Seminar Programme

0830 Registration and welcome coffee

0900 Welcome address by Valletta 2018 Chairman, Jason Micallef

0905 Opening address by Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government, Dr Owen Bonnici


Session 1 – Valletta 2018 in numbers  

Chair: Dr Carmen Sammut

0910 Valletta 2018 Evaluation and Monitoring research and panel introduction, Dr Carmen Sammut

0925 The Economics of Culture and Creative Industries in Malta, Kevin Vella and Dr Robert Cachia, Economic Policy Department (EPD), Ministry for Finance

0945 Valletta 2018: The Tourist Experience, Tania Sultana and Mariella Attard, Malta Tourism Authority (MTA)

1005 Creating a Career in Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs), Adonia Sammut, Employment and Training Corporation, Employment and Training Corporation (ETC)

1025 Discussion and Q&A

1045 Coffee break


Session 2 – Participation and inclusion

Chair: Dr Carmen Sammut

1105 Introduction by Chair

1110 A Comprehensive Analysis of the Valletta 2018 Cultural Programme, Daniela Vella

1130 Community Inclusion and Accessibility in Valletta 2018, Michael Deguara

1150 Assessing the relationship between community inclusion and space, through Valletta 2018 cultural infrastructural projects, Dr Antoine Zammit

1210 Discussion and Q&A

1230 Lunch


Session 3 – The European Capital of Culture, Valletta and beyond

Chair: Dr Carmen Sammut

1315 Introduction by Chair

1320 What would you do differently if you knew what you know now?, Rolf Norås

1350 The Impact of Valletta 2018 on the European Identity of the Maltese Population, Dr Marie Briguglio

1410 Audiences’ experience of the Valletta 2018 brand, Dr Emanuel Said

1430 Discussion and Q&A

1450 Coffee break


Session 4: Multidisciplinary research

Chair: Rolf Norås

1505 Introduction by Chair

1510 Imagined Cities of Valletta, Prof. Paul Sant Cassia

1525 Observing socio-cultural dynamics to inform a better understanding of Valletta’s built environment, Daniel Attard

1545 Small museums in socially-deprived areas & identity, John Vella

1605 Valletta 2018 as an opportunity for soft power, Kersten Calleja

1625  Discussion and Q&A


1645 Seminar highlights and concluding remarks, Dr Carmen Sammut

1700 End of seminar