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Élection municipale pour les enfants (Municipal election for children)

  • Tunisia
  • Citoyens Acteurs / City of Menzel Bourguiba
  • This experience was presented at the 12th IOPD Award
Experience presented at the 12th edition of the IOPD Award "Best practices in citizen participation"


Who's presenting the candidacy?

The association Citizens Actors is a Tunisian association located in Menzel Bourguiba. Created on May 9, 2016. The association has 21 volunteers with a rate of more than 57% of women and 67% of young people. Its mission is: 
- contribute to raising citizens' awareness of their political and economic social rights and duties. 
- Contribute to the consecration of local democracy by adopting a participatory approach. 
- contribute to the activation of the role of civil society in the administration of local affairs. 

What's the experience about? 

We ran a municipal election for children between 9 and 12 years old. This initiative aims to consolidate the concept of local democracy in the minds of children aged 9 to 12 years. 

Why is it innovative? 

The process is identical to the real electoral process in all its details! 
The chosen children presenting, voting and controlling the process, ... 
Here a video about this proposition: