The Energy and Water Agency has been entrusted with the development of Malta’s National Strategy for Research and Innovation in Energy and Water. The Strategy document is intended to provide a high level framework for research activity in these two sectors for the period 2021-2030.
Continuous engagement with stakeholders constitutes the cornerstone of the development of the National Strategy. For this reason, the public is invited to have their say on the draft Stategy Document published for public consultation, through the public consultation portal, until the 7th February, 2020. The Energy and Water Agency (EWA), together with the Ministry for Energy and Water (MEW) and MEUSAC will be organising a public consultation session on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 10am at the Valletta LEAP Centre, 72, Melita Street, Valletta. Participants interested in attending, are to send an email by not later than Friday, January 31, 2020, to register their interest.
The scope of the consultation session is for stakeholders to provide their views and feedback on the national strategy, which is aimed to guide the direction of Government support for R&I activities in these two fields over the upcoming decade (2021-2030), in line with national policies and priorities.
The National Strategy is expected to build on existing strengths and seek to address current gaps. It shall also identify high level priority areas for R&I activities for the next decade, aligned with the country’s long-term vision of national and EU energy and water policy, with a view towards the wider goals of decarbonisation, sustainability and affordability.