7 MAY 2024

Highlights from our Third Training Session

Led by Maria Pisani, Department of Youth and Community Studies, University of Malta, the first part of the day reflected on the question, “What do we want to see from the Malta Refugee Council?”Participants formed groups that worked on ideas for the kind of future success and advocacy they wish to see in the field of refugee rights. This session saw active participation and turned into a fruitful discussion on the importance of strategising, coordination, capacity-building and outreach activities.

Then came the long-awaited part on the international dimension of asylum and migration. Arguably an intensive crash course on the mechanisms for the protection and implementation of human rights, this part of the training examined the UN, Council of Europe and EU human rights systems. Presented by Neil Falzon, aditus, participants were introduced to and reminded of the distinctive features of each human rights system, its reporting mechanisms and the non-binding nature of international law.

The training concluded with a presentation on the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum given by Beth Cachia, Research and Advocacy Coordinator, JRS Malta. Beth provided participants with valuable information on thebackground of the Pact, its pillars and new set of provisions, and its human rights implications.

Building on the asylum systems and human rights discussed in the three sessions, the Council will organise its final strategy training between  end of June 2024.

Stay tuned for the news! Contact us if you have any questions!

The training series is organized within the framework of the Empowering Malta Refugee Council Project, with the support of the U.S. Embassy Valletta, Malta and the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF).


Established with the kind support of the Dutch Refugee Council