Affiliations and Working Groups
SKOP - The National Platform of Maltese NGDOs
The National Platform of NGDOs is Malta's broadest network of voluntary and non-governmental organisations working in international development and humanitarian aid.
The Platform was founded on 26 June 2001, on the initiative of Kopin (Koperazzjoni Internazzjonali - Malta), and now has 10 members. It is officially recognised by the Maltese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
The Platform aims to improve Malta's contribution to international development by promoting the exchange of experience, ideas and information amongst its members, between networks of NGOs in Malta and internationally, with the Maltese Government, and between its members and other Maltese bodies with an interest in international development and humanitarian aid.
To support this work, the Platform manages training, advocacy and information services.
MEPA - NATURE GROUP
Zminijietna - Voice of the Left forms part of the group of NGOs officially consulted by Malta's Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) on development proposals.
The Malta Environment & Planning Authority is committed to ensure that land use and the protection of the environment meet the needs of today's society and future communities. We are working to ensure a quality of life that will be in harmony with the our natural, cultural and built environment. In so doing we are seeking to implement sustainable development that safeguard the environment.
Zminijietna - Voice of the Left is officially consulted by the Malta - EU Steering and Action Committee (MEUSAC) on EU-related matters.
The Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee was first established in 1999 to oversee the overall accession process of Malta to the European Union. MEUSAC served as a focal point of such process. It successfully brought together a wide spectrum of organisations representing various and diverse interests within Maltese society. Following the signing of the Treaty of Accession on the 16th April 2003, MEUSAC was reconstituted to enable it to continue its role after membership. With an even wider representation, MEUSAC sought to give civil society an opportunity to make itself heard and to help shape Malta’s position in various aspects of membership.
Zminijietna - Voice of the Left is also a full member within the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations - MALTA