Australian Foreign Affairs minister Julie Bishop announces new CAAR grants including UNESCO Chair, Professor Fethi mansouri’s project on Tunisian youth leaders in the democratic/civic education field. Up to 10 participants will be selected for workshops/training in Australia later this year.

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Democracy Education in Tunisia – Building Capacity among Youth Leaders

Professor Fethi Mansouri, Dr Amanuel Elias, Dr Zouhir Gabsi

The project will involve youth leaders from Tunisia who are seen as potential change-makers in the area of civic and democracy education. The select group of youth will be recruited through the project’s partner organization in Tunisia, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) who are involved in significant work around democracy education among youth in Tunisia and across the region. Building on the Alfred Deakin Institute’s expertise around youth and civic engagement and taking advantage of the practical teaching and training capacity of our partner IDEA, the project will make a significant contribution in an area of critical need for Tunisia as it prepares for the 2017 municipal elections. It will focus on buildingcapacity around electoral parliamentary democracy with learning and engagement activities that involve expert presentations, facilitated focus groups and field visits to key political and electoral institutions.