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

Portrait of Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca

H.E Marie Louise Coleiro Preca

Founder & Co-Chair
Portrait of Prof Andrew Azzopardi

Prof Andrew Azzopardi

Founder & Co-Chair
Portrait of Lorella Gatt

Lorella Gatt

Portrait of Jake Azzopardi

Jake Azzopardi

Portrait of Prof Godfrey Baldacchino

Prof Godfrey Baldacchino

Portrait of Prof Anne-Marie Callus

Prof Anne-Marie Callus

Portrait of Dr Clarissa Sammut Scerri

Dr Clarissa Sammut Scerri

Portrait of Prof Maureen Cole

Prof Maureen Cole