Migrant-Led Integration as Peacebuilding: Forging New Alliances Among Third Country Nationals in Malta
This briefing examines an initiative to create a network focused on empowering migrant-led groups in Malta, a 316-km2 island nation of 425,000 residents in the central Mediterranean. Called the Third Country National Support Network Malta (TSN Malta) (www.tsnmalta.org), the network was designed to convene and support migrant-led organisations advocating for social and structural integration in a context where migrants’ presence has been a source of conflict. In its initial stages, TSN Malta drew on insights of peacebuilding practice to establish inclusivity, diversity, self-determination, and collective leadership as the organisation’s core values. As organisation members gained experience, the pursuit of integration in Maltese society became more explicitly intertwined with peacebuilding.