The Venice Commission, in cooperation with the Presidency of the Government of Tunisia, organised the 8th UniDem Med regional seminar from 24 to 27 September 2018 in Tunis, Tunisia. The seminar entitled “Transformation and Innovation in the Senior Civil Service: challenges and opportunities” gathered some 50 senior servants and experts from 11 European and southern Mediterranean countries, namely Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine* and Tunisia. They exchanged best practices as regards the process of innovation in the civil service against a backdrop of respect for rule of law and basic civil service values and principles.
The UniDem Med Campus is funded by the Council of Europe – European Union Joint Project “Ensuring Sustainable Democratic Governance and Human Rights in the Southern Mediterranean” South Programme III (2018-2020). Its main objective is to contribute through peer-to-peer exchanges to the modernisation of the administration in the Southern Mediterranean by enforcing the law and consolidating institutions. The project strengthens the legal capacities of senior civil servants in areas related to good governance, the rule of law and human rights. It also contributes to the strengthening of the links between the public administrations from the region.
* This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of Council of Europe and European Union member States on this issue.
The South Programme III is a joint programme of the Council of Europe and the European Union, financed by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.