Seminar on the reform of the public financing system for associations

Al Kawakibi Center for Democracy Transition organized in collaboration with the Ministry of the relationship with the constitutional bodies, civil society and human rights, and with the support of the Organization ICNL a seminar on "Reform of public funding for associations” held on Tuesday 2 February 2016 in Gulden Tulip El Mechtel in Tunis.

A presentation of the draft revision of article 5183 related to the criteria, procedures, and conditions for assigning public funding for associations in addition to the display depicting the site's public funding for associations.

The seminar was attended by a large number of representatives of public associations and governmental structures concerned with this subject, in addition to a significant number of journalists.

Mr. Abdeljawad El Harazi, consultant at the Ministry of the relationship with the constitutional bodies, civil society and human rights, has pointed out that the reform of the public financing system for associations was punctuated by several difficulties and deficiencies in its application, this because of the absence of the transitional provisions. And the procedural adjustments made by the partnership with civil society has to bring more transparency and efficiency of this system.

For her part, Ms. Doaa Faro, represented by the International Centre for the laws of civil society organizations, regional office for the Middle East / North Africa, has reviewed the recommendations provided by the center to help modify this resolution.

On the other hand, Mr. Amin Ghali, director of Al Kawakibi Center assured that the democratic transformations reached advanced stages thanks to the socialization of civil society to address all difficulties.

Mr. Salim Lagmani has stressed in the same respect, that this revision aims to establish transparency and democracy on the public finance system, and calls for the facilitation of legal proceedings on the associations.

In the same context, Mr. Kamal Jendoubi, minister in charge of relations with the said constitutional bodies, civil society and human rights pointed out that the government project aims to modulating orders concerning the public funding of the associations, in order to facilitate financing procedures and establish more transparent and democratic values on them.