Inizjamed is a voluntary non-governmental cultural organisation founded in 1998 in Malta that is committed towards the regeneration of culture and artistic expression in the Maltese Islands and actively promotes a greater awareness of the cultures of the Mediterranean. Inizjamed is a secular, non- partisan organisation that acknowledges that every generation must seek to create its own language and both respond to realities of its day and look beyond them. Inizjamed believes that cooperation and partnership are far more effective in the long-term than competition. Its flagship is the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival.