Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Times: Associations get help to participate in EU decision-making processes

Wednesday, 19th January 2011 - 14:04CET

Constituted bodies and representative organisations were handed a total of €60,000 today to help them participate in meetings and other events related to the European Union.

The money came from the Civil Society Fund (CSF), administered by the Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee (MEUSAC). It is also aimed at assisting civil society organisations to keep abreast of developments in the European Union and participate in the European decision-making process.

The CSF provides financial support of up to 80% of the expenses borne by the respective organisations. The total amount of eligible expenses that may be considered by the Committee for the allocation of a grant cannot exceed €12,500 for each applicant.

The beneficiaries were the Association of Speech Language Pathologists, the Chamber of Engineers, CMTU, the Hair and Beauty Federation, the Consumers Association:

The Malta Association of Hospitality Executives, the Malta Association of Social Workers, the Malta Association of Physiotherapists, the Malta Chamber of Pharmacists, the Malta Confederation of Women's Organisations, the Malta Dental Technology Association, the Malta Exercise, Health and Fitness Association;

The Malta Federation of Professional Associations, the Malta Gay Rights Movements, the Malta Health Network, the Malta Institute of Management, the Malta Midwives Association, the Malta Union of Bank Employees, the Malta Islands Agri Federation, the National Association of Pensioners, the National Council of Women (Malta), the Richmond Foundation, the Soċjetà Turistika Maltija, the Gozo Business Chamber and the Scout Association of Malta.

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