Tunis Events Calendar: Week of April 29 – May 5, 2019

Main photo: A traditional doorway of a residence in Sidi Bou Said, April 22, 2019, Meshkal news team.

Tunis Events Calendar: Week of April 29 – May 5, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

Tunis – Meshkal news team

Meshkal has compiled a calendar of political, cultural, and economic events taking place in Tunis this week.

Monday, April 29:

8:30 – Symposium on administrative justice, hosted by Tunisia’s administrative court and Democracy Reporting International. Location: El Mouradi Hotel

9:00 – The state’s National Anti-Corruption Authority (INLUCC) is hosting a “study day” on impunity. Location: Hotel Golden Tulip Mechtel

9:00? to May 3 – Opening of the fourth round of negotiations between Tunisia & the EU on the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA or ALECA by its French acronym), according to reports.

9:00? – Driving instructors are set to have a strike in front of the Ministry of Transportation over what they say is the ministry’s failure to consider their demands over price fluctuations, the state-owned La Presse reported Thursday April 25.

9:00? – Parliament’s Security and Defense Committee is conducting a field visit, according to the official parliamentary website.

10:00 – Parliament’s General Legislation Committee will hold a hearing with the minister of finance and the Tunisian Profession Association of Banks and Financial Establishments to examine law No43/2018, according to Marsad Majles, the parliamentary watchdog project of NGO Al Bawsala.

17:00 – Protest in support of the female agricultural workers recently killed in a road accident in Sidi Bouzid, planned by Maya Women’s Organization attached to the “Republican” political party . Location: In front of the National Theatre in downtown Tunis

17:30 – Presentation by doctoral researcher Riadh Amine Ben Mami on the topic of “(De)constructing its research object: the associations of “democratic surveillance” in Tunisia”. Location: Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain (IRMC).

Tuesday, April 30:

9:00 – Full session of parliament (plenary session) to examine draft law No63/2018 modifying law No2014-16 relating to elections and referenda, according to Marsad Majles, the parliamentary watchdog project of NGO Al Bawsala.

9:00 – A “national” seminar is being hosted by the Association for Economic and Social Research (ARES) on the topic of stopping the Tunisia-EU Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA or ALECA by its French acronym) currently under negotiation. Registration required. Location: Hotel Golden Tulip Mechtel

10:30 – Seminar hosted by the nongovernmental organization RAJ (Alternative Youth Network) on a study it conducted on the independent constitutional committees. Location: Hotel Majestic

11:00 – Protest called for by the association “To Oppose Violence Against Women” in front of the Ministry of Women, Families and Children to demand the provision of decent working conditions and transportation for agricultural workers following numerous road accidents that have killed in particular female agricultural workers.

18:00 – Film screening for the documentary film “Mouwatan wa Nus [Citizen and a half]” following an independent electoral list in the May 2018 municipal elections. The film is directed by Youssef Asswad and produced by Inkyfad and Yama Productions. Location: Culture City, Room Tahar Chériaa

Afternoon? – Parliament’s elections committee will hold a meeting, according to the official parliamentary website.

Wednesday, May 1:

9:00 – International Workers’ Day celebration planned by the UGTT. Location: UGTT HQ in downtown Tunis.

Thursday, May 2:

9:00? – Parliament’s regional development commit will hold a meeting, according to the official parliamentary website.

19:00 – Documentary film screening “They Persist: Arab Youth Reinventing Politics” presented by the Arab Reform Initiative. Location: Liber’Thé café.

Friday, May 3:

9:00 until Saturday, May 4 – Parliament’s regional development commit will conduct a field visit, according to the official parliamentary website.

9:00 to 12:45 – Forum held by the magazine l’Economiste Maghrébin on the theme of “Tunisia and the new world commercial order.”  Location: Hotel Laico

Saturday, May 4:

17:00 – Debate on the topic of “War and Peace in the Arab World” hosted by “Diwan Tunis.” Location: Mille Feuilles bookshop in La Marsa.