Current Affairs
President Emeritus Marie Louise Coleiro Preca elected President of European children’s rights network

President Emeritus Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, who is also chairperson of the Malta Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society, has been chosen to head Eurochild, a prestigious children’s rights advocacy network with over 170 members in 34 countries.

The Eurochild General Assembly in Brussels today elected Coleiro Preca as Eurochild president in light of the fact that she has always been instrumental in giving children a voice and for her tireless dedication to the well-being of society’s most vulnerable.

Eurochild is a network of organisations working with and for children throughout Europe, striving for a society that respects the rights of children.Eurochild works to influence policies within Europe’s main institutions.

Ahead of the next month’s European Elections, Eurochild is campaigning for a European Parliament that stands for children with the Vote for Children campaign.

President Emeritus Coleiro Preca stated that she is honoured to take on the role and said that during her time as both Family and Social Solidarity Minister and as President of Malta, child participation was always at the centre of her endeavours.

“I would like to use my time as president of this prestigious organisation to ensure that child participation really takes off on a pan-European level, bringing greater attention to the voice of children. I believe Europe can play a leading role globally here too,” President Emeritus Coleiro Preca stated.

In 2014, Ms Coleiro Preca had set up the President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society — now the Malta Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society.

Other News
Current Affairs

The Labour Party leader was also welcomed by party supporters at Ħaż-Żebbuġ square during another political activity this morning. Dr Muscat emphasized that after the 12th January, the Labour Party…

Current Affairs

The Police this morning once again sent for the Prime Minister’s former chief of staff, Keith Schembri. Television Malta is informed that Police from the Economic Crimes Section once more…

Current Affairs

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat addressed a crowd that gathered at Naxxar during which he said that “our work now is to look forward.” He stated that he is proud with…

Current Affairs

A number of organisations and the Ħal Kirkop Local Council this year decided to provide a festive feature to their locality with decorations made of recycled objects. The initiative and…

View More