subjects related to music, recording production and live performances. These sessions lead the scheme to its second phase wherein participants were asked to submit a de... What's cooking ? 19/09/2017 07:12:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/710/What's cooking ? http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/710/What's cooking ? ZAK and Agenzija Zghazagh have embarked on a promotional campaign. The aim of this campaign is to make young people more aware of the benefits that volunteering brings with it, including the soft skills that can really only be learnt through the experience of giving time, effort and compassion without the expectation of monetary reward. Stay on the look out for more !    2017 edition of the European University on Youth Policies 11/09/2017 09:38:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/709/2017 edition of the European University on Youth Policies http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/709/2017 edition of the European University on Youth Policies The 2017 edition of the European University on Youth Policies, also known as the Summer University, gathered 40 representatives of ministries responsible for youth issues and of youth organisations from across Europe. It took place at the European Youth Centre Budapest. The Summer University aimed at improving participants’ understanding of European approaches to youth policy. Participants also exchanged knowledge and views on youth policy issues relevant to debates taking place in Coun... Waves of Innovation - 3rd National Tool Fair 11/09/2017 06:33:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/708/Waves of Innovation - 3rd National Tool Fair http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/708/Waves of Innovation - 3rd National Tool Fair 13th-14th October 2017 Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Youth Village, Sta Venera   Submit your tool for the 3rd National Tool Fair    The theme for this year’s tool fair Waves of Innovation shall provide a stimulating environment for innovative pedagogical approaches & practices. The focus of this year’s edition aims to enhance participants’ critical thinking in order to be able to respond to the challenges of the evolving context, in line with the European Comm... Ċelebrazzjoni tal-kisbiet taż-żgħażagħ li pparteċipaw fil-Prince's Trust International ‘Get Into’ programme. 04/09/2017 07:26:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/707/Ċelebrazzjoni tal-kisbiet taż-żgħażagħ li pparteċipaw fil-Prince's Trust International ‘Get Into’ programme. http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/707/Ċelebrazzjoni tal-kisbiet taż-żgħażagħ li pparteċipaw fil-Prince's Trust International ‘Get Into’ programme. Ara hawn:  Ċelebrazzjoni tal-kisbiet taż-żgħażagħ li pparteċipaw fil-Prince's Trust International ‘Get Into’ programme flimkien ma HSBC Malta Foundation Summer Programme - Fun o'Clock 2017 01/09/2017 08:40:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/706/Summer Programme - Fun o'Clock 2017 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/706/Summer Programme - Fun o'Clock 2017 Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with the Gozo College and Sir Michelang Refalo, Centre for Further Studies, organised a programme called Fun O’clock. The programme was aimed for all Gozitan youths aged between 11 and 16 years. This drop-in programme welcomed Gozitan teenagers twice a week at the Gozo Youth Hub at Sir Michelangelo Refalo. The youth worker in charge, organised various activities such as art, crafts and also outdoor activities, which turned out to be the most popular. In... Winner and runners up of Music Quest 2017 01/09/2017 08:33:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/705/Winner and runners up of Music Quest 2017 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/705/Winner and runners up of Music Quest 2017 On 13th July 2017, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ held a press conference with the presence of Hon Dr. Clifton Grima to announce the winner and runners up of Music Quest 2017. Music Quest Scheme was initially launched in October 2016 where in a number of young people applied for phase 1 which involved mentorship, support and workshops on subjects related to music, recording production and live performances. These sessions lead the scheme to its second phase wherein participants were asked to submit a demo ... Karta Żgħażagħ holder to be part of the jury members to Sitges Film Festival. 25/08/2017 10:06:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/704/Karta Żgħażagħ holder to be part of the jury members to Sitges Film Festival. http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/704/Karta Żgħażagħ holder to be part of the jury members to Sitges Film Festival.   1 ..2 ..3 ..Action !   Bruce Micallef Eynaud,  holder of 'Karta Żgħażagħ',  will be part of an official jury at one of the most prestigious film festivals and the top film festival in fantasy films worldwide ! Yes, Sitges Film Festival will be hosting one of the Karta Żgħażagħ Card Holders.   Sitges 2017 will be hosting a Carnet Jove Card Connect to the Sitges Film Festival Experience, that will be held as a part of the film competition for ... Survey on Competences of Young Peer Educators in Europe 25/08/2017 06:48:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/703/Survey on Competences of Young Peer Educators in Europe http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/703/Survey on Competences of Young Peer Educators in Europe Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is currently engaged in a transnational project called European Youth Health Champions. This is a strategic partnership supporting innovation and exchange of good practice in peer education of young people in the areas of health and wellbeing. The project incorporates an experienced group of eight partners from six countries, which are UK, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Italy and Malta. As part of this project the partners are conducting a survey with youth leaders and young pee... Sarah goes to Tokyo 11/08/2017 09:54:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/702/Sarah goes to Tokyo http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/702/Sarah goes to Tokyo As the winner of Agenzija Zghazagh’s Divergent Thinkers 2016, Sarah Maria Scicluna is currently in Japan for a one month internship and exhibition at Youkobo Art Space – Tokyo. Below is an excerpt from her blog written upon her arrival: 1st Day – What It’s Like To Be Illiterate Today I went to buy basic amenities from the supermarket. Basically, I couldn’t read anything so I was just picking things according to the picture or whether I like the packaging. There... YSSS Beneficiaries 2017 11/08/2017 07:30:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/701/YSSS Beneficiaries 2017 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/701/YSSS Beneficiaries 2017 In order to encourage student mobility, Agenzija Zghazagh teams up with APS Bank to offer students the Youth Specialisation Studies Scheme (YSSS). This scheme is a loan which students can apply for when they would like to study abroad by enrolling in courses which are not available in Malta. The loan is covered by a favourable interest rest, a moratorium period on the loan amount itself until course completion, and subsidised interest rates which Agenzija Zghazagh pays on behalf of the stud... Join the STEP Contest 10/08/2017 07:03:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/700/Join the STEP Contest http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/700/Join the STEP Contest The call for participation in the STEP H2020 Project contest is now open. STEP Project celebrates International Youth Day, August 12th and awards Youth e-participation and involvement! In that frame STEP invites young people across Europe to STEP up, express their opinion and co-define decisions at regional, national and EU level STEP contest is based on the UN 17 SDG’s, and participants are asked to prioritize the 17 SD goals to their opinion. The results of this “public &ndas... Kunsilli Lokali Żgħażagħ 2017 09/08/2017 06:47:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/699/Kunsilli Lokali Żgħażagħ 2017 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/699/Kunsilli Lokali Żgħażagħ 2017 Permezz tal-Proġett 'Kunsilli Lokali Żgħażagħ' amministrat minn Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, dawn il-gruppi ta' żgħażagħ mill-Ħamrun, Żabbar, Żurrieq, Mqabba u Gudja sejrin ikunu qed jimplimentaw proġetti siewja fil-komunitajiet tagħhom permezz ta' fondi li se jingħaddu lilhom għal din is-sena. Dawn il-proġetti jvarjaw minn tranġih ta' ġonna, ktieb ta' tpinġija għat-tfal u vidjo biex jitkissru l-isterjotipi dwar iż-żgħażagħ. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ tixtieq tawguralhom il-ħidma t-tajba fi... #MEPATHON 2017 winners 04/08/2017 09:13:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/698/#MEPATHON 2017 winners http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/698/#MEPATHON 2017 winners Model European Parliament Malta #MEPATHON July 2017 “I definitely increased my skills in public speaking and debating during these three meetings.” – Nigel Caruana “Mepathon provided me with the opportunity to construct new friendships and acknowledge the necessity of teamwork for success in life.” – Samuel Cutajar “If I had to describe my holistic experience of MEPATHON - Model European Parliament in one word, it would have to be inspiring.&r... Get into Hospitality 10/07/2017 10:29:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/695/Get into Hospitality http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/695/Get into Hospitality Artivisti: outstanding young creatives 10/07/2017 09:52:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/694/Artivisti: outstanding young creatives http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/694/Artivisti: outstanding young creatives and together with have launched a new programme to inspire and support the development of young artists. The programme, ARTIVISTI, is a new programme that will identify some of the best young talent across the arts and provide them with the necessary training, mentoring and networking to develop further their creative potential.  Selected artists will be awarded a package of benefits and opportunities for a year. These include a grant of €2,000 for their personal creative dev... Launch of Artivisti: outstanding young creatives 10/07/2017 09:47:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/693/Launch of Artivisti: outstanding young creatives http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/693/Launch of Artivisti: outstanding young creatives Arts Council Malta and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ together with 89.7 Bay have launched a new programme to inspire and support the development of young artists. The programme, called ARTIVISTI, is a new programme that will identify some of the best young talent across the arts and provide them with the necessary training, mentoring and networking to develop further their creative potential. In his opening address during the launch of programme at the ŻfinMalta studios, Minister for Culture Dr Owen Bonn... 5th Coordination meeting of the No Hate Speech Movement 06/07/2017 07:00:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/692/5th Coordination meeting of the No Hate Speech Movement http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/692/5th Coordination meeting of the No Hate Speech Movement 28-30 June 2017 Bucharest As the National Campaign Coordinator of the No Hate Speech Movement in Malta, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ was present during the 5th annual coordination meeting that took place in Bucharest, Romania between the 28-30 June 2017. The Youth campaign is implemented by 80 online activists and 44 national campaigns across Europe, Canada, Mexico and Morocco. Together they work towards the same goal in their respective countries, and are cooperating in regional and international init... Democracy, Youth and Sport 05/07/2017 09:23:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/691/Democracy, Youth and Sport http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/691/Democracy, Youth and Sport As part of the EU Work Plan for Youth 2016-2018 and marking the end of events of the Youth sector during the Maltese Presidency, 32 participants from 19 European countries attended a 2 day seminar, entitled Democracy, Youth and Sport. This seminar focused on cross-sectoral approaches for the active participation and engagement of young people in civic and democratic life through sport. In his opening speech, Hon. Dr. Clifton Grima, Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organis... Summer Fun o'clock - Youth Project in Gozo 05/07/2017 07:14:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/690/Summer Fun o'clock - Youth Project in Gozo http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/690/Summer Fun o'clock - Youth Project in Gozo Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with the Gozo college and post secondary college are organising  a summer programme for young people  betweem the ages of 11 and 16 years. It is going to be held at Sixth Form Michealangelo Refalo.  There will be the youth worker service, which organises various actvities which may include art and crafts, teambuilding activities and sometimes there will be also some experts which organise their activities. Such experts could be on art... The Key - Youth Exchange 05/07/2017 07:01:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/689/The Key - Youth Exchange http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/689/The Key - Youth Exchange Between the 28th May and 2nd June, 5 young people who have terminated this year’s programme Youth.inc within Agenzija Zghazagh, have participated in an exchange, ‘The Key’. ‘ The Key’, is Erasmus+ funded project held by ZAK in collaboration with Agenzija Zghazagh. During this exchange the Maltese youth had the opportunity to live with other young people from Sweden and Ireland. The young participants were constantly engaged in various workshops which targeted the... BiTriMulti (BTM) - Multilateral Training Course for newcomers in Youth Exchanges – Erasmus+ 05/07/2017 06:08:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/688/BiTriMulti (BTM) - Multilateral Training Course for newcomers in Youth Exchanges – Erasmus+ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/688/BiTriMulti (BTM) - Multilateral Training Course for newcomers in Youth Exchanges – Erasmus+ Between the 14th and the 18th June, youth workers from Malta attended a Multilateral Training Course in Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland. This training was organized by the Polish National Agency for the Youth in Action Programme in collaboration with SALTO -YOUTH Training and financed by the ERASMUS+: Youth in Action Programme of the European Commission. The target audience for this training course were professional youth workers and those volunteers who work with young people and who ar... Call for Trainers Youth.Inc programme - July 2017 03/07/2017 08:02:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/687/Call for Trainers Youth.Inc programme - July 2017 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/687/Call for Trainers Youth.Inc programme - July 2017 Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for the Provision of Service for TRAINERS at Youth.Inc Programme in the following areas of learning: Animal Care;  Auto Electric; Beauty Care; Cake Decorating; Construction and Refurbishment; Customer Care; Design and Make; DJ; Do-It-Yourself; Electricity; Electronics; English; Film Making; First Aid; Furniture Restoration; HACCP; Hair and Beauty Care; Hairdressing; Health and Safety; Health and S... Expression of Interest - Catering Service 03/07/2017 06:23:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/686/Expression of Interest - Catering Service http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/686/Expression of Interest - Catering Service As part of Erasmus+ Project Let’s Talk About Life, Agenzija Zghazagh will be hosting 45 young people from four different European Countries to participate in a youth exchange. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, is requesting quotations for the provision of catering services for this youth exchange being organised at Marsaxlokk Youth Activity Centre between 27 July 2017 – 3 August 2017. Interested service providers are to submit the requested information by Monday 10 July 2017 10:00 CET The ... Expression of Interest – EPC Assessor for Villa Psaigon Youth Activity Centre 30/06/2017 07:08:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/685/Expression of Interest – EPC Assessor for Villa Psaigon Youth Activity Centre http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/685/Expression of Interest – EPC Assessor for Villa Psaigon Youth Activity Centre Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is seeking the services of an EPC assessor to conduct an EPC certification of its Youth Activity Centre in Villa Psaigon. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ website  Expression of Interest letter including a European Curriculum Vitae together with the financial package made up of a global price VAT inclusive, is to be submitted to Agenzija Zghazagh, St. Joseph High Road St.Venera ... Programmes with the Department of Youth and Community Studies - University of Malta 30/06/2017 06:45:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/684/Programmes with the Department of Youth and Community Studies - University of Malta http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/684/Programmes with the Department of Youth and Community Studies - University of Malta The Department of Youth and Community Studies is one of 9 departments within the Faculty for Social Wellbeing at the University of Malta. It has been established in 1993, first as an autonomous Institute, later as a Programme within the Department of Educational Studies and now it forms part of the Faculty for Social Wellbeing. During this time, it has developed extensively in vision, range of activities and scholarships. Youth work has been recognized as a profession fairly recently and we ... Model European Parliament Malta #MEPATHON 23/06/2017 11:13:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/683/Model European Parliament Malta #MEPATHON http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/683/Model European Parliament Malta #MEPATHON Agenzija Zghazagh is pleased to present the revised format, dates and venue of Model European Parliament #MEPATHON, as the selection event leading to the participation of 4 Maltese delegates during MEP Helsinki between 4 and 11 November 2017.    Model European Parliament Malta #MEPATHON 1-14-15 July 2017 Agenzija Zghazagh Youth Village St. Venera   Young people aged 16-19 are invited to take part in this national selection process spread of over a period of 3 days... Call for past EVS participants. 13/06/2017 12:29:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/682/Call for past EVS participants. http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/682/Call for past EVS participants. Would you like to share your experience ? We want to hear about your time abroad. Where did you go? What did you see? Whom did you meet? What did you do? How did it make you feel? Would you go back? We know that every international experience is unique, this is why we would like you to share your experience whilst encouraging other young people to participate on EVS projects.   All former EVS participants who would like to share their experience are invited to send an email to agen... Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and APS Bank renew collaboration 02/06/2017 07:43:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/681/Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and APS Bank renew collaboration http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/681/Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and APS Bank renew collaboration APS Bank and Agenzija Zghazagh announced on Thursday, 25 May 2017, that they have extended their collaboration to jointly offer subsidised loans to young people over the next three years, thereby guaranteeing further financial aid at low interest rates through the Youth Specialisation Studies Scheme (YSSS).   The scheme, which has been running since 1994, has assisted more than 400 Maltese youths wishing to pursue their studies abroad or through distance learning. Present for the sig... Duke of Edinburgh adventure @ St. Margaret's College 01/06/2017 07:56:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/679/Duke of Edinburgh adventure @ St. Margaret's College http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/679/Duke of Edinburgh adventure @ St. Margaret's College One of the schemes that the youth worker has implemented at St Margarets College Cottonera, is the Duke of Edinburgh International Award. This scheme involves a group of young people working both individually and as a group. As individuals the young people are required to focus on three key areas-Service, Physical and Skill. To achieve the award they also need to complete an adventure walk. As a group, they must navigate a distance of approximately twenty four kilometres over two days, using a m... '1911', a film production by Aż@K. 25/05/2017 08:01:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/678/'1911', a film production by Aż@K. http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/678/'1911', a film production by Aż@K.     '1911' is another film making project by Agenzija Zghazagh@Kottonera  provided at St Margaret College Middle School. 5 friends whilst camping decide to break into a nearby school with the objective of hunting ghosts. Once they break into the school one of the gang disappears. A mysterious voice tells the rest of the group that they must complete a serious of tasks to get their friend back. The young people involved in the project had the opportunity learn basic ... I-Participate – OPIN platform to instill e-participation among young people 18/05/2017 07:39:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/677/I-Participate – OPIN platform to instill e-participation among young people http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/677/I-Participate – OPIN platform to instill e-participation among young people Social media are one of the means by which Aġenzija Żgħażagħ keeps in touch with young people and updates them about various aspects which impact youth directly like the national youth policy and information relevant to them.   Aġenzija Żgħażagħ looks at different ways how to consult young people and seeks to actively involve them in the decision making processes. This is mainly achieved through events the agency holds from time to time.   Through the OPIN platform, Aġenzija Żg... Slow Down, Save Lives 09/05/2017 08:32:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/676/Slow Down, Save Lives http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/676/Slow Down, Save Lives The Tara Malou Licari Fund, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health Malta will host a workshop in Malta to mark the 4th United Nations Global Road Safety Week on 11 May 2017. The event is also supported by private sponsors including Motors Inc.; Gasan Mamo Insurance and Corinthia San Gorg Hotel. The objectives of the workshop are to: 1.raise awareness about the dire consequences of speed and commemorate lives lost 2.advocate for the benefits of reducing speed; 3.promote evidence-based ... Youth Work Against Violent Radicalisation - Call for Examples and Inspiring Practices by SALTO 09/05/2017 08:20:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/675/Youth Work Against Violent Radicalisation - Call for Examples and Inspiring Practices by SALTO http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/675/Youth Work Against Violent Radicalisation - Call for Examples and Inspiring Practices by SALTO Violent radicalisation among young people has become a growing issue of concern in Europe and its neighbouring regions. There has been a notable increase in hate speech, incidence of hate crimes and attacks on migrants and refugees, propaganda and violent xenophobia, as well as rise in religious and political extremism and terrorist attacks in Europe. All of these emerging concerns have highlighted the urgent need to work with young people, in order to identify and address root causes of extremi... Kellimni.com - A private and confidential space, and more... 09/05/2017 08:12:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/674/Kellimni.com - A private and confidential space, and more... http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/674/Kellimni.com - A private and confidential space, and more... Now available online, the information page built with young people for young people featuring answers to common curiosities and difficulties they might be facing within themselves. Kellimni.com information page Youth Specialisation Studies Scheme 2017 - deadline 16.06.2017 05/05/2017 12:00:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/673/Youth Specialisation Studies Scheme 2017 - deadline 16.06.2017 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/673/Youth Specialisation Studies Scheme 2017 - deadline 16.06.2017 Students aged between 18 and 30 years who would like to further their studies abroad are invited to apply for the YSSS; a loan at a subsidised interest rate jointly offered by Agenzija Zghazagh and APS Bank.   The YSSS, which grants each borrower up to €30,000, is repayable over a maximum of 10 years. It provides 100% financing for first degrees, post-graduate degrees and distance learning courses, especially ones focusing on aerospace, health and biotechnology, digital games produ... Expression of Interest for Creative Projects with Young People 28/04/2017 09:09:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/672/Expression of Interest for Creative Projects with Young People http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/672/Expression of Interest for Creative Projects with Young People Agenzija Zghazagh is seeking to identify suitable creative projects that can be implemented with young people in Gozo. Projects should be implemented over a span of 8 sessions of 2 hours each in the morning and may take place as part of Agenzija Zghazagh Summer Programme in Gozo.   The aim of the projects is to engage groups of 20-25 young people in creative initiatives that provide them with opportunities for leisure as well as personal, interpersonal and social development. Young people... Expression of Interest – Expression of Interest for Creative Projects with Young People in Gozo 28/04/2017 09:06:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/671/Expression of Interest – Expression of Interest for Creative Projects with Young People in Gozo http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/671/Expression of Interest – Expression of Interest for Creative Projects with Young People in Gozo Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is seeking to identify suitable creative projects that can be implemented with young people in Gozo. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ website www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt. Expression of Interest letter, together with the project proposal, police conduct certificate and financial package VAT inclusive should be sent to Agenzija Zghazagh, (ex Umberto Calosso) St Joseph High Road St Vener... Post of Youth Worker 28/04/2017 08:59:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/670/Post of Youth Worker http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/670/Post of Youth Worker Jobsplus Permit 132/2017 AZ Reference – AZ01/2017 The Position Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is seeking to recruit full-time Youth Workers. Individuals applying for this post should be in possession, as a minimum, of a University Degree (MQF Level 6) in Youth & Community Studies. However, candidates who presently possess a Diploma in Youth and Community Studies and are completing their final years of studies in the B.A. (Hons) in Youth and Community Studies, shall be considered for this posi... dinMHUXskola Summer Project 2017 28/04/2017 07:53:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/669/dinMHUXskola Summer Project 2017 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/669/dinMHUXskola Summer Project 2017 Who we are ? Aġenzija Żgħażagħ operates and provides a wide range of programmes, projects and initiatives. ‘dinMHUXskola’ offers a number of summer projects which give you the space to explore your potential, to experiment and to spend your summer in a creative environment. dinMHUXskola will be operating from the Youth Village St. Venera, Az@k Cottonera and Għajn Tuffieħa Scout Campsite. Keep calm and enjoy summer with dinMHUXskola.   SHOUT – Physical theatre ... Call for applicants MEPATHON Summer Camp for eventual participation in Model European Parliament International Session 27/04/2017 13:42:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/668/Call for applicants MEPATHON Summer Camp for eventual participation in Model European Parliament International Session http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/668/Call for applicants MEPATHON Summer Camp for eventual participation in Model European Parliament International Session MEPATHON Summer Camp 4-5-6 July 2017 VILLA PSAIGON – DINGLI Aġenzija Żgħażagħ would like to invite young people aged 16-19 to participate in its MEPATHON Summer Camp which is being held over a period of three days at Villa Psaigon – Dingli on 4-5-6 July 2017. Applicants should be young people who are interested in contributing new ideas and offering solutions to reshape a better Europe. Mepathon attracts young people who do not ask what others can do for them but who are ready t... Urban Space 2017: part of European Youth Week 2017 27/04/2017 08:46:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/667/Urban Space 2017: part of European Youth Week 2017 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/667/Urban Space 2017: part of European Youth Week 2017 Saturday 6th May – 6.00pm-10.00pm @ the Youth Village malTeen is a multi-disciplinary festival for teenagers that is part of the European Youth Week that will happen on the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th May 2017 and is an initiative of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and Spazju Kreattiv in collaboration with EUPA. As part this 4-day initiative Aġenzija Żgħażagħ ,Spazju Kreattiv and EUPA are presenting a hip-hop themed event with breakdance performances by O.T.H. Upcoming beatboxing talents , MC's an... malTeen music showcase 2017 27/04/2017 08:15:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/666/malTeen music showcase 2017 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/666/malTeen music showcase 2017 malTeen is a multi-disciplinary festival for teenagers that is part of the European Youth Week that will happen on the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th May 2017 and is an initiative of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and Spazju Kreattiv in collaboration with EUPA. As part this 4-day initiative Aġenzija Żgħażagħ ,Spazju Kreattiv and EUPA are presenting a Music Showcase for teenagers on Saturday 6th May 2017. A number of singer-songwriters and a local teenager band will be performing original songs as well as their fa... Post of Youth Worker April 2017 21/04/2017 07:40:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/665/Post of Youth Worker April 2017 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/665/Post of Youth Worker April 2017 The Position Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is seeking to recruit full-time Youth Workers. Individuals applying for this post should be in possession, as a minimum, of a University Degree (MQF Level 6) in Youth & Community Studies. However, candidates who presently possess a Diploma in Youth and Community Studies and are completing their final years of studies in the B.A. (Hons) in Youth and Community Studies, shall be considered for this position and may be offered a more junior position in the inter... Expression of Interest – Creative Projects with Young People in Gozo 21/04/2017 07:22:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/664/Expression of Interest – Creative Projects with Young People in Gozo http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/664/Expression of Interest – Creative Projects with Young People in Gozo Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is seeking to identify suitable creative projects that can be implemented with young people in Gozo. