Notte Bianca 2016: Pub­lic in­vited to visit Par­lia­ment

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Through­out the night of Notte Bianca 2016, on Satur­day 1 Oc­to­ber, the pub­lic will be given the chance to visit the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, be­tween six in the evening and mid­night.

Guided tours are be­ing or­gan­ised to in­form the pub­lic on the aims and du­ties of Malta’s high­est in­sti­tu­tion, par­lia­men­tary pro­ce­dures, the work car­ried out by Par­lia­men­tary com­mit­tees and other works car­ried out.

Sci­ence in the House

Through­out this edi­tion, all those vis­it­ing Par­lia­ment will also be able to visit ‘Sci­ence in the House,’ that forms part of an an­nual ac­tiv­ity, broadly form­ing part of ‘Sci­ence Week in the City 2016’ or­gan­ised by the Sci­ence Depart­ment at the Univer­sity of Malta. This is also or­gan­ised in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Euro­pean Re­searchers’ Night Con­sor­tium, who have been in­vited to Par­lia­ment again un­der the aus­pices of the Speaker, Anglu Far­ru­gia.

This visit will ex­hibit the re­search un­der­taken by the rel­e­vant sci­ence de­part­ments, in par­tic­u­lar re­lated to neu­ro­science, ICT, en­gi­neer­ing, med­i­cal sci­ence and so­cial sci­ence.

Trans­plant Sup­port Group

Also present at Par­lia­ment will be the Trans­plant Sup­port Group to en­cour­age more Mal­tese to con­sider or­gan do­na­tion, and also pro­vide in­for­ma­tion to in­ter­ested peo­ple on how to get onto the na­tional Or­gan Do­na­tion Reg­istry.

Na­tional cam­paign to raise aware­ness on de­men­tia

Par­lia­men­tary Sec­re­tary for the Rights of Per­sons with Dis­abil­i­ties and Ac­tive Age­ing Justyne Caru­ana, un­der the Fam­ily and So­cial Sol­i­dar­ity Min­istry, will also be present at Par­lia­ment dur­ing the Notte Bianca ac­tiv­i­ties to pro­mote aware­ness on de­men­tia. This is be­ing done in or­der to make the pub­lic aware of this med­i­cal con­di­tion, and how many lives it ef­fects. Through this ed­u­ca­tional cam­paign, the pub­lic will be taught to iden­tify the first signs of de­men­tia and how to pro­vide as­sis­tance to peo­ple suf­fer­ing from this con­di­tion.

Take care of the en­vi­ron­ment for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions

There will also be an ex­hibit of cloth­ing made out of re­cy­cled news­pa­per and an ar­range­ment of flow­ers with the theme: Take care of the en­vi­ron­ment for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions, or­gan­ised by Con­nie Scerri and the stu­dents of the Con­nie Scerri Flo­ral Class.

Mem­bers of the pub­lic in­ter­ested in go­ing will be re­quired to bring with them their iden­ti­fi­ca­tion doc­u­ment. Chil­dren are to be ac­com­pa­nied by their par­ents/guardians.

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