Anti-Racism Strategy

​The Government recently launched and began implementing the Anti-Racism Strategy 2021-2023, Malta’s first national action plan against racism and xenophobia. The Strategy was adopted by Cabinet on Wednesday 28 July 2021, launched publicly on Thursday 30 September 2021, and presented to stakeholders in a conference on Friday 15 October 2021. This comprehensive Strategy aims to confront and eliminate racism in all its forms, individual, systemic, and societal and to stimulate and support intercultural inclusion. 

The document incorporates into its 22 measures invaluable ideas received during the 2020 public consultation, in which respondents gave suggestions on various issues such as research, law enforcement, education, employment and housing. These measures make anti-racism and anti-discrimination both individual and collective responsibilities across all sectors of society – Government and the public sector, democratic and political institutions, the media, but also the private sector, civil society, and the general population. Outreach and awareness-raising activities will take place throughout and across all levels of society, particularly the grassroots. 

This Strategy is in line with​ the EU’s Anti-Racism Action Plan 2020-2025, and its first Progress Report will be issued by the Directorate in Q4 2022.