Main photo: A street in the medina of Tunis on Thursday, February 27. Photo by Fadil Aliriza
Tunis Events Calendar: Week of March 2-8, 2020
Monday, March 2, 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, March 2:
9:30 – Parliament’s Committee investigating the deadly bus crash in Amdoun is scheduled to hold a meeting to continue the examination of its report, 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 experts from the Tunisian Institute of Strategic Studies concerning “brain drain” and the loss of experts, according to Marsad Majles, the parliamentary watchdog project of NGO Al Bawsala.
Tuesday, March 3:
9:00 – Parliament is scheduled to hold a plenary (full) session to consider amending the electoral law (organic law no16/2014 of May 26, 2014, last amended as no7/2017 of February 14, 2017), according to Marsad Majles, the parliamentary watchdog project of NGO Al Bawsala.
17:00 – Book presentation and signing for the book “Wassila Bourguiba, La Main invisible,” by historian Noureddine Dougui. Location: Al Kitab bookstore, La Marsa
18:00 – A “Green Lecture” on the topic of “Ending Plastic Pollution in Tunisia” is being hosted by the Heinrich Boll Foundation. Location: Culture City.
Wednesday, March 4:
9:00 – Parliament is scheduled to hold a plenary (full) session to consider: bill no68/2019 approving a financial cooperation agreement with Germany for the year 2017; bill no62/2019 granting a license to the State to subscribe for equity from the company operating in the technology complex of Manouba; organic law no13/2019 approving actions adopted by the 24th congress of the Universal Postal Union; organic law no14/2019 approving actions adopted by the 25th congress of the Universal Postal Union; organic law no69/2019 approving the founding agreement of the Free-Exchange Zone of Continental Africa; organic law no79/2019 approving the convention creating the Global Alliance of Arid Zones; organic law no77/2019 approving the Statute of the Pan-African Organization of Intellectual Property (OPAPI by its French acronym) adopted in Addis Ababa on January 31, 2016. During the session, Parliament is also scheduled to hold votes on the following bills: organic law no93/2018 approving an agreement with the Republic of Guinea concerning the international transportation of people and goods by road; organic bill no94/2018 approving a cooperation agreement with the Republic of Djibouti concerning maritime travel and ports; organic bill no10/2019 approving a cooperation agreement with the Republic of Sudan concerning maritime travel, navigation, and commerce; organic bill No 48/2019 approving an agreement with the nation of Qatar concerning air transport between the two countries, according to Marsad Majles, the parliamentary watchdog project of NGO Al Bawsala.
Thursday, March 5:
9:00 – Parliament is scheduled to continue its plenary session from the previous day, according to Marsad Majles, the parliamentary watchdog project of NGO Al Bawsala.
Friday, March 6:
10:00 – Presentation of the Arab Barometer 2019 Country Report on Tunisia by professor Mark Tessler, hosted by the Centre d’Études Maghrebines à Tunis (CEMAT). Location: Law and Political Science Faculty, Manar Campus Conference Room.
Saturday, March 7:
17:00 – Presentation by Moroccan illustrator Zainab Fasiki, hosted by Nachaz discussion group and moderated by Shams Radhouani Abdi. Location: Mille Feuilles bookshop, La Marsa.
17:00 – Presentation of a book of photography called “Tunisia Inside Out,” by Pétra Dachtler. Location: Fahrenheit 451 bookstore.
Sunday, March 8:
8:30 – Training and competition in human rights issues for primary and secondary school students, hosted by the Ariana municipality. Location: Bir Belhassen Park, Ariana