“This workshop taught me how to work with municipal laws and understand the principle of participatory approach in the preparation of the Annual Investment Plan 2020. For instance, I discovered that the minutes must be drafted after each meeting with the municipality in order to document the decisions taken at the meetings and it must be sent to everyone concerned. I also managed to formulate during this workshop my next project which aims to develop the role of civil society within the municipality. In Beja, we have about 315 associations but only 18 of them are in contact with the administration of the municipality. The objective of my project is to create a platform containing the database of the existing associations to facilitate contact among them and expand the associative network of the municipality of Beja. Seima Ben Youssef, 35 years old, vice president of « Cheese Association and Heritage Promotion » and one of the beneficiaries of the technical training workshops on the implementation of the participatory approach in the process of preparing the Annual Investment Plan 2020 (PAI) in Beja.