Local Government Association Malta
The Local Government Association is established in 1994 through the issue of specific Regulations entitled: Local Councils (Association) Regulations, 1994. The aims of the Association include those of protecting and promoting the common interests of Local Councils as well as offering consultancy services, training on its own initiatives and in conjunction with any other Council. The LCA is the single public authority that represents all 5 regions and 68 local councils in Malta and Gozo. The LCA enjoys a high level of competence and it is involved in the national policy development process by regular meetings with the director of Local Government and the Ministry and other relevant stakeholders. The LCA takes part in the Committee of the Regions and it is the only supporting structure for Covenant of Mayors in Malta. Since 2007, the LCA had successfully participated in various EU funded projects under the following programmes: IEE, ICT PSP, MED, INTERREG, LIFE, Europe for Citizens.