As part of its work on Support to Civil Society, Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center organized a videoconference to present the study of CSO’s access to the Parliament on November 19th, 2020.
The web conference was an opportunity to emphasize the relationship between civil society organizations and the Parliament and to value the role of associations in accompanying the democratic transition in Tunisia. There were also some recommendations revolving around digitization, which could address most of the problems mentioned in the study.
The web conference was attented by Zied Boussen as the expert preparing the study, and Mrs. Jamila Kesiksi, Member of Parliament in charge of citizen and civil society relations. Mrs. Ksiksi praised the scientific value of the study based on scientific consultations. She also valued the relationship between The Parliament and the civil society and acknowledged that the partnership between associations and the Parliament has become one of the pillars of the Tunisian political system. Mrs. Jamila also emphasized the continuation of the discussion to implement the recommendations mentioned in the study.
Representatives from civil society, who followed the virtual conference live on the Fb page of the Center, took part by posing some questions on a number of issues including the organization of the “region’s week”. They also suggested organizing trainings and workshops between representatives from the Assembly and the civil society on the role and work of the Parliament as well as on the role and work of civil society. Mrs. Jamila promised to transfer these recommendations to the Parliament presidency for follow up.