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ website. Expression of Interest letters, together with the project proposal, police conduct certificate and financial package (VAT inclusive) should be sent to Agenzija Zghazagh, (ex-Umberto Calosso) St Joseph High Road St Venera SVR 1013 in a sealed en... Konkors ta' Kitba: Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ 2016 29/03/2017 07:54:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/662/Konkors ta' Kitba: Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ 2016 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/662/Konkors ta' Kitba: Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ 2016 Il-Konkors ta’ Kitba: Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ huwa konkors li jiġi organizzat kull sena bejn l-Aġenzija Żgħażagħ u l-Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb. L-għan tal-konkors huwa li jintgħażlu, jiġu ppremjati u ppubblikati rumanzi bil-Malti miktubin apposta għaż-żgħażagħ adolexxenti; rumanzi li jesploraw id-dinja tal-adolexxenti tal-lum, b’dak kollu li din il-fażi tal-ħajja ġġib magħha. B’hekk l-organizzaturi jittamaw li bil-mod il-mod fis-suq jibdew jiżdiedu aktar kotba f’d... Call for Trainers: First Aid and Food Handling 2017 13/03/2017 12:58:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/661/Call for Trainers: First Aid and Food Handling 2017 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/661/Call for Trainers: First Aid and Food Handling 2017 Call for TRAINERS at Youth.inc - Aġenzija Zgħazagħ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for the Provision of Service for TRAINERS at Youth.Inc Programme in the following areas of learning: First Aid Trainer and Food Handling Assessor Full details and specifications can be downloaded from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ website Applications, together with a summary of qualifications and experience in a European Curriculum Vitae Format and police ... 'Hrejjef Reali' 13/03/2017 11:10:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/660/'Hrejjef Reali' http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/660/'Hrejjef Reali' Ħrejjef Reali is a Kreattiv Malta Arts Council funded project wherein 35 young people from Youth.inc Aġenzija Żgħażagħ participated in. In this creative process the participants were invited to embrace their creative selves and express themselves through the artistic mediums of drama, music and art. It was indeed a journey of self exploration through the use of Maltese Legends.  The Maltese legend of the palace girl served as a creative platform and inspiration to the participants working... 'The Key' .. to where ? 10/03/2017 16:10:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/659/'The Key' .. to where ? http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/659/'The Key' .. to where ? Through 'The Key', ZAK will be working with the young people from Youth.inc, Limerick Youth Services and Bjorknasgy. The project will enhance the importance of non-formal education and would like to use this experience with young people as an example of non-formal education, which is recognized and valued in the job market. It will focus on issues such as youth unemployment, early school leavers, creativity and entrepreneurship. Young people will be encouraged to think and... It's more than just a backpack and trails to walk ! 10/03/2017 15:36:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/658/It's more than just a backpack and trails to walk ! http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/658/It's more than just a backpack and trails to walk ! Youth.inc at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is offering another opportunity for young people to develop their skills, get physically active, be of service and experience adventure through the Duke of Edinburgh International Award. Lately, two groups set off to attempt their Bronze and Silver Award Adventurous journey trails. And make it they did - through wind, cold and sun !. The Duke of Edinburgh International Award can play a critical role in the development of young people away from the classroom via non... Sejħa għal Taħżiż 5: Estiża sas-26 ta' Frar 2017 21/02/2017 09:19:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/657/Sejħa għal Taħżiż 5: Estiża sas-26 ta' Frar 2017 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/657/Sejħa għal Taħżiż 5: Estiża sas-26 ta' Frar 2017 Results for Music Tuition for Young People in Band Clubs 2017 08/02/2017 12:09:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/656/Results for Music Tuition for Young People in Band Clubs 2017 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/656/Results for Music Tuition for Young People in Band Clubs 2017 Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with Band Clubs Association annually organise ‘It-Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda’ scheme, as part of its Empowerment Programme. This scheme is managed by the agency through the Parliamentary Secretariat for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport. Band Clubs in various localities around Malta and Gozo provide young people with the opportunity to learn and develop their musical skills. The main aim behind this scheme is to provide... Expression of Interest –Professional dance companies and sole dancers to perform during the hosts’ events for Malta’s EU Presidency Youth Section 03/02/2017 11:31:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/655/Expression of Interest –Professional dance companies and sole dancers to perform during the hosts’ events for Malta’s EU Presidency Youth Section http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/655/Expression of Interest –Professional dance companies and sole dancers to perform during the hosts’ events for Malta’s EU Presidency Youth Section Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is seeking to hire the services of young professional contemporary and traditional dance companies or sole dancers to perform during the evening events that will held for young people and directors on Wednesday 22 March and Thursday 23 March 2017. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded by clicking here or from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ website www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt. Expression of Interest including the details o... Call for PROVISION OF SERVICE OF YOUTH WORKERS - Aġenzija Zgħazagħ 31/01/2017 08:45:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/654/Call for PROVISION OF SERVICE OF YOUTH WORKERS - Aġenzija Zgħazagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/654/Call for PROVISION OF SERVICE OF YOUTH WORKERS - Aġenzija Zgħazagħ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for the Provision of Service for Youth Workers – Community Based Services. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded by clicking here or from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ website www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt. Applications, together with a summary of qualifications and experience in a European Curriculum Vitae Format and police conduct must be received by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, St. Joseph High Road St... Sejħa Taħżiż 5 30/01/2017 14:01:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/653/Sejħa Taħżiż 5 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/653/Sejħa Taħżiż 5 Tafu lil xi żgħażagħ li jiktbu iżda li għadhom ma sabux l-opportunità ideali għalihom? Jew forsi inti stess tħobb tħażżeż xi żewġ versi imma toqgħod lura għax tibża’ minn xi żbalji bażiċi? Mela m’għandekx għax toqgħod lura milli tieħu sehem f’TAĦŻIŻ5, programm ta’ kitba kreattiva li qed jinfetaħ għall-ħames edizzjoni tiegħu. Dan il-programm iħarreġ żgħażagħ bejn it-18 u t-30 sena fil-kreattività tal-kitba. Is-sejħa għal din l-edizzjoni se tibqa’ miftuħ... Basic Fire Awareness course for Youth Organisations @ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ 27/01/2017 12:56:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/652/Basic Fire Awareness course for Youth Organisations @ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/652/Basic Fire Awareness course for Youth Organisations @ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Following an assessment of training needs expressed by youth organisations for the capacity building of the services they offer to young people, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is collaborating with the Civil Protection Department to offer a Basic Fire Awareness course aimed at those giving service in youth organisations (registered with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ). Training will be held on Saturday 4th March 0930-1330 and will include the following aspects of training: • Introduction to Fire safety • ... Expression of Interest for Creative Projects with Young People 22/01/2017 08:35:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/648/Expression of Interest for Creative Projects with Young People http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/648/Expression of Interest for Creative Projects with Young People Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is seeking to identify suitable creative projects that can be implemented with young people. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded by clicking here or from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ website www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt. Expression of Interest letter, together with the project proposal, police conduct certificate and financial package VAT inclusive should be sent to Agenzija Zghazagh, (ex Umberto Calosso) St Joseph High R... Results - A4U Scheme 2017 20/01/2017 10:48:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/651/Results - A4U Scheme 2017 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/651/Results - A4U Scheme 2017 The A4U scheme was developed to provide financial support to organizations or youth groups. The main objective behind this call for application is for Aġenzija Żgħażagħ to provide assistance to youth groups who wants to grow, develop their own goals and have the opportunity to actively participate in the community. Youth groups are invited to come up with initiatives aimed at strengthening and developing their goals, mission and identity. Results A4U Scheme 2017 can be obtained by clicking he... Results - Be Active Scheme 2017 20/01/2017 10:45:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/650/Results - Be Active Scheme 2017 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/650/Results - Be Active Scheme 2017 The Be Active scheme is part of the Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s grant aid to youth groups. The primary objective of this scheme is for Aġenzija Żgħażagħ to continue to help youth groups to learn, develop, plan, implement and evaluate initiatives. Be Active provides organizations or youth groups with financial assistance to develop projects and initiatives for those who use their services and the wider community. Be Active Scheme 2017 results can be obtained by clicking here. For more informa... Gozo Youth Services 17/01/2017 08:27:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/649/Gozo Youth Services http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/649/Gozo Youth Services The youth work service was introduced in the Gozo College and Sixth form Sir Michelangelo Refalo in October 2016. At the College students can benefit from youth and social clubs in both the Middle and Secondary school throughout the mid-day break. The Youth worker also assists in the Middle School council who together with other clubs organise activities for the students to participate in during the scholastic year. The Agenzija Zghazagh youth worker serves as a youth information point promo... Youth.inc - The Duke of Edinburgh International Award 06/01/2017 15:29:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/647/Youth.inc - The Duke of Edinburgh International Award http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/647/Youth.inc - The Duke of Edinburgh International Award Youth.inc at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ set about in offering another opportunity for young people to develop their skills, get physically active, be of service and experience adventure through the Duke of Edinburgh International Award. Two groups set off to attempt their Silver Award Adventurous journey trails. And make it they did - through wind and rain! Whilst the young people attempting the Bronze Award set out on their trails. The Duke of Edinburgh International Award can play a critical role in... Meet Teen and Mosta as a colourful community - Youth Local Council projects 06/01/2017 15:24:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/646/Meet Teen and Mosta as a colourful community - Youth Local Council projects http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/646/Meet Teen and Mosta as a colourful community - Youth Local Council projects Two youth local councils marked the end of their year-long project implementations, while five youth local councils received funding to enable them embark on projects scheduled for completion during 2017. Naxxar and Mosta were the two youth local councils presenting their work as groups of young people exercising active citizenship in their respective communities. Naxxar launched ‘Meet Teen’, a space-turned-youth-centre within the premises of the Naxxar Local Council, while Mosta ... Tnedija - TAĦŻIŻ4 06/01/2017 12:16:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/643/Tnedija - TAĦŻIŻ4 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/643/Tnedija - TAĦŻIŻ4   TAĦŻIŻ huwa programm ta’ 'empowerment' u formazzjoni ta’ tnax-il xahar li jġib flimkien żgħażagħ bi interess fil-kitba kreattiva fid-diversi forom tagħha, kemm fil-kuntest tal-letteratura kif ukoll f’kuntesti artistiċi interdixxiplinarji. 'Taħżiż' iħares b’mod ħolistiku kemm lejn il-proċess ta’ kitba kif ukoll lejn l-iżvilupp tal-parteċipanti. Għaldaqstant, il-programm iħares ukoll lejn il-proċess ta’ produzzjoni ta’ prodotti ... Call for applicants for participation in Model European Parliament International session 21/12/2016 13:20:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/645/Call for applicants for participation in Model European Parliament International session http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/645/Call for applicants for participation in Model European Parliament International session Aġenzija Żgħażagħ would like to invite young people between the ages of 16 and 19 to participate in the Model European Parliament International session to be held in Maastricht, Netherlands between the 4th and the 12th of February 2017. This call is for the participation of 3 delegates representing Malta, one of which will be chosen as Head of Delegation. Choice is subject to submission via email of a CV, together with a brief statement outlining the candidate's reasons for applying. The ... Call for PROVISION OF SERVICE OF YOUTH WORKERS - Aġenzija Zgħazagħ 21/12/2016 08:03:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/644/Call for PROVISION OF SERVICE OF YOUTH WORKERS - Aġenzija Zgħazagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/644/Call for PROVISION OF SERVICE OF YOUTH WORKERS - Aġenzija Zgħazagħ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for the Provision of Service for Youth Workers – Community Based Services. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded by clicking here or from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ website www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt. Applications, together with a summary of qualifications and experience in a European Curriculum Vitae Format and police conduct must be received by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, St. Joseph High Road St.... Appointment of Young People to Advisory Board of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ 01/12/2016 12:12:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/642/Appointment of Young People to Advisory Board of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/642/Appointment of Young People to Advisory Board of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is seeking prospective members for appointment to its Advisory Board. As an agency established under the Public Administration Act, the Minister for Education and Employment, being the Minister responsible for the agency, may appoint not less than two and not more than four members to the Advisory Board. The role of the Advisory Board is to advise and support the Chief Executive Officer of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in the discharge of her duties and responsibilities. As the t... Be Active Scheme: Developing ideas together – Call 2017 21/11/2016 14:49:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/636/Be Active Scheme: Developing ideas together – Call 2017 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/636/Be Active Scheme: Developing ideas together – Call 2017 The Be Active scheme is part of the Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s grant aid to youth groups. The primary objective of this scheme is for Aġenzija Żgħażagħ to continue to help youth groups to learn, develop, plan, implement and evaluate initiatives. Be Active provides organizations or youth groups with financial assistance to develop projects and initiatives for those who use their services and the wider community. Organisations and groups are invited to develop a project related to a number of pr... A4U Scheme: Assistance for you - Call 2017 21/11/2016 14:37:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/635/A4U Scheme: Assistance for you - Call 2017 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/635/A4U Scheme: Assistance for you - Call 2017 Through this scheme, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ aims to support youth organisations in order to grow and further develop the services that they provide to young people and the community. Youth organisations are invited to come up with initiatives that will help them strengthen and develop the service, mission and identity of their respective organisation. Organisations are to come up with initiatives to: • improvement/refurbishment of the premises; • purchasing of resources; The init... 'It-Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda' applications can now be downloaded 21/11/2016 07:14:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/638/'It-Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda' applications can now be downloaded http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/638/'It-Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda' applications can now be downloaded Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with Band Clubs Association is launching the 6th edition of the ‘It-Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda’ scheme, as part of its Empowerment Programme. This scheme is managed by the agency through the Parliamentary Secretariat for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport. Band Clubs in various localities around Malta and Gozo provide young people with the opportunity to learn and develop their musical skills. The main aim behind this sc... BEST SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AWARD 20/11/2016 13:33:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/637/BEST SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AWARD http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/637/BEST SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AWARD Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is proud to announce that this year we will be collaborating with Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Malta Foundation (JAYE Malta) through the Start Up Programme for young people aged 19 - 25 years. Through this collaboration, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ will be contributing Eur 1000 towards a Signature Award for the Best Social Enterprise Business Concept. This award will be applicable to the concept development of a social enterprise whose focus can be the environment, animal welfare,... Online Youth Mentor - Kellimni.com 20/11/2016 13:33:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/641/Online Youth Mentor - Kellimni.com http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/641/Online Youth Mentor - Kellimni.com Role Description Kellimni.com enables young people to reach out for information, help and support through online channels of communication. The Online Youth Mentor, accountable to the Kellimni.com Leader, and reporting to the Board of Management, is responsible for delivering support to service users. Duties include the following: Deliver a good standard of support to service users (both those who come in to Kellimni.com directly and those who are referred through Agenzija Appogg) at all t... Post of Youth Worker 01/11/2016 08:51:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/640/Post of Youth Worker http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/640/Post of Youth Worker Jobsplus Permit 206/2015 AZ Reference – AZ03/2016 The Position Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is seeking to recruit full-time Youth Workers. Applicants must be in possession of B.A. Youth and Community Studies or its equivalent or higher qualification in Youth and Community Studies with at least one year experience in Youth Field. The Role The role of the Youth Worker will be to: 1. Plan and organise appropriate youth and community programmes at national and local level which promote you... The launch of Divergent Thinkers 05 07/10/2016 12:15:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/639/The launch of Divergent Thinkers 05 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/639/The launch of Divergent Thinkers 05 The launch of the fifth edition of Divergent Thinkers took place last Friday at the Malta Maritime Museum – Vittoriosa. This location was specifically chosen as it merged perfectly with the theme identified for this year’s edition which is Navigate. Divergent Thinkers forms part of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s Youth Empowerment programme and aims to encourage and facilitate young people’s artistic expression, including their thinking processes as they come up with their unique and... Youth Village Christmas Market 2016 - Call for Young Entrepreneurs 03/10/2016 12:00:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/630/Youth Village Christmas Market 2016 - Call for Young Entrepreneurs http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/630/Youth Village Christmas Market 2016 - Call for Young Entrepreneurs   Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is hosting a Christmas Market from Saturday 03 December 2016 10.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m. till Sunday 04 December 2016 from 10.00 a.m. till 5.00 p.m. The Christmas Market provides young entrepreneurs - less than 35 years of age - with the opportunity to display and sell their products in a festive atmosphere. Products, which ideally should be made or sourced in Malta, shall include the following: • Arts and crafts • Jewellery and ceramics • Cosm... Music Quest 02/10/2016 10:46:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/629/Music Quest http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/629/Music Quest As part of its Empowerment Programme, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ invites emerging young artists and bands who would like to break into the music scene to join Music Quest. This project is intended for young artists aged 13-30. Artists and bands who apply for this project can benefit from free music management coaching, live exposure and a prize of up to a maximum of Eur 1000 for a professional production of their song including a photo session. Music Quest runs in 2 phases:   MQ Phase 1 &nda... Expression of Interest – Consultant for the Development of toolkit for educators adopting a cross-curricular approach to the mainstreaming of LBGTIQ issues in secondary schools. 30/09/2016 06:42:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/634/Expression of Interest – Consultant for the Development of toolkit for educators adopting a cross-curricular approach to the mainstreaming of LBGTIQ issues in secondary schools. http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/634/Expression of Interest – Consultant for the Development of toolkit for educators adopting a cross-curricular approach to the mainstreaming of LBGTIQ issues in secondary schools. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is seeking the services of a Consultant for the Development of toolkit for educators adopting a cross-curricular approach to the mainstreaming of LBGTIQ issues in secondary schools. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded from here or from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ website www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt. Expression of Interest letter including a European Curriculum Vitae together with the financial package VAT inclusive, is... FUND IT! - Information session for youth organisations @ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ. 30/09/2016 06:18:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/633/FUND IT! - Information session for youth organisations @ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ. http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/633/FUND IT! - Information session for youth organisations @ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ. Meet up with various entities which operate funding schemes through which youth organisations may benefit from. Including input from Agenzija Zghazagh, EUPA, the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector, the Malta Arts Council  Date: Monday, 10th October 2016 Time: 6pm Venue: Agenzija Zghazagh Youth Village, Sta Venera All youth organisations welcome. Kindly send us an email to register for this event. Kindly send us an email on maria-carmela.borg@gov.mt to register for this event.&... National Tool Fair - Malta is #Readyfortheroad 29/09/2016 09:46:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/632/National Tool Fair - Malta is #Readyfortheroad http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/632/National Tool Fair - Malta is #Readyfortheroad The National Tool Fair was held last Saturday 24th September and was co-organised by Agenzija Zghazagh and EUPA at the Youth Village in Sta Venera. Youth workers and youth organisations participated by sharing tools developed for work with young people. Participants included representative from Scouts, Girl Guides, ZAK, TDM 2000, The Malta Judo Federation, SPYS as well as youth workers and trainers working within the various programmes and services offered by Agenzija Zghazagh. Additionally, par... CONNECTIONS, DISCONNECTIONS AND RECONNECTIONS – THE SOCIAL DIMENSION OF YOUTH WORK, IN HISTORY AND TODAY 29/09/2016 09:37:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/631/CONNECTIONS, DISCONNECTIONS AND RECONNECTIONS – THE SOCIAL DIMENSION OF YOUTH WORK, IN HISTORY AND TODAY http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/631/CONNECTIONS, DISCONNECTIONS AND RECONNECTIONS – THE SOCIAL DIMENSION OF YOUTH WORK, IN HISTORY AND TODAY In order to learn from our past the partnership between the EU and the Council of Europe in the field of youth organised since 2008 a series of seminars on youth work history in Europe. This year Malta has taken the initiative to hold the 6th gathering on youth work history in Europe and lessons for today’s youth work, organised jointly by the EU-CoE youth partnership, the Maltese authorities and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ. The current discussion in many countries is coloured by rather technica... Call for TRAINERS at Youth.inc - Aġenzija Zgħazagħ 13/09/2016 08:36:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/628/Call for TRAINERS at Youth.inc - Aġenzija Zgħazagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/628/Call for TRAINERS at Youth.inc - Aġenzija Zgħazagħ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for the Provision of Service for TRAINERS at Youth.Inc Programme in the following areas of learning: Construction and Refurbishment, Electricity, PC Technician, Practical Maths, Plumbing, Tiling Laying, Water Technology. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded by clicking here or from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ website www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt. Applications, together with a summary of qualifi... Expression of Interest – Travel Agents for Malta’s EU Presidency Youth Section 13/09/2016 08:15:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/627/Expression of Interest – Travel Agents for Malta’s EU Presidency Youth Section http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/627/Expression of Interest – Travel Agents for Malta’s EU Presidency Youth Section Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is seeking the services of a Travel Agent agent that will cater for 100 to 150 in maximum air tickets on return bases for young people from all EU countries to attend the Youth Conference that will be held at The Dolmen Hotel Buġibba between 20 and 23 March 2017. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded by clicking here or from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ website www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt. Expression of Interest letter to... Aġenzija Żgħażagħ - Quotations for cleaning services 13/09/2016 08:03:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/626/Aġenzija Żgħażagħ - Quotations for cleaning services http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/626/Aġenzija Żgħażagħ - Quotations for cleaning services Aġenzija Żgħażagħ would like to receive quotations for cleaning services at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Youth Village Complex St. Joseph High Road Santa Venera as per details hereunder: • Service Required: One cleaner working 4 hours daily. • Duration of Service: Until the sealing of €6,000.00 is reached from date of commencement. • Description of Service: Service provider is required to clean Aġenzija Żgħażagħ's premises as per scheduled timetable drawn up by the Agency'... Expression of Interest – EPC Assessor for Marsaxlokk Youth Activity Centre 05/09/2016 09:54:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/625/Expression of Interest – EPC Assessor for Marsaxlokk Youth Activity Centre http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/625/Expression of Interest – EPC Assessor for Marsaxlokk Youth Activity Centre Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is seeking the services of an EPC assessor to conduct an EPC certification of its Youth Activity Centre in Marsaxlokk. