On 18th November at 1pm, 20 slightly different Sunday lunches will be happening all across Malta as part of the Next Door Family EU project.
Each ‘Sunday Lunch with a Twist’ will be between 1 Maltese family, 1 non-EU family making Malta their home, and 1 trained Next Door Family assistant.
The aim of this project is to celebrate the strength and beauty of diversity, to teach us how to live together not just next to one another and to focus on our similarities, not just our differences. But it is also just about having fun, eating good food and making new friends!
The Next Door Family project has been running successfully since 2004 in the Czech Republic coordinated by NGO Slovo21, and lasting friendships have been formed between the families. This year 8 European Union member states have joined together to create Next Door Family EU and more than 210 family lunches will take place across Europe on 18th November at 1pm.
We feel that this project is a really exciting opportunity for the Maltese to showcase their famous hospitality, rich family culture and great food.
Equally, we know that settling into a new country can be challenging and we hope this project helps Non-EU families to feel more at home here. The ‘Sunday Lunch with a Twist’ is a wonderful chance for these families to make those first steps whilst sharing their incredible variety of cultures and cuisines with Maltese families.
If all this sounds like something you and your family might enjoy and you would like to be part of it all, then have a look at our website www.nextdoorfamily.eu and APPLY ONLINE as soon as possible before spaces run out!
Please feel free to email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 99613869/79699692 if you have any questions.