Training workshop on " The cooperation of civil society with local authorities"       

The Hammamet workshop took place on the 17th and 18th January 2015 and focused on the cooperation of civil society with local authorities toward environmental issues at a local level. Based on field experiences and cases leaded by active local organizations, the workshop helped the participants to gain new practices, tools and methods to better collaborate with local authorities and become a real partner on local environmental projects.

You will find bellow the Agenda and some of the contributions of the Working groups :

Introduction : Jean-Baptiste Lanaspèze, president of APARE and Ridha Mankai, president of AERE-Hammamet

Relationship between civil society and local authorities in the Mediterranean countries : legislative and practical approach

Definition and concepts 
: Ameur Jeridi, expert in local governance, president of the Tunisia Think Tank Foundation (TTT)

Working group 1 : Participation of Civil Society in Decision making

Facilitator : Salem SAHLI, AERE Hammamet

Case studies:

  • Support to citizen dialogue and structuring for the renewal of Yasmina area (Tunisia) – Donia Turki, Association pour l’Education Relative à l’Environnement d’Hammamet

Working group 2 : How to contribute to an environmental project implemented by a local authority?

Facilitator : Charles Pasqualini - OEC

Case studies:

Working group 3 : How to collaborate with local authorities in environmental projects implemented by civil society?

Facilitator : Mounir BEN CHARIF, AREA-ED 

Case studies:

  • Ras-el-Oued agricultural and landscape renewal – Association de Sauvegarde de l’Oasis de Chenini-Gabès (Tunisie)

  • « Slowly… Slowly … in using water » : public awareness to water management - Hachem BADR EL DINE, Association Point Virgule (Lebanon)
Workshop in Hammamet