Strengthening Public Administration to Transform Med Islands into Networks

‘Isolabella’ Interreg III B Project, Research Workshop

The University of Malta is a partner in the ‘Isolabella’ Interreg IIIB Project which aims to strengthen the public administration of minor islands in order to transform them from marginal and peripheral communities of the Mediterranean into a ‘networking’ system. A research workshop was held recently in connection with this.

The University of Malta’s main deliverable in this project is the Definition of Training Modules in Management, Marketing, and Planning of Tourism Firms,
Management for Territorial Sustainable Development, Access to Certification and Registration Systems (EMAS, Eco-label) and 2007 – 2013 Community Planning on Environment and Sustainable Tourism.

Information was collected from the relevant stakeholders about the four themes around which the training modules will be designed.

Participants in the research workshop included representatives from the University of Malta’s Geography Department, Tourism Unit, Institute of Agriculture, and Institute of Energy, as well as representatives from the Malta Environmental and Planning Authority (MEPA), the Malta Standards Authority, Institute of Hospitality, Malta Tourism Authority, Institute for Tourism Studies and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.

Other organisations / experts who may be interested in participating in this research exercise are kindly invited to contact Ms Stephanie Azzopardi on email address: or on tel no: 23402591 for further information.