SEM contributes to social dialogue in Malta by informing and engaging social partners, civil society organisations, public and private organisations on the EU’s policy and legislative proposals, to encourage their feedback to the relevant authorities.

Agency officials also participate in meetings of the social partners and civil society representatives at the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development.

In view of this, during the past months SEM has been implementing a project entitled Promoting Improved Social Dialogue in Malta through which the Agency met with three Norwegian social partners to gain practical knowledge on the Norwegian model of tripartite dialogue. SEM also commissioned an independent study to outline the current situation of social dialogue in Malta and Norway, resulting in recommendations to improve social dialogue in Malta.

The conclusions of the study were presented earlier this month to the Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Carmelo Abela, also responsible for social dialogue, at a business breakfast for social partners and representatives of civil society.

This project is supported by Norway through the Norway Grants 2014-2021, in the frame of the Programme “Social Dialogue – Decent Work”.

For more information about this project kindly contact SEM on or 22003300.