Category Archive Municipality of Tozeur

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 Tozeur

In March 2015, the municipality of Tozeur decided to renew the implementation of the Participatory Budgeting process which started in 2014. For the second year, the municipality of Tozeur decided to re-open the budgetary line related to the roads to the citizen participation, as well as increasing the amount allocated to the process.


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.

The inter-municipal seminar of the Participatory Budgeting_2014

The Associative Action organized organized, on the 17th of October 2014 in Tunis, the first Participatory Budgeting inter-municipalities seminar. The seminar gathered the first 4 municipalities which implemented the Participatory Budgeting in Tunisia (la Marsa, Menzel Bourguiba, Tozeur et Gabès) in order to sustain the process, exchange experiences and create the first Tunisian inter-municipal network of the Participatory Budgeting.

The seminar resulted in the signature of inter-municipal support agreement between the 4 participant municipalities, in terms of the implementation of the Participatory Budgeting process. Moreover, The Associative Action exploited the opportunity to present its Manual of the Participatory Budgeting, which describes in details all the steps and the activities of the process and how to implement them (see document below).