Malta Council for Science and Technology is the national advisory body
to Government on Science and Technology policy. It is responsible for identifying
and addressing major science and technology challenges and issues of strategic
importance to Malta.
MCST’s main remit is to encourage investments and capacity building in
science and research, with a view to promoting a culture for science, technology
and innovation across private, public and education sectors. The MCST is
also the national agency responsible for the management and co-ordination
of Malta’s participation in the Sixth Framework Programme for Research,
Technological Development and Innovation (FP6).
National Contact Point Organisation (NCPO) is responsible for information
and awareness building as well as matters concerning advice, assistance,
training on procedures, partner search, proposal preparation, training
sessions and seminars for specific target groups.
Foundation for Human Resources Development – FHRD is a national non-goverrnmental
organisation established by statute in 1990 on the joint initiative of
government and the private sector. It was set up to promote people management
and development practices as well as the development of the human resource
profession in Malta. The Foundation is an autonomous and independent body
and benefits from close working relationships with the Ministries responsible
for Employment, Education and Industry.
Foundation works in partnership with its corporate members from private
and public sector organisations, the professional HR community of practitioners
and service providers, and other key local players in the field of human
resource management and development.
the international scene, FHRD has a formal agreement with the Centre for
Labour Market Studies(CLMS), University of Leicester, UK, to act as its
agent in Malta. Besides providing its studies programmes, FHRD participates
in numerous networking and research opportunities. FHRD is also a member
of the European Association of Personnel Management (EAPM) and the World
Federation of Personnel Management (WFPMA).