finance & economy

Tourism: ''FeelMedina'' project to be launched, October 23, to animate Medina of Tunis

October 20, 2021

TAP) - The 'FeelMedina' project, which proposes tourist activities in the Medina of Tunis over weekends, in the next six months, will be launched on Saturday, October 23, 2021.

Supported by the project 'Promotion of Sustainable Tourism' of the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and led by the Economic Interest Grouping 'GIE M'DINTI', the initiative 'FeelMedina' will offer visitors unusual tourist experiences through cultural outings, traditional dance performances and many other activities scheduled to enliven the weekends in the Medina.

The first events of this project will be held on October 23 in the Medina with a treasure hunt organised by the association 'Carthagina' and a workshop held by 'Dowit', a Tunisian social startup whose mission is to support the craft.

The Economic Interest Grouping 'GIE M'DINTI' is set up as part of the promotion of the Medina of Tunis. Initiated in collaboration with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) since 2017 and financed by the EU, it brings together artisans, restaurateurs, booksellers and owners of guesthouses ..., and aims to create new economic and social dynamics in the medina.

The Medina of Tunis, heart of the Capital!

The Medina of Tunis is the historical heart of Tunis. Covering 270 hectares and rich in 12 centuries of history, it is characterised by a network of streets, alleys and dead-ends servicing houses with patios attached to each other.

Classified since 1979 on the list of the world heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the Medina of Tunis is also known by the richness of its monuments which are around 670 and also by the fact that it presents one of the rare testimonies of the Moslem urbanism: religious monuments (mosques, mesjeds, zaouïas), old medersas...

The project 'Promotion of Sustainable Tourism' is a joint action of the European Union in Tunisia initiated under the programme 'Tounes Wijhetouna' and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). It is implemented by the GIZ Tunisia, in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Handicrafts and it aims to give visibility to local actors and create a new cultural, tourist and economic dynamic in the Medina of Tunis.

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