Tunis – the Venice Commission organised a seminar on 17 December 2019 in Tunis entitled "The budget and financial autonomy of the Tunisian independent bodies".
This meeting brought together representatives of independent bodies and was an opportunity to discuss certain questions relating to their financial autonomy and in particular the budgetary questions, in the light of new texts related to Tunisian independent bodies such as the Organic Budget Law adopted in 2019.
The preparation and adoption of the budget of the (constitutional and other) bodies was also examined, as well as the question of the nature of the budgetary control exercised over these bodies. International experience was also presented, and recommendations were formulated to guide the Tunisian independent bodies towards better accountability and efficiency.
The seminar is part of the joint Council of Europe-European Union Project to support to the independent institutions of Tunisia (PAII-T, 2019-2021), which is financed by the EU and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.