Tunisia at a Crossroads

This policy brief, by Lorenzo Coslovi, Mattia Giampaolo, Aurora Ianni, is mainly the result of three roundtables organized by CeSPI with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo, held between September 2023 and February 2024. The events gathered different experts, scholars, civil society representatives and institutions to discuss the current political and economic situation in Tunisia, with a focus on its impact on women’s activism and the migration dossier. In addition to political and economic developments, analyzing the progress of women’s rights and the state of migration management could help in understanding whether Tunisia has gone down an authoritarian point of no return at the crossroads of its path for a “democratic transition” and the subsequent impact on its external partnerships. Special attention has been dedicated to the external ramifications of migration as the main dossier in both Tunisia-Italy and Tunisia-EU relations.









The implementation of the initiative Osservatorio Mediterraneo e Medio Oriente within the framework of the project "Gli scenari strategici per l’Italia: comprendere per formare le nuove generazioni"  is supported by the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation, as part of its 2023 Mission "Aprire Scenari Internazionali".