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded by clicking here or from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ website www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt Expression of Interest letter including a European Curriculum Vitae together with the financial package made up of a global price VAT inclusive, is to be submitted to Agenzija Zgh... Expression of Interest – Architectural Services for Alterations at Marsaxlokk Youth Activity Centre 05/09/2016 09:46:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/624/Expression of Interest – Architectural Services for Alterations at Marsaxlokk Youth Activity Centre http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/624/Expression of Interest – Architectural Services for Alterations at Marsaxlokk Youth Activity Centre Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is seeking the services of an Architect to assist the Agency in the preparation, implementation and certification upon completion of internal alteration works and outdoor landscaping within Marsaxlokk Youth Activity Centre, St. Francis Street Marsaxlokk. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded by clicking here or from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ website www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt. Expression of Interest letter including a ... Call for Interns @ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ 25/08/2016 10:01:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/623/Call for Interns @ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/623/Call for Interns @ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ welcomes applications for internships ranging between three to nine months within its outreach and community based services. For more information see the placement offers by clicking here. Youth.inc Livell 3 - Applikazzjonijiet miftuħa 19/08/2016 11:11:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/621/Youth.inc Livell 3 - Applikazzjonijiet miftuħa http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/621/Youth.inc Livell 3 - Applikazzjonijiet miftuħa Bi pjaċir nixtiequ ninfurmawkom li l-applikazzjonijiet għat-3 livell tal-programm tal-Youth.inc offrut minn Aġenzija Żgħażagħ se jiftħu minn nhar it-Tnejn 22 t’Awwissu 2016. Żgħażagħ eliġibbli biex japplikaw huma dawk li temmew b’suċċess it-tieni sena tal-programm Youth.inc. L-Applikazzjonijiet jintlaqgħu fl-Uffiċċju tal-Aġenzija Żgħażagħ mit-Tnejn sal-Ġimgħa bejn 09:00 u 12:00 flimkien ma’ kopja tal-karta tal-identità. Is-sejħa tal-applikazzjonijiet tagħlaq il-Ġimgħa 2 ... The Maltese National Tool Fair is BACK! SAVE THE DATE!!!!! 14/08/2016 08:50:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/617/The Maltese National Tool Fair is BACK! SAVE THE DATE!!!!! http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/617/The Maltese National Tool Fair is BACK! SAVE THE DATE!!!!! The EUPA and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ invite you to participate in the 2nd Maltese National Tool Fair to be held at the Youth Village, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ on Saturday 24th September 2016. In addition we are also excited to announce that we will be hosting the 11th edition of the International TOOL FAIR in MALTA between the 7th and 12th November 2016. The National Tool Fair aims to address the topic selected for the International TOOL FAIR XI - #readyfortheroad- Tools|Solidarity|Inclusion through inno... Youth Local Councils 13/08/2016 10:24:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/622/Youth Local Councils http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/622/Youth Local Councils Youth Local Councils form part of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s empowerment programme. They have been running since 2009 offering young people 14-18 years old the opportunity to practice active citizenship in their localities. Youth local councillors are trained by a youth worker appointed by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ to assume roles which mirror those of an elected local council and to present a project proposal for eventual implementation, if chosen. Applications for project proposals from you... Post of Youth Worker 12/08/2016 09:04:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/620/Post of Youth Worker http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/620/Post of Youth Worker Jobsplus Permit 206/2015 AZ Reference – AZ01/2016 The Position Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is seeking to recruit full-time Youth Workers. Applicants must be in possession of B.A. Youth and Community Studies or its equivalent or higher qualification in Youth and Community Studies with at least one year experience in Youth Field. The Role The role of the Youth Worker will be to: 1. Plan and organise appropriate youth and community programmes at national and local level which promote you... Call for TRAINERS at Youth.inc - Aġenzija Zgħazagħ 12/08/2016 08:58:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/619/Call for TRAINERS at Youth.inc - Aġenzija Zgħazagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/619/Call for TRAINERS at Youth.inc - Aġenzija Zgħazagħ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for the Provision of Service for TRAINERS at Youth.Inc Programme in the following areas of learning: Animal Care, Auto Electric, Basic Construction Skills, Cooking, Cake Decorating, Computer Networking, Customer Care, Do-It-Yourself, Drama, Electricity, First Aid, Food Handling, Furniture Restoration, HACCP, Health and Safety, Health and Social Care, Hospitality, , Nutrition, Plastering, PC Technician,... International Youth Day 2016 11/08/2016 10:14:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/618/International Youth Day 2016 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/618/International Youth Day 2016 “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Production and Consumption”, is this year’s theme for the International Youth Day 2016, celebrated on the 12th of August. In order to commemorate this day, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ organised an event at the Youth Village in Santa Venera. During this activity young people had the opportunity to listen to testimonials, in relation to poverty, derived from individuals working at Caritas Malta. These individuals even spok... Ready for Life, Ready for Society - Your opinion matters! 19/07/2016 08:22:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/605/Ready for Life, Ready for Society - Your opinion matters! http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/605/Ready for Life, Ready for Society - Your opinion matters! The Structured Dialogue is a forum for young people and policy-makers to discuss how youth policies should be shaped and implemented.  Consultations are conducted among young people in each EU country on a thematic priority set for each 18 month work cycle. The thematic priority for this cycle is “Enabling all young people to engage in a diverse, connected and inclusive Europe - Ready for life, ready for society”. At the EU Youth Conference in Amsterdam, participants ide... ‘Youth Help’ f’Malta 13/07/2016 11:32:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/614/‘Youth Help’ f’Malta http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/614/‘Youth Help’ f’Malta Third Space huwa proġett ta’ Erasmus+ fuq 18-il xahar li nħadem b’kollaborazzjoni bejn Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, il-YMCA George Williams College tal-Ingilterra, Stichting JONG Rotterdam tal-Olanda u Centre for Sustainable Community Development (CSCD) tar-Rumanija. Il-proġett beda f’Ottubru tal-2014, għalkemm l-applikazzjoni għall-fondi saret qabel, b’laqgħa ma’ Dr Brian Belton li kien il-moħħ u l-ispirazzjoni wara dan il-proġett. Instabu l-imsieħba u ġie mniedi l-proġet... Agenzija Zghazagh @ Xlokk summer activities 04/07/2016 07:09:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/611/Agenzija Zghazagh @ Xlokk summer activities http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/611/Agenzija Zghazagh @ Xlokk summer activities Call for TRAINERS at Youth.inc - Aġenzija Zgħazagħ 03/07/2016 11:18:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/615/Call for TRAINERS at Youth.inc - Aġenzija Zgħazagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/615/Call for TRAINERS at Youth.inc - Aġenzija Zgħazagħ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for the Provision of Service for TRAINERS at Youth.Inc Programme in the following areas of learning: Animal Care, Art, Auto Electric, Basic Construction Skills, Beauty Care, Budgeting and Banking, Cooking, Cake Decorating, Customer Care, Design and Make, DJ, Drama, Do- It-Yourself, Electricity, Electronics, English, Film Making, First Aid, Furniture Restoration, HACCP, Hairdressing, Health and Safety, ... AŻ@K matul-ix-xhur tas-Sajf 22/06/2016 11:23:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/609/AŻ@K matul-ix-xhur tas-Sajf http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/609/AŻ@K matul-ix-xhur tas-Sajf Matul ix-xhur tas-sajf, l-Aġenzija Żgħażagħ permezz tas-servizz tagħha għaż-żgħażagħ fil-Kottonera ser tkun qed torganizza diversi attivitajiet kemm fil-għodu kif ukoll fil-għaxija. L-iskop ta’ dawn l-inizzjattivi huwa biex iż-żgħażagħ ikunu jistgħu jiltaqgħu ma’ sħabhom u jagħmlu ħbiberiji ġodda. Għaldaqstant dawn l-attivitajiet se jgħinu biex iż-żgħażagħ iħaddmu u jkabbru l-ħiliet u talenti tagħhom sa biex ikunu iktar attivi fil-komunità. AŻ@K ser ikun qed jiftaħ fil-għodu, ... THE YOUTH VILLAGE – SUMMER PROGRAMME 16/06/2016 06:56:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/607/THE YOUTH VILLAGE – SUMMER PROGRAMME http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/607/THE YOUTH VILLAGE – SUMMER PROGRAMME There’s no better way to learn and sharpen your creative chops than spending your summer at ‘THE YOUTH VILLAGE – SUMMER PROGRAMME’. The summer programme is being offered to young people between 14 to 18 years of age.  Learn what’s it like to be a DJ, walk in the shoes of a DIY artist, master the art of Graffiti & Street Art, discover the world of filming, get a taste of what it takes to be a chef, last but not least employ new skills to embrace your natu... 44 organisations receive funds through schemes offered by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ 15/06/2016 13:36:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/606/44 organisations receive funds through schemes offered by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/606/44 organisations receive funds through schemes offered by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ 44 organisations received funding through schemes offered by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, during an official ceremony held at the Youth Village in Santa Venera. The three schemes are launched annually by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and are the Be Active Scheme, A4U Scheme and the Music Tuition for Young People in Band Clubs Scheme.  The Be Active Scheme is a funded scheme given to youth groups that propose voluntary initiatives based on one of six themes. The A4U Scheme provides financial help to enable yout... CONNECT FROM THE HEART CHALLENGE: #connectfromtheheart 15/06/2016 06:43:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/608/CONNECT FROM THE HEART CHALLENGE: #connectfromtheheart http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/608/CONNECT FROM THE HEART CHALLENGE: #connectfromtheheart The objective of the social media challenge: Connect from the heart is an expression of the importance to fight hate speech especially the one directed against refugees. It also encourages people to meet someone new and together take a public stand against hate speech. Promote the International Refugee Day. At the same time the aim of this challenge is to increase awareness on the respect for human rights for refugees, to reduce the levels of acceptance of online hate speech, to raise awareness ... Invite: The Third Space 07/06/2016 11:20:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/610/Invite: The Third Space http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/610/Invite: The Third Space The Third Space Lessons Learnt from Outreach and Detached Youth Work Pilot Thursday 7th July 2016, 7pm to 9pm Youth Village, St. Venera For the past 18 months, Agenzija Zghazagh in partnership with YMCA George Williams College UK, Stichting JONG Rotterdam, Netherlands and Centre for Sustainable Community Development (CSCD), Romania have been implementing an ERASMUS+ project aimed at developing outreach and detached youth work practice in Malta and Romania. This dissemination event is ... Youth Specialisation Studies Scheme - Apply by Friday 17th June noon 12/05/2016 15:31:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/600/Youth Specialisation Studies Scheme - Apply by Friday 17th June noon http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/600/Youth Specialisation Studies Scheme - Apply by Friday 17th June noon Prospective students aged between 18 to 30 years of age who wish to pursue their studies for courses that are not available in Malta can once again benefit from for the Youth Specialisation Studies Scheme (YSSS), a loan available at a subsidised interest rate, thanks to a collaboration between Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and APS Bank. The YSSS, which has been running for the past two decades, has helped hundreds of students take the next step in their academic career, and this new call promises to att... Tal-widna - Programm tar-radju 11/05/2016 14:10:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/603/Tal-widna - Programm tar-radju http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/603/Tal-widna - Programm tar-radju Tal-widna huwa programm ġdid iffinanzjat mill-Aġenzija Żgħażagħ u bl-appoġġ ta’ Campus FM u Klabb Kotba Maltin. Il-programm huwa marbut mar-rivista tal-Għaqda li ilha toħroġ mill-1931 sal-lum, Leħen il-Malti. L-Għaqda tal-Malti flimkien mal-Aġenzija Żgħażagħ u Campus FM qed jagħmlu sejħa għal dawk kollha li huma interessati jieħdu sehem fi programm tar-radju. L-applikazzjoni tista' titniżżel billi tagħfsu hawn. Dawk kollha interessati huma mitluba jibagħtu l-applikazzjoni f... Summer Art Project AZ@K 09/05/2016 15:05:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/602/Summer Art Project AZ@K http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/602/Summer Art Project AZ@K Ms. Charmaine Zammit, an experienced Art educator and a PhD researcher at the Faculty of Education, University of Malta, will be carrying out a series of Community Art Programmes for youths beyond schooling age (16-21 years). The youths’ participation in these programmes will serve to find out effective hands-on activities for today’s youth, while engaging with the artworks at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Valletta. The first programme entitled the ‘Summer Youth Com... A NATURAL OASIS - SEJĦA MIFTUĦA 08/05/2016 11:30:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/604/A NATURAL OASIS - SEJĦA MIFTUĦA http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/604/A NATURAL OASIS - SEJĦA MIFTUĦA OPEN CALL A Natural Oasis? | A Transnational Research Program curated by Alessandro Castiglioni and Simone Frangi A long term training and research program aiming at the realization of a special project for MEDITERRANEA 18, Young Artists Biennale 2017, open to curators, art writers and cultural researchers, under 34 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: June 1st 2016 http://www.bjcem.org/a-natural-oasis-open-call/ 1 – PROPOSAL AND PROGRAM A Natural Oasis? is a two years nomadic free s... Getting ready for SALTO’s Tool Fair XI| November 2016 | Malta 02/05/2016 09:17:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/599/Getting ready for SALTO’s Tool Fair XI| November 2016 | Malta http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/599/Getting ready for SALTO’s Tool Fair XI| November 2016 | Malta EUPA is teaming up with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ to organise and host SALTO Tool Fair XI to be held this coming November in Malta. An international group of experts and the logistics team behind the Tool Fair XI met up on the 24th and 25th April for a preparation meeting at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s Youth Village in Sta. Venera. The Tool Fair brings together a group of 100 strong youth workers, youth leaders and trainers from different countries across Europe and neighbouring countries to share differe... The Contribution of Youth Organisations in Sport 02/05/2016 09:14:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/598/The Contribution of Youth Organisations in Sport http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/598/The Contribution of Youth Organisations in Sport This was the theme to the seminar organised by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ together with SportMalta as part of the National Sport Forum. The aim was to encourage initiatives of physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle by youth organisations. Parliamentary Secretary Hon. Chris Agius commended on the spirit of collaboration and implementation of cross sectorial policy between Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and SportMalta leading to this seminar and the Sports Complex project that is currently being developed as ... Challenging Youth : Who is Challenging Who? 02/05/2016 09:12:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/597/Challenging Youth : Who is Challenging Who? http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/597/Challenging Youth : Who is Challenging Who? As a result of the collaboration between Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and the Department of Youth and Community Studies at the University of Malta, a national conference on youth was recently held on the theme Challenging Youth : Who is Challenging Who? Brian Belton from YMCA George Williams College was the key speaker during this event, which also included a panel discussion where four young people shared their experiences navigating through this period in their lives and the role of youth work in facilit... Increasing the capacity building of Youth NGOs through training 02/05/2016 09:09:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/596/Increasing the capacity building of Youth NGOs through training http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/596/Increasing the capacity building of Youth NGOs through training Food Handling training was given to members from different youth NGOs enabling these organisations to have qualified and licensed personnel to organise and participate in events involving handling of food. This training, given free of charge, is part of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s Support to Youth Organisations programme, supporting their capacity building process. Furthermore, opportunities such as this training course provide a space for networking for members of different organisations. Followi... Kreattiv 06/04/2016 08:04:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/595/Kreattiv http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/595/Kreattiv Kreattiv is an Arts Council Malta funded project. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ-Youth.inc teamed up with Studio 18, the latter also being an institution for non-formal education, and an application was cast late June 2015 and the funds were granted thereof. In the run up to this first cycle, 25 young people participated in weekly 1 ½ hour sessions over a whole term where they were exposed to the different facets of drama. Such workshops allowed for the expression of one’s thoughts and emoti... Seminar for Youth Organisations | 18.04.2016 | The Contribution of Youth Organisations in Sports 24/03/2016 13:16:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/592/Seminar for Youth Organisations | 18.04.2016 | The Contribution of Youth Organisations in Sports http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/592/Seminar for Youth Organisations | 18.04.2016 | The Contribution of Youth Organisations in Sports The Contribution of Youth Organisations in Sports SportMalta and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ are cordially inviting youth organisations to the Seminar The Contribution of Youth Organisations in Sports. This event is meant to provide a space for networking of youth organisations and also to highlight the benefits the values they harness towards a healthy lifestyle that promotes tolerance, inclusion and intercultural dialogue. The seminar will launch funding opportunities for initiatives which youth orga... Youth and Community Studies Course 23/03/2016 09:15:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/591/Youth and Community Studies Course http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/591/Youth and Community Studies Course Are you interested in furthering your studies and getting qualified to work with young people? Just last year youth work has been recognized as a profession, and opportunities for youth workers are growing every year. The BA degree in Youth and Community Studies is a multidisciplinary programme that provides students with experiential knowledge about young people. Join this course and become a youth work professional if you are keen in supporting young people through their life transitions.... Launch of Divergent Thinkers 05 competition 01/03/2016 10:24:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/587/Launch of Divergent Thinkers 05 competition http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/587/Launch of Divergent Thinkers 05 competition Launch of Divergent Thinkers 05 competition Theme: NAVIGATE Closing date: 3rd May 2016 Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with Valletta 2018, the Malta Maritime Museum (Heritage Malta) and artist/curator Raphael Vella is launching once again the Divergent Thinkers project, which is an innovative exhibition about the “brainstorming” mental processes involved in the creation of works of art. Divergent Thinkers seeks contemporary artistic practices by young Maltese artists that ... Free Food Handling course for Youth Organisations @ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ 01/03/2016 08:25:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/586/Free Food Handling course for Youth Organisations @ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/586/Free Food Handling course for Youth Organisations @ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ While preparing a longer plan for training opportunities for young people and those working in youth organisations, we are launching our first training course aimed at those working in youth organisations (registered with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ). The Food Handling course to obtain licence B is aimed at those who undertake cooking activities within the organisation. The course leads to certification by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and the food handling licence card. A 20 euro deposit is required upon registr... Is-Servizz Pubbliku fil-Careers' Day 2016 29/02/2016 13:23:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/589/Is-Servizz Pubbliku fil-Careers' Day 2016 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/589/Is-Servizz Pubbliku fil-Careers' Day 2016 Għall-ewwel darba s-Servizz Pubbliku pparteċipa fil-Careers’ Day 2016 organizzata mill-BPW Valletta Malta (Business and Professional Women). L-attività saret nhar il-Ġimgħa 4 ta’ Marzu 2016 fil-Millennium Stand, fl-MFA Stadium, Ta’ Qali, fl-okkazzjoni tal-Jum Internazzjonali tan-Nisa. Ara hawn il-filmat marbut ma’ din l-attività: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akvJ4cU0vRc Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Youth Specialisation Training Scheme Programme 29/02/2016 10:30:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/588/Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Youth Specialisation Training Scheme Programme http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/588/Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Youth Specialisation Training Scheme Programme Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for Qualified Adult Educators in Literacy Skills (English) Trainer. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ websites www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt or www.youthinfo.gov.mt or by clicking here.  Applications, together with a summary of qualifications and experience in a European Curriculum Vitae Format must be received by Youth.Inc Umberto Colosso Complex, St. Jo... Call for Youth Work Service at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for the Youth Local Council Project and other Empowerment Projects in Gozo 29/02/2016 09:27:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/590/Call for Youth Work Service at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for the Youth Local Council Project and other Empowerment Projects in Gozo http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/590/Call for Youth Work Service at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for the Youth Local Council Project and other Empowerment Projects in Gozo Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is seeking the provision of service of Youth Work for the implementation of the Youth Local Council Project and other Youth Empowerment Projects in Gozo. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded by clicking here or from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ websites www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt or www.youthinfo.gov.mt Applications, in a European Curriculum Vitae Format including qualifications and work experience must be received by... Kreattiv 29/02/2016 08:08:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/594/Kreattiv http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/594/Kreattiv Kreattiv is an Arts Council Malta funded project. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ-Youth.inc teamed up with Studio 18, the latter also being an institution for non-formal education, and an application was cast late June 2015 and the funds were granted thereof. In the run up to this first cycle, 25 young people participated in weekly 1 ½ hour sessions over a whole term where they were exposed to the different facets of drama. Such workshops allowed for the expression of one’s thoughts and emoti... Debate Society League 29/02/2016 07:54:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/593/Debate Society League http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/593/Debate Society League For the third consecutive year Aġenzija Żgħażagħ together with KSU and JCI organised the Debate Society League. This year a total of 12 teams participated. All participants were given the opportunity to attend a training session with international award-winning debater Patrick McCrae. This international trainer provided participants with the necessary skills to be able to debate and broaden your knowledge of public speaking. The semi-finals and final were held on the 21st March which saw Two ... Youth.inc programme 26/02/2016 13:09:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/585/Youth.inc programme http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/585/Youth.inc programme The Youth.inc programme has undergone significant changes since its inception. Since Aġenzija Żgħażagħ took over the running of the programme in October 2014 it has worked with 106 students in the first year and 109 in the current year. The programme initiated an accreditation process with the NCFHE for all courses being provided leading to greater validity and quality assurance. The non-formal education component of the youth.inc programme was strengthened through providing training for you... No Hate Speech Campaign 26/02/2016 13:04:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/584/No Hate Speech Campaign http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/584/No Hate Speech Campaign As the national campaign co-ordinators for the No Hate Speech Campaign in Malta, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s Action Plan for 2015 includes spreading news about this campaign with all post-secondary students in Malta. This month saw awareness activities being held in collaboration with student organisations at the Junior College – Msida, Sir M.A Refalo Sixth Form – Gozo and the St. Aloysius’ Sixth Form – Attard. The Student Council at St. Aloysius’ planned their Valent... Taħżiż4 26/02/2016 12:57:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/583/Taħżiż4 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/583/Taħżiż4 For the 4th year running, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ continues to include Taħżiż in its empowerment programme. Taħżiż is a programme run in collaboratation with Għaqda tal-Malti – Universita’ which focuses on creative writing for young people and takes place over a number of months. It helps participants train in different writing techniques, working both individually and as a group. This year’s edition kick started at the Youth Village with an introductory session where the 7 young wri... Literary Contest ‘Literature for Young Adults’ 2015 26/02/2016 12:52:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/582/Literary Contest ‘Literature for Young Adults’ 2015 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/582/Literary Contest ‘Literature for Young Adults’ 2015 Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s collaboration with the National Book Council continues to reap new benefits in the form of new literature for young people. ‘Il-kulur tal-Lellux’ written by Rita Saliba and ‘Termini u Kundizzjonijiet Japplikaw’ written by Roberta Bajada are last year’s winners of the literary contest ‘Literature for Young Adults’. The award ceremony was hosted by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ at the Youth Village in St. Venera in the presence of the Hon.... Konkors ta' Kitba - Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ 2016 11/02/2016 12:11:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/581/Konkors ta' Kitba - Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ 2016 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/581/Konkors ta' Kitba - Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ 2016 Il-“Konkors ta’ Kitba – Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ” huwa konkors li jiġi organizzat kull sena bejn l-Aġenzija Żgħażagħ u l-Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb. L-għan tal-konkors huwa li jintgħażlu, jiġu ppremjati u ppubblikati rumanzi bil-Malti miktubin apposta għaż-żgħażagħ adolexxenti; rumanzi li jesploraw id-dinja tal-adolexxenti tal-lum, b’dak kollu li din il-fażi tal-ħajja ġġib magħha. B’hekk l-organizzaturi jittamaw li bil-mod il-mod fis-suq jibdew jiżdiedu ... Be Active Scheme: Developing ideas together – First call 2016 11/12/2015 15:52:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/578/Be Active Scheme: Developing ideas together – First call 2016 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/578/Be Active Scheme: Developing ideas together – First call 2016 The Be Active scheme is part of the Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s grant aid to youth groups. The primary objective of this scheme is for Aġenzija Żgħażagħ to continue to help youth groups to learn, develop, plan, implement and evaluate initiatives. Be Active provides organizations or youth groups with financial assistance to develop projects and initiatives for those who use their services and the wider community. Organisations and groups are invited to develop a project related to a number of pr... A4U Scheme: Assistance for you - First Call 2016 11/12/2015 15:26:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/577/A4U Scheme: Assistance for you - First Call 2016 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/577/A4U Scheme: Assistance for you - First Call 2016 Through this scheme, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ aims to support youth organisations in order to grow and further develop the services that they provide to young people and the community. Youth organisations are invited to come up with initiatives that will help them strengthen and develop the service, mission and identity of their respective organisation. Organisations are to come up with initiatives to: • improvement/refurbishment of the premises; • purchasing of resources; The... 