Democracy

Change politics

 

For several years, JCI Malta has worked on projects that outline the importance of understanding why we should vote, how we decide who to vote for, and educating upcoming young politicians to enter the political foray with the right mindset – to improve Malta.

As an apolitical organisation, we believe it is our duty and our responsibility to help young people develop critical and analytical thinking.

It is also our responsibility to guide young future leaders who wish to enter politics with a mindset that steers away from corrupt practices and nepotism, but that instead focuses on making Malta sustainable, that treats humanity with dignity, and one that puts the country and its people before themselves.

How to vote in an election – Q&A with the electoral commission

Join the discussions!

JCI Malta aims to give young people the opportunity to make their voice heard and engage in healthy discussion on several aspects of local political all with the aim of changing the local politics for the better.

Discussing a variety of topics starting from identifying the problem with our politics, issues around votes for favour, the bipartisan system, and more.

The project, that was kickstarted in 2021, is comprised of several online and/or physical debates and discussions around several burning topics surrounding local politics.

The programme is FREE for JCI Malta members.

Contact [email protected] or your JCI Malta contact person for further information.

NEXT SESSION: event 4: Bipartisanism in Politics - Full of flaws or a perfect system? | 13 April 2022
Following the success of the CHANGE POLITICS previous debates and discussions focused on the problems with politics, the culture of votes in return for favours, and women in politics, JCI Malta is bringing about another opportunity for a healthy, engaging and honest discussions on politics, this time round focused on the bi-partisan political system in Malta.
“Bipartisanism in Politics – Full of flaws or a perfect system?” will be looking into the two party system that has reigned local politics for decades and decades, and the benefits as well as flaws of such a system. Believing in the need for open and honest discussion, our event will create a proper platform to discuss this topic, that comes up and up again within discussions and debates related to equality between genders. The moderated discussion will comprise various speakers whose lives have touched politics and who have opinions, thoughts, and advice to share with the audience, specifically on this hot topic. All those in attendance will also get the opportunity to join in the discussion, pass along their ideas and thoughts and simply look at ways in which we can truly impact and change the local political scene.
🔹 Discussion speakers:
– Edward Cachia, Founder at Machia
– Thomas “”Kass”” Mallia, Co-Founder of Volt
– Joseph Grech, President of Nationalist Party Executive Committee
– Dr Ralph Cassar, Secretary General ADPD
– Oliver Scicluna, Candidate for the Labour Party
🔹 Discussion Moderator:
– Matthew Caruana
🔹 Event details:
Date: 13 April 2022
Time: 18:30 (CET)
Venue: 230 Works, Mosta
🔹 Tickets:
https://jci.org.mt/…/bipartisanism-in-politics-full-of…/
JCI Malta members – FREE (ask your Local President for the discount code)
Non-members – €10
event 5: Youth in politics: Are we really giving them a voice? | TBC

More info coming soon!

event 1: Problems with Politics: The Voter's Perspective | 9 september 2021
This is the first event in the JCI Malta series 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐍𝐆𝐄 𝐏𝐎𝐋𝐈𝐓𝐈𝐂𝐒, where held a healthy, engaging and honest discussions on politics, with the viewpoint that change is possible. ‘Problems with Politics: A Discussion’ tackled The Voter’s Perspective. Keynote speaker Chiara Milani discussed her point of view and experiences as a person who was involved in politics, but not as a politician. This was then followed by a panel discussion comprising various speakers whose lives have touched politics and who have opinions, thoughts, and advice to share with the audience.
event 2: I'm not your party favour: A discussion on voter's favours and politics | 9 february 2021

‘I’m not your party favour’ tackled the political scene when it comes to favours in return for votes. Believing in the need for open and honest discussion, our ONLINE event created a proper platform to discuss this topic. A topic that has been making the rounds on local news. The moderated discussion comprised various speakers whose lives have touched politics and who have opinions, thoughts, and advice to share with the audience, specifically on this hot topic. All those in attendance also get the opportunity to join in the discussion, pass along their ideas and thoughts and simply look at ways in which we can truly impact and change the local political scene.

Event 3: Women in politics: The squashing of patriarchy | 9 March 2022

Women in politics – Shifting the patriarchal mentality will be tackling the political scene when it comes to women’s space in politics and the related topic of gender quotas. Believing in the need for open and honest discussion, our event will create a proper platform to discuss this topic. The moderated debate will comprise various speakers whose lives have touched politics and who have opinions, thoughts, and advice to share with the audience, specifically on this hot topic. All those in attendance will also get the opportunity to join in the discussion, pass along their ideas and thoughts and simply look at ways in which we can truly impact and change the local political scene. Covid-19 permitting, the event will be followed by a short and informal networking session for all attendees alike.


Panel: 

  • Fleur Abela, Senior Legal AdvisorSenior Legal Advisor within the Ministry for Justice and Governance
  • Emma Portelli Bonnici – Candidate on 9th and 10th District
  • Alexia Debono, Co-President of Volt Malta
  • & more panelists to be confirmed soon!
  • Moderator: Vanessa Macdonald

Date: 9 March 2022
Time: 18:30 (CET)
Venue: 230 Works, Mosta


Tickets
JCI Malta members: FREE
Non-members: €10

Get your ticket: https://jci.org.mt/shop/women-in-politics-shifting-the-patriarchal-mentality/

Event 4: How to Vote in an Election - Q&A with the Electoral Commission
With an election around the corner, knowing how to vote and why it is important to vote is essential. JCI Malta held a Facebook LIVE Q&A with Jeffrey Ellul and Josianne Sultana from the Electoral Commission as gave us an insight into:
👉 The process of voting
👉 What happens after the voting period closes.
As an apolitical organisation, we believe it is our duty and our responsibility to help young people develop critical and analytical thinking. This session is not intended to tell people who to vote for, but should serve only as an educational front on the local electoral system and how voting works without any intrusion of political party propaganda.
https://www.facebook.com/jcimalta/videos/972063736807713