The Gozo Regional Development Authority launched the book 1948 Tragedy in the Gozo Channel – The Untold Account to commemorate the 75th anniversary since the tragedy that occurred in the area known as Ħaġret iċ-Ċawl, limits of Ħondoq ir-Rummien in Qala. In this tragedy, 23 soles lost their lives. Only 4 made it to shore. … Continued
Author: Joseph Dingli
Il-Prim Ministru Robert Abela jgħid li b’politika mmirata lejn il-bżonnijiet ta’ Għawdex, l-Għawdxin jgħixu kwalità ta’ ħajja aħjar Fil-qalba tal-Belt Victoria, fil-preżenza ta’ bosta stakeholders Għawdxin, tnediet l-istrateġija għall-iżvilupp reġjonali ta’ Għawdex mibnija fuq il-kunċett ta’ Għawdex: Gżira ta’ Villaġġi. L-għan tal-istrateġija huwa li tixpruna tranżizzjoni ekonomika u soċjali biex l-Għawdxin jgħixu kwalità ta’ ħajja … Continued
The Gozo Regional Development Authority (GRDA) has launched a public consultation process regarding the proposal for the urban upgrading of Victoria. The concept addresses some of the major challenges facing the locality of Victoria in particular and Gozo in general, namely the lack of green open spaces and lack of parking spaces. The proposal covers … Continued
This was discussed in a formal meeting to find convergence on the Eight Point Plan launched by Għal Għawdex. This meeting followed the publication of the GRDA reaction to the proposed plan. GRDA and Għal Għawdex Forum are in full agreement on point 1, 3, 4 and 5. The GRDA and Għal Għawdex broadly share … Continued
FUQ IL-PJAN TA’ TMIEN PUNTI PROPOST MINN GĦAL GĦAWDEX. Dan sar f’laqgħa formali biex jiddiskutu u jsibu konverġenza fuq il-Pjan ta’ Tmien Punti imniedi minn Għal Għawdex. Din il-laqgħa segwiet il-pubblikazzjoni tar-reazzjoni tal-GRDA għall-pjan propost. Il-GRDA u l-Forum Għal Għawdex jaqblu bis-sħiħ fuq ħafna mill-proposti, bi qbil sħiħ fuq punti 1, 3, 4 u 5. … Continued
Infrastructure Malta, in collaboration with the Gozo Regional Development Authority (GRDA), will be holding an information session explaining the ongoing works on Triq il-Marfa, Għadira. The session will be address by: • Mr Ivan Falzon – CEO, Infrastructure Malta • Architect Robert Zerafa – Head of Unit: Planning and Design, Infrastructure Malta Date: Thursday, 25th … Continued
‘ENCOUNTER MCAST meets the Industry’ is an event organised by MCAST in collaboration with the Gozo Regional Development Authority and The Gozo Business Chamber. The event will focus on employment and skills in Gozo and how MCAST can mitigate the skills gap so that the labour market will be ready for future challenges. Registrations for … Continued
The Gozo Regional Development Authority held its first regional tourism conference entitled – Tourism in Gozo: A Visitor’s Perspective. The well-attended conference was opened by Mr. Mario Borg, CEO of the GRDA where he stressed why the Authority felt the need to organise this conference and present the two studies on how tourists and visitors … Continued
Over the past week, Mr Bob Dhaeseleer together with the Gozo Regional Development Authority, conducted a series of meetings with local stakeholders as part of the Climate Neutral and Smart Cities Mission. The aim of these meetings was to connect, give advice and support the GRDA navigate through this mission journey.
The GRDA in collaboration with SMILO – Small Islands Organisation held a three-day conference on ‘Circular Economy on Small EU Islands’ funded through Erasmus+ During the conference, local stakeholders shared their insight with participants coming from the Mediterranean islands of Frioul in France , Pakleni in Croatia , and Sifnos in Greece The conference focused … Continued
As part of the EU Mission “100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030”, Gozo will be hosting its city advisor Mr. Bob Haeseleer, in order to kickstart a Support Needs Assessment Process (SNAP), which aims to identify where support, connection and advice is required as GRDA navigates through this mission journey. In view of this, … Continued
2022 was a year of significant progress for the Authority. Visit https://grda.mt/category-publication/annual-reports/ for an overall update of the Authority’s performance and main initiatives undertaken during last year.
Mr Mario Borg, CEO of the GRDA was invited for a cordial meeting with H.E. Ms Gloria Gangte, High Commissioner of India to Malta and Commerial Attache Mr Aniruddha Das. During the meeting, Mr Borg explained the role of the GRDA while other issues of common interest were also explored.The GRDA looks forward to further … Continued
The GRDA participated in the Greening the Islands (GTI) Observatory Summit and presented Eco-Gozo A Better Gozo Prima Med-Wet Project for the GTI Awards. The project placed first and won the 8th edition of the GTI Awards. The GRDA also contributed to the discussion on islands transition to more sustainable forms of energy, the challenges … Continued
During the inauguration of the GRDA’s new premises in Victoria, Prime Minister Robert Abela remarked the pivotal role played by the Authority in pushing forward ambitious initiatives including the target that Gozo reaches carbon neutrality. Prime Minister Abela highlighted the fact that Gozo remains at the centre of the Government’s policy, with record investment made … Continued
The Authority will be closed as from Monday 26th December till Friday 30th December, both days included.
This workshop, organised by SMILO-Small Islands Organisation on the Frioul Archipelago in France, was part of the Erasmus+ program ‘Circular Economy On Small EU Islands’, which GRDA (Gozo) is a participant, together with the other partners: Public Institution Sea and Karst-MORE I KRŠ (Hvar & Pakleni, Croatia), Anemos Ananeosis (Sifnos, Greece), Frioul Island Committee (Frioul, … Continued
The GRDA has joined EURADA – The European Association of Development Agencies. Founded in 1992, EURADA gathers professionals working on economic development across Europe. Besides facilitating cooperation among regional economic development practitioners, EURADA represents development agencies before the European Union institutions.