'It-Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda' applications can now be downloaded 11/12/2015 14:49:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/576/'It-Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda' applications can now be downloaded http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/576/'It-Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda' applications can now be downloaded Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with Band Clubs Association is launching the 5th edition of the ‘It-Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda’ scheme, as part of its Empowerment Programme. This scheme is managed by the agency through the Parliamentary Secretariat for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport. Band Clubs in various localities around Malta and Gozo provide young people with the opportunity to learn and develop their musical skills. The main aim behind this sc... Sejħa - Taħżiż 4 10/12/2015 12:33:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/579/Sejħa - Taħżiż 4 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/579/Sejħa - Taħżiż 4 Tafu lil xi żgħażagħ li jiktbu iżda li għadhom ma sabux l-opportunità ideali għalihom? Jew forsi inti stess tħobb tħażżeż xi żewġ versi imma toqgħod lura għax tibża’ minn xi żbalji bażiċi? Mela m’għandekx għax toqgħod lura milli tieħu sehem f’TAĦŻIŻ4, programm ta’ kitba kreattiva li qed jinfetaħ għar-raba’ edizzjoni tiegħu. Dan il-programm iħarreġ żgħażagħ bejn it-18 u t-30 sena fil-kreattività tal-kitba. Is-sejħa għal din l-edizzjoni se tibqa’ m... Premjazzjoni - Konkors ta’ Kitba – Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ 2015 10/12/2015 10:35:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/580/Premjazzjoni - Konkors ta’ Kitba – Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ 2015 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/580/Premjazzjoni - Konkors ta’ Kitba – Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ 2015 Nhar il-Ħamis 11 ta’ Frar, waqt ċerimonja ta’ premjazzjoni li ser issir fil-Youth Village, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, St. Venera ser jitħabbru r-rebbieħa tal-Konkors ta’ Kitba – Letteratura għaż-Żgħazagħ 2015. Fl-istess attivita’ se jiġi mniehdi wkoll il-Konkors 2016. Din il-kompetizzjoni hija miftuħa għal awturi li għandhom ‘il fuq minn 20 sena, tiġi organizzata kull sena mill-Aġenzija Żgħażagħ flimkien mal-Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb. L-għan tal-Konkors huwa li ... Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Youth Specialisation Training Scheme Programme 02/12/2015 08:11:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/575/Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Youth Specialisation Training Scheme Programme http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/575/Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Youth Specialisation Training Scheme Programme Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for Qualified Adult Educators in Basic Engineering, Fashion Design, ICT Trainer in Computer Network, ICT Trainer for ECDL Advanced and Woodwork. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded by clicking here or from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ websites www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt or www.youthinfo.gov.mt Applications, together with a summary of qualifications and experience in a European Curriculum Vita... Call for Youth Work Service with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ 17/11/2015 13:42:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/574/Call for Youth Work Service with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/574/Call for Youth Work Service with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for a Youth Work Provision of Service to be provided in Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s Community Based Services. The responsibilities of the Youth Worker include an ability to provide: • a positive social network and safe environment for the young people. • holistic personal development opportunities which are empowering and motivating. • quality youth information • Engage with young p... Youth Organisations are invited to take part in the Christmas Market event 17/11/2015 12:57:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/573/Youth Organisations are invited to take part in the Christmas Market event http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/573/Youth Organisations are invited to take part in the Christmas Market event Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is hosting a Christmas Market from Saturday 12 December 2015 10.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m. till Sunday 13 December 2015 from 10.00 a.m. till 5.00 p.m. As part of The Christmas Market, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ aims to open a section of this event to Youth Organisations who would like the opportunity to display and sell wares in a festive atmosphere. Products which are made or sourced in Malta will be given preference. These may include the following: • Arts and crafts •... LOGBOOK platform for professional open youth work launched 13/11/2015 10:01:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/572/LOGBOOK platform for professional open youth work launched http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/572/LOGBOOK platform for professional open youth work launched A LOGBOOK records important events, conditions and developments – on our new platform an E-Magazine, a Video Channel and Webinars give a clear picture of professional open youth work practice of today. Professional open youth work has a lot of stories to tell. LOGBOOK is an initiative of 10 European partners for providing a new arena for sharing practice, experience and methods and inspiring youth workers, stakeholders and partners alike. LOGBOOK E-Magazine on professional open youth... Aġenzija Żgħażagħ's Christmas Market 06/11/2015 14:33:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/571/Aġenzija Żgħażagħ's Christmas Market http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/571/Aġenzija Żgħażagħ's Christmas Market Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is hosting a Christmas Market from Saturday 12 December 2015 10.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m. onwards till Sunday 13 December 2015 from 10.00 a.m. till 5.00 p.m. The Christmas Market provides young entrepreneurs - less than 35 years of age - with the opportunity to display and sell their products in a festive atmosphere. Products, which ideally should be made or sourced in Malta, shall include the following: • Arts and crafts • Jewellery and ceramics • Cosme... Upcoming Young Music Artists Award 2015 - Deadline Extended till 30th of November 31/10/2015 10:19:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/555/Upcoming Young Music Artists Award 2015 - Deadline Extended till 30th of November http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/555/Upcoming Young Music Artists Award 2015 - Deadline Extended till 30th of November Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is offering an opportunity to young artists or bands, between the age of 17 and 30, who have never released or aired any original material, to take part in the Upcoming Young Music Artists Award. Interested young artists are to submit a demo of an original song to Aġenzija Żgħażagħ. After a selection process 4 artists/bands will be nominated for the Upcoming Young Music Artists Award. The overall winning song, apart from the award, will also receive a grant of €750 to b... Call for Facilitators: Support Structure of Facilitators for the Structured Dialogue Youth Conferences of Trio Presidency; The Netherland, Slovakia and Malta 30/10/2015 12:16:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/569/Call for Facilitators: Support Structure of Facilitators for the Structured Dialogue Youth Conferences of Trio Presidency; The Netherland, Slovakia and Malta http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/569/Call for Facilitators: Support Structure of Facilitators for the Structured Dialogue Youth Conferences of Trio Presidency; The Netherland, Slovakia and Malta EU Youth Conferences in the period January 2016 until June 2017 NB When applying you will commit yourself for a period of 18 month, including 3 EU Youth Conferences and 6 preparatory meetings (2 before each EU Youth Conference) DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 12th of November 2015, 23:59 CET The upcoming European Steering Committee (see details below) will be proceeding to the selection of a support structure of facilitators for the fifth cycle of the Structured Dialogue. The support structu... SALTO Educational Tools Portal - Tool Fair Malta 26/10/2015 15:24:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/570/SALTO Educational Tools Portal - Tool Fair Malta http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/570/SALTO Educational Tools Portal - Tool Fair Malta The Maltese National Tool Fair aims to provide an open learning space whereby participants will have the opportunity to present tools for non-formal learning they are currently utilising, whilst sharing and learning from their peers. Participants have the opportunity to present their own learning tool in front of a panel of experts. The highest rated participants presenting the most creative and effective Tool have the possibility to present their tool during the 10th International Tool Fair ... Matthew Schembri – the winner of the 4th edition of Divergent Thinkers 14/10/2015 15:13:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/567/Matthew Schembri – the winner of the 4th edition of Divergent Thinkers http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/567/Matthew Schembri – the winner of the 4th edition of Divergent Thinkers Matthew Schembri is the winner of this year’s Divergent Thinkers 04. Matthew’s work entitled “Social Kitchen” is a mix of media and installation. Screenshots from various social networks were selected, printed and wrapped around cooking-related items. Javier Joseph Formosa and Chiara Monterosso placed second with their “Exploring sexuality and innocence in connection with the surrounding space”, which explored the relationship between different spaces and emot... National Tool Fair - Submit your tools! 14/10/2015 12:27:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/568/National Tool Fair - Submit your tools! http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/568/National Tool Fair - Submit your tools! Do you have a Learning Tool to Share? The EUPA in collaboration with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ would like to invite people from different sectors to attend a National Tool Fair demonstrating Educational Tools for non-formal learning which will be held at the Youth Village, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Santa Venera on Saturday 7th November 2015. Participants will have the opportunity to present their own tool for learning in front of a panel of experts. The participants with the top 3 Tools will have the poss... Post of Youth Worker - Closing date Wednesday 14th October 05/10/2015 08:00:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/566/Post of Youth Worker - Closing date Wednesday 14th October http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/566/Post of Youth Worker - Closing date Wednesday 14th October ETC Permit 206/2015 AZ Reference – AZ05/2015 The Position Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is seeking to recruit full-time Youth Workers. Applicants must be in possession of B.A. Youth and Community Studies or higher qualification in Youth and Community Studies with at least one year experience in Youth Field. The Role The role of the Youth Worker will be to: 1. Plan and organise appropriate youth and community programmes at national and local level which promote young people's interes... Valletta International Visual Arts (VIVA) Festival 2015 inaugurated 01/09/2015 10:39:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/565/Valletta International Visual Arts (VIVA) Festival 2015 inaugurated http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/565/Valletta International Visual Arts (VIVA) Festival 2015 inaugurated The 2015 edition of the Valletta International Visual Arts (VIVA) Festival was inaugurated by the Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Hon. Dr Owen Bonnici and VIVA Artistic Director Dr. Raphael Vella. The launch was held at one of the exhibitions, Beltin by Zvezdan Reljic, an exhibition about people connected to and from Valletta. VIVA will open for the public on the 31st August, with some exhibitions open until the 6th November. Hon. Dr Owen Bonnici added that “This year... Peel the Label 18/08/2015 07:00:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/564/Peel the Label http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/564/Peel the Label As part of a project called Policy in Action Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is inviting intrested young people (between 17 – 30 years) to submit proposals and abstracts for 5 posters. The overall concept of these posters should be ‘Peel the Label’ and they should be intended to be part of a national campaign tackling issues of labelling concerning disability, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation ect. Proposals are not subject to any restrictions on themes. Posters may be designed b... Apply Now for Youth.inc programme 17/08/2015 09:48:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/563/Apply Now for Youth.inc programme http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/563/Apply Now for Youth.inc programme   Youth.inc is an inclusive education programme, based on applied learning, for young people between the age of 16 and 21. The aim of the programme is to help young people to improve their standard of education and gain more knowledge, values and skills to enter the labour market or gain qualifications to continue in further education and/or training. Young people are mentored by Youth Workers. Youth.inc has two different levels of entry in accordance with the Malta Qualifications Fra... MY WAY project 17/08/2015 08:08:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/562/MY WAY project http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/562/MY WAY project As part of the MY WAY project Agenzija Zghazagh conducted two peer led workshop with Youth.Inc and ALP students. Celine and Luke attended a training seminar held in Hannover in January 2015 where, together with other peer leaders from Germany, Spain and Poland they practiced their presentation skills and came up with ideas for the workshop. The aim was to develop further the Austrian Youth Coaching Model by introducing a new component through which peer leaders played a part in motivating other ... International Youth Day 2015 13/08/2015 09:31:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/561/International Youth Day 2015 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/561/International Youth Day 2015 Aġenzija Żgħażagħ joined forces with Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport and the National Youth Council Malta to commemorate the International Youth Day 2015, celebrated on the 12th of August. Youth Civil Engagement was the theme chosen by the United Nations to celebrate this year’s International Youth Day. In this regard Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is working hard to promote the civil engagement and the participation of young people in politics and in public life. In... Launch of the National Youth Policy Towards 2020 – A shared vision for the future of young people 11/08/2015 11:44:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/556/Launch of the National Youth Policy Towards 2020 – A shared vision for the future of young people http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/556/Launch of the National Youth Policy Towards 2020 – A shared vision for the future of young people Evarist Bartolo, Minister for Education and Employment, this morning launched the new National Youth Policy, Towards 2020 – A shared vision for the future of young people, at an event hosted at the Palace in Sliema. Also present at the launch were Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport, Mr. Chris Agius, Shadow Minister Hon David Agius, Ms. Miriam Teuma, Chief Executive, Agenzija Zghazagh and over 80 representatives from other Government ministries and entities as... Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Youth Specialisation Training Scheme Programme. 08/08/2015 12:28:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/554/Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Youth Specialisation Training Scheme Programme. http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/554/Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Youth Specialisation Training Scheme Programme. Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Youth Specialisation Training Scheme Programme. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for Qualified Adult Educators in Basic ICT and ECDL, Sports, Photography, Building and Plastering, Plumbing, Automotive Engineering, Fashion Design, DJ, First Aid, Home Cooking and Health & Safety. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ websites www.ag... Book Exchange at Qawra LEAP Centre 07/08/2015 07:48:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/560/Book Exchange at Qawra LEAP Centre http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/560/Book Exchange at Qawra LEAP Centre Youth Included were one of the beneficiaries of the last round of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s BE ACTIVE scheme. This month they completed implementation of their project which was the setting up of a Book Exchange at Qawra Leap Centre. Youth Included helped to redecorate a small room at Qawra Leap Centre and they also collected and indexed a number of second hand books. Through the active participation of these young people and the funding of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, the residents of Qawra now have a li... Call for Introduction to Food Safety and Hygiene (Food Handling) MQF Level 1 and Introductory Course to HACCP MQF Level 2 at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Youth.inc Programme. 31/07/2015 12:15:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/553/Call for Introduction to Food Safety and Hygiene (Food Handling) MQF Level 1 and Introductory Course to HACCP MQF Level 2 at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Youth.inc Programme. http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/553/Call for Introduction to Food Safety and Hygiene (Food Handling) MQF Level 1 and Introductory Course to HACCP MQF Level 2 at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Youth.inc Programme. Call for Introduction to Food Safety and Hygiene (Food Handling) MQF Level 1 and Introductory Course to HACCP MQF Level 2 at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Youth.inc Programme. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for the Provision of Service in Introduction to Food Safety and Hygiene (Food Handling) MQF Level 1 and Introductory Course to HACCP MQF Level 2 at Youth.Inc Programme. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded from Aġenzija... NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR COMMONWEALTH YOUTH AWARDS 27/07/2015 09:40:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/552/NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR COMMONWEALTH YOUTH AWARDS http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/552/NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR COMMONWEALTH YOUTH AWARDS Nominations are open for the Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work, to recognise and celebrate the achievements of young people aged 15 to 29 years and their impact on their communities and wider society. Development work can be in a number of areas including agriculture, environment protection, entrepreneurship, skills training, arts and culture, education, health and well-being, human rights, ICT, journalism, sports and science. Cash prizes of GBP 1000, 3000 and 5000 wil... YOUTH DAY – 12TH AUGUST 2015 27/07/2015 09:01:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/551/YOUTH DAY – 12TH AUGUST 2015 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/551/YOUTH DAY – 12TH AUGUST 2015 Hope you are enjoying the summer months. For some of you it may be the busiest time of the year, for others, less so. In any case, we would like to invite you and your members to come join our national World Youth Day event next month. Following last year’s success, we will again be organising fun sports for all at Mellieha Bay in collaboration with the Malta Olympic Committee. Date: 12th August from 6.00 pm onwards. Mark this event in your calendar. Hope to see you all there! Youth.inc at the Malta International Arts Festival 23/07/2015 07:45:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/550/Youth.inc at the Malta International Arts Festival http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/550/Youth.inc at the Malta International Arts Festival A group of young people from Youth.inc participated in a drama workshop under the direction of Marc Cabourdin and ‘The Hoppit’. The drama workshops and the performances of ‘The Instants’ were part of the Malta International Arts Festival. The performances were held on 13th, 14th and 15th July 2015 at ix-Xatt ta’ Bormla. It was a great learning experience for all the young people who dedicated their time and efforts to prepare for the performance through intensive wo... Malta’s Best Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2015 17/07/2015 10:38:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/549/Malta’s Best Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2015 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/549/Malta’s Best Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2015   Aġenzija Żgħażagħ was invited to present the Young Entrepreneur Award 2015 during the Malta’s Best Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2015 ceremony which was held this month at the Reef Club Dragonara St Julians. Out of three nominees for this award, the winner was Oliver Lalani from Design Hub. Ms Miriam Teuma, CEO of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, presented him with the trophy on behalf of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ.  VIVA – Valletta International Visual Arts Festival 2015 17/07/2015 09:34:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/548/VIVA – Valletta International Visual Arts Festival 2015 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/548/VIVA – Valletta International Visual Arts Festival 2015 VIVA – the Valletta International Visual Arts Festival 2015 is back again. St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, Valletta 2018 Foundation with the sapport of the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts, organise this pioneering festival for the visual arts in Malta. The Valletta International Visual Arts Festival serves as a new platform for Maltese and international visual arts practitioners. VIVA offers professional education in the sector while promoting and enc... Youth Business Forum 2015 03/07/2015 09:41:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/545/Youth Business Forum 2015 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/545/Youth Business Forum 2015 During last Saturday’s Youth Business Forum 2015, organized by the Young Business Entrepreneurs in collaboration and with the support of the Ministry for Gozo, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, Ernst & Young, APS Bank and the National Lotteries Good Causes Fund, the survey ‘Participation of youth in the labour market and insights into entrepreneurial activities’ was launched. The event which was organized in the frame work of the structured dialogue process and gathered a large number... Kunsill Nazzjonali taż-Żgħażagħ - Il-Parlament Nazzjonali taż-Żgħażagħ 02/07/2015 10:47:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/547/Kunsill Nazzjonali taż-Żgħażagħ - Il-Parlament Nazzjonali taż-Żgħażagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/547/Kunsill Nazzjonali taż-Żgħażagħ - Il-Parlament Nazzjonali taż-Żgħażagħ Il-Kunsill Nazzjonali taż-Żgħażagħ għal darb’ oħra ser ikun qed jorganizza l-attivita annwali tiegħu: “Il-Parlament Nazzjonali taż-Żgħażagħ”, din id-darba b’differenza. Dan għaliex għall-ewwel darba din l-attivita ser tkun qed tiġi organizzata ġewwa il-bini il-ġdid li llum il-ġurnata qiegħed jospita is-seduti tal-Parlament Nazzjonali ta’ pajjiżna. Huwa mportanti li min hu nteressat li jippartecipa fil-Parlament Nazzjonali taż-Żgħażagħ u jixtieq isemma leħnu fuq x... Qawra Leap Centre and Youth Included working on the ‘Pave d Way 4 Reading’ Project 30/06/2015 10:32:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/544/Qawra Leap Centre and Youth Included working on the ‘Pave d Way 4 Reading’ Project http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/544/Qawra Leap Centre and Youth Included working on the ‘Pave d Way 4 Reading’ Project A Project co-financed by Agenzija Zghazagh and the Parliamentary Secretariat for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport. Qawra Leap Centre is always on the lookout for the current and emerging needs of the northern region. Together with numerous stakeholders, this centre is involved in diverse initiatives. A recent idea which Qawra Leap Centre together with Youth Included have developed is that of an outdoor ‘library’ to encourage reading amongst youngsters as well other audiences.... Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Youth.inc (Youth Specialisation Training Scheme Programme) 17/06/2015 06:42:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/542/Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Youth.inc (Youth Specialisation Training Scheme Programme) http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/542/Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Youth.inc (Youth Specialisation Training Scheme Programme) 1. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for Qualified Adult Educators in Maltese, Basic ICT and ECDL, Practical Maths, Malti Drama, Customer Care, First Aid, Food Handling and HACCP (Food Safety Management) Auto Electric, Design & Make, Hairdressing, Beauty Care Courses, Electronics, Animal Care, Nutrition and Personal Care, Cake Decorating, Upholstery, Italian, Art (SEC Level), Water Technology, Filming, Kickboxing, Tai Chi and Spirit ... Antoine Galea the winner of Innovation Challenge: Go Green 15/06/2015 13:39:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/541/Antoine Galea the winner of Innovation Challenge: Go Green http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/541/Antoine Galea the winner of Innovation Challenge: Go Green Antoine Galea is the winner of the Innovation Challenge: Go Green. Carlos Canas is the runner up while the second runner up is David James Sciberras. Hence Antoine Galea will attend a conference about sustainability in England this July. Apart from that the above mentioned participant will have their projects published in a book sponsored by APS Bank. This was announced during the final judging event that took place on June 3, 2015 at the TAKEOFF Business Incubator (Dar Guzeppi Zahra) at the ... Second Call for 'It-Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda' - Applications can now be downloaded 15/05/2015 10:47:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/539/Second Call for 'It-Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda' - Applications can now be downloaded http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/539/Second Call for 'It-Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda' - Applications can now be downloaded Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with Band Clubs Association is launching the second call for the 4th edition of the ‘It-Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda’ scheme, as part of its Empowerment Programme. This scheme is managed by the agency through the Parliamentary Secretariat for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport. Band Clubs in various localities around Malta and Gozo provide young people with the opportunity to learn and develop their musical skills. The mai... Call for Catering Services for a National Training Course on Human Rights Education - Extended Deadline 06/05/2015 06:52:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/538/Call for Catering Services for a National Training Course on Human Rights Education - Extended Deadline http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/538/Call for Catering Services for a National Training Course on Human Rights Education - Extended Deadline Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, is requesting quotations for the provision of catering services for a National Training Course on Human Rights Education being organised for Youth Workers, Teachers and Other Professionals working with young people starting on 26 May 2015 till 29 May 2015. Interested service providers are to complete and submit Section 2 of the document, found in the downloadable application, by Tuesday 19 May 2015 noon. The maximum cost allocated for these services cannot exceed EURO 8... FREE TRAINING COURSE - QUALITY ONLINE SERVICE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE 05/05/2015 09:18:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/537/FREE TRAINING COURSE - QUALITY ONLINE SERVICE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/537/FREE TRAINING COURSE - QUALITY ONLINE SERVICE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE 1-3 June 2015 8:30 - 12:00 Agenzija Zghazagh - St. Venera Facilitated by YInTRO Trainers This training course is aimed at those responsible for establishing, designing or maintaining the online presence of their organisation. These could include managers, communication officers, career advisors and student services among others. The course will explore how such entities can provide services to young people online which are of high quality. Applications, which can be dowloaded here, are... VOTE for the Maltese young people 05/05/2015 08:16:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/536/VOTE for the Maltese young people http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/536/VOTE for the Maltese young people A group of Maltese young people attending Youth.Inc are currently taking part in a competition organised by the European Commission. Please support them by voting for their idea. In order to vote for their idea please follow these instructions: 1. Logon: europa.eu/youth/ideas 2. Click on: Great entrepreneurial ideas to improve the lives on young people 3. Scroll down until you find the idea entitled – Know Your Opportunities (the 4th section) 4. VOTE! - in order to vote y... Divergent Thinkers applications can now be downloaded - Deadline Extended 30/04/2015 15:03:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/521/Divergent Thinkers applications can now be downloaded - Deadline Extended http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/521/Divergent Thinkers applications can now be downloaded - Deadline Extended Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity is launching once again the Divergent Thinkers project, which is an innovative exhibition about the “brainstorming” mental processes involved in the creation of works of art. Divergent Thinkers seeks contemporary artistic practices by young Maltese artists that explore divergent thinking. The concept of divergent thinking is generally defined as a creative process through which one investigates various... Call for Expression of Interest for Youth Workers/ Leaders and Youth Organisations 30/04/2015 07:02:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/543/Call for Expression of Interest for Youth Workers/ Leaders and Youth Organisations http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/543/Call for Expression of Interest for Youth Workers/ Leaders and Youth Organisations As part of the Structured Dialogue process Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is coordinating a project called Policy in Action that intends to give of young people and youth workers a space to discuss particular policy actions found in the National Youth Policy with decision makers and to come up with youth-friendly strategies that will help with the implementation of such action plans. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is looking for interested Youth Workers/ Leaders and Youth Organisations to take part in this project. ... Professional Open Youth Work in Europe 27/04/2015 12:07:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/535/Professional Open Youth Work in Europe http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/535/Professional Open Youth Work in Europe Professional Open Youth Work in Europe The point of view of young people and students Young people expect a safe place to meet with friends, where they are taken serious and treated with respect. They wish to be enriched and challenged through new experiences and activities for growing as a person and learning a variety of skills – for that youth workers serve as role model, facilitator and confidant. Students are willing to match those expectations – supporting (young) people is... Innovation Challenge: Go Green 27/04/2015 09:56:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/534/Innovation Challenge: Go Green http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/534/Innovation Challenge: Go Green Here are the instructions for submission of the proposals for the Innovation Challenge: Go Green. 1. Fill in the submission form - this needs to be submitted with your proposal 2. Make a copy of your ID Card (back and front) - this also needs to be submitted with your proposal 3. Include your project title in your proposal but remove all other identifying information (e.g., name, contact details) - we would like the judging process to be completely anonymous. 4. Send / hand in a hard... Upcoming Young Music Artists Award - This.Co the winning band 23/04/2015 14:36:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/533/Upcoming Young Music Artists Award - This.Co the winning band http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/533/Upcoming Young Music Artists Award - This.Co the winning band 3 bands and 2 individual artists participated in this years ‘Upcoming Young Music Artists Award’ project. The winning band was This.Co with the song entitled Isabelle. The runners up were Running Late with the song Come On and Odelsie with Things You Had To Do. The overall winning song, apart from the award, received a grant of €750 to be used in a recording studio of their choice to record their song. The runners up received a trophy. ‘Upcoming Young Music Artists Awar... Youth Specialisation Studies Scheme Launched 21/04/2015 07:38:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/531/Youth Specialisation Studies Scheme Launched http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/531/Youth Specialisation Studies Scheme Launched Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with APS Bank once again launched the Youth Specialisation Studies Scheme (YSSS). This scheme supports young people who want to further their studies abroad or through distance learning. Young people qualify for this loan if they are aged between 18 and 30 years old. Financing is provided as long as there is no equivalent academic course covering the same area available in Malta. Preference is given to those students who carry out or further their studies in... National Training Course in Human Rights Education 15/04/2015 06:59:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/530/National Training Course in Human Rights Education http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/530/National Training Course in Human Rights Education National Training Course in Human Rights Education “Right to HRE” Dates: 26th – 29th May 2015 Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, in collaboration with the Maltese Association of Youth Workers is inviting applications from youth workers, teachers and other professionals working with young people for a training course on human rights education taking place in Malta between the 26-29th May 2015. Training will help participants build their competences in Human Rights Education with young... Youth.inc - Work Placement 06/04/2015 09:30:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/529/Youth.inc - Work Placement http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/529/Youth.inc - Work Placement Over 120 young people following the Youth.inc programme ended their work placement for this year. Level 2 young people have pursued 300 hours of work experience while young people following the Level 1 programme have followed 240 hours of work experience. The work experiences were in line with the career that the young people show interest in and the choices ranged from childcare, working in retail shops, food industry, production lines, hairdressing, beauty care, animal care, printing, caring f... Call for Youth Work Service at the Youth Cafes managed by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ 02/04/2015 14:06:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/528/Call for Youth Work Service at the Youth Cafes managed by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/528/Call for Youth Work Service at the Youth Cafes managed by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ 1. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for a Youth Work Provision of Service to be provided at the Youth Cafes in Cottonera, Qawra and Msida. 2. The responsibilities of the Youth Worker at the Youth Cafe include an ability to provide: • a positive social network and safe environment for the young people. • holistic personal development opportunities which are empowering and motivating. • quality youth information. ... The Innovation Challenge: Go Green 02/04/2015 08:28:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/527/The Innovation Challenge: Go Green http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/527/The Innovation Challenge: Go Green The Innovation Challenge: Go Green is a competition for young people aged between 17 and 30. Individuals or groups of up to three members each are invited to identify an environmental problem that affects Malta, and to come up with a green innovation solution to this problem. Finalists shall be featured in a publication and winners shall be awarded a trip overseas related to environmental innovation. Due to the very limited availability of many of the Innovation Challenge participants during ... Stop Hate Campaign 18/03/2015 08:26:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/526/Stop Hate Campaign http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/526/Stop Hate Campaign Over the past three months, the station has been highlighting the risks of online bullying and raising awareness of how to deal with the problem. The initiative was launched in December after shocking figures showed as many as 1 in 5 young people are subjected to 'extreme cyber bullying' every day. Since the start of the Stop Hate campaign, experts have revealed that cyber bullying can have a 'catastrophic' impact on self-esteem and have called for parents, schools and regu... Second Call for Detached Youth Work Service by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ 13/03/2015 14:52:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/525/Second Call for Detached Youth Work Service by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/525/Second Call for Detached Youth Work Service by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is seeking the provision of service for Detached Youth Work. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ websites www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt or www.youthinfo.gov.mt Applications, in a European Curriculum Vitae Format including qualifications and work experience must be received by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, (ex Umberto Calosso) St. Joseph High Road St.Venera SVR 1013 in a sealed envelope addressed f... Konkors ta’ Kitba – Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ 2015 13/03/2015 09:25:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/524/Konkors ta’ Kitba – Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ 2015 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/524/Konkors ta’ Kitba – Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ 2015 Il-“Konkors ta’ Kitba – Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ” is is an annual contest organised by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and l-Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb. The purpose of this contest is to select, reward and publish Maltese novels that are written specifically for young people; novels that explore the current youth hood, with all that this phase of life entails. Hence, the organisors’ aim is to enrich this particular genre within the Maltese literature, thus increasing young ... European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA) - Upcoming TCA 03/03/2015 13:07:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/523/European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA) - Upcoming TCA http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/523/European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA) - Upcoming TCA School Inclusion Units Study Visit (UK) 21-25 April 2015 Application deadline 4th March This project will look at how non-formal education and alternative education can be used to work with young people who are excluded or at risk of being excluded from mainstream education, and how these methods can be used to support their development. More information and to apply: https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/school-inclusion-units-study-visit.4752/ Youth Path... Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ 27/02/2015 09:17:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/522/Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/522/Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Youth Specialisation Training Scheme Programme. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for Qualified Adult Educators in Animal Care, Literacy Skills in Maltese, Practical Mathematics, IT Skills, First Aid and Auto Electric for the Provision of Service at Youth.Inc Programme. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ websites www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt, www.youthinfo.gov.mt or by clicking here. Applic... The Innovation Challenge Go Green Training Sessions 31/01/2015 11:23:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/519/The Innovation Challenge Go Green Training Sessions http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/519/The Innovation Challenge Go Green Training Sessions The Edward de Bono Institute and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ are very pleased to announce the dates of the training sessions that will be held to help participants prepare for the upcoming Innovation Challenge: Go Green. The first one will be held on Thursday 5th February from 17.30 to 19.30 at TAKEOFF Business Incubator, University of Malta. Participation is FREE of charge but please book your place by sending an email to leonie.baldacchino@um.edu.mt. For further details please see the poster below, or v... A4U Scheme: Assistance for you - First Call 2015 28/01/2015 14:18:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/518/A4U Scheme: Assistance for you - First Call 2015 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/518/A4U Scheme: Assistance for you - First Call 2015 Through this scheme, Agenzija Zghazagh aims to support youth organisations in order to grow and further develop the services that they provide to young people and the community. Youth organisations are invited to come up with initiatives that will help them strengthen and develop the service, mission and identity of their respective organisation. Organisations are to come up with initiatives to: • improvement/refurbishment of the premises; • purchasing of resources; • t... Be Active Scheme: Developing ideas together – First call 2015 28/01/2015 13:37:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/517/Be Active Scheme: Developing ideas together – First call 2015 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/517/Be Active Scheme: Developing ideas together – First call 2015 The Be Active scheme is part of the Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s grant aid to youth groups. The primary objective of this scheme is for Aġenzija Żgħażagħ to continue to help youth groups to learn, develop, plan, implement and evaluate initiatives. Be Active provides organizations or youth groups with financial assistance to develop projects and initiatives for those who use their services and the wider community. Organisations and groups are invited to develop a project related to a number of pri... 'It-Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda' applications can now be downloaded 26/01/2015 11:59:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/516/'It-Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda' applications can now be downloaded http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/516/'It-Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda' applications can now be downloaded Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with Band Clubs Association is launching the 4th edition of the ‘It-Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda’ scheme, as part of its Empowerment Programme. This scheme is managed by the agency through the Parliamentary Secretariat for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport. Band Clubs in various localities around Malta and Gozo provide young people with the opportunity to learn and develop their musical skills. The main aim behind this sc... Youth Worker's Warrant Application 21/01/2015 15:22:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/514/Youth Worker's Warrant Application http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/514/Youth Worker's Warrant Application Malta Youth Work Profession Board By virtue of Article 4 of Chap. 533 of the Laws of Malta, the Malta Youth Work Profession Board is now receiving applications for the issue of a Youth Worker’s Warrant. Address: Malta Youth Work Profession Board C/O Agenzija Zghazagh St Joseph High road Sta Venera SVR1012 Tel: 25586700 Email: ywpd.mede@gov.mt Functions of the Board: i. Establish and, where necessary, assess existing youth work standards and develop new continuing yo... EFL Schools Participate in Corporate Social Responsibility Programme 20/01/2015 15:21:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/515/EFL Schools Participate in Corporate Social Responsibility Programme http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/515/EFL Schools Participate in Corporate Social Responsibility Programme Three English as a Foreign Language (EFL) schools have participated in a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme developed by the EFL Monitoring Board, the language teaching industry regulator. This scheme gave the schools(ACE English Malta, am Language Studio, EC Malta as well as Jean Theuma, a freelance ELT professional) the opportunity to contribute to the community by teaching English to students following the Youth.Inc alternative learning programme organised between October and Dec... EYCA Card - Free Discount Card for Young People 20/12/2014 10:19:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/512/EYCA Card - Free Discount Card for Young People http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/512/EYCA Card - Free Discount Card for Young People EYCA represents 38 institutions throughout 36 countries which altogether are presently issuing “Karta Żgħażagħ” to 4 million young people. The aim of this card is to promote mobility, increase youth information and encourage the participation of youths abroad. Among the benefits of 'Karta Żgħażagħ' our young people will have access to information and discounts both locally as well as abroad. This initiative makes part of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s empowerment programme... The Innovation Challenge: Go Green 04/12/2014 13:02:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/507/The Innovation Challenge: Go Green http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/507/The Innovation Challenge: Go Green The Innovation Challenge: Go Green is a competition for young people aged between 17 and 30. Individuals or groups of up to three members each shall be invited to identify an environmental problem that affects Malta, and to come up with a green innovation solution to this problem. Any theme or subject concerning green innovation and environmental sustainability is welcome. These include (but are not limited to): water conservation, alternative energy, pollution reduction, waste management, agr... Sejħa Taħżiż3 03/12/2014 15:13:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/511/Sejħa Taħżiż3 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/511/Sejħa Taħżiż3 Is-sejħa għal TAĦŻIŻ3 hija mifuħa sas-16 ta' Jannar għal żgħażagħ bejn it-18 u t-30 sena. L-applikazzjonijiet ikunu aċċettati sa nofsinhar (Għall-applikazzjoni agħfas hawn). Il-format tal-programm se jinbidel xi ftit sabiex ikun iktar iffukat u addattat għall-esiġenzi tal-kittieba iżda l-qofol tiegħu se jibqgħu t-tliet seminars residenzjali, b’pubblikazzjoni u ċertifikat li jingħataw lejn l-aħħar tas-sena d-dieħla. Għalkemm il-parteċipazzjoni hi b’xejn, dawk magħżula huma ... Call for Practicing English Through Drama MQF Level 1 and Further Practice in English Through Drama MQF Level 2 at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Youth Specialisation Training Scheme Programme 01/12/2014 07:10:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/513/Call for Practicing English Through Drama MQF Level 1 and Further Practice in English Through Drama MQF Level 2 at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Youth Specialisation Training Scheme Programme http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/513/Call for Practicing English Through Drama MQF Level 1 and Further Practice in English Through Drama MQF Level 2 at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Youth Specialisation Training Scheme Programme Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for the Provision of Service in Practicing English Through Drama MQF Level 1 and Further Practice in English Through Drama MQF Level 2 at Youth.Inc Programme. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ websites www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt or www.youthinfo.gov.mt Applications, together with a summary of qualifications and experience in a European Curriculum Vitae Forma... An encounter with Howard Williamson 20/11/2014 13:46:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/508/An encounter with Howard Williamson http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/508/An encounter with Howard Williamson Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with MAY has the pleasure of inviting you for a presentation by Professor Howard Williamson. The talk will focus on the contribution of youth worker and those working with young people with regards employability.  The talk will be held at The Mediterranean Conference Centre, David Bruce Hall, Valletta, on the 28/11/2014, between 6:15 pm till 7:30 pm. See the invite here.  Secondary School Students Debate Quality Education 17/11/2014 13:27:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/506/Secondary School Students Debate Quality Education http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/506/Secondary School Students Debate Quality Education Secondary school students from five different schools debated several current topics related to quality education, such as whether education should include work-related experience, whether education in the family is more important than school education and whether homework should be abolished and work done at school only. The activity entitled “Let’s Debate Quality Education!” is the second one in the series, and it’s an educational debate organised jointly by the Malt... MENTORING PROGRAMME – BECOME A MENTEE 17/11/2014 07:49:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/505/MENTORING PROGRAMME – BECOME A MENTEE http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/505/MENTORING PROGRAMME – BECOME A MENTEE What is the Mentoring Programme? By means of the Mentoring Programme, professional individuals will encourage, motivate, guide and support women to advance in their careers and to help them clarify and develop the skills and strengths needed to attain decision-making positions. The Mentoring Programme exists because of the dedication of professionals (mentors) who are willing to pass on their knowledge and expertise to others. Mentoring is a mutually beneficial relationship that leads to ... #Malteen - a weekend full of artistic fun for young people 07/11/2014 13:16:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/504/#Malteen - a weekend full of artistic fun for young people http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/504/#Malteen - a weekend full of artistic fun for young people Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with St James Cavalier and FĊN is organising a weekend full of artistic activities for young people aged between 13 and 17 between the 12th and 14th December. The aim of this weekend is to give space to teenagers to find their own creative niche. The programme will consist of various productions and activities; ranging from dance installations, theatre productions and scriptwriting workshops to human board games. All these performances and activities will be fr... Erasmus+ Seminar : Funding Opportunities 07/11/2014 10:02:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/503/Erasmus+ Seminar : Funding Opportunities http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/503/Erasmus+ Seminar : Funding Opportunities Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with EUPA is organising a two hour seminar aimed at organisations that are interested in applying for the Erasmus+ funds but are still not sure how to go about it. Project officers will be present and will address any queries you may have in order to offer guidance on how to apply and how to develop your ideas into projects in time for the 4th February deadline. The seminar will be held at the EUPA premises (which are located next to St Phillips Hospital, addre... You(th) Help 29/10/2014 14:01:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/502/You(th) Help http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/502/You(th) Help You(th) Help is a pilot project aimed at youth workers seeking to work with young people in the community. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ has identified Paceville and the three cities of Cottonera as the locations that will have detached professional youth workers interacting with young people in the different communities. The scope of this project is that of giving the necessary help to young people, outside traditional settings such as youth centres. You(th) Help stresses on the right of young people n... Youth Start-up Village 28/10/2014 14:25:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/501/Youth Start-up Village http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/501/Youth Start-up Village On the 25th October 2014, Agenzija Zghazagh was one of the stakeholders taking part in the Youth Start-up Village event organised by Young Business Entrepreneurs at Victoria, Gozo. Apart from showcasing its services for young people as potential entrepreneurs, Agenzija Zghazagh was also invited to take part in one of the debates which took place throughout the morning. During the discussion “Young entrepreneurship as a means of economic growth and sustainable jobs”, Miriam Teuma expl... Migrants’ programmes for young people 23/10/2014 12:12:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/500/Migrants’ programmes for young people http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/500/Migrants’ programmes for young people Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is collaborating with the Education Directorate to organise migrants’ programmes for young people. In September, third country nationals aged 16+ gathered together for such programme. The aim of this programme was to help the young people who attended to identify a future course of action in accordance with their aspirations, while stressing the importance of mastering English as an alternative language. The options of working, studying or working and studying were all co... Call for Youth Work Service at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Training Projects 10/10/2014 12:57:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/496/Call for Youth Work Service at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Training Projects http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/496/Call for Youth Work Service at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Training Projects Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is seeking the provision of service of Youth Work to provide training to young people and or youth workers or youth leaders as needed. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ websites www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt , www.youthinfo.gov.mt or by clicking here. Applications, in a European Curriculum Vitae Format including qualifications and work experience must be received by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ,... Call for Detached Youth Work Service by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ 10/10/2014 12:34:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/495/Call for Detached Youth Work Service by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/495/Call for Detached Youth Work Service by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is seeking the provision of service for Detached Youth Work. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ websites www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt , www.youthinfo.gov.mt or by clicking here. Applications, in a European Curriculum Vitae Format including qualifications and work experience must be received by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, St. Joseph High Road St.Venera SVR 1012 in a sealed envelope addressed fo... Call for Youth Work Service at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for the Youth Local Council Project and other Empowerment Projects 10/10/2014 12:03:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/494/Call for Youth Work Service at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for the Youth Local Council Project and other Empowerment Projects http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/494/Call for Youth Work Service at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for the Youth Local Council Project and other Empowerment Projects Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is seeking the provision of service of Youth Work for the implementation of the Youth Local Council Project and other Youth Empowerment Projects. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ websites www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt , www.youthinfo.gov.mt or by clicking here. Applications, in a European Curriculum Vitae Format including qualifications and work experience must be received by Aġenzija... Debate Society League – Second edition 08/10/2014 12:08:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/493/Debate Society League – Second edition http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/493/Debate Society League – Second edition KSU and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ are proud to present the second edition of the Debate Society League on Campus! This is YOUR opportunity to exercise your debating skills in a formal and competitive setting. You will learn new techniques, you will speak persuasively and you will learn to defend your arguments successfully to be crowned this edition's league winners. Each team shall be made up of at least 2 University students (including Junior College) with a maximum of 4 students per team. ... Dramatherapy and its application for clients with eating disorders 08/10/2014 11:35:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/492/Dramatherapy and its application for clients with eating disorders http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/492/Dramatherapy and its application for clients with eating disorders Dramatherapy and its application for clients with eating disorders is a workshop relevant to professionals from the disciplines of the arts therapies, psychotherapy, occupational therapy, psychiatry, counselling, social work, psychology, the arts and related fields. Trainees and students with a developing interest in the area are also welcome to attend. This workshop forms part of the Embodying Selves project action which will take place between Saturday and Sunday 8th & 9th November, 201... Expression of Interest - Services of an Accountant 06/10/2014 14:10:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/491/Expression of Interest - Services of an Accountant http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/491/Expression of Interest - Services of an Accountant Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is seeking the services of an Accountant to carry out the following services: The accounting services will consist of the following: • Prepare monthly financial reports detailing all operating revenues, expenditures, and other fund balance transactions of the Aġenzija Żaġħzaġħ, and deliver by the 15th of the following month. • Prepare quarterly cash flow projections detailing all forecasted operating revenues, expenditures, and other transactions foreseen an... Call for Youth Work Service at the Youth Cafes managed by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ 06/10/2014 13:37:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/490/Call for Youth Work Service at the Youth Cafes managed by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/490/Call for Youth Work Service at the Youth Cafes managed by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for a Youth Work Provision of Service to be provided at the Youth Cafes in Valletta, Cottonera, Qawra and Msida. 