Tunis Events Calendar: Week of December 16-22, 2019

A café in the old city Medina of Tunis, September 2019. Photo by George Gale.

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, December 16:

9:00 – The Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES) is holding a conference to present its work on migration, including reports, studies, and a documentary.  Location:  Hotel Majestic.

17:30 – The Contemporary Maghreb Research Institute (IRMC) is hosting a presentation by Thomas Serres, lecturer at University of California Santa Cruz, on his latest monograph entitled “Managing the Crisis, Blaming the People: The Suspended Disaster in Bouteflika’s Algeria.”  The presentation will be in French.

Wednesday, December 18:

10:00 – The Observatory of Rights and Liberties in Tunisia is hosting a press conference on the official state of emergency declared by Tunisian authorities which has been in effect since November 2015.  Location: Hotel Africa.

Thursday, December 19:

9:30 – The Tunisian Observatory of Economy (OTE) is hosting a conference on the topic of public private partnerships (PPPs). The conference will introduce a report co-authored by Jihen Chandoul of OTE and Cécilia Gondard of the European Network of Debt and Development (EURODAD) entitled “Projects that don’t take off – Challenges and lessons to be learned from PPPs in Tunisia.” Registration requested in advance. Location: Hotel Africa.

Friday, December 20:

8:30 – A conference on food sovereignty in North Africa is being hosted by the Tunisian Permaculture Association. The topic of the conference is “Food Sovereignty in the North African Region: Working for the Future.” Location: Maison de Culture Maghrébine Ibn Khaldoun de Tunis

10:00 –  Youth for Climate Tunisia is hosting an end of year discussion on the climate crisis. Registration is requested in advance. Exact location has not been publicly announced yet.

17:30 – A debate is being held on the public health priorities in Tunisia over the next five years.  The debate is being organized by the Tunisian center for public health. Registration requested in advance.  Location: Cogite Co-working Space.