31 January, 2013 – 15:00 to 17:00

On the occassion of the second anniversary of the Arab Spring, a group of Members of the National Constituent Assembly of Tunisia has accepted the invitation of the Slovak Atlantic Commission and visited Bratislava. During the four day visit, apart from the official meeting with the Slovak MPs, the group took part in a press event with the Slovak media and actively engaged with students, NGOs and wider public at an open debate entitled “Tunisia: Two Years After”.


It is our pleasure to invite you to the discussion with Members of the National Constituent Assembly of Tunisia, who will visit Bratislava next week as a part of the SSR in Tunisia: The Way Ahead long-term project of the Slovak Atlantic Commission.

The discussion Tunisia: Two Years After will take place in the House of Europe (venue of the European Commission Representation in Slovakia), Palisády 29, Bratislava on Thursday, January 31, at 15.00.

On January 14, Tunisia marked second anniversary of the successful culmination of the so-called Jasmine revolution when the president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali was forced to resign his function and leave the country.

Did the revolution bring what was expected? Has the standard of living in Tunisia improved? What are the biggest challenges for Tunisia ahead?

These questions and many others will be addressed in the debate with Tunisian MPs Samira Mérai Ep Friaa, Zied Ladhari, Abdelaziz Kotti, Samir Taieb, Haithem Belgacem, Mongi Rahoui and Dr. Ahmed Driss, President of the Center for International and Mediterranean Studies. The debate will be moderated by Amb. (Ret.) Rastislav Káčer, President of the Slovak Atlantic Commission.

Simultaneous interpretation from French to Slovak will be provided.

The project is financially supported by SlovakAid.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our event.