1. The responsibilities of the Youth Worker at the Youth Cafe include an ability to provide: • a positive social network and safe environment for the young people. • holistic personal development opportunities which are empowering and motivating. • quality youth informa... TAĦŻIŻ 2014 – Third seminar 04/10/2014 09:01:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/489/TAĦŻIŻ 2014 – Third seminar http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/489/TAĦŻIŻ 2014 – Third seminar As part of the third seminar of Taħżiż, there will be a session of readings from writings that were created by the participants during the seminars. This will be the last session before the writings are presented in a publication later on this year. The readings will be held at Villa Psaigon, Dingli, on Saturday 4th October (8.30pm). After the session, the audience will be invited for dinner. Everything free of charge. Anyone wishing to attend should send an email on ghaqdatalmalti@gmail.c... Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ 03/10/2014 14:24:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/488/Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/488/Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Youth Specialisation Training Scheme Programme. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for Qualified Adult Educators in Literacy Skills (Maltese), Numeracy Skills, It Skills, Auto Electric and Cooking for the Provision of Service at Youth.Inc Programme. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ websites www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt, www.youthinfo.gov.mt or by clicking here and downloading the Te... No Hate Speech in Malta for Young People: Developing participant’s knowledge, skills and attitudes in human rights 02/10/2014 14:23:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/487/No Hate Speech in Malta for Young People: Developing participant’s knowledge, skills and attitudes in human rights http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/487/No Hate Speech in Malta for Young People: Developing participant’s knowledge, skills and attitudes in human rights Hate Speech is not a new issue. However it’s ever expanding prevalence and online dimension creates a serious cause for concern and need to focus on and combat such issues. The Council of Europe proposed that the internet is a public space that should be governed by human rights principles and values and should contribute to the development of a culture that nurtures and protects human rights. SOS Malta, in collaboration with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ offered a training course from 19-21 Sep... Bridging youths to business 30/09/2014 07:45:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/486/Bridging youths to business http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/486/Bridging youths to business Aġenzija Żgħażagħ joined forces with the European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA) and the Malta Business Bureau in organising a round-table event with the aim of bridging young people to the business/private sector. This event forms part of an Erasmus+ project entitled ‘Cross Over’, which is a Key Action 2 project aiming to foster cooperation between organisations from different countries in the fields of youth work and non-formal learning for young people. The round-table discussi... Divergent Thinkers: And the winner is… 29/09/2014 11:29:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/485/Divergent Thinkers: And the winner is… http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/485/Divergent Thinkers: And the winner is… This year’s winner of Divergent Thinkers 03 is Kristina Borg. Using the pseudonym laKri, Kristina’s work entitled “Fuori dalla Finestra” reconstructed the experience of a group of residents who live in the Casa Verde in Milan, whose lives were drastically changed by urban planning. Adrian Abela placed second with his social media projection “Adornment”, which merged the radical ideas of Viennese architect Adolf Loos about ornament with the art of tattooing mes... The first certificate presentation ceremony at Youth.inc 29/09/2014 11:07:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/484/The first certificate presentation ceremony at Youth.inc http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/484/The first certificate presentation ceremony at Youth.inc The first certificate presentation ceremony for young people who successfully completed the Youth.inc training programme within Aġenzija Żgħażagħ was held on Monday 22nd September 2014 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre. The occasion saw 260 young people who completed the course during the past 3 years gather together with their families and friends to celebrate the success of their achievements. Certificates were awarded by the Minister of Education Evarist Bartolo, who praised the young pe... Commonwealth Youth Awards 2015 26/09/2014 11:00:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/483/Commonwealth Youth Awards 2015 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/483/Commonwealth Youth Awards 2015 Do you know of a young person making a positive difference to the lives of other people in your community or country? The Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) is inviting nominations for the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work. We are looking for young people aged between 15 and 29 years, whose development work demonstrates the Commonwealth’s Plan of Action for Youth Empowerment, to: 1. Promote youth participation in decision making 2. Promote economic... National youth policy consultation seminar with youth organisations 26/09/2014 08:35:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/481/National youth policy consultation seminar with youth organisations http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/481/National youth policy consultation seminar with youth organisations As part of the draft Youth Policy consultation process the Parliamentary Secretariat for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport together with Agenzija Zghazagh and with the support of the European Union Programme Agency held a consultation seminar with youth organisations. The seminar kicked off with a presentation of the document. Later the young people together with other stakeholders present during the consultation seminar had the opportunity to give their feedback on the document during a ... Foundation for Educational Services - Call for Youth Workers 25/09/2014 08:44:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/480/Foundation for Educational Services - Call for Youth Workers http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/480/Foundation for Educational Services - Call for Youth Workers ESF 1.229: Skills Acquisition for Children and Adolescents As part of the ESF Project 1.229 – Skills Acquisition for Children and Adolescents, the FES is recruiting for the following part-time positions within the Nwar Programme. The Foundation will be extending the current Nwar service through a pilot project that provides support to children with learning difficulties in mathematics, as well as a literacy programme for adolescents. NWAR TUTORS - Numeracy The eligibility criteri... Rajk F’Idejk 17/09/2014 08:30:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/478/Rajk F’Idejk http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/478/Rajk F’Idejk This training will focus on skills that help the formation of young leaders such as; effective communication, assertiveness, planning, decision-making and others. Through games and exercises, participants will have the opportunity to acquire and practice new skills that are useful throughout life, at work, with family and friends and within the community. If you're interested please contact Aġenzija Żgħażagħ on info.youthmalta@gov.mt and let us be informed about your interest. Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ 12/09/2014 06:50:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/477/Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/477/Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Youth Specialisation Training Scheme Programme. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for Qualified Adult Educators in Hairdressing for the Provision of Service at Youth.Inc Programme. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ websites www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt, www.youthinfo.gov.mt or by clicking here. Applications, together with a summary of qualifications and experience in a European Curriculum V... Move Week 2014 11/09/2014 06:59:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/476/Move Week 2014 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/476/Move Week 2014 For the second consecutive year Aġenzija Żgħażagħ will participate in the Move Week, a week of physical and sportive events between the 29th of September and the 5th of October. This event is spread across all Europe and forms an integral part of the campaign NowWeMove. This campaign aims to encourage young people to participate regularly in sport and to promote physical exercise. A number of government agencies, sports bodies, philanthropic organizations and enthusiastic individuals will organi... Launch of Divergent Thinkers (Third Edition) 31/08/2014 20:30:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/475/Launch of Divergent Thinkers (Third Edition) http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/475/Launch of Divergent Thinkers (Third Edition) Aġenzija Żgħażagħ with the support of St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity launched and organised this year’s exhibition of Divergent Thinkers 03 at Blitz, St. Lucy Street, Valletta. This exhibition will be open till the 27th of September. The CEO of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Miriam Teuma highlighted the fact that “as with other projects by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, the aim of Divergent Thinkers is not solely to support and promote a particular endeavour, but rather to create an environment o... Inauguration of the Valletta International Visual Arts Festival (VIVA) 2014 30/08/2014 12:00:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/474/Inauguration of the Valletta International Visual Arts Festival (VIVA) 2014 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/474/Inauguration of the Valletta International Visual Arts Festival (VIVA) 2014 VIVA - the Valletta International Visual Arts Festival 2014 was inaugurated today by Hon. Owen Bonnici MP - Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government. The festival was opened with the unveiling of three main works, Żieme by Austin Camilleri, Power Exchange by JP Azzopardi and Michael Camilleri, and Genesis by Victor Agius. Hon. Bonnici commented that “this is an exciting time for visual artists in Malta. This first edition of VIVA marks the start of a new epoch where the sector... Second Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ 21/08/2014 07:06:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/473/Second Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/473/Second Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Youth Specialisation Training Scheme Programme. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for Qualified Adult Educators in Literacy Skills (Maltese and English), Numeracy Skills, IT Skills, Maltese Drama and Design and Technology for the Provision of Service at Youth.Inc Programme. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ websites www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt, www.youthinfo.gov.mt or by clicking here (Full d... The launching of Divergent Thinkers 03 20/08/2014 10:07:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/472/The launching of Divergent Thinkers 03 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/472/The launching of Divergent Thinkers 03 Aġenzija Żgħażagħ with the support of St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity is launching and organising this year’s exhibition of Divergent Thinkers 03 at Blitz, St. Lucy Street, Valletta on the 31st of August at 8pm. Divergent Thinkers is an innovative exhibition about the “brainstorming” mental processes involved in the creation of works of art. This year’s exhibition presents contemporary artistic practices by young Maltese artist that explore divergent thinking,... My WAY! 19/08/2014 07:42:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/471/My WAY! http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/471/My WAY! Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, together with five other European organisations, from five different countries is participating in a project entitled MY WAY. MY WAY is a “Leonardo da Vinci - Transfer of Innovation” project, developed in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission and based on the “Council Recommendation” of 28 June 2011 regarding policies to reduce Early School Leaving. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is inviting young people aged between 16-21 t... Bloggers Training 18/08/2014 09:48:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/470/Bloggers Training http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/470/Bloggers Training Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with SOS Malta is organising a training course for bloggers entitled Blogger Training on No Hate Speech in Malta for Young People: Developing participant’s knowledge, skills and attitudes in Human Rights. This training is going to take place in Villa Psaigon, Ħad-Dingli, between the 19th and the 21st of September 2014 Hate Speech is not a new issue. However it’s ever expanding prevalence and online dimension creates a serious cause for concern an... International Youth Day 14/08/2014 06:22:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/468/International Youth Day http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/468/International Youth Day As part of the International Youth Day, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and the Maltese Olympic Committee organised a sport event to promote physical activity. Beach games such as Handball, Football, Badminton, Netball, Golf, Volleyball, Zumba were held at Għadira Bay in Mellieħa. Also a Bodybuilding Show was included in the programme. Expression of Interest – Health & Safety Officer Youth Activity Centre Marsaxlokk 07/08/2014 08:25:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/467/Expression of Interest – Health & Safety Officer Youth Activity Centre Marsaxlokk http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/467/Expression of Interest – Health & Safety Officer Youth Activity Centre Marsaxlokk Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is seeking to appoint a Health & Safety Officer for its project of construction of ancillary facilities at Marsaxlokk Youth Activity Centre St. Francis Street Marsaxlokk. Scope of Project To construct ancillary facilities to existing youth activity centre consisting of laundry room, security room at entrance gate, sanctioning of change of use from garages to seminar room (with store and kitchenette) and proposed extension of same, as per approved MEPA Permit PA/00664/... Youth.inc – Registration forms available online 25/07/2014 09:51:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/466/Youth.inc – Registration forms available online http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/466/Youth.inc – Registration forms available online If you are a young person between the age of 16 to 21 years old and interested on pursuing more experience and qualifications to join the labour market, Youth.inc is an individualised programme of training which can help you achieve your goals. Youth.inc is currently being offered as a full-time Level 1 and Level 2 programme at the complex of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in Santa Venera. The programme is based on assisting the young person to gain key competences, skills and knowledge which are require... Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Youth Specialisation Training Scheme Programme 24/07/2014 11:01:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/464/Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Youth Specialisation Training Scheme Programme http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/464/Call for Qualified Adult Educators at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for Youth Specialisation Training Scheme Programme Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for Qualified Adult Educators in Literacy Skills (Maltese and English), Numeracy Skills, Italian, IT Skills, Customer Care, Food Handling, Maltese Drama and Auto Electric for the Provision of Service at Youth.Inc Programme. Full details and specifications, can be downloaded from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ websites www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt or www.youthinfo.gov.mt, or by clicking here. Applications, togeth... Taħżiż - second creative writing seminar 24/07/2014 09:09:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/463/Taħżiż - second creative writing seminar http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/463/Taħżiż - second creative writing seminar Taħżiż, the empowerment programme which focuses on creative writing, has entered its second year. The second residential seminar will be held between the 25th and the 27th of July, during which the participants will have the opportunity to live together for three days in an environment that encourages writing. They will be trained in different techniques through different writing exercises whilst the individual meetings with the coordinators will help them ruminate their writing for the better. ... Youth meet Youth 24/07/2014 08:50:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/462/Youth meet Youth http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/462/Youth meet Youth Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with the European Union Programme Agency has organised a national youth organisations fair entitled Youth meet Youth on Saturday 19th July in Pjazza San Pawl next to the National Aquarium in Qawra. The activity gave the opportunity and the space to 53 youth organisations to provide information and promote their work, in various social areas, with the general public that visited the event and with members of the other organisations present. As part of the ev... Malta Music Awards: Young Artists Award by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ 14/07/2014 11:15:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/461/Malta Music Awards: Young Artists Award by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/461/Malta Music Awards: Young Artists Award by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with the team of Malta Music Awards is offering an opportunity to young artists or bands, between the age of 18 and 25 to take part in the Young Artists Award during the Malta Music Awards. Interested young artists are to submit a demo of an original song to Aġenzija Żgħażagħ. After a selection process 4 artists/bands will be nominated for the Young Artists Award in the annual event of the Malta Music Awards. The overall winning song, apart from the award, w... Launching of the Draft National Youth Policy Framework 2015-2020 Discussion Document 09/07/2014 11:14:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/460/Launching of the Draft National Youth Policy Framework 2015-2020 Discussion Document http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/460/Launching of the Draft National Youth Policy Framework 2015-2020 Discussion Document During a press conference at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s premises, the Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport Chris Agius launched the Draft National Youth Policy Framework 2015-2020 discussion document - A Shared Vision for the Future of Young People. This document which covers the period 2015-2020, and is aimed at supporting young people in the 13 to 30 age group is being presented for public consultation until October 2014. The Parliamentary Secretary for Research... Social Theatre Contest applications extended till the 31st of July 04/07/2014 13:19:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/438/Social Theatre Contest applications extended till the 31st of July http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/438/Social Theatre Contest applications extended till the 31st of July As part of the Empowerment Programme Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with the Malta Drama Centre is organising the third edition of the Social Theatre Mini Festival. The festival seeks to provide an opportunity for young Maltese theatre groups to share, explore and develop their talents in the theatrical sphere. The members of the theatre groups must be between 18 and 30 years old. The young theatre groups interested in participating in the contest are to present an original performance of... Youth meet Youth 23/06/2014 10:29:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/458/Youth meet Youth http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/458/Youth meet Youth Youth Meet Youth is an activity organized by the EUPA (European Union Programmes Agency) together with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ. The activity will take place on Saturday 19th July in the square near the National Aquarium in Qawra from 6.30pm onwards. The aim of this activity is to provide a space for young people to meet, discuss and receive information in relation to the various opportunities available through the Erasmus+ programme. Youth organisations will also be present to provide information a... League of Young Voters Malta the best and most active branches of the League in Europe 17/06/2014 06:25:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/457/League of Young Voters Malta the best and most active branches of the League in Europe http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/457/League of Young Voters Malta the best and most active branches of the League in Europe Aġenzija Żgħażagħ teamed up with the Kunsill Nazzjonali taż-Żgħażagħ and the European Parliament’s office in an effort to set up a non-partisan European parliament campaign intended to promote active citizenship and European citizenship in particular through the participation of young people in the European election. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ secured funding through the Youth in Action Programme for a project called “Having your voice heard in Europe – through the ballot box” ... The launching of VIVA Festival 16/06/2014 09:18:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/459/The launching of VIVA Festival http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/459/The launching of VIVA Festival St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, Valletta 2018 Foundation with the sapport of the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts, launched the VIVA Festival; the first, pioneering festival for the visual arts in Malta. The Valletta International Visual Arts Festival will serve as a new platform for Maltese and international visual arts practitioners. VIVA will offer professional education in the sector while promoting and encouraging public participation in the arts. Runnin... Learn for a Lifetime through Youth Work Seminar 12/06/2014 06:53:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/455/Learn for a Lifetime through Youth Work Seminar http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/455/Learn for a Lifetime through Youth Work Seminar A training course ‘Learn for a Lifetime through Youth work’ is being organised by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with EUPA between the 24th and the 26th of June at the Paradise Bay Hotel from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The training will be lead by a very interesting Portuguese trainer Bruno Antonio who has a lot of experience in the field. Its aim is to elaborate on the practical process of youth work and to give tips on how to engage with young people more effectively. It is an opportuni... Youth on the Move – InfoMobility: YoMIM 10/06/2014 12:33:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/454/Youth on the Move – InfoMobility: YoMIM http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/454/Youth on the Move – InfoMobility: YoMIM Aġenzija Żgħażagħ was recently a project partner in Youth on the Move – InfoMobility (YoMIM), which is one of the many projects coordinated by Eryica. The overarching aim of YoMIM was to innovate and enhance youth work while fostering synergies between the participating countries, paying special regard to cross border European mobility. This project brought together youth workers/leaders from various European countries who work to provide youth information and youth services in their... 25 Band Clubs are going to benefit from the 'Music Tuition for Young People in Band Clubs' scheme 10/06/2014 09:03:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/453/25 Band Clubs are going to benefit from the 'Music Tuition for Young People in Band Clubs' scheme http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/453/25 Band Clubs are going to benefit from the 'Music Tuition for Young People in Band Clubs' scheme 25 Band Club were selected to benefit from the scheme ‘Musical Tuition for Youth People in Band Clubs’ 2014. During a ceremony organized by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ together with the Band Clubs Association, during last weekend, the Band Clubs that their proposal met the criteria necessary to receive funding for this scheme were presented with their award. This year, 44 Band Club applied for this scheme. The main aim behind this scheme is to provide financial assistance to local Band Club... MY WAY: Leonardo da Vinci - Transfer of Innovation project 04/06/2014 14:09:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/451/MY WAY: Leonardo da Vinci - Transfer of Innovation project http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/451/MY WAY: Leonardo da Vinci - Transfer of Innovation project Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, together with five other European organisations, from five different countries is participating in a project entitled MY WAY. MY WAY is a “Leonardo da Vinci - Transfer of Innovation” project, developed in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission and based on the “Council Recommendation” of 28 June 2011 regarding policies to reduce Early School Leaving. The project aims to: 1. Offer young school-leavers at risk, y... Transformation Exhibiton – A Be Active scheme initiative 30/05/2014 12:20:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/450/Transformation Exhibiton – A Be Active scheme initiative http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/450/Transformation Exhibiton – A Be Active scheme initiative The youth organisation Edukarti are putting up a visual art exhibition entitled ‘Transformation’. This exhibition is showcasing the works of Moira Agius and Kurt Kind. The chosen theme for interpreting this concept is portraiture. The idea of this project is based on the notion that the two major factors synonymous with human transformation are the physical and the psychological facets. Additionally, both the physical element of a person undergoing change in genes, for instance a mut... 30th European Youth Card Association Conference 23/05/2014 07:40:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/449/30th European Youth Card Association Conference http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/449/30th European Youth Card Association Conference Aġenzija Żgħażagħ was present at the 30th EYCA Conference held by the European Youth Card Association between the 15th – 17th May 2014, in Zagreb, Croatia. During this General Assembly, the new EYCA vision and mission statements were presented. Together with all the member organisations, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ pledged its commitment to stimulate more young people to be socially, culturally, educationally and economically mobile by delivering quality European Youth Card services and contributing... Debate Society League – Final Debate 19/05/2014 10:48:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/448/Debate Society League – Final Debate http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/448/Debate Society League – Final Debate Last week the Debate Society League came to an end with the final debate being held at the Common Room of the University of Malta. The 2 finalists were 2 And A Half Men, an informal group who joined forces specifically for this competition and GUG, a University student organisation. The Debate Society League was re-introduced at University by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with Kunsill Studenti Universitarji. The league took the format of a competition in which teams competed against each ot... From Outreach to Detached Youth Work Seminar 16/05/2014 09:30:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/447/From Outreach to Detached Youth Work Seminar http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/447/From Outreach to Detached Youth Work Seminar Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with EUPA organised the training course for youth workers “From Outreached to Detached Youth Work” under the Youth in Action (YiA) Programme. The seminar was led by Dr Brain Belton who is a UK academic and practitioner with an extensive experience in work with vulnerable young people and outreach and detached work. One of the aims of the seminar was to examine and consider how outreach and detached youth work can reach out and go out to the disa... Divergent Thinkers – Call for Young Artists 09/05/2014 08:59:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/446/Divergent Thinkers – Call for Young Artists http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/446/Divergent Thinkers – Call for Young Artists As part of the Valletta International Visual Arts Festival 2014 (VIVA), Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with St James Cavalier, Centre for Creativity is once again organising; Divergent Thinkers – an innovative exhibition about the “brainstorming” mental processes involved in the creation of works of art. Young artists between the age of 18 and 30 should bring proposals to be considered for this exhibition by noon, Friday 16th May, 2014 to Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, St Joseph ... Young people and MEPs debate at MCAST 05/05/2014 07:12:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/445/Young people and MEPs debate at MCAST http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/445/Young people and MEPs debate at MCAST As part of the project ‘Having your voice heard in Europe - through the ballot box’ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ launch a survey called ‘Democratic Participation: Listening to the voices of young people.’ A survey of Maltese young people’s views on the electoral process and the European Parliament. Over 700 young people participated in this survey that looked at the voting in trends of young people in General Elections and European Parliamentary elections; Young people’s... Support to youth organisation throughout April 30/04/2014 15:04:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/444/Support to youth organisation throughout April http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/444/Support to youth organisation throughout April During the month of April, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ attended these activities as part of it support to youth organisations: a) A public reading and discussion entitled Transessjoni which was held at the University Quadrangle on 29th April 2014. Transessjoni was a presentation of the creative writing programme Taħziż 2, which is a programme for aspiring Maltese writers which Aġenzija Żgħazagħ has been supporting annually for the past 2 years. This event was one of the activities organised to coincide... InterAct Festival at the Marsa Open Centre 21/04/2014 06:54:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/443/InterAct Festival at the Marsa Open Centre http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/443/InterAct Festival at the Marsa Open Centre The Foundation for Shelter and Support to Migrants, in collaboration with the government, manages an Open Centre for around 500 refugees and asylum seekers. Apart from offering shelter and support to these individuals, the Foundation strives towards a healthy integration of these people within the local community. With this intent, the Foundation has managed to secure funds through the Youth in Action Programme with the aim of encouraging positive interaction between young refugees and asylum se... Youth Specialisation Studies Scheme Launched 17/04/2014 12:46:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/441/Youth Specialisation Studies Scheme Launched http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/441/Youth Specialisation Studies Scheme Launched Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with APS Bank once again launched the Youth Specialisation Studies Scheme (YSSS). This scheme supports young people who want to further their studies abroad or through distance learning. Young people qualify for this loan if they are aged between 18 and 30 years old. Financing is provided as long as there is no equivalent academic course covering the same area available in Malta. Preference is given to those students who carry out or further their studies in... Be Active Scheme – Developing Ideas Together Award Ceremony 17/04/2014 07:27:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/440/Be Active Scheme – Developing Ideas Together Award Ceremony http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/440/Be Active Scheme – Developing Ideas Together Award Ceremony 12 youth organisations were presented with financial grants amounting up to €2,000 each under the scheme Be Active. The aim of the scheme is to assist youth organizations to develop, plan and impliment, as well as evaluate initiatives catering for the community and society at large. Moreover, youth organisations were invited to develop projects related to the themes of; No Hate Speech Movement Campaign, Active Citizenship, Vote 16, Illiteracy, Obesity and Entrepreneurship. During the aw... Call for catering services for Agora project between the 4th and the 7th of May 15/04/2014 06:52:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/439/Call for catering services for Agora project between the 4th and the 7th of May http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/439/Call for catering services for Agora project between the 4th and the 7th of May Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, is requesting quotations for the provision of catering services for events being organised as part of AGORA PROJECT for 12 adults starting on 04 May 2014 till 07 May 2014. Interested service providers are to complete and submit Section 2 of this document by Monday 28 April 2014 noon. The maximum cost allocated for these services cannot exceed EURO 20 per person per day (VAT Inclusive) and the cheapest compliant offer will be selected. Offers exceeding the above mention... Sexual Health Seminars 11/04/2014 06:48:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/437/Sexual Health Seminars http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/437/Sexual Health Seminars Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, in collaboration with the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate, are hosting a series of sexual health seminars at the Youth Hub – St. Venera. These one day seminars are aimed at youth organisations who are invited to attend as a group of young people. During these meetings, the concept of sexual health is explored in depth, and those present are then familiarised with what it means to become a peer educator for sexual health and at the same time to partici... Promotion of the No Hate Speech Campaign 07/04/2014 11:56:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/434/Promotion of the No Hate Speech Campaign http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/434/Promotion of the No Hate Speech Campaign As part of its activities in connection with the No Hate Speech Campaign, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ took part in Malta’s Global Village, which was organised by student organisation AIESEC at Hastings Gardens, Valletta earlier last month.  During this event, which was a celebration of different cultures, performances, and food, one could sample food from different cuisines, obtain information about living abroad and in Malta and listen to ethnic and popluar music, while enjoying the magnificen... Divergent Thinkers applications can now be downloaded 02/04/2014 13:23:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/431/Divergent Thinkers applications can now be downloaded http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/431/Divergent Thinkers applications can now be downloaded Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity is launching once again the Divergent Thinkers project, which is an innovative exhibition about the “brainstorming” mental processes involved in the creation of works of art. Divergent Thinkers seeks contemporary artistic practices by young Maltese artist that explore divergent thinking. The concept of divergent thinking is generally defined as a creative process through which one investigates various ... Secondary School Students Debate Quality Education 01/04/2014 10:03:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/433/Secondary School Students Debate Quality Education http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/433/Secondary School Students Debate Quality Education The Malta Union of Teachers through the Ministry for Education together with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, the DES and the DQSE organised an educational debate, entitled "Let's Debate Quality Education!” The aim of the debates is to encourage young people to discuss issues related to quality education. Secondary school students from eleven different schools debated several topics related to quality education, such as co-education, whether compulsory education should be up to 18 years instead... 'It-Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda' applications can now be downloaded 20/03/2014 13:57:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/429/'It-Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda' applications can now be downloaded http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/429/'It-Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda' applications can now be downloaded Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with Band Clubs Association is launching once again ‘It-Taħriġ Mużikali taż-Żgħażagħ fil-Każini tal-Banda’ scheme, as part of its Empowerment Programme. This scheme is managed by the agency through the Parliamentary Secretariat for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport. Band Clubs in various localities around Malta and Gozo provide young people with the opportunity to learn and develop their musical skills. The main aim behind this scheme is to p... A4U Award Ceremony 17/03/2014 08:12:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/428/A4U Award Ceremony http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/428/A4U Award Ceremony 28 youth organizations were presented with financial grants amounting up to €1,500 each under the scheme A4U. The aim of the scheme, which was launched for the first time last November, is to assist youth organizations to further develop their activities and ideas and at the same time to enable them to participate effectively in their communities. Moreover, youth organizations were invited to develop projects aimed to improve their infrastructure, increase their operational capacity and dev... National Youth Campaign - MEP Elections 2014 10/03/2014 11:21:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/426/National Youth Campaign - MEP Elections 2014 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/426/National Youth Campaign - MEP Elections 2014 Aġenzija Żgħażagħ has joined forces with Kunsill Nazzjonali Żgħażagħ and the European Parliament Office in Malta in a National Youth Campaign in order to promote young people’s participation, active citizenship and European citizenship in particular. This campaign aims to raise awareness of citizenship rights and responsibilities, as well as to strengthen the information and knowledge base of young people in Malta, through their active engagement and participation in the democratic process... The Debate Society League 07/03/2014 11:14:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/422/The Debate Society League http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/422/The Debate Society League Last week the Debate Society League took off with the first two debates held at the University of Malta. The Debate Society was re-introduced at University by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with Kunsill Studenti Universitarji. The league is taking the format of a competition in which teams compete against each other and earn points depending on their debating skills. Each debate has a theme assigned to it, but the emphasis is on the debating skills of the team rather than the topic itself... Make your choice – Through the ballot box 07/03/2014 07:51:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/436/Make your choice – Through the ballot box http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/436/Make your choice – Through the ballot box National Youth Campaign Launch: MEP Elections 2014 – Debate in Gozo Aġenzija Żgħażagħ together with Kunsill Nazzjonali Żgħażagħ and the European Parliament Office in Malta organised another debate related to the National Youth Campaign organised by the League of Young Voters Malta as part of the Make your choice – Through the ballot box project. This time round the debate was done in Gozo and it discussed the theme: ‘Iż-Żgħażagħ Għawdxin u l-Unjoni Ewropea’. The aim o... A new Youth Spot in Gozo 06/03/2014 11:08:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/425/A new Youth Spot in Gozo http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/425/A new Youth Spot in Gozo On Saturday 1st March 2014, the Hon Parliamentary Secretary for Reseach, Innovation, Youth and Sports, Dr Stefan Bountempo together with the Hon Minister for Gozo, Dr Anton Refalo officially opened the Youth Spot. This is a space within the Żebbuġ Local Council which has recently been renovated as part of the Youth Local Councils Project 2013, organised by Agenzija Żgħażagħ in partnership with Kunsill Nazzjonali Żgħażagħ and the Żebbuġ Local Council. The Youth Spot was part of a bigger initia... 'Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ' applications can now be downloaded 19/02/2014 08:07:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/421/'Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ' applications can now be downloaded http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/421/'Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ' applications can now be downloaded Aġenzija Żgħażagħ together with Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ktieb are launching once again the contest “Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ” to assist the production of Maltese literature for adolescents. This is targeted to authors who produce texts for adolescents, specifically young people aged 13 to 15 years old. The contest is open to everyone. Texts must be original, in Maltese and must not have been published in whole or in part.  Application for the contest 'Letteratura għaż-Ż... Launch of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ's survey: Democratic Participation - listening to the voice of young people 17/02/2014 08:02:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/418/Launch of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ's survey: Democratic Participation - listening to the voice of young people http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/418/Launch of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ's survey: Democratic Participation - listening to the voice of young people Following on the Government's decision to amend the electoral law and allow 16 and 17 year olds to vote in local elections, the Parliamentary Secretary for Research and Innovation, Youth and Sport decided to conduct a survey of young people to gauge their attitude to this development as well as to the issue of extending democratic participation to 16 and 17 year olds through the electoral process. The aim of the survey was to consult with young people and to further inform the government in ... The launch of an initiative of the No Hate Speech Campaign 14/02/2014 10:49:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/416/The launch of an initiative of the No Hate Speech Campaign http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/416/The launch of an initiative of the No Hate Speech Campaign Aġenzija Żgħażagħ joined forces with SOS Malta and the American Embassy in order to create more awareness on a national level about the No Hate Speech Campaign. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is the National Coordinating Agency for the No Hate Speech Campaign. The campaign is one of the priorities of the Council of Europe for 2014. The three entities have designed a number of posters that will be promoted online, offline and on a number of bus stops around the Southern and Inner Harbour Region of the island.... Launch of the fifth edition of the Youth Local Councils 13/02/2014 10:23:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/419/Launch of the fifth edition of the Youth Local Councils http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/419/Launch of the fifth edition of the Youth Local Councils Almost 220 young people from 29 localities around Malta and Gozo are participating in the fifth edition of the Youth Local Councils. The aim of the project is to encourage young people to become active participants in their localities. A youth worker is present to assist young people throughout the duration of the project. As representatives of the youth local council, the young councilors will engage in research in an effort to discover the needs and aspirations of other young people in thei... Be Active: Developing ideas together 11/02/2014 09:09:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/412/Be Active: Developing ideas together http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/412/Be Active: Developing ideas together Dr Stefan Buontempo, Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport has launched a new scheme to support youth organisation and youth groups entitled Be Active: Developing ideas together. The aim of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to organisations/groups that are providing a service to young people or that are run by young people. Organisations/groups can develop projects that cost up to €2,000 in relation to one of the following topics: No Hate Speech Mo... Youth Information and Counselling 10/02/2014 15:00:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/415/Youth Information and Counselling http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/415/Youth Information and Counselling Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, in collaboration with Eryica (European Youth Information and Counselling Agency), and funded by the Youth in Action Programme hosted a 4 day seminar in Malta about youth information and counselling. Taking part in this seminar were participants from Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Serbia, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The aim of this project was to share knowledge, get to know different scenarios and define a common vision to deve... A4U Żgħażagħ Scheme 09/02/2014 09:43:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/401/A4U Żgħażagħ Scheme http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/401/A4U Żgħażagħ Scheme Dr Stefan Buontempo, Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport has launched the A4U Żgħażagħ Scheme during the Careers Convention that is being organised by KSU on campus. The aim of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to organisations/groups that are providing a service to young people. Organisations/groups can develop projects that cost up to €1,500.00. Guideline for the scheme can be downloaded by clicking here and the application form can be downloa... Outreach to Detached Youth Work! 03/02/2014 08:15:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/411/Outreach to Detached Youth Work! http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/411/Outreach to Detached Youth Work! A training course ‘Outreach to Detached Youth work’ is being organised by Agenzija Zghazagh in collaboration with EUPA on 18-20.02.2014 at The YouthHub Santa Venera.  The seminar will be lead by Dr Brian Belton who is a UK academic and practitioner with an extensive experience in work with vulnerable young people and outreach and detached work. I think it is an opportunity not to be missed especially for those interested in outreach and detached work with vulnerable young people... Malta Music Awards - Free Tickets!!! 30/01/2014 09:39:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/414/Malta Music Awards - Free Tickets!!! http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/414/Malta Music Awards - Free Tickets!!! For the third year running Aġenzija Żgħażagħ teamed up with the Malta Music Awards to organise the Upcoming Artist Award. We have a number of free tickets that we would like to give to young people on a first come first served basis. So if you would like to collect free tickets for yourself and for your friends all you have to do is to come to our offices at 76, Youth Stop, Old Theatre Street, Valletta. Opening Hours: Tue: 09:00 - 13:00, 14:30 - 17:30 Thu: 09:00 - 13:00, 17:00 - 20... Kors ta' Food Handling 21/01/2014 08:07:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/410/Kors ta' Food Handling http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/410/Kors ta' Food Handling Aġenzija Żgħażagħ se tkun qiegħda tagħti opportunita` lil ħmistax –il żagħżugħ li għandhom bejn erbatax u tletin sena biex jagħmlu l-kors tal-Food Handling. Dan il-kors se jkun qiegħed isir f’żewġ partijiet ġewwa l-Youth Café Msida. L-ewwel parti: Sibt 8 ta’ Frar 9:00 – 13:00 It-tieni parti: Sibt 15 ta’ Frar 9:00 – 13:00 Iż-żgħażagħ huma mitluba jħallsu miżata ta’ 2 Euro, u l-kumplament tal-kors huwa ssussidjat minn Aġenzija Żgħażagħ. Biex ... Opportunity to attend training course in Armenia 14/01/2014 11:45:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/409/Opportunity to attend training course in Armenia http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/409/Opportunity to attend training course in Armenia Agenzija Zghazagh is looking for one youth worker/youth leader to attend a course on Motivation in Armenia. The training course will be held between the 16-25 March 2014. Accommodation and food are provided and 70% of all travelling costs are covered by the hosting organisation. The deadline to apply is on the 25th January 2014. For further information about the training course kindly contact Irene Attard on irene.attard@gov.mt or on 22586712. To view the info pack, the draft programme and the a... Democratic Participation Survey 07/01/2014 12:03:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/408/Democratic Participation Survey http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/408/Democratic Participation Survey In view of the current Vote 16 campaign, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ would like to consult young people regarding their views on Democratic Participation. All young people aged between 13 and 30 years are kindly being requested to spare a few minutes of their time by completing a short survey which can accessed on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2HQBN5N. Malta Music Awards 07/01/2014 10:13:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/407/Malta Music Awards http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/407/Malta Music Awards As part of its Empowerment Programme Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with the team of Malta Music Awards is offering an opportunity to young artists or bands, between the age of 18 and 30 who have never released or aired any original material and are still struggling to break into the music scene. These young artists are invited to submit a demo of an original song to Aġenzija Żgħażagħ. After a selection process the artists or bands with the best three songs will be nominated for the Upcom... TAĦŻIŻ2 07/01/2014 10:02:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/406/TAĦŻIŻ2 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/406/TAĦŻIŻ2 Is-sejħa għal TAĦŻIŻ2 għas-sena 2014 ġiet estiża sal-24 ta' Jannar għal żgħażagħ bejn it-18 u t-30 sena. L-applikazzjonijiet ikunu aċċettati sa nofsinhar. Il-format se jibqa’ simili għal tal-ewwel edizzjoni, jiġifieri l-qofol tiegħu se jkunu tliet seminars residenzjali, b’pubblikazzjoni u ċertifikat li jingħataw lejn l-aħħar ta’ din is-sena. Għalkemm il-parteċipazzjoni hi b’xejn, dawk magħżula huma mitluba jiddepożitaw €50, li jingħataw lura ġaladarba jkunu atten... TAĦŻIŻ2 27/11/2013 09:57:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/405/TAĦŻIŻ2 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/405/TAĦŻIŻ2 The call for applications of TAĦŻIŻ2 during 2014 is open for youths between 18 and 25 years of age. The project’s format will be similar to that of the first edition; with its climax being three residence seminars, including a publication and certificate which will be handed to the participants at the end of next year. Even though the participation is free of charge, the chosen ones are asked to deposit €50 which will be refunded at the end of the seminars. Those interested are en... DJ V Goes P-arty - Ziguzajg 27/11/2013 07:43:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/403/DJ V Goes P-arty - Ziguzajg http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/403/DJ V Goes P-arty - Ziguzajg 23rd November 2013 @ the Museum of Fine Arts Agenzija Zghazagh in collaboration with the National Museum of Fine Arts and Ziguzajg have once again organised a very successful event to celebrate art and creativity. For those of you that don’t know Ziguzajg is the National Arts Festival for Children and Young People. Together we organised a treasure hunt around Valletta based on the works from the National Collection and mocktail P-arty in the courtyard of the National Museum. The activit... “Let’s co-operate with our neighbours for our Europe” – 3rd-9th September 2013 24/09/2013 16:12:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/383/“Let’s co-operate with our neighbours for our Europe” – 3rd-9th September 2013 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/383/“Let’s co-operate with our neighbours for our Europe” – 3rd-9th September 2013 Aġenzija Żgħażagħ was the Maltese organisation representing Malta during this Youth in Action funded partnership building activity (PBA), that took place at Casteldaccia in Palermo earlier this month. The idea behind this training course was to establish and join in an international network of partners dedicated to fostering informal learning and learning mobility. Participants also had the opportunity of familiarising themselves with the new Erasmus+ programme, which will be the successor of Yo... Awards of the Fourth Edition of ‘Konkors Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ’ 24/09/2013 14:48:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/382/Awards of the Fourth Edition of ‘Konkors Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ’ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/382/Awards of the Fourth Edition of ‘Konkors Letteratura għaż-Żgħażagħ’ During the award ceremony organized by the Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and Kunsill Nazzjonali Tal-Ktieb at Il-Forn Wine Bar and Art Gallery, Vittoriosa, Hon. Dr. Stefan Buontempo, Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport, announced the two main winners, Charles Casha with ‘L-Ewwel Darba li Ħassejtek’ and Tony C. Cutjajar with ‘Habib fil-Bzonn’. These two authors were awarded € 1,000 and a commemorative trophy each. During this presentation the young... EU Youth Conference in Vilnius (Lithuania) 17/09/2013 14:25:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/381/EU Youth Conference in Vilnius (Lithuania) http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/381/EU Youth Conference in Vilnius (Lithuania) The Lithuanian Presidency together with the European Youth Forum and the Lithuanian Youth Council has organized the EU Youth Conference in Vilnius (Lithuania) from the 9th - 12th of September. Policy makers and youth representatives from all Member States of the EU, candidate and EFTA countries participated in the conference to discuss youth policy priorities. Such discussions are based on the compiled outcomes of vast consultations with young people, youth organisations and public authoriti... News Update - August 2013 Issue 31 17/09/2013 13:36:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/380/News Update - August 2013 Issue 31 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/380/News Update - August 2013 Issue 31 Call for 'Youth in Action' Projects - Last round for 2013!!! 28/08/2013 15:04:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/379/Call for 'Youth in Action' Projects - Last round for 2013!!! http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/379/Call for 'Youth in Action' Projects - Last round for 2013!!! Diploma Diploma course in Social Studies focusing on Gender and Development at University of Malta 22/08/2013 14:32:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/378/Diploma Diploma course in Social Studies focusing on Gender and Development at University of Malta http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/378/Diploma Diploma course in Social Studies focusing on Gender and Development at University of Malta Have you always wanted to go to university but never found the time to do so? Are you interested in furthering your education? Would you like to study on a part-time basis as a mature student? If the answer to the above questions is YES, you are STILL IN TIME TO APPLY for the Diploma course in Social Studies focusing on Gender and Development which will open in October 2013. The course will be offered on a part-time basis over two years. Lecturing sessions will be held in the mor... BeSmartOnline! Information Session 20/08/2013 15:17:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/377/BeSmartOnline! Information Session http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/377/BeSmartOnline! Information Session As part of the BeSmartOnline! project, the Office of the Commissioner for Children shall be organizing an information session which will be held on the 2nd September with the intent of encouraging participation and also provide additional information on the eligibility criteria and other important information with regards to the competition. Call for Catering Services - Interactive Media Project (PIX) 20/08/2013 14:23:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/376/Call for Catering Services - Interactive Media Project (PIX) http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/376/Call for Catering Services - Interactive Media Project (PIX) Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, is requesting quotations for the provision of catering services for events being organised as part of the Project Interactive Media Project (PIX) for youths starting on 14 September 2013 till 20 September 2013. Quotations are to be submitted by Friday 23 August 2013 noon by email to Ms Rowena M Borg on rowena-marie.borg@gov.mt For Terms of Reference please click here. Youth Organisations Support Scheme / Call for Interest - Second Call!! 13/08/2013 15:35:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/375/Youth Organisations Support Scheme / Call for Interest - Second Call!! http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/375/Youth Organisations Support Scheme / Call for Interest - Second Call!! Agenzija Zghazagh is launching the Youth Organisations Support Scheme and an Expression of Interest for youth group. Youth Organisations Support Scheme For further information and guidelines for Youth Organisations Support Scheme (registered VOs and registered with Agenzija Zghazagh) please click here. To download application for Youth Organisations Support Scheme (Registered VOs and registered with Agenzija Zghazagh) please click here. Expression of Interest For further inf... Call for Youth Work Service for Youth Local Councils/Empowerment Projects. 13/08/2013 14:47:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/374/ Call for Youth Work Service for Youth Local Councils/Empowerment Projects. http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/374/ Call for Youth Work Service for Youth Local Councils/Empowerment Projects. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for a Youth Work Contract Service to be provided to implement the Youth Local Council Project and other empowerment projects developed by the Agency.      