Visit to Sifnos as part of Erasmus + project

Last week, members from the GRDA attended workshops and site visits on the islands of Sifnos in Greece as part of the Erasmus + project, titled Circular Economy on Small EU Islands. This project, which has come to an end, was coordinated by SMILO Small Islands Organisation, together with the other partnering islands hailing from: … Continued

EURADA Summer School

The EURADA Summer School, which was organised by the Gozo Regional Development Authority and Malta Enterprise in collaboration with the European Association of Development Agencies, has come to an end. The Summer School which was spread over 2 days, in Malta and Gozo, revolved around the discussion regarding SMEs and startups and insights on the … Continued

Project Manager

Jobsplus Permit Number: 384/2024 POSITION OF PROJECT MANAGER (Climate Funding 4 Cities – Turbocharging citizen engagement and climate actions in EU-Mission Cities Klagenfurt, Vilnius and Gozo) AT THE GOZO REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY Nomenclatures denoting the male gender include also the female gender. The CEO of the Gozo Regional Development Authority invites applications for the Position … Continued

GRDA Releases 2023 Annual Report

The Gozo Regional Development Authority (GRDA) has today announced the publication of its Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ending 31 December 2023, a report that looks back on a year of continued accomplishments for the Authority. The GRDA’s Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2023 is available on our website under Information … Continued

GRDA Tourism Conference: A Tourist's Perspective

Today the GRDA held its second Tourism Conference – A Visitor’s Perspective. Mr. Laurence Zammit, from MISCO, presented the findings of the survey amongst day trippers and holiday makers in Gozo. Prof Marie Avellino gave a presentation on the opportunities and challenges of sustainable tourism. Mr. Carlo Micallef, CEO of the Malta Tourism Authority delivered … Continued

GRDA Annual Tourism Conference - A Visitor's Perspective

The GRDA’s annual tourism conference – A Visitor’s Perspective – is back. The conference will be held on Friday, 15th March at Palazzo Palina, Ta’ Ċenċ Hotel, Sannat and it will start at 10am. Registrations are open till Tuesday 12th March 2024 on: info@grda.mt The event will be held in English.

Context Sensitive Design in Gozo Conference

This morning conference organized by the GRDA, achieved its objective of fostering a fruitful discussion, from which potential solutions aimed at safeguarding the distinctive urban characteristics of the island of Gozo were derived.   The conference, which brought together stakeholders from different fora within the industry and society, was a steppingstone towards having distinct design … Continued

GRDA Conference - Context Sensitive Design in Gozo

Following the publication of the Regional Development Strategy for Gozo, the GRDA is organizing a conference to discuss the topic of ‘Context Sensitive Design’ within the context of Gozo. The conference will also launch a discussion paper prepared by GRDA entitled ‘Nurturing Gozo’s Urban Character through Context-Sensitive Design’. The GRDA is inviting interested parties to … Continued

Gozo, along with 25 other cities, has been selected to join the Pilot Cities Programme

Gozo, through the Gozo Regional Development Authority, will be participating in a multi-city pilot activity along with the Austrian city of Klagenfurt 🇦🇹 and the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius 🇱🇹 which project bears the name “Climate Funding 4 Cities”. Through this project, sustainable 🌿 climate funding will be explored, along with climate awareness measures. Gozo … Continued

Christmas Recess

The Authority will be closed as from Tuesday 26th December till Friday 29th December, both days included.

Book launch of 1948 Tragedy in the Gozo Channel – The Untold Account

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

Imnedija strateġija għall-iżvilupp reġjonali ta’ Għawdex

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

Public consultation process launched in relation to the Victoria Urban Upgrade Project

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

THE GRDA AND GĦAL GĦAWDEX SEEK TO CONVERGE ON GĦAL GĦAWDEX EIGHT POINT PLAN

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

L-GRDA U GĦAL GĦAWDEX IFITTXU KONVERĠENZA

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

Information Session

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

‘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

GRDA Regional Tourism Conference

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

Towards becoming Climate Neutral

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.

Circular Economy on Small EU Islands Conference

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

Public Meeting

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

The GRDA is pleased to announce the publication of its 2022 Annual Report.

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.

Meeting the High Commissioner of India to Malta

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

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

New offices for the Gozo Regional Development Authority

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

Christmas Recess

The Authority will be closed as from Monday 26th December till Friday 30th December, both days included.

The GRDA participated in a 3-day workshop: Solution for waste-free islands in the Mediterranean

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 joins EURADA

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 and Greening The Islands consolidate cooperation for Gozo’s decarbonization.

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 GRDA participates at the SMILO Annual Conference

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.

The GRDA participates during the launch of the digital platform – ‘Timeline Gozo’

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.

GRDA’s Presentation of a Regional Economic Model for 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

Regional Economics Conference

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.

Framework Collaboration Agreement and a Specific Agreement signed between the GRDA and MCAST

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

Two Scholarship Schemes issued by the Gozo Regional Development Authority

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

Senior Manager – Head EU and International Affairs

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

Manager – Project Management and Implementation

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 GTI Observatory held in Gozo

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

EU Funds Workshop

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.

Greening the Island Observatory Meeting

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

Launch of public consultation process in relation to the proposed Gozo Rural Airfield project

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 chosen to participate in the EU Mission “100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030”

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

EU Funding Opportunities Roadmap for Gozo Conference

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

Festive Season Shutdown

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.

Expression of Interest

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.

UK Trade Delegation visit 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

GRDA participates during the Climate Change National Conference 2021

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.

The GRDA is publishing the final Document the Regional Impact Assessment Framework

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

GRDA Launch

Gozo Regional Development Authority was officially set up on the 14th September, 2020 under Government Law.

Gozo Regional Development Authority

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