Tunisia has obtained the "Partner for Local Democracy" status, from the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities at its 37th Session in October 2019. This status offers the Council of Europe’s neighbouring countries an ideal platform for dialogue and institutional contacts with their European counterparts.

The Tunisian delegation comprises 4 representatives and 4 substitutes who may sit alongside Congress members and contribute to the debates during sessions – albeit without the right to vote – and to the work of its Monitoring, Current Affairs and Governance committees.

See also: "Tunisia, Partner for Local Democracy of the Congress"

Head of the Delegation

Souad BEN ABDERRAHIM
Mayor of Tunis
souad.sassi@email.ati.tn
Political Party: Ennahda


Deputy Head of the Delegation

Mounir ELLOUMI
Mayor of Sfax
MOUNIRELLOUMI59@GMAIL.COM
Political Party: Ennahda


Secretariat of the Delegation

National Federation of Tunisian Communes (FNCT)

Wiem POUSSE : w.pousse@fnvt.org

Mouna MATHARI : m.mathari@fnvt.org

Composition of the National Delegation

Monitoring Committee

Representatives Representatives

Mohamed MENSI
Mayor of Testour
COMMUNE.TESTOUR@GMAIL.COM
MAYSSALYNE.Z@GMAIL.COM
Political Party: Popular Front


Sonia AL GHALI
Mayor of Sidi Ameur Madjed Aissa
elghali.soniaa@gmail.com
Political Party: Nidaa Tounes

Substitute Substitute

Zakia FRIAA
Mayor of North Zarzis
zakiafriaa1@gmail.com
Political Party: Ennahda

Governance Committee

Representative Representative

Fadhel MOUSSA
Mayor of Aryanah
fadhelmoussa@gmail.com
Political Party: Al Afdhal Independent List

Substitutes Substitutes

Habib KOUBAA
Mayor of Menzel Bouzelfa
habibkoubaa@hotmail.com
Political Party: Nidaa Tounes


Fatma MAHMOUD
Mayor of Ennour
mahmouud.fatma@gmail.com
Political Party: Ennahda

Current Affairs Committee

Representative Representative

Souad BEN ABDERRAHIM 
Mayor of Tunis, President of the National Federation of Tunisian Towns (FNVT)
souad.sassi@email.ati.tn
Political Party: Ennahda

Substitute Substitute

Mounir ELLOUMI
Mayor of Sfax, Vice-President of the National Federation of Tunisian Towns (FNVT)
MOUNIRELLOUMI59@GMAIL.COM
Political Party: Ennahda

PLD Status PLD Status

The Congress' Partner for Local Democracy status enables elected representatives of local authorities of Council of Europe’s neighbouring countries to participate in the Congress' activities.

Thematic spokespersons Thematic spokespersons
Contact Contact

Laura Esselin
Project Officer, External relations / Thematic priorities


Mouna Barbouche Vejselovic
Project Assistant