The University of Malta (UM) hosted the second workshop in a series that explores the challenges to democracy and social life in the small states of Europe. This is an Erasmus+ project supported by the European Union, with the Liechtenstein Institute (LI) as its lead partner. Additional partners are from Andorra, Cyprus, Estonia, Iceland, Luxembourg, Montenegro and San Marino.
The workshop, held on Friday 5 April 2019 at UM's Valletta Campus, discussed the specific challenges faced by small countries in being global players while yet protecting local culture and language in the face of often unprecedented immigration. It also reviewed the reputation management issues involved in residence and citizenship by investment schemes.
Photo shows Dr Wilfried Marxer (Director, LI) and UM Pro-Rector Professor Godfrey Baldacchino (on behalf of UM), first and second from left respectively, with the other project partners. UM academics Omar Grech, Peter Mayo , Stefano Moncada and Maria Pisani are also involved in this 3-year project.
The project partners will next meet in Reykjavik, Iceland and Nicosia, Cyprus.