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Ensuring Social Cohesion and Wellbeing of People: Looking Ahead to 2050


Date: 3 April 2019

Registration and welcome coffee
Opening Remarks
Minister for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, Dr José Herrera
09:50- 10:00
The European Pillar of Social Rights, Video Message European Commission
Plenary Session
Social cohesion: A means or an end for development?
Dr Marisa Scerri, Director General (Social Policy), Ministry for the Family, Children's Rights and Social Solidarity
Role of Education in Building Social Cohesion
Ms Ann Marie Cutajar, Research Support Officer, Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta
Malta College of Arts Science and Technology (MCAST)
Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages
Prof. Charmaine Gauci, Superintendent of Public Health, Ministry for Health
Coffee Break
Parallel Sessions – Priority & Crosscutting Areas
Workshop 1: Building Healthy Communities
Ambassador Simone Borg, Malta Ambassador on Climate Change Issues (Moderator)
Dr John M. Cachia, Commissioner for Mental Health
Ms Nadine Mercieca, Team Manager, Ambient Quality & Waste Representative, Environment and Resources Authority
Dr Renzo De Gabriele, Chief Executive Officer, Department of Active Ageing and Community Care
Workshop 2: Building Inclusive and Safe Communities
Ms Ann Marie Cutajar, Research Support Officer, Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta
Mr Alexander Tortell, Integration Unit, Human Rights and Integration Directorate
Stephanie Magro Gazzano, Senior Manager, Policy and Administration, National Commission from the Promotion of Equality
Mr Oliver Scicluna, Commissioner Persons with Disability
Mr Angelo Gafa, Chief Executive Officer, Police Department, Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security
Workshop 3: The Role of Education, Employment and Social Welfare
Ms Erika Scerri, Assistant Director, Ministry for Education and Employment
Mr Grazio Barbara, Director General (Social Security), Department of Social Security, Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity
Mr Felix Borg, Head of Division, Corporate Planning, Jobsplus
Mr Alfred Grixti, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation For Social Welfare Services
Representative from the Housing Authority
Representative from MCAST
Representative from the Skills Council
Reporting on the Outcomes of the Workshops and Closing
Networking Lunch