NIMDNetherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy

The launch of the Tunisian School of Politics (TSoP) in early 2012 in cooperation with the identified local partner, Centre des Etudes Méditerranéennes et Internationales (CEMI), was an enormous success. An invitation to parliamentary parties to send promising youth members to be trained in multiparty weekend school settings resulted in the programme training 10 per cent of all national Constituent Assembly members, as well as presidential advisors, vice presidents of parties and other high level party members.


The first class graduated in June, the second in December. An interparty dialogue track has also commenced, with the training of a group of political party leaders’ attachés and negotiators in conflict resolution skills. This will be intensified in 2013. Activities planned for the electoral campaign period, including civil society debates, had to be re-adapted as a consequence of the postponement of the elections.