The roles and responsibilities of the Youth Worker include: • Managing the youth empowerment project. • Engage and motivate the young people in the project. • Empower young people to develop skills and achieve th... Call for Youth Work Service 08/08/2013 14:16:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/373/Call for Youth Work Service http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/373/Call for Youth Work Service Call for Youth Work Service at the Youth Cafes managed by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for a Youth Work Contract Service to be provided at the Youth Cafes in Valletta, Cottonera, Qawra and Msida.     The responsibilities of the Youth Worker at the Youth Cafe include an ability to provide: • a positive social network and safe environment for the young people. • holistic ... Call for Administration and Accounts Assistance Service 08/08/2013 14:05:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/372/Call for Administration and Accounts Assistance Service http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/372/Call for Administration and Accounts Assistance Service Call for Administration and Accounts Assistance Service at Aġenzija Żgħażagħ for the Youth Local Council Project and other Empowerment Projects. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for administration and accounts assistance service to be provided to administer Youth Projects developed by Youth Stop in Valletta.   The roles and responsibilities of the Accounts and Administration Assistance include: • The daily ... 72 Hours - marathon of voluntary work 01/08/2013 14:00:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/370/72 Hours - marathon of voluntary work http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/370/72 Hours - marathon of voluntary work Dates: 5 -8th September 2013 Venue: Malta Target group: Young people between the age of 10 and 30 Summary: "72 Hours" consists of a 72-hour long marathon of voluntary work taking place between the 5th and 8th September 2013. The idea is that a large group of young people will be employed for 72-hours with different organisations and institutions that require volunteers for specific projects. These projects could range from environmental projects like cleaning a beach to social... 'Tgħanniqa' Summer Project 30/07/2013 15:13:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/368/'Tgħanniqa' Summer Project http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/368/'Tgħanniqa' Summer Project 'Tgħanniqa' an official NGO situated in Bormla is in need of volunteers over the age of 20 and who have O' Level education standard, to join the Tghanniqa Summer Project. This is going to be held every Monday from 6 pm till 8 pm. Those interested to work with children in an afternoon summer school, kindly contact them on 79827460. For more information please click here.  When Social Meet Rights – Training Course to be held in Tallinn – Estonia between 1st – 8th September 2013 23/07/2013 16:28:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/367/When Social Meet Rights – Training Course to be held in Tallinn – Estonia between 1st – 8th September 2013 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/367/When Social Meet Rights – Training Course to be held in Tallinn – Estonia between 1st – 8th September 2013 Are you between 18 and 30 years of age? Do you want to learn more about the meaning and significance of European Social Rights, in a non-formal context using experiential learning such as simulations, role plays, discussion, problem solving activities, reflection groups and interactive workshops? Then apply to be one of 2 Maltese young persons, who will join 22 other participants from Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Sicily, Bulgaria, Romania, Austria, UK and Portugal fo... Youth Information One-Stop-Shop (YIOSS) now open in Old Theatre Street Valletta 23/07/2013 15:11:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/366/Youth Information One-Stop-Shop (YIOSS) now open in Old Theatre Street Valletta http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/366/Youth Information One-Stop-Shop (YIOSS) now open in Old Theatre Street Valletta On Thursday 18th July, during the opening ceremony of the YIOSS, the European Youth Information Charter was signed by Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport, Stefan Buontempo in the presence of Mr Davide Capecchi, Director of ERYICA (European Youth Information and Councelling Agency) and the Chief Executive of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, Ms. Miriam Teuma. Under the Charter, the 32 members and affiliated members of ERYICA throughout Europe seek to promote and guarantee the ri... Announcment of the three winning projects of 'Kunsilli Lokali taż-Żgħażagħ' 16/07/2013 15:04:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/365/Announcment of the three winning projects of 'Kunsilli Lokali taż-Żgħażagħ' http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/365/Announcment of the three winning projects of 'Kunsilli Lokali taż-Żgħażagħ' 250 youth from 22 different local councils participated in the fourth edition of the ‘Kunsilli Lokali taż-Żgħażagħ’. The Hon. Dr Stefan Buontempo Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sports, announced the three winning projects on Wednesday 10th July in the Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s garden.      The three winning projects are: Birżebbuġa: A Healthy Intercultural Fusion Paola: From behind bars to the Outdoors – Givi... Training Course - Hey! What´s going on? Advanced Training on Group Processes and Facilitation 11/07/2013 15:48:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/364/Training Course - Hey! What´s going on? Advanced Training on Group Processes and Facilitation http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/364/Training Course - Hey! What´s going on? Advanced Training on Group Processes and Facilitation Dates: 7-15 October 2013 Venue: Laugar, Sælingsdal, Iceland Target group: youth workers, group leaders and trainers with some reflected experience in working with groups. Objectives: To experience and reflect upon the real-life processes of a group, over a number of days; to gain a deeper theoretical and practical understanding of the dynamics of group processes; to gain more practical tools and methods for group facilitation; to practice and train with the group of participan... Training Course - BiTriMulti (BTM) in Ireland 10/07/2013 15:19:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/363/Training Course - BiTriMulti (BTM) in Ireland http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/363/Training Course - BiTriMulti (BTM) in Ireland Dates: 27th November to 1st December Target group: Full-time youth workers dealing directly with young people in developing their first international Youth Exchange in the framework of the YOUTH IN ACTION programme and the future youth programme from 2014 Objectives: - To provide an informed introduction to the Youth in Action Programme and new EU programme, focusing on Youth Exchanges and their capacity to enhance young people’s active engagement in the making of Europe (though not... Training Course - Contrib-Uth-tion reloaded – The value of active participation 10/07/2013 15:07:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/362/Training Course - Contrib-Uth-tion reloaded – The value of active participation http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/362/Training Course - Contrib-Uth-tion reloaded – The value of active participation Dates: 10-17 November 2013 Venue: Plasencia (Cáceres), Spain Target group: Youth leaders, Young people from organisations with little or no experience in active participation who would like to start up new projects. Objectives:. “Contrib-Uth-tion reloaded” is a 7-day-long training course with a special focus on the promotion of active participation as a means of creating an impact on society. The course has been designed mainly for youth leaders who can afterward... Quality Markt: Project Management... Deadline Extended to 5th July!!!! 02/07/2013 14:55:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/361/Quality Markt: Project Management... Deadline Extended to 5th July!!!! http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/361/Quality Markt: Project Management... Deadline Extended to 5th July!!!! Did you have a project proposal turned down in any one of the recent YiA deadlines?? So we have the perfect solution!! A training course that we know for sure it will help you with making your future applications or re-submissions better, and of higher quality. Date: 19-21 July 2013 Venue: Marsaxlokk Youth Activity Centre, Malta   Aims: • To increase the quality of Project Management in Youth in Action Projects; • To develop the necessary knowledge, skills ... DEADLINE EXTENDED - Apply now to the World Summit Youth Award 2013 28/06/2013 18:13:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/338/DEADLINE EXTENDED - Apply now to the World Summit Youth Award 2013 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/338/DEADLINE EXTENDED - Apply now to the World Summit Youth Award 2013 The WSYA selects and promotes best practice in e-content and new media, demonstrates young people’s potential to create outstanding digital content and serves as a platform for people from all UN member states to work together in the efforts to put the UN Millennium Development Goals into action. Registration on www.youthaward.org Deadline for application  EXTENDED until the 15th of July 2013  Engaged talents or young professionals under 30 can enter their projects (fo... Youth Stop – Information Centre to open on 18th July in Old Theatre Street Valletta 28/06/2013 16:22:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/348/Youth Stop – Information Centre to open on 18th July in Old Theatre Street Valletta http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/348/Youth Stop – Information Centre to open on 18th July in Old Theatre Street Valletta Do you need information on job or training opportunities? Do you need advice on how to fill in a job application or prepare for an interview? Do you need guidance in choosing a career path or in developing your skills and talents? or do you just need personal support, someone to talk to about your hopes for the the future and how you might realize them? Agenzija Zghazagh is opening Youth Stop in Valletta in mid-July 2013. It will further expand the youth information service provided by ... Youth Organisations Support Scheme / Call for Interest 28/06/2013 13:57:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/360/Youth Organisations Support Scheme / Call for Interest http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/360/Youth Organisations Support Scheme / Call for Interest Agenzija Zghazagh is launching the Youth Organisations Support Scheme and an Expression of Interest for youth group. Youth Organisations Support Scheme For further information and guidelines for Youth Organisations Support Scheme (registered VOs and registered with Agenzija Zghazagh) please click here.  To download application for Youth Organisations Support Scheme (Registered VOs and registered with Agenzija Zghazagh) please click here. Expression of ... APPLY NOW!! - Our White Sea V: NGO cooperation in EuroMed…. 10 years and beyond 21/06/2013 14:24:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/359/APPLY NOW!! - Our White Sea V: NGO cooperation in EuroMed…. 10 years and beyond http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/359/APPLY NOW!! - Our White Sea V: NGO cooperation in EuroMed…. 10 years and beyond Dates: 1-6 July 2013 | Malta Venue: Paradise Bay Hotel ( Full Board) Price: 10 Euro only Deadline to apply: EXTENDED until Wednesday 26th June 2013 The title of the meeting originated from the name attributed to the Mediterranean Sea by the Islamic World; Our Middle Sea and the by Romans; Mare Nostrum. The meeting is an unique opportunity to meet with colleagues in youth field from programme and Meda countries, to discover and discuss the challenges of NGOs cooperation within EuroM... Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs: EU Exchange Programme for Entrepreneurs 18/06/2013 16:12:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/358/Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs: EU Exchange Programme for Entrepreneurs http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/358/Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs: EU Exchange Programme for Entrepreneurs Are you thinking of starting your own business, or have you recently done so?  Or perhaps you are already running a successful business and would like to expand it to new markets, or get fresh ideas? The Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme is beneficial for those individuals who are thinking of starting or have just set up their own business. They will be given the opportunity to acquire relevant skills whilst working with experienced entrepreneurs of small and medium enterprises... Food 4 Thought III - Youth Exchange in Lombardia, Italy 18/06/2013 15:48:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/357/Food 4 Thought III - Youth Exchange in Lombardia, Italy http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/357/Food 4 Thought III - Youth Exchange in Lombardia, Italy Malta UNESCO Youth Association is looking for participants to participate in the youth exchange '3rd Edition of Food for Thought' to take place in July in the Lombardia region in Italy.  Dates: 19th - 29th July, 2013 Age: 18 ‐ 25 yesrs old. Location: Monte Campione, on the Alps close to Milan Objectives: Provide the participants with an intercultural learning experience Increase knowledge about food from different countries Break stereotypes relating to culinary... Call for Applications - Discovering Young Leaders Programme (DYLP 2013) 13/06/2013 17:27:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/356/Call for Applications - Discovering Young Leaders Programme (DYLP 2013) http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/356/Call for Applications - Discovering Young Leaders Programme (DYLP 2013) The Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) - Africa Centre of the Commonwealth Secretariat is announcing and calling for applications for the 2013 edition of Discovering Young Leaders (DYLP). DYLP is designed as an online interactive youth leadership training programme which aims to empower young leaders by developing their skills in youth leadership through online discussions and assignments. It introduces them to the Commonwealth’s concepts, principles, values and practice in youth developme... Call for a Youth Information Officer Service 11/06/2013 15:57:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/354/Call for a Youth Information Officer Service http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/354/Call for a Youth Information Officer Service 1. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, within the Ministry of Education and Employment, is inviting applications for a Youth Information Officer Contract Service to be provided at the Youth Stop Information Centre that will open in Old Theatre Street, Valletta by the end of June. 2. The roles and responsibilities of the Youth Work Information Officer include: • Promoting the Youth Information Centre • Collating relevant information for young people to be used both at the Information Centre and... Information meetings on the use of Internet 10/06/2013 18:56:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/355/Information meetings on the use of Internet http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/355/Information meetings on the use of Internet Malta Communications Authority and Ċentru AĊĊESS Kottonera invite you to attend one or more of these`information meetings on the use of the Internet to learn more about the use of Internet Banking, how to buy products and Internet services and see how well you can start communicating through Social Networks.  These briefings are free and may be attended by individuals who are 18 years of age or older. Those who wish to attend one or more of these meetings should call on 23985110, or ... Divergent Thinkers - A Call for Young Artists Proposals DEADLINE EXTENDED to 14th June 2013 04/06/2013 16:37:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/352/Divergent Thinkers - A Call for Young Artists Proposals DEADLINE EXTENDED to 14th June 2013 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/352/Divergent Thinkers - A Call for Young Artists Proposals DEADLINE EXTENDED to 14th June 2013 As part of its Empowerment Programme Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity is organising a collective exhibition for young artists. Divergent Thinkers is an innovative exhibition about the "brainstorming" mental processes involved in the creation of works of art!  To download the Application Form please click here. If you would like further information please click here or contact the Project Coordinator Mr Jason Z... Malta Sports Scholarships 2013 – Now Open!! 30/05/2013 15:54:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/351/Malta Sports Scholarships 2013 – Now Open!! http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/351/Malta Sports Scholarships 2013 – Now Open!! The Parliamentary Secretariat for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport from the Ministry for Education and Employment announced today the opening of the Malta Sports Scholarship scheme for this year. This scheme is designed for those who wish to specialize in the training of any sport or any academically subject related to the sport field. The purpose of this scholarships scheme is to encourage more individuals to engage in sport-related professions or for specific sports and continue to rai... European Youth Week 2013 - Aboard the Citizen Ship 27/05/2013 16:49:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/349/European Youth Week 2013 - Aboard the Citizen Ship http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/349/European Youth Week 2013 - Aboard the Citizen Ship The Hon Stephan Buontempo together with Mr Robert Debono, Head of the European Union Programme Agency, Ms Anthony Mifsud President of KDZ and Ms Miriam Teuma CEO Agenzija Zghazagh launched the European Youth Week on Saturday 25th May at the Msida Skate Park. Following the opening ceremony Hon Buontempo together with all the guests and representatives of the local press had the opportunity to meet some of the young people present for the skate boarding competition that was taking place at the Ska... Graffiti Jam 22/05/2013 16:55:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/350/ Graffiti Jam http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/350/ Graffiti Jam All great things come to an end, unfortunately! The Graffiti Jam on Human Rights project developed by Agenzija Zghazagh in collaboration with the Anna Lindh Foundation – Malta Network, Geminairie Group, Troglodyte and Kunsill Malti ghal-Isport has come to an end this weekend. For anyone that was not lucky enough to see the graffiti already, they’re impossible to miss.  They’re at the centre of the skate park in Msida, if you are anywhere close spare two minutes of your tim... GRAFFITI JAM on HUMAN RIGHTS + SKATEBOARDING & BMX COMPETITION 21/05/2013 17:39:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/346/GRAFFITI JAM on HUMAN RIGHTS + SKATEBOARDING & BMX COMPETITION http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/346/GRAFFITI JAM on HUMAN RIGHTS + SKATEBOARDING & BMX COMPETITION Graffiti Jam on Human Rights is a project developed Agenzija Zghazagh in collaboration with the Anna Lindh Foundation – Malta Network, Geminairie Group, Troglodyte and Kunsill Malti ghal-Isport. The project will take place at the Skate Park in tal-Qroqq, Msida between the 18th May and the 26th May 2013. A number of local and foreign graffiti artists have joined forces and creativity to create an artist collection of graffiti that aims to promote and raise awareness about human rights. ... The UNAOC EF Summer School - All Costs Covered!! APPLY NOW 19/05/2013 17:05:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/333/The UNAOC EF Summer School - All Costs Covered!! APPLY NOW http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/333/The UNAOC EF Summer School - All Costs Covered!! APPLY NOW The conviction that youth are a driving force for positive social change is the basis for the UNAOC - EF Summer School 2013 which will be held at the Campus of the EF International Language Center in Tarrytown, New York, USA between 24 August 2013 - 31 August 2013. This week-long summer school brings together 100 youth between the ages of 18 and 35 years old from across the globe to address pressing global challenges within the context of cultural and religious diversity. Travelling Costs,... Opportunity to Participate in Dance Workshop 16/05/2013 16:16:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/343/Opportunity to Participate in Dance Workshop http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/343/Opportunity to Participate in Dance Workshop Expressions of Interest - Call for Youthworkers 16/05/2013 15:50:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/342/Expressions of Interest - Call for Youthworkers http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/342/Expressions of Interest - Call for Youthworkers Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, is requesting quotations for the provision of services of three youthworkers to take part in the activities of the project: Aboard the Citizen Ship taking place between the 25th May and 2nd June 2013. The selection will be based on experience, qualifications and references and also upon the price quoted. For Terms of Reference please click here. Quotations are to be submitted by Monday 20th May 2013 at 12.00 (noon).   Scholarships in Italy 2013/2014 - Ministry of Foreign Affairs 14/05/2013 17:23:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/345/Scholarships in Italy 2013/2014 - Ministry of Foreign Affairs http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/345/Scholarships in Italy 2013/2014 - Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Italian Government is offering 30 months of scholarships, carrying an allowance of €800, for language courses, graduate and postgraduate studies, art, music and Italian culture, to be availed of during the academic year 2013/14. Detailed information can be found here. Before filling the application form students should contact the Italian Cultural Institute in Valletta for details and information about this offer. “Vecchia Cancelleria” Piazza S. Giorgio Valletta VLT 1... Scholarships in the Arabic Language 2013 - (For Maltese citizens only) 14/05/2013 17:10:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/344/Scholarships in the Arabic Language 2013 - (For Maltese citizens only) http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/344/Scholarships in the Arabic Language 2013 - (For Maltese citizens only) The Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education is offering scholarships to Maltese students who wish to follow an intensive course in the Arabic language. The course is being organized by the Bourguiba Institute for the period 3rd July 2013 to 3rd August 2013 Preliminary registration must be made on the following website http://www.iblv.rnu.tn/ Further information is also available through same website. Applicants have to apply either through the Ministry for Foreign Affairs Scholarship portal www... Training Courses - Training of Trainers for European YOUTH in ACTION Projects 2013/2014 14/05/2013 17:00:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/341/Training Courses - Training of Trainers for European YOUTH in ACTION Projects 2013/2014 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/341/Training Courses - Training of Trainers for European YOUTH in ACTION Projects 2013/2014 This Training of Trainers lasts a year and consists of  • three residential seminars • an international training project you design and run with some other participants • ongoing e-learning • ongoing mentoring with one of the course trainers as your mentor • learning commitments Dates: 1st seminar 6-15 October 2013 in Sweden 2nd seminar 24 January - 2 February 2014 in Spain 3rd seminar 21-29 June 2014 in Italy This course requires a considerable ti... Arts Live-in Weekend 09/05/2013 17:12:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/340/Arts Live-in Weekend http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/340/Arts Live-in Weekend If you are interested in cultural activities and enjoy drama, music and dance, then go ahead and sign up for our live-in weekend and all that will follow!  At this live-in weekend, twenty chosen young people (aged between 18-30 years) will receive training from an Artistic and Performance Director, Jimmy Grima. The young people will work with Cultural Ambassadors and the event will be organised by SOS Malta and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ.  During this live-in we will put together a performanc... 6th edition of "Sea of Words" literary contest launched 25/04/2013 17:28:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/334/6th edition of "Sea of Words" literary contest launched http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/334/6th edition of "Sea of Words" literary contest launched The Anna Lindh Foundation and the European Institute of the Mediterranean invites you to participate in the 6th Edition of the “Sea of Words” literary contest. In the framework of the European Year of Citizens, the contest will focus this year on the development of participatory democracy, freedom of expression and the rights that all citizens must have, both men and women with a specific theme “Building Citizenship in the Countries of the Euro-Mediterranean Region”. ... The National Enterprise Support Awards 25/04/2013 16:18:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/332/The National Enterprise Support Awards http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/332/The National Enterprise Support Awards On the 11th April 2013 the Government launched the National Enterprise Support Awards with the aim to reward those entities which support entrepreneurship and the promotion of enterprise growth. These are jointly organised by the Enterprise Policy Directorate and the Commerce Department. The competition puts the spotlight on the role of the public sector at the local and national level in creating the right environment for business and boosting their development with specially conceive... Mirrors and Windows - A study on Maltese Young People 01/10/2012 17:52:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/262/Mirrors and Windows - A study on Maltese Young People http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/262/Mirrors and Windows - A study on Maltese Young People Agenzija Zghazagh published a study on Maltese young people which portrays their perception and attitudes on a wide range of life issues during a seminar held at the Hotel Excelsior on Friday 29th September. The seminar aimed to present the study and provide the space for policy makers, young people and those involved in the youth field to discuss the findings of the research, including the positives, challenges and opportunities as well as concerns outlined in the research, and how these might ... Opening of the first Youth Café in Malta 18/07/2012 14:47:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/243/Opening of the first Youth Café in Malta http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/243/Opening of the first Youth Café in Malta Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-an... The first Year of the Establishment of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ 29/02/2012 23:00:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/202/The first Year of the Establishment of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/202/The first Year of the Establishment of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ Aġenzija Żgħażagħ yesterday presented ‘Rapport ta’ Ħidma 2011’ by means of an organized activity for young people, youth organizations and all those working in the youth field. During this activity the young people had the opportunity to give suggestions and ideas of how Aġenzija Żgħażagħ can continue to strengthen its work with young people. Present for this activity were the Parliamentary Secretary for Youth and Sport Hon Clyde Puli, the Chief Executive Officer of Aġenzija... Young People in Gozo - A Study (2) 17/01/2012 23:00:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/186/Young People in Gozo - A Study (2) http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/186/Young People in Gozo - A Study (2) The book of the study Young People in Gozo – A study (2) was launched during a National Conference last week 13th January 2012 held at Grand Hotel Mġarr, Gozo. The key purpose of this Text is to modulate a study carried out eleven years ago by OASI Foundation. The aim is to focus on the current situation of young people in Gozo and their life challenges particularly taking into consideration their ever-changing lifestyles and transitions. The aim of this study, which was conducted b... Launch of 'U Volunteer?' Booklet 31/10/2011 23:00:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/144/Launch of 'U Volunteer?' Booklet http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/144/Launch of 'U Volunteer?' Booklet Aġenzija Żgħażagħ together with Eurodesk launched a booklet called 'U Volunteer?' that includes information about volunteering and how young people can be participants in this. The Parliamentary Secretary for Youth and Sport, Hon. Clyde Puli launched officially this booklet for young people during Freshers' Week at University. If you would like a copy of this booklet do not hesitate to contact us on 2388 6182 or irene.attard@gov.mt A Research Study of Alcohol Use among Maltese Young Adults 10/10/2011 22:00:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/142/A Research Study of Alcohol Use among Maltese Young Adults http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/142/A Research Study of Alcohol Use among Maltese Young Adults At present, a research study is being conducted with young adults about their alcohol use. If you are a Maltese citizen between 18 and 30 years old, please complete the 5 minute questionnaire by clicking here. ANONYMITY is guaranteed. Thank you for your time! More Youth Opportunities - Karta Żgħażagħ now launched 21/06/2011 22:00:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/105/More Youth Opportunities - Karta Żgħażagħ now launched http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/105/More Youth Opportunities - Karta Żgħażagħ now launched Aġenzija Żgħażagħ has launched ‘Karta Żgħażagħ’ (Youth Card), which by the end of December is going to be distributed free of charge to all Maltese and Gozitan youths in order for them to benefit from discounts on hostels, hotels, museums, restaurants and other discounts from local and international shops. For more information click here Official Launch of Youth Inc 21/02/2011 23:00:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/49/Official Launch of Youth Inc http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/49/Official Launch of Youth Inc Official Launch of Youth Inc The Launch of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ 15/02/2011 23:00:00 http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/41/The Launch of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ http://agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt//News/41/The Launch of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ The Launch of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