The Gozo Regional Development Authority (GRDA) and Greening The Islands (GTI) have been engaged for the past year and now look forward to strengthening their cooperation through a Framework Collaboration Agreement that will allow a more coordinated approach in areas that are in line with the GRDA’s work of formulating, streamlining and helping in the … Continued
The Gozo Regional Development Authority has participated at the SMILO Annual Conference held upon the island of Culatra, in the region of Algarve, Portugal. This conference delved upon the subjects of renewable and sustainable energy, waste management within islands, mechanisms intended to enhance local economic development, and sharing of best practices within islands.
Mr Mario Borġ, CEO of the GRDA, participated during a panel discussion, organised by the Gozo Business Chamber, during which the Chamber launched the Digital Platform – ‘Timeline Gozo’. The panel discussion focused on the importance of digitalisation for businesses and NGOs in Gozo.
The Authority also submitted its proposals for the upcoming budget The Gozo Regional Development Authority (GRDA), in collaboration with Oxford Economics, launched a macro-economic model of the Gozitan economy. Through this model, the GRDA will be able to produce forecast of important variables such as employment and tourism growth in Gozo. The GRDA will also … Continued
The GRDA is organising the first Regional Economics Conference within which Oxford Economics will present their results from the macroeconomic and tourism forecast models for Gozo.
The Gozo Regional Development Authority (GRDA) and The Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology (MCAST) have signed a Framework Collaboration Agreement together with a Specific Agreement, covering a period of 3 years. The first agreement shall endeavour to undertake collaborative initiatives in areas that are of common interest for both the GRDA and MCAST. … Continued
The Gozo Regional Development Authority launches two scholarship schemes for the Diploma in Commerce and Diploma in Gozo Studies, which courses are both offered by the University of Malta Gozo Campus in Xewkija. This initiative is part of the GRDA’s efforts to encourage human and talent development in Gozo. This initiative was taken by the … Continued
Jobsplus Permit: 322/2022 Position: To develop and manage the strategic external affairs of the Authority’s activities and to be responsible to enhance and sustain the identity and reputation of the Gozo Regional Development Authority (GRDA) at a local level. The function is also responsible for actively engaging in policy dialogue, negotiations and follow up with … Continued
Jobsplus Permit: 289/2022 Position: The Manager (Project Management and Implementation) will contribute, under the guidance of Senior Manager (Projects and Implementation) towards the successful implementation of projects while meeting timelines and budget requirements. The manager shall coordinate and prioritize project tasks, manage timelines, maintain project plans and communicate status to clients and senior management. Main … Continued
The Gozo Regional Development Authority, together with the EcoGozo Directorate and the Gozo Chamber of Commerce organised the GTI Observatory as part of the Greening the Islands initiative. Gozo, has been a member of this community since 2018. The Greening the Islands offers various means for islands to become more sustainable. The GTI observatory consisted … Continued
The Gozo Regional Development Authority, in collaboration with Across Limits, organised two workshops on centralised EU Funds with particular focus on Artisans, Creative Arts and the Agricultural Sector.
Gozo – 26th & 27th May, 2022 The GRDA in collaboration with the Ministry for Gozo, the Gozo Business Chamber and Greening the Islands will be hosting a two-day conference – Greening the Island Observatory Meeting The GTI Observatory was launched in 2018 to support the origination of sustainable projects on islands worldwide through task … Continued
The Ministry for Gozo, through the Gozo Regional Development Authority, has launched a public consultation process in relation to the proposed Gozo Rural Airfield project in Xewkija. Minister for Gozo Clint Camilleri stated that during the previous legislature, the issue of connectivity was high on the national agenda, in fact a fourth ferry was added … Continued
Gozo was chosen to participate in the EU Mission “100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030”, a fund under Horizon Europe. The application was submitted by the Gozo Regional Development Authority. The aim of this mission is to have 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030, an ambitious target of the European Green Deal and in … Continued
The Gozo Regional Development Authority launched a document entitled – Initial EU Funding Opportunities Roadmap for Gozo. Through this document, the Gozo Regional Development Authority wishes to convey the message that apart from the funds negotiated by the Central Government under the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), the European Union offers other opportunities in terms of … Continued
We wish you a joyful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year 2022 to you and your family fulfilled with good health and joy. The Authority will be closed on shutdown as from Monday 27th till Friday 31st December 2021.
The Gozo Regional Development Authority is inviting interesting contributors to submit their work for its first issue of Perspettivi. The biannual publication seeks to publish the work of authors, researcher and contributors who have interest in various themes pertaining to Gozo.
The Gozo Regional Development Authority hosted a delegation of UK companies from the Creative, Games and Film industry. Our CEO, Mr Mario Borg, and Mr Ronald Sultan from the Ministry for Gozo gave a presentation about the benefits and schemes available to set shop in Gozo. The UK Trade delegation also paid a visit to … Continued
The document is accessible under GRDA Documents
Mr Mario Borg participated during the National Climate Change Conference organised by the Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning. Our CEO was a guest speaker on one of the panels which related to – The role of Local Communities and Industry.
Following the issuing of a consultation document on the proposed Regional Impact Assessment Framework on 23rd April 2021, the GRDA is publishing the final Document. The Regional Impact Assessment Framework is an essential tool in assessing projects and national policies that can impact Gozo. Link to document: https://grda.mt/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/GRDA_Regional-Impact-Assessment-System.pdf
Gozo Regional Development Authority was officially set up on the 14th September, 2020 under Government Law.