Tunisia, Partner for Local Democracy of the Congress

29 october 2019 Strasbourg

In a resolution adopted the 29 October 2019, at the occasion of the 37th session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, the Tunisian Republic was granted Partner for Local Democracy status with the Assembly. This makes it the second country – with the Kingdom of Morocco – to hold this...

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Council of Europe to hold its 7th Intercultural workshop on democracy

24 October 2019 Strasbourg

The 7th Intercultural workshop on democracy, organised by the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) in co-operation with the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) and the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE), under the South Programme III...

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Jordan, Morocco, North Macedonia and Tunisia accede to the Šibenik Network of Corruption Prevention Agencies

22 october 2019 Tunis

The 4th Meeting of the Council of Europe Šibenik Network of Corruption Prevention Agencies took place in Tunis on 17-18 October 2019. The event was organised with the support of joint programmes cofunded by the European Union and the Council of Europe, and implemented by the latter, namely the...

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Call for tenders for event services in Tunisia

21 october 2019

The Council of Europe Office in Tunisia is looking for service providers to assist with the organisation of several events at the national level. The events concerned may be conferences, seminars, meetings, training sessions or others, and may take place anywhere in Tunisia. The events will be...

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Call for tenders for the provision of consultancy services in the field of freedom of expression and media pluralism

1 October 2019

The Council of Europe constitutes a pool of experts consultants having specific expertise in various topics in the field of freedom of expression and media pluralism in order to support the implementation of the joint EU-CoE programme “Support to independent bodies in Tunisia – (PAII-T) “ and the...

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Tunisia at the gates of the Istanbul Convention

17 October 2019 Marsa, Tunisia

On 30 September 2019, Tunisia has officially expressed the wish to be invited to accede to the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention). This major milestone, made possible amongst others thanks to the activities...

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Tunisia joins the Convention to protect children against sexual violence

16 october 2019 Strasbourg

On 15 October 2019, Tunisia became the 45th state to join the Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (CETS No.201 - “Lanzarote Convention”). Naziha Laâbidi, Minister of Women, Family and Children, has deposited the instrument of accession during a...

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South Programme III Regional Steering Committee meeting

28 september 2019 Brussels

The EU/Council of Europe joint programme “Ensuring sustainable democratic governance and human rights in the Southern Mediterranean”, known as the South Programme III (2018-2020), held its Regional Steering Committee meeting in Brussels on 16 and 17 September 2019. The programme is funded by the...

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Grass root initiatives on youth engagement in peace and democratic processes in the Euro-Mediterranean region

20 August 2019

The North-South Centre is launching a call for proposals for youth-led projects taking place in the Euro-Mediterranean region connected with the key findings and recommendations of the 2018 Lisbon Forum on "Youth, Peace and Security in the Euro-Mediterranean region" which took place on the 15-16...

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Underage marriage in Morocco: abolish the exception, restore the norm

22 march 2019 Rabat

In Morocco, marriage contracts involving minors still amounted to several tens of thousands of individuals in 2018, a clear majority of them being female. The Family Code, reviewed in 2004, determined the legal capacity to marry at 18 years old for both male and female, however some of its...

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