Tunis Events Calendar: Week of February 24-March 1, 2020

Main photo: A sign in a forest near El Krib in Siliana governorate, February 7, 2020 reading “Preserve your country.” Photo by Fadil Aliriza.

Tunis Events Calendar: Week of February 24-March 1, 2020 

Monday, February 24, 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, February 24:

9:30 – Parliament’s Committee on Elections is scheduled to hold deliberations over the proposed evaluation criteria for candidates of the Commission on Sustainable Development and the Rights of Future Generations, according to Marsad Majles, the parliamentary watchdog project of NGO Al Bawsala.

9:30 – Parliament’s Committee investigating the deadly bus crash in Amdoun is scheduled to continue its discussion on the findings of its report, according to Marsad Majles, the parliamentary watchdog project of NGO Al Bawsala.

9:30 – Parliament’s Committee on Martyrs and Wounded of the Revolution and of the Implementation of the General Amnesty Law and Transitional Justice is scheduled to hold a hearing with representatives of the government in charge of the dossier of beneficiaries of the General Amnesty Fund and representatives of civil society concerning the status of the dossier, according to Marsad Majles, the parliamentary watchdog project of NGO Al Bawsala.

10:00 – Parliament’s Defense and Security Committee is scheduled to hold a reading of its report on its site visit to the Choucha refugee camp and the border at Ras Jedir and to organize its priorities for future meetings, according to Marsad Majles, the parliamentary watchdog project of NGO Al Bawsala.

13:30 – Parliament’s Committee on Tunisia Diaspora Affairs is scheduled to hold a reading of legal documents related to the committee and to hear from the Director of the National Council of Tunisians Abroad to negotiate problems around establishing the council and beginning its work, according to Marsad Majles, the parliamentary watchdog project of NGO Al Bawsala.

13:30 – Parliament’s Committee on Administrative Reform, Good Governance, Anti-Corruption and Oversight of Public Finance Management is scheduled to hold a hearing with the Director General of Customs concerning the degree of participation of the Tunisian Customs agency in the fight against contraband, parallel trade, and national and economic protection; efforts and procedures taken to ensure the proper administration of the Customs agency and the fight against corruption within it; and other problems confronting Customs in the course of its duties and means of reforming and further developing the agency, according to Marsad Majles, the parliamentary watchdog project of NGO Al Bawsala.

Tuesday, February 25:

9:00 – Day one of two-day expo on Green Building. Location: Palais des Congrès.

9:00 – Parliament’s Committee for the Organization of the Administration and Armed Forces Affairs is scheduled to hear from the Order of Accountants concerning bill No81/2019 relating to the administration of taxation and of businesses and public institutions, according to Marsad Majles, the parliamentary watchdog project of NGO Al Bawsala.

9:00 – Parliament’s Committee on Finance, Planning and Development is scheduled to hear from the National Union Chamber of Wholesale Pharmaceutical Distributors to discuss bill No5/2020 approving a deal with the Qatari Development Fund relating to the opening of a bureau for the latter; to discuss bill No17/2019 approving a loan agreement finalized in Tunisia on December 12, 2018 with the German Foundation for Loans for Reconstruction to finance a program supporting reforms in the water sector (second phase); and to approve the committee’s report concerning bill No11/2020, according to Marsad Majles, the parliamentary watchdog project of NGO Al Bawsala.

??:?? – Parliament’s Committee on Youth and Cultural Affairs, Education and Scientific Research 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.

??:?? – Parliament’s Committee on Health and Social Affairs is scheduled to hold a meeting at an unspecified time on an unspecified topic, according to parliament’s official website.

Wednesday, February 26:

9:00 – Conference on the topic of “The Governance of Public Services for the Private Sector,” hosted by the business group the Confédération des Entreprises Citoyennes de Tunisie (CONECT) the state’s National Anti-Corruption Authority (INLUCC). Registration is requested in advance. Program available here. Location: Mechtel Hotel, Tunis.

9:00 – Parliament is scheduled to hold a plenary (full) session to hold a vote of confidence in the government as provided for in the provisions of article 89 of the constitution and article 142 of Parliament’s Rules and Procedures, according to Marsad Majles, the parliamentary watchdog project of NGO Al Bawsala.

10:00 – Day two of two-day expo on Green Building. Location: Palais des Congrès.

18:00 – The discussion series “Politics Café” organized by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung is hosting another session. Location: le 4ème art café.

13:00 – Conference on the topic of “Freedom of Expression Before and After the Revolution,” including a film screening and debates and presentations on activism, politics, theatre, cinema, and journalism. Location: Law Faculty (Faculté des Sciences Juridiques, Politiques, et Sociales de Tunis), room 17 Dali Jazi.

Thursday, February 27:

9:00 – Day one of two-day conference on the topic of “The Digital Revolution,” hosted by the Order of Tunisian Accountants. Registration is requested in advance. Location: Culture City.

9:00 – Parliament’s Committee on the Rules of Procedure, Immunity, Electoral Laws and Parliamentary Laws is scheduled to continue its discussion on proposed amendments to Parliament’s Rules and Procedures, according to Marsad Majles, the parliamentary watchdog project of NGO Al Bawsala.

13:00 – Workshop entitled “An Introduction to Gender!” hosted by Mawjoudin. Registration is requested in advance. Location: ENAU (National School of Architecture and Urbanism), University of Carthage.

??:?? – Parliament’s Committee on Health and Social Affairs is scheduled to hold a meeting at an unspecified time on an unspecified topic, according to parliament’s official website.

Friday, February 28:

9:00 – Day two of two-day conference on the topic of “The Digital Revolution,” hosted by the Order of Tunisian Accountants. Registration is requested in advance. Location: Culture City.

9:00 – Parliament’s Committee on the Rules of Procedure, Immunity, Electoral Laws and Parliamentary Laws is scheduled to continue its discussion on proposed amendments to Parliament’s Rules and Procedures, according to Marsad Majles, the parliamentary watchdog project of NGO Al Bawsala.

15:00 – The American African Union is hosting a conference on “Peace and Prosperity” in Libya. Location: American African Union, Lafayette.

Saturday, February 29:

9:00 – Conference on the topic of “The Role of the State in Tunisia in the Democratic Transition,” hosted by Forum de L’Académie Politique and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. Location: Sheraton Hotel.

10:00 – Workshop on urban agriculture hosted by El-Khouma Khir. Location: Hafsia

15:00 – Roundtable discussion on the topic of “Tunisian Consumption between Modernity and Traditions,” hosted by the Health and Environment Association. Location: Mechtel Hotel, Tunis.