The Emanuele Cancer Research Foundation Malta (ECRFM) is a non-profit making organisation set up between the Malta Trust Foundation Fondazione Terzo Pilastro Internazionale and the University of Malta
The Emanuele Cancer Research Foundation was established as a public entity under the Article thirty-two (32) of the Second Schedule to the Civil Code, Chapter sixteen (16) of the Laws of Malta, for the achievement of specific Cancer Research purposes as set out in its Statute.
The Foundation facilitates excellence in cancer research and collaboration among scientific, clinical and psychosocial disciplines. The Foundation provides information and education about cancer to the public and its representatives.
It significantly attracts and trains young investigators in an environment that demonstrates the interrelatedness of different approaches in cancer research and applications in practice.
In addition, through present and future international research collaborations, the institute is in a position to transform itself into a regional, Mediterranean Cancer Research Hub and subsequently, into an International Research Centres Platform. The Emanuele Cancer Research Foundation Malta is aiming to build a network of collaboration to achieve this aim. The following partnerships are already operational, and the Foundation is seeking further entities with whom to liaise effectively.
- Collaboration with international research centres
- Association with the Government of Malta
- Collaboration with non-government organisations
Above all, the Emanuele Cancer Research Foundation Malta provides an excellent opportunity for soft diplomacy, bringing people together to strive towards a common goal, building friendships and ultimately, sustainable peace.
The Emanuele Cancer Research Foundation Board is chaired by H.E Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca President Emeritus of Malta. The other 8 members are the following:
- Prof. Avv. Emmanuele F.M. Emanuele di Villabianca, Barone di Culcasi, Vice President of ECRFM and President of the Fondazione Terzo Pilastro Internazionale
- Prof. Alessandra Taccone
- Prof. Alfred Vella, Rector of the University of Malta
- Prof. Carlo Antonio Barone
- Prof. Christian Scerri
- Prof. Tullio Faraggiana
- Mr. Michael Bianchi
- Mr. Carmel Briffa