About the Paris Peace Forum
The Paris Peace Forum is an annual platform for governance projects. Conceived as a response to rising tensions in the contemporary world, it is based on the conviction that durable peace can only be achieved through transnational cooperation in several sectors. The Forum thus aims to be the place of all cooperative solutions in the fields of peace and security, environment, development, new technologies and inclusive economy which make up the key themes. Every year, it will convene up to 20,000 people from politics, economics, academia, media, and civil society to discuss and advance governance projects in these domains.
Inspired by the COP 21 model, the Paris Peace Forum will be a forum for discussion and debate with special emphasis on civil society initiatives, and for sharing experiences and innovative solutions involving all the stakeholders in governance:
- Heads of State and Government leaders, local and national elected representatives;
- regional and international organisations, especially UN agencies;
- civil society in its broadest sense: companies, associations, NGOs, foundations, think tanks, media, trade unions, religious leaders, philanthropists, experts, etc.
With these actors, the Paris Peace Forum aims to strengthen the actions of existing multilateral organisations, primarily the United Nations, and speed up implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
The Paris Peace Forum will also offer the right setting for convening actors from around the world to launch formal initiatives, track-two exercises, mediations and bilateral dialogues.
The expected output of the Forum is take these projects one step further by publicizing them, vetting them through debates in various formats, and having their promoters meet the "implementers" -states, international bodies like the UN, but also G7, G20, BRICS, OECD, and many others. Several thousand participants are expected, and 150 projects will be featured in the "Space of solutions" (the exhibition space). Your project could be one of these presented.
The Forum was founded Sciences Po, the Körber Foundation, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the Institut international des relations internationals (IFRI), the Montaigne Institute and the French Republic, represented by the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
When & where
11 - 13 November 2018
La Grande Halle de La Villette. Paris, France.
Presenting your project
For you as a project leader, the Paris Peace Forum presents a unique opportunity to make your project known, connect with other project leaders in your sector, discuss your ideas with experts and decision-makers, liaise with potential funders, and ultimately push your initiative further towards successful implementation.
To participate, project leaders must fulfil five conditions. Every project proposed must :
- Deal with a governance issue
- Be linked with one of the five themes
- Be managed by a team of at least three people
- Be presented or supported by an institution
- Present a certain level of progress