Farhat Hached Institute for Research and Democracy

Name of the organization or artist

Farhat Hached Institute for Research and Democracy




20 Rue Somaa Mourouj 5 – 2074 – Ben Arous -Tunis



Missions and objectives

Farhat Hached Institute for Research and Democracy (FHIRD) is an independent non-profit international Tunisian NGO based in Tunis. It is an academic body of research that works at the both national and international levels in fields such as research, training, consultancy in issues of media, democracy and politics as well as democratic changes. In order to reach our goals, we are willing to work with different research and scientific bodies, governmental and non governmental organizations and associations that show similar interests and specialties according to the requirements of these domains.
Our institute publishes research studies and reports, organizes trainings, conferences and workshops that are open to experts and common people. The institute also organizes and supervises an annual polls project as part of our attempt and contribution in facilitating the democratic process and helping in the establishment of democratic institutions.

Main Activities

FHIRD follows a strategy of thinking oriented to:

v Increasing the participation of youngsters into the social, civil and political life and in the decision making process.
v creating opportunities of meeting , debating and sharing experiences between member organisations and Institutions ;
v Facilitating cooperation and networking between member organisations.

In this regard FHIRD is working effectively in giving support on a regional project, related to public policy, that is trying to create, expand and coordinate a local network of associations, including in this plan many groups from different areas.

§ Activities key factors are:
§ the centrality of the person
§ Active citizenship / Democracy
§ Education and Training
§ Democracy/Active citizenship
§ Anti-corruption/discrimination
§ Human rights / Child Rights
§ Women rights.
§ Peace-promotion
§ Conflict resolution
§ Intercultural dialogue
§ Religious harmony
§ Environment /Climate changes
§ Research and studies
§ Culture and art
§ Non – formal education
§ Youth policy
§ Gender equality
§ Policy-making
§ Policy Papers
§ Advocacy
§ Pleading

Contact person

Mohamed Amine KOUKI