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Policy Development and Programme Implementation Directorate

Main areas of responsibility

European Union Affairs
The EU Affairs section within the Directorate  is  responsible  for co-ordinating EU related matters, both at a domestic level and with other EU stakeholders and for co-ordinating the formulation of the Ministry's position on policies proposed by the EU.
The directorate is responsible for disseminating information and keeping abreast of policies being proposed and discussed by the European Union that might have a direct or indirect effect on the strategy or operation of the Ministry.
The directorate is responsible for consulting with stakeholders to produce policy options, overseeing the development of the Ministry’s position on policies proposed by the EU and making recommendations in this regard to the Permanent Secretary. The Directorate is responsible for coordinating Malta’s position with regards to legislative and non-legislative acts falling within the Ministry’s portfolio. Such positions are either provided as replies to requests received on a daily basis through the Permanent Representation and EU Secretariat, other ministries or else as instructions for Working Parties, Commission expert Meetings, High-level meetings as well as Ministerial Councils and the European Council.
EU funds
The Programme Implementation section is responsible for co-ordinating EU funding programmes and projects and disseminating information on EU funding opportunities in order to make the best use of EU funds available for programmes and initiatives. The Directorate assists entities falling within the Ministry’s remit and monitors the implementation of EU funded projects and schemes from application stage till closure stage. The Directorate performs desk based checks as well as on-the-spot checks, in order to ensure that project implementation is in line with the grant agreement. The Directorate also informs and guides prospective applicants on EU funding opportunities  and oversees and coordinates the implementation of EU funded projects whilst ensuring that projects and initiatives are implemented in a timely and efficient manner, according to established practices and regulations. 

The Projects implementation section undertakes EU funded projects which are implemented by the Ministry. It is responsible for developing project concepts and seeking appropriate funding for such projects to be implemented. The Directorate is responsible for such projects from application stage to closure. In the past programming period, the section was responsible for the implementation of the Grant Scheme for sustainable tourism projects by enterprises. The section is also responsible for the annual EDEN project which the Ministry applies for under COSME. New projects are being developed by the Ministry. 

Contact Information:

Contact name Contact Name 
Ministry for Tourism
233, Republic Street
Valletta VLT  1116

Telephone Telephone
+356 2291 5035
Email Email