Servizzi Ewropej f’Malta
Your gateway to EU services in Malta
SEM took over the functions previously carried out by MEUSAC and assumed new functions, mainly in terms of outreach on EU policies and strategies and assistance in the implementation of EU-funded projects.
The name of the agency reflects its mission and functions, namely to serve as a gateway to EU related services in Malta and Gozo, making it easier for citizens to reap the benefits of EU membership.
At SEM we are committed to:
KEEP YOU INFORMED about the latest developments in the EU’s strategies, policies, legislation and initiatives, including related rights, obligations, benefits and opportunities, including EU-funding opportunities, to different sections of the population.
ENGAGE YOU in the EU’s decision-making process by facilitating their feedback on EU policies and legislative proposals, and involve them in EU initiatives and actions that affect their daily lives.
SUPPORT YOU in tapping into EU-funding opportunities by informing them of such opportunities, helping those who are interested in applying for available funds and guiding successful applicants in implementing their projects.
To be the leading agency in Malta that engages citizens in EU-related matters.
To be of service to citizens by keeping them updated on the EU’s strategies, policies, initiatives and obligations and engaging them to benefit from the rights and opportunities deriving from EU membership, including EU funding.
The Agency’s functions are defined by the legal notice which states that the Agency shall be responsible for the following:
(a) To inform and keep updated public and private organisations and citizens through various fora on the EU’s long-term strategies, policies, initiatives, obligations, rights and opportunities;
(b) to provide information and assistance on EU funding programmes, in particular by advising and assisting local government and private non-profit organisations to draw up and submit competitive project applications;
(c) to provide guidance to local government and private non-profit organisations on the implementation of EU-funded projects;
(d) to participate in MCESD meetings and provide in-depth updates on the long-term strategies and legislative proposals of the EU to social partners;
(e) to issue regular policy briefs and updates on EU legislative proposals and how EU legislation applies to citizens and organisations; and
(f) to create a network to facilitate communication with EU national contact points and information providers.