The structure of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ (AŻ) consists of one Chief Executive Officer, two Youth Officers, one Youth Information Officer, Support Teacher, Administrative Officer and two activity centres coordinators and four minor staff. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is a government run Agency and its funded through public funds and through various funding programmes.
Aġenzija Żgħażagħ strives to provide young people with opportunities, activities and initiatives that help them develop their potential in a non-formal and informal setting. Through the year Aġenzija Żgħażagħ organises a number of trainings designed to encourage young people to be actively involved in their administration of their localities and become active participants. Young people are also provided with the opportunity to travel and participate in training courses that provide them with experiences and skills in different aspects that will help them through life. Besides AZ is currently organising a number of non-formal trainings that help young people develop their skills in various fields such as leadership, creativity and project development etc.
AZ is also runs the only youth information portal available in Malta, whereby young people can find or ask for information related to any service available for them. AZ works with a number of government departments and entities, local and international organisations, groups, councils, as well as independent individuals that might request our support.
Aġenzija Żgħażagħ is all about mainstreaming the policy regarding young people in areas such as employment, health, education and all the others fields in which young people are involved. Aġenzija Żgħażagħ works on three main pillars: youth empowerment, policy mainstreaming and research. One of the main aims is to coordinate the work of various ministries where young people are concerned.
The Policy Mainstreaming and Research Unit strives to ensure that young people and their aspirations are reflected in policy and projects within the various sectors pertaining to youth. The Youth Empowerment Unit works with other key stakeholders to develop, strengthen and facilitate empowerment programmes. Since its official launch, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ has already organized a number of activities which included training seminars for young people who are currently participating in the Youth Local Councils empowerment programme.
Aġenzija Żgħażagħ launched its web portal called Youth Information Malta on the 26th February 2011. The web portal includes general information for young people. Youth Information Malta provides also a showcase of news, events and activities pertaining to the youth field and aims to be a common meeting place for young people, institutions, organisations, youth workers and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ. Youth Information Malta became member of ERYICA in February 2011, and is continuously working with other countries to form a network, and to further improve the Youth Information Service in Malta.
1.Provide Youth Information.
2.Support Youth Organisations.
3.Provide Informal/Non-formal Trainings.
4.Provide Space for Youth Projects.
AŻ the national body that is the main source of youth information and is undergoing an exercise whereby youth organisations and groups that are set up in Malta are becoming registered members. Therefore AŻ is in a position to promote the work that is being done by the Anna Lindh Foundation through all its registered members and users. Furthermore AŻ is already involved in the activities of the EuroMed Youth platform that is hosted in Malta therefore in a position to enhance and facilitate the networking aspect.
To join the flagship initiatives that are being run by the ALF and promote them on a national level especially with the young Maltese population.