Category Archive Municipality of Gabes


Signature of the Participatory Democracy Charter in Gabès

In September 2018, the associative Action organized a training session related to the processes of the participatory democracy, to all the municipalities of the district of Gabès, in partnership with the local NGO “Organisation Volonté et Citoyenneté”.

By the end the training, 15 municipalities signed the Participatory Democracy Charter, that engages the new elected municipal councils to implement effective participatory processes including the citizens and the local CSOs, and which ensure transparency and accountability.

The following link provide a preview of the Participatory Democracy charters signed by some municipalities :

Participatory Budgeting Inter-Municipalities seminar

The “Associative Action” organized on the 22nd – 23rd of January 2015 a Participatory Budgeting inter-municipalities seminar in Tunis, that gathered the 8 first municipalities which successfully implemented the Participatory Budgeting process between 2104 – 2015. The following municipalities has been invited to participate in this seminar : La Marsa, Menzel Bourguiba, Tozeur, Gabes, Sfax, la Manouba, Gafsa and Raoued.

Besides, three municipalities joined the seminar as honor guests : the municipality of Ben Arous, the municipality of El Kef, and the municipality of Sbeitla. 

Moreover, different stakeholders attended the seminar such as the representatives of the following institutions : The Ministry of Local Affairs and Environment, the German Cooperation in Tunisia (GIZ), Caisse des Prêts et de Soutien des Collectivités Locales (CPSCL), the Center of Training and Decentralization Support (CTDS), CILG-VNG, local facilitators of the Participatory Budgeting, and citizen delegates of the partner municipalities. 

The object of the seminar was to present the results achieved by the 8 municipalities which adopted the Participatory Budgeting process between 2014 – 2015, followed by a debate between the different participants.

Moreover, this seminar showed the commitment of the municipalities in favor of the Participatory Budgeting process, instead of the Annual Investment Plan (PAI) imposed currently by the Ministry of Local Affairs and Environment. This commitment was declared by the signature of the municipalities, of 2 documents by the end of the seminar, which are :

  1. A letter addressed to Mr. Mokhtar Hammami, General director of Local Collectivities in 2015, calling the Ministry to adopt the process of the Participatory Budgeting
  2. An inter-municipalities partnership agreement between the municipalities which applied the Participatory Budgeting

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Renewal of the Participatory Budgeting in Gabes

In February 2015, the municipality of Gabes decided to renew the implementation of the Participatory Budgeting process which started in 2014. For the second year, the municipality of Gabes decided to re-open the budgetary line related to the embellishment of the city to the citizen participation, as well as to add a new budgetary lines related to the roads, the pavements, the public lightening …).


Capacity Building seminar for municiplalities_ 2014

The Associative Action organized on the 22nd – 23rd of January 2015, a capacity building seminar for the 4 pioneer municipalities which adopted the Participatory Budgeting process (La Marsa, Menzel Bourguiba, Tozeur, Gabes). The goal of the seminar was to empower the 4 municipalities to be able to re-implement the Participatory Budgeting process in 2015.