The new Tunisia in International Relations: Upcoming Workshop

In the wake of the intended publication on “The new Tunisia in International Relations” in the first quarter of 2015, an author’s workshop will take place at University of Passau from November 6 to November 11. A group of Tunisian Research Fellows will come together in order to discuss their articles and the concept of […]

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Latest Activities in Tunisia

The Tunisia in Transition-Group held several seminars during this April, in order to strengthen the competencies of its Research Fellows. Two Didactics Seminars at La Manouba, one in English and one in German, provided interactive trainings for the participants. They were instructed by Stefanie Reinhardt from the Center for Didactics at University of Passau and […]

Article on European-Tunisian Cooperation in Culture and Education

Our project member Anis Ben Amor and Edmund Ratka jointly published an article about the challenges to the European Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy after the Arab Spring. In the Arab world, the recent developments were perceived as a final act of decolonisation and emancipation.Europe can now make a lasting contribution to the democratisation and development of the […]


New book on Germany’s Mediterranean Policy

For a long period in the past, Germany has politically rather neglected North Africa and large parts of the Southern Mediterranean. However, in the wake of the recent transformations in the Arab world, Germany is playing an increasingly independent and affirmative role as a political actor in this region. The new book of our Project Coordinater in Passau, Edmund Ratka, analyses […]

Didactics Seminar: Interactive Training

“Tunisia in Transition” (TiT) offers training in research and teaching methods for young academics. The next training in didactics will take place at the Faculté des Lettres, des Arts et des Humanités Université de la Manouba on Saturday, April 19th. This workshop addresses young academics and advanced students who are about to teach themselves at the university […]

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Interview with Edmund Ratka

The Project Coordinator of “Tunisia in Transition” – Edmund Ratka – held an interview in January 2014, where he talked about Tunisia’s new Constitution. Turning Back women’s rights is not capable of winning a majority among the Tunisian public. – Edmund Ratka The new Constitution guarantees freedom of conscience and Gender equality. However, it is […]

Social Sciences in Practice – Political Consulting

Workshop on Political Counseling at the think tank Center for Applied Policy Research (C·A·P) The second day of the workshop took place in the inspiring belle-époque library of the C·A·P, a think tank at Munich University. The C·A·P proved to be the perfect setting for this part of the workshop, as the day was devoted […]

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Federalism – a model for Tunisia?

Discussion in the Bavarian Parliament with MP Horst Arnold followed by a visit at the Bavarian State Chancellery The Chair for International Politics at the University of Passau organised jointly with the Institute for Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-University a workshop of the German-Arab Research Group “Tunisia in Transition”. The workshop, which gathered about […]

October 2013: Methodologies Matter

Institute for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Thursday, 10 October 2013 The first session of the Tunisia in Transition Munich Workshop followed up on our first Workshop in Tunis in March 2013, which had been devoted to methodology of the social sciences. This time we turned to the methodology of a different science, namely that […]

June 2013: Academic English Course

In the framework of its capacity-building activities, the German-Tunisian research group “Tunisia in Transition”, which aims at analyzing the transformation of the Arab world and the German and European policies in the MENA-region, conducted a three-day English training course “General Academic English”. The intensive course was taught by the instructor Ms. Natalia Zemliak (Munich) and […]