There will be held the Tunisian School of Politics on June 13 – 15 th in Hammamet for the second consecutive year, where the Parliamentary Forum for Democracy (hereinafter - PFD) experts are invited, and who will present one of the relevant topics for this country such as the transitional justice. The lectures and seminars are aimed at young Tunisian politicians and the Members of the Parliament during which the topics such as key parliamentary functions and procedures (legislative, law enforcement and representation, etc.) will be delivered.
During the Tunisian School of Politics PFD experts will share theoretical and practical knowledge of the transitional justice, encourage young political leaders to participate actively in politics, present the civil society and the concepts of the democratic political system, and provide practical knowledge.
The international PFD delegation will consist of former and current parliamentarians from the European Union countries (Hungary, Lithuania, the Netherlands) - PFD Secretary General and a former member of the Hungarian Parliament Matyas Eörsi, a former member of the Netherlands Senate and the Board Member of the Justice Sector Development Institute Hanneke Gelderblom-Lankhout, and the Member of the Lithuanian Parliament Agnė Bilotaitė and Domas Petrulis.
The Tunisian School of Politics is a continuing project which started in 2012 and was supported by the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme of the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The project directly contributes to the implementation of the Lithuanian Development Cooperation policy objectives – spreading and fostering democratic values in the MENA region, improving the democratic governance and strengthening the civil society.
The project was carried out in close cooperation with the Mediterranean and international studies center in 2012 - 2013. Last year during the Tunisian School of Politics PFD experts shared their experience about democratization in the Eastern and Central European countries, strengthening the local government, decentralization and transitional justice. The trainings which started last year are being continued this year by analyzing the transitional justice more comprehensively. The Tunisian School of Politics is planned to be continuing in the future in order to consolidate the shaping of the democratic political culture in Tunisia.
Parliamentary Democracy Forum Secretariat