Accessibility Statement

Web accessibility refers to the principles and techniques observed when designing, constructing, maintaining and updating our website so as to ensure our online services are accessible to all.

As a public sector organisation, the Malta Council for Science and Technology is committed to making website accessible and we are actively working to improve the user experience for everyone by increasing the accessibility and usability. Part of this work involves ensuring we meet the current standards for our content, including those listed in the EU Directive 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies (OJ L 327, 2.12.2016, p. 1.) and in the Accessibility of the Websites and Mobile Applications of the Public Sector Bodies Regulations, Subsidiary Legislation 418.03 of the Laws of Malta, as well as the principles established in the Equal Opportunities (Persons with Disability) Act, Chapter 413 of the Laws of Malta.

This statement applies to the official website of the Platform for Mediterranean Research and Innovation at This statement was last updated on 12th of April 2024.

Compliance Status

This website is being optimised to apply the European standard EN 301 549 and it is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 level AA standard. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not yet fully conform to the accessibility standard for the reasons stated below.

Non-accessible content

Despite our efforts to achieve website accessibility, certain content may not yet be optimised including but not limited to some images / logos that might not contain alternative text descriptions, some hyperlinks that might not contain clear descriptive titles. We constantly monitor the accessibility of our website, and we are committed to continue to make improvements to the accessibility features.

Kindly note that as part of our ongoing commitment to accessibility, this statement is subject to updates to reflect continued actions taken for improvement. Please contact us if you observe any accessibility issues on our website or if you wish to report your experience so as to help us further improve the accessibility of our website.

Preparation of this Accessibility Statement

This statement was prepared on 12th April 2024.

This portal is currently being assessed by the Malta Communications Authority (MCA).

Feedback and Contact Information

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of our website.  Please let us know if you encounter accessibility issues on:

  • Internationalisation Unit
  • Phone: +356 23602161
  • E-mail:
  • Postal address: Villa Bighi, Dawret Fra Giovanni Bichi, Kalkara, KKR 1320

Formal approval of this accessibility statement

This accessibility statement is approved by Mr Silvio Scerri, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Malta Council for Science and Technology.

Enforcement Procedure

We aim to respond to accessibility feedback within two (2) working days, and to propose a solution within 12 working days.  You are entitled to escalate a complaint to the Malta Communications Authority at or to the Commission for the Rights for Persons with Disability (CRPD) should you be dissatisfied with our response as per enforcement SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION 418.03.