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Seminar: Youth and Elections in Tunisia – Way Forward

Monday 8th December at 14:00-16:00
Kirjasto 10 (Postitalo, Elielinaukio 2 G)

In Tunisia, the first parliamentary elections after the new Constitution took place in October. The elections were praised in the global media as the true achievement of Tunisia’s democratic transition. How do the young party politicians experience the current situation? How did young people participate in the elections and what does the future look like for the youth who were the initiators of the 2011 revolution?

Demo Finland and the Finnish Youth Research Network invite you to discuss these issues together with students of the Tunisian School of Politics, supported by Demo Finland. The seminar “Youth and Elections in Tunisia – Way Forward” will take place on Monday 8.12. at 14 in Kirjasto 10.



Opening words by Dr. Sofia Laine, post-doctoral researcher in the Youth and Political Engagement in Contemporary Africa and SAHWA: Researching Arab Mediterranean Youth: Towards a New Social Contract research projects at the Youth Research Network

Keynote address “Tunisian School of Politics and the Political Development of Tunisia” by Dr. Ahmed Driss, Director of the Tunisian School of Politics and the Centre of Mediterranean and International Studies

Panel discussion with students from the Tunisian School of Politics
Ms. Manel Rhouma
Mr. Zied Ben Abdeljelil

The discussion will be chaired by Dr. Sofia Laine
The audience is invited to join the discussion.

Comment by Wolfgang Mühlberger, Senior Research Fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs
+ answer from the panel

Closing words by Anu Juvonen, Senior Programme Manager of Demo Finland

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