"Decentralisation and Culture: Which horizons for Tunisian Cultural Policy?," focus of press conference | Tunisia News Gazette

“Decentralisation and Culture: Which horizons for Tunisian Cultural Policy?,” focus of press conference

Follow-up of the twining project between the Tunisian Culture Ministry and the French Culture and Communication Ministry part of the implementation of the culture sector support programme in Tunisia (PACT) funded by the European Union (EU), was the focus of a press conference Thursday, in the presence of Culture Minister Moahmed Zine el Abidine and France’s Ambassador to Tunisia Olivier Poivre d’Arvor.

Under the theme: Decentralisation: Which horizons for the Tunisian Cultural Policy?, the conference offered the opportunity to present the first results and activities achieved since February 2017, launch date of the twining project.

This two-year project aims to contribute to the reinforcement of the enterprises’ capacities in the culture sector and support the decentralisation of cultural institutions in Tunisia, national co-ordinator of the twining project Bilel Aboudi told TAP.

Besides, he specified that this mechanism seeks to achieve four key results: review the current legislation to facilitate the action of the ministry and its institutions, devise regional and local strategies, reinforce the ministries’ capacities (follow up, evaluation and prospection), improve competences in matters of communication and digital use as regards in this case the creation of a website of the cultural agenda devoted to national and regional festivals and cultural events which will be operational as of next week under the supervision of the National Cultural Communication Centre.

In another connection, Aboudi pointed out that the achievement of these results requires the revision of legislative and legal texts such as the Law on Museums which had been developed drawin on the French experience, mentioning in this regard that 26 points are included in the components of project that adopts a participatory approach based on meetings, workshops and field trips to Tunisia and Europe.

For his part, French Director of the project Xavier North pointed out that France had provided support since the launch of the project by the EU by making available a working group gathering main experts for each component of the twining project in matters of organisation, legislation, national and local strategies and internal and external communication and evaluation.

The specialised experts’ network include over 100 European and Tunisian experts participating in this project worth Euros 1 million.

The twining project, inked with the French side on February 9, 2017, aims to support the decentralisation implementation process for the benefit of the Culture Ministry and cultural institutions in regions.

Source: TAP News Agency

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