A conference held on Saturday, 26th September to kick start the discussion, bringing together young people and policy makers.
The conference was opened with an address from Hon. Carmelo Abela, Minister responsible for Sustainable Development, Social Dialogue and Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto and Hon. Clifton Grima Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisations.
During this conference young people were involved in workshops with youth workers from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and the National Youth Council SDG Ambassadors to discuss issues around Education and Sustainable Development, Future Sustainable Jobs and Social Sustainability to promote Wellbeing.
The outcome of these workshops was presented to the floor in a final plenary.
Young people had the occasion to present their proposals to Members of Parliament in an event held a week later in a live streaming from Castille. MPs Hon. Carmelo Abela, Hon. Clifton Grima, Hon. Clayton Bartolo were joined by Hon. Ivan Bartolo and Hon. Clyde Puli from the opposition to listen to and discuss young people’s proposals, who connected live with Castille through Zoom.
The National Youth Council SDG Ambassadors worked together with workshop participants to prepare the proposals which were discussed during this event.