Paris Peace Forum – Participate in the call for projects [fr]
The first Paris Peace Forum will be held from 11 to 13 November 2018.
In response to the rising tensions in today’s world, the Forum is designed to be the annual meeting for projects, ideas and initiatives which effectively contribute to better international cooperation on the key global issues, fairer and more equitable globalization and a more effective multilateral system. Many Heads of State and Government, representatives from the major international organizations and stakeholders from civil society are expected to be among the several thousands of participants. Some 150 projects will be presented at the event.
The Paris Peace Forum is part of the drive by the French President, Emmanuel Macron, to reaffirm the importance of multilateralism and collective action in responding to current global challenges.
The aim is to strive towards peace through better global governance and promote means of reducing international tensions including cooperation between States to confront cross-boundary challenges, collective management of global common goods and better regulation of the internet and communication.
Inspired by the COP21 model, the Paris Peace Forum will be a place for sharing experiences and innovative solutions bringing together all governance stakeholders including Heads of State and Government, local and national elected representatives, regional and international organizations and civil society in the wider sense (businesses, associations, NGOs, foundations, think tanks, media outlets, religious representatives, unions, etc.). The aim is to drive forward governance projects by showcasing them, using them as a basis for debates in various formats and promoting networking between project developers and relevant decision makers.
The Paris Peace Forum will be centred on five themes: peace and security, the environment, development, digital and new technologies and the inclusive economy.
If you wish to put forward a governance project, the Paris Peace Forum will be a unique opportunity to present and drive forward your initiative.
- For a chance to be one of the 150 projects chosen by the selection committee submit your project online: https://parispeaceforum.org/project-leaders/
To participate, projects must fulfill six conditions. Every project presented must:
- Deal with a governance;
- Be related with one of the fivethemes of the Space for Solutions;
- Be managed by a team of a minimum of three people;
- Involve different stakeholders;
- Be recommended or supported by an istitution of international reputation;
- Present a certain level of progress;
We furthermore strongly encourage the representation of different genders, most notably among the project representatives coming to Paris. If this objective cannot be met, project leaders are required to provide an explanation of the reasons for this.
Candidates must provide a complete file to evaluate their project as a whole.
Submissions close on 30 July
The Paris Peace Forum is an association under the French law of 1901. It brings together the National Foundation for Political Sciences (Sciences Po), the Körber Foundation, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the French Institute for International Relations, the Institut Montaigne and the French Republic, represented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Paris Peace Forum will take place at La Grande Halle de La Villette over three days from 11 to 13 November 2018, a beautiful building of glass and steel, one of the gems of 19th-century French architecture. The Forum will be centered around concrete projects of governance and will feature three interlinked areas where different activities will be carried out simultaneously:
a Space for Debate, where new ideas and initiatives will be presented and discussed, with particular attention to innovative discussion formats that should systematically produce operational conclusions;
a Space for Solutions, to be accessible to any organisation wishing to communicate on a project, initiative or reform relating to one of the Forum’s five themes:
- Peace and security;
- New technologies;
- Inclusive economy;
a Space for Innovation, which will host an annual hackathon on global governance issues.