MCF presents report to Malta Enterprise on accessibility of funding for coops
As part of its work to promote a more co-operative economy, the Malta Cooperative Federation has submitted a report to Malta Enterprise with a view to make all Malta Enterprise schemes accessible to co-operatives. The report includes an analysis on all 27 Malta Enterprise schemes with an assessment on whether co-operatives can access them and makes specific recommendations when a scheme is not fully accessible to co-operatives. MCF’s report notes that a number of Malta Enterprise schemes are not open to co-operatives at all, while others need updating to ensure that co-operatives can fully access them. It is MCF’s [...]
MCF and SEAM sign MOU
Today the Malta Co-operative Federation and SEAM - Social Entrepreneurs Association Malta signed an MOU agreeing to work together to develop and promote the social economy in Malta. The social economy includes enterprises that put the primacy of people over profit and the reinvestment of most of the profits for a collective interest. The social economy has huge potential in all economic sectors in Malta and the signing of this MOU brings together two entities that have already been working for the promotion of this sector. We're stronger together.
MCF and JRS present working paper on migrant-led coops
The Malta Cooperative Federation (MCF) and Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS Malta) have presented a joint working discussion paper on migrant-led cooperatives in Malta. The paper explores opportunities and challenges in the current legislative and procedural framework in Malta and makes a series of recommendations. This is the first step of a JRS-MCF initiative to engage relevant stakeholders to identify any potential hindrances that make it difficult for the asylum-seeking population to access cooperative membership, intending to resolve them. Download Paper
MCF Council meets Leader of the Opposition
Malta's co-operative potential was discussed in detail with the Leader of the Opposition Hon Dr Bernard Grech and the Opposition's Spokesperson on co-ops Hon Robert Cutajar. The meeting was held this afternoon at the Nationalist Party Head Quarters in Blata l-Bajda. MCF CEO, Mr Rolan Micallef Attard explained how cooperatives bring democracy to the workplace where members partake fairly in the wealth generated. The Malta Co-operative Federation wants to see political consensus when it comes to making Malta a more cooperative society.
MCF presents its proposals for Budget 2023
The Malta Co-operative Federation (MCF) has published its proposals for the upcoming National Budget 2023. John Mallia, President of the MCF, said ‘Malta is facing challenges that could be turned into opportunities through the creation of more cooperatives in Malta and Gozo. Co-operatives are people-centred democratic businesses, and are an extremely viable tool not just in the creation of wealth, but more importantly, in a fairer distribution of it.’ Rolan Micallef Attard, Secretary and CEO of the MCF, stated that ‘the co-operative potential in Malta is very real. Through the MCF’s proposals, the government could create the right environment [...]
MCF submits feedback to consultation document: A Social Vision for Malta 2035
The Malta Cooperative Federation has submitted its feedback to the Government’s Consultation Document “A Social Vision for Malta 2035, Shaping the Future of our Society”. In its submission, MCF contends that cooperatives are a viable and socially-just tool for a more inclusive and fairer society. MCF President, John Mallia, said: "We firmly believe that we must contribute to ongoing national discussions and we commit to pursue our role as advocates of the cooperative model". Click here to download the document. Download Now