The deadline of the Call for Projects is extended! You now have until Friday 24 May 2019 at 6 pm (Paris time) or 5 pm (GMT) to submit your application to participate in the 2019 edition of the Paris Peace Forum.
You can find all the details here: parispeaceforum.org/form-call-for-projects
- What is the Paris Peace Forum?
An international platform showcasing concrete and innovative solutions to global challenges, the Paris Peace Forum annually convenes under one roof all actors of global governance working to push forward new rules and concrete solutions for a better organization of our world.
The Forum aims at gathering and presenting innovative and cooperative governance solutions linked to the following fields: Peace & Security, Environment, Development, New Technologies, Inclusive Economy and Culture & Education.
- Why should you present a project at the Paris Peace Forum?
Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your project work in our unique Space for Solutions from 11 to 13 November 2019 at la Grand Halle de La Villette in Paris.
- Increase the visibility of your project by reaching thousands of participants and taking advantage of the international media coverage of the event.
- Present your project in debates with policymakers, elected officials, and experts.
- Test your project in front of diverse audiences through a pitch presentation, unique debate formats, and interaction with other participants at your own stand in our Space for Solutions.
- Connect with potential partners such as Heads of State and Government, leaders of international organizations, directors of NGOs and companies, philanthropists, experts, and journalists.
DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE
17 May 2019 | Second Selection Committee review of submitted applications
24 May 2019 | Deadline for the Call for Projects
7 June 2019 | Third Selection Committee review and determination of the final list of all selected projects
18 June 2019 | Announcement of the projects selected to participate in the Paris Peace Forum 2019
For more information, please refer to the Rules of the Call for Projects, as well as the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
- Who can apply?
We are welcoming applications from all actors of global governance who are working to address cross border issues in new ways such as international organizations, non-governmental organizations, states, companies, foundations, development agencies, religious groups, associations, think tanks and universities.
- What type of projects are we looking for?
The Paris Peace Forum showcases projects or initiatives that propose a concrete solution to tackle a global challenge in at least one of six major themes:
- Peace & Security
- New Technologies
- Inclusive Economy
- Culture & Education
These projects may be either normative (instruments of law, standards, or good practices) or capacity-building (new mechanisms, institutions or solutions).
AN EXAMPLE OF A NORMATIVE PROJECT
In 2018, the Paris Peace Forum showcased a project entitled “Ranking Digital Rights ”. The initiative produces an annual index that ranks the world’s most powerful internet, mobile, and telecommunications companies according to their practice of respecting freedom of expression and the privacy of the internet. The index uses a methodology derived from international human rights standards and is revised based on the evolution of norms, needs, and commitments in these areas.
The Selection Committee found that this project not only addressed a relevant topic and developed a creative tool to better understand and regulate a constantly evolving field. But it also demonstrated a potential to impact the behavior and practices of leading digital companies. Additionally, it holds the potential for development and replication in other fields.
More information on “Ranking Digital Rights ”: parispeaceforum.org/ranking-digital-rights
AN EXAMPLE OF A CAPACITY-BUILDING PROJECT
In 2018, the Forum selected a project named “Kumekucha: It’s a New Dawn”. This is a community-led healing program in Kenya, implemented by the Green String Network, working to address the underlying causes of violent extremism. The program uses an innovative methodology that consists of identifying connections between violence, trauma, negative health outcomes and negative social behaviors identified within communities. Led by the community, the “Kumekucha” program addresses the symptoms of trauma; guides groups in discussions on violent extremism, forgiveness, and reconciliation; and deconstructs cycles of violence at the community and societal level.
The project stood out because of the innovative nature of its method, its community-based approach and the positive results it has achieved in the fight against violent extremism. The Selection Committee focused on the unique nature of the model, the project’s positive impact and its potential for development, as well as the possibility to replicate the method at the regional level or even in other areas.
More information on “Kumekucha: It’s a New Dawn”: parispeaceforum.org/kumekucha-its-a-new-dawn
Please consult the projects presented at the Paris Peace Forum in 2018, and in particular, the 10 projects supported by the Paris Peace Forum in 2019.
How to submit your project? Submit your project here, until 24 May 2019, at 6 pm (Paris time) or 5 pm (GMT)