EU Commissioner Helena Dalli visits Malta for two-day mission

Helena Dalli

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

European Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli has visited Malta for what she described as a two-day mission’. 

In her first ‘country mission’ to Malta, Commissioner Dalli addressed the conference marking International Human Rights Day on 10th December. The mission was also an opportunity to mark the first anniversary of the von der Leyen Commission and Commissioner Dalli’s first year at the helm of the equality portfolio.

In her address, Commissioner Dalli said “At the European level during the first year of this Commission’s mandate we adopted five equality strategies and two more are in the pipeline for early next year, to make sure that we leave no-one behind. I call on Member States to adopt equivalent equality strategies at the national level.”

During her mission, Commissioner Dalli also addressed the Joint Parliamentary Committees for Family Affairs and Social Affairs, held bilateral meetings with Government and an extensive consultation meeting with the bodies working on matters falling within her portfolio.

In her discussions, she laid emphasis on the portfolio initiatives that were launched in 2020 to achieve a true Union of Equality, where equality and human rights are inextricable.

In the first twelve months of this mandate the European Commission launched:

  • The EU Gender Equality Strategy,
  • The Gender Action Plan III in external relations,
  • The Anti-racism Action Plan,
  • The EU Roma strategic framework for equality, inclusion and participation, and
  • The LGBTIQ Equality Strategy.