International Day of
Women and Girls in Science
February 11
“Gender, Science and Sustainable Development:
The Impact of Media”
10 – 11 February 2017
Mediterranean Conference Centre - Valletta,
from Vision to Action
      The Inaugural Session of the Commission on Women and Girls in Science and the 2nd commemoration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science will take place on 10 –
11 February 2017 at Mediterranean Conference Center - Valletta, Malta.
      The 16th century building, now the Mediterranean Conference Centre, has long been one of Valletta's most remarkable landmarks. Located towards the tip of Valletta peninsula there
are magnificent views across the Grand Harbour.

      The Mediterranean Conference Centre is a rare example in the region of a heritage building functioning to the exacting demands of the 21st century, and one of Europe's largest
conference centres within an historical setting.

  • Participants must pre-register in advance by filling in and submitting the official online registration form.

  • Registration is only available online, Please submit your application by visiting our website’s registration page.

  • Registration is open from Thursday 15th September 2016 and closes on Monday 5th December 2016. Please note that unfortunately, seating is limited.  

  • After registering online, you will receive an e-mail confirming your registration and placement at the Forum.  

  • Badges can be obtained from 9:00 a.m. until 16:00 p.m. at the Forum’s venue mentioned above.  Volunteers will be posted at the Main Gate to hand out the badges and provide
    directions to the conference room.

  • Due to strict security measures, we encourage all pre-registered participants to arrive at least one hour before the start of the Plenary – scheduled for 9.30 a.m.  
  • Badges have to be worn at all times while on the Mediterranean Conference Centre premises. Kindly note that once issued a pass, participants must use it to gain re-entry to
    Centre’s premises during the course of the Forum.

  • Please note that you will not be able to check in or bring in large suitcases or bags.  We apologize for this inconvenience and kindly ask you that you plan accordingly.

Registration Fee
      There is NO registration fee for the Forum; however, participants must fund their own expenses, including travel, accommodation and other necessary costs.

Coffee and Lunch Breaks
      Participants are invited to purchase their Coffee and Lunch coupons in advance during registration.  Alternatively, you may choose to dine at one of the few number of restaurants
located in close proximity to the Centre.  Should you decide to leave the Centre’s premises, your security badge will enable you to re-enter at any time.

Official Language of the Forum
      The official language of the Forum is English.

      Participants are kindly asked to arrange their own hotel bookings. The following link provides a list of hotels situated in the Mediterranean Conference Centre area.

      Participants are responsible for obtaining appropriate entry visas to Malta, if required by the Maltese Authorities.  
Please check with the nearest Embassy of the Republic of Malta for visa requirements.
The official invitation letter and the Agenda may be used for visa purposes. The Secretariat of the Forum remains at your disposal to provide administrative support if needed.  

Additional Information
      The currency in Malta is the European Euro (€). We strongly recommend that you exchange your money in advance or at the airport as currency exchange services may not be available
at your arrival time. Local taxis, public transport, and restaurants will not accept any other currency.

The Event’s Secretariat Contact Information
      Should any further information be required please contact us at
Registration Form
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