CROM stands for Children’s Rights Observatory Malta. The need for this observatory emerged from the needs identified through various processes with children. The CPAT (Child Participation Assessment Tool) and DG Just processes highlighted gaps faced by children and professionals working with and for children. Even though Malta signed the UNCRC over 30 years ago, this was never transposed into Maltese national legislation.

CROM is a joint initiative between the Malta Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society and the University of Malta. It was launched in June 2021.

Steering Committee

H.E Marie Louise Coleiro Preca

Founder & Co-Chair

Prof Andrew Azzopardi

Founder & Co-Chair

Dr Stephanie Dalli

Lorella Gatt

Maria Ellul Desira

Jake Azzopardi

Prof Godfrey Baldacchino


Prof Anne-Marie Callus

Dr Clarissa Sammut Scerri

Prof Maureen Cole