Towards the Implementation of an Anti-Racism Strategy for Malta (END-RACISM-MT)


The Human Rights Directorate, within the Ministry for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality is leading the ‘Towards the implementation of an Anti-Racism Strategy for Malta’ (END-RACISM-MT) project. This project is partially funded by the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme 2021-2027. It is aimed at improving Maltese public authorities’ responses to multiple and intersectional discrimination, racism and xenophobia and at laying the foundations for the implementation of a future whole-of-society Anti-Racism Strategy (2021-2023).

This project will bring change through:
  • building trust between communities and public authorities by establishing a civil society-led Anti-Racism Platform;
  • research aimed at deepening Government’s understanding of the experience of members of minority groups in Malta;
  • the creation of a policymaking tool and the adoption of intra-ministerial action plans to ensure anti-racism mainstreaming in Government;
  • action and policymaking;
  • training of public officers in all Government Ministries;
  • fostering cooperation between stakeholders to improve data collection practices on hate speech and hate crime;
  • adopting a national Anti-Rumours Strategy based on a thorough diagnosis and the training of Anti-Rumours agents;
  • spreading a strong anti-discrimination message throughout the Maltese society.

Based on this project, Malta will be able to issue a comprehensive and durable strategy against racism.

The consortium is made up of the coordinator, that is the Human Rights Directorate (HRD) and six partners: the European Network against Racism (ENAR), Diversit, Kopin, L-Università ta’ Malta and the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE). The National Statistics Office (NSO) is an associated partner.