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Engaging Tunisian civil society and promoting participation in the work of parliament

The Tunisian Assembly of People's Representatives has established a comprehensive digital platform dedicated to engaging civil society and promoting participatory democracy in lawmaking and oversight. The platform allows interaction between civil society and elected representatives through five online spaces.

First, there is a space for social media exchange for direct interaction with MPs. For lawmaking there are two spaces – one for submitting online proposals and opinions on draft laws currently in progress, and another for submitting proposals that can be adopted and transformed by a group of (minimum 10) MPs into legislative initiatives. There is a fourth space where civil society can submit proposals for inquiries to be adopted and presented by MPs as oral or written questions to the Executive as part of their oversight role. Finally, there is a fifth space for showcasing civil society programmes and activity.