ALDA (The European Association for Local Democracy) in collaboration with SOS Malta and with the support of EU Europeaid Funds and the EEA Grants organized a conference in the framework of the LADDER project entitled “Migration and Development: EYD 2015- The year for local action for global solutions”, which took place on 11th to 13th November in Malta.

The LADDER Project aims to develop and increase awareness and action of Local Authorities and Civil Society in EU Development and Awareness Raising policies and practice enabling them to become multipliers of change.

SOS Malta hosted the first special initiative of this project focused on the theme of migration and development. This conference has provided an opportune moment to discuss the global perspectives of migration and how this affects development worldwide, whilst focusing on action that can be taken at the local level to combat challenges caused by migration and raise awareness of the issue of migration globally. Themes being discussed included:

  • EU Policy and Perspectives on Migration
  • Migration and the SDGs
  • The protection of migrants’ rights and their integration in destination countries
  • Gender and Migration
  • Diasporas and their role in Development
  • The role of local action in developing global solutions, local government and civil society as multipliers of change.

The first two-days conference took place in Sliema, at the Palace Hotel, while the 3rd day was dedicated to a meeting for local government representatives and education professionals at Birgu Local Council.

Within the framework of the Valetta Summit, LADDER representatives (ALDA & SOS Malta) launched a Consortium joint statement!

If you want to have more information about this event, please contact Mr. Lorna Muscat, Programme Development and Funding Manager of SOS Malta:
Useful links:

Flyer of the event

News on EYD2015 website

Agenda of the event

Video – Roberta Metsola

Live streaming of the conference on 11th November

Live streaming of the conference in 12th November