Tunis Events Calendar: Week of January 27-February 2, 2020

Main photo: An old Mercedes driving in La Marsa on Saturday January 25, 2020 . Photo by Fadil Aliriza.

Tunis Events Calendar: Week of January 27-February 2, 2020

Monday, January 27, 2020

Tunis – Meshkal news team

Every Monday, Meshkal compiles a calendar of political, cultural, and economic events taking place in Tunis for the week. No events included appear to require an entry fee. Some events are announced during the week and so may not be included at the time the events calendar is published.

Monday, January 27:

9:00 – Parliament’s Committee on Elections is scheduled to continue its assessment of candidates for the anti-torture commission, according to Marsad Majles, the parliamentary watchdog project of NGO Al Bawsala.

10:00 – Parliament’s Defense and Security Committee is scheduled to discuss its annual schedule and priorities, according to Marsad Majles, the parliamentary watchdog project of NGO Al Bawsala.

14:15 – Parliament’s Committee on Issues of Tunisians Abroad is scheduled to hold a hearing with an official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding consular procedures to help Tunisians living in Libya in light of recent events, according to Marsad Majles, the parliamentary watchdog project of NGO Al Bawsala.

??:?? – Parliament’s Committee for Industry, Energy, Natural Resources, Infrastructure and Environment is scheduled to hold a field visit, according to parliament’s official website. The time, location, and topic of the visit are unspecified on the website.

Tuesday, January 28:

9:00 – A daylong “national conference on the completion of the transitional justice process” is being hosted by the civil society collective “Laroujou3,” [Never again]. Location: Sheraton Hotel.

Wednesday, January 29:

17:00 – Roundtable discussion on the topic of “The Ecological Challenges in the Mediterranean,” hosted by the Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality. Location: Culture City.

17:30 – Book presentation on Algeria by researcher Karima Direche. Location: IRMC.

18:00 – Debate on the topic of crime, hosted by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in its Café Politique series. Location: Le 4ème Art.

??:?? – Parliament’s Committee for the Organization of the Administration and Affairs of Armed Forces is scheduled to hold a meeting at an unspecified time on an unspecified topic, according to parliament’s official website.

??:?? – Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture, Food Security, Trade and Related Services is scheduled to hold a hearing at an unspecified time on an unspecified topic, according to parliament’s official website.

??:?? – Parliament’s Committee on Administrative Reform, Good Governance, Anti-Corruption and Oversight of Public Finance Management is scheduled to hold a meeting at an unspecified time on an unspecified topic, according to parliament’s official website.

Thursday, January 30:

12:30 – Debate on the topic of “the political and economic issues of the Libyan situation and their impacts on Tunisia,” hosted the IHEC Carthage Alumni and the Friedrich Neumann Foundation. Registration in advance is requested. Location: Institut Arabe Des Chefs D’entreprises, Lac 1.

14:00 – Day one of two-day conference on the topic of “Representative Democracy Today,” hosted by the Tunisian Association of Constitutional Law and the Hanns Seidel Foundation. Location: Law Faculty (Faculté des Sciences Juridiques, Politiques et Sociales de Tunis).

??:?? – Parliament’s Committee for the Organization of the Administration and Armed Forces Affairs is scheduled to hold a hearing at an unspecified time on an unspecified topic, according to parliament’s official website.

??:?? – Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture, Food Security, Trade and Related Services is scheduled to hold a meeting at an unspecified time on an unspecified topic, according to parliament’s official website.

Friday, January 31:

9:00 – Day two of two-day conference on the topic of “Representative Democracy Today,” hosted by the Tunisian Association of Constitutional Law and the Hanns Seidel Foundation. Location: Law Faculty (Faculté des Sciences Juridiques, Politiques et Sociales de Tunis).

11:00 – Press conference supporting students who are victims of sexual harassment, hosted by Aswat Nissa. Registration in advance is requested. Location: Hotel Belvedere.

Sunday, February 2:

11:00 – Conference on “depolluting plants,” hosted by professor Naceur Ayed. Location: Centre d’Etudes de Carthage