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Elections Assistance in Tunisia

2012

Since April 2011 ERIS has implemented a European Commission-funded project to support the conduct of democratic elections in Tunisia.

ERIS provided a five-expert election assistance team in the months leading to the October 2011 Constituent Assembly elections, which supported the nascent electoral commission and other government institutions to carry out Tunisia’s first democratic election process.

The technical advisory services provided by ERIS included expertise on the legal framework, training, election operations and public outreach.  The ERIS project also trained regional level election officials and civil society representatives around the country on fundamental election issues and held a seminar for the Administrative Tribunal on election dispute resolution prior to the October 2011 elections.

ERIS has implemented its project in conjunction with two partner organisations – the Italian media organisation Osservatorio di Pavia and the Swedish human rights organisation Raoul Wallengberg Institute (RWI).   Osservatorio di Pavia set up a media monitoring unit within the electoral commission. It also provided training and mentoring for the media monitoring unit staff members to improve their ability to regulate media behaviour during the campaigning period.  RWI provided training for senior police officials on a human rights approach to policing elections prior to election day. 

Since the October 2011 elections ERIS has continued to provide technical advisory services on election-related issues to Tunisian government institutions through the presence of its Chief Technical Advisor.  The project has interacted with key stakeholders to focus attention on the reforms needed to the legal and institutional framework ahead of parliamentary elections planned for 2013. 

In 2012, ERIS has conducted a series of roundtables on key issues to advance the electoral agenda, including: Results Adjudication, Recommendations of Election Observation Missions, Election Management Bodies, the Legal Framework and Campaign Finance.  These roundtables have been jointly supported with other technical assistance providers in Tunisia.

ERIS has implemented its Tunisia Elections Assistance project in conjunction with two partner organisations – the Italian media organisation Osservatorio di Pavia and the Swedish human rights organisation Raoul Wallengberg Institute (RWI). Osservatorio di Pavia set up a media monitoring unit within the electoral commission and provided training and mentoring for the media monitoring unit staff members to be able to regulate media behaviour during the election campaign period. RWI provided training for senior police officials on a human rights approach to policing elections prior to election day.

As the 2013 parliamentary elections approach, ERIS plans to expand its support for Tunisian government institutions and an eventual electoral commission.