Do you have a project offering a concrete solution to tackle a global challenge? Participate in the third edition of the Paris Peace Forum, from 11 to 13 November 2020, to present it. On 11-13 November 2020, the third edition of the Paris Peace Forum will offer the first opportunity to gather the international community and turn the page of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Each year, the Paris Peace Forum launches a Call for Projects to select concrete governance solutions which take on global challenges related to the 6 themes comprising the focus of the annual event:
- Peace & Security
- New technologies
- Inclusive economy
- Culture & Education
In 2020, the world is facing a transnational challenge in the form of a worldwide health crisis. This year, given the extraordinary context of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Forum will emphasize projects and initiatives from around the world seeking to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, improve our collective resilience and build a more robust and sustainable world. Particular attention will be paid to projects improving:
- the governance of health
- the use and regulation of digital tools and platforms to respond to the crisis
- the support of civil society and economic activity in times of pandemics
In addition, initiatives addressing other global governance issues will also be highlighted in the Forum, particularly those related to the following objectives:
- Constructing more solid security architectures
- Reconciling development finance with climate efforts
- Crafting sustainable capitalism
- Protecting the oceans
- Improving access to clean water
- Making outer space safe and sustainable
- Securing cyberspace
- Regulating the use of data and AI
- Enhancing the governance of education
- Ensuring gender equality
During the annual Forum in Paris, the selected projects are each given the opportunity to showcase their initiative. In 2020, due to the extraordinary circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, only some projects designated by the Selection Committee will be able to travel to Paris. All other selected projects will be offered a digital presentation with innovative features and dedicated tools of interaction and networking with the participants.
By taking part in the Paris Peace Forum as a project leader, both through participation in Paris and via the dedicated digital platform, you will have the unique opportunity to showcase your innovative solution and push your project forward:
- By increasing its visibility, benefiting from the number of participants as well as the international media coverage of the event
- By testing it before diverse audiences, through a pitch presentation, as part of a debate, or by scheduling meetings with other participants via digital networking tools
- By connecting with potential partners: heads of state and government, high-level representatives of international organizations, directors of NGOs and companies, philanthropists, experts, journalists, etc.
- You will also be able to share your experience and knowledge with other project leaders and participants from all over the world.
After the Forum, they support the scaling up of 10 of the most relevant and promising governance projects, along four dimensions:
- Policy and advocacy
- Communication and visibility
- Partnerships and funding
To be eligible, your project must meet each of the following conditions:
- Propose an innovative solution to address a transnational challenge, either:
- Normative projects: instruments of law, standards, and good practices
- Capacity-building projects: new institutions, mechanisms, and innovations
- Offer a cooperative approach
- Be presented by an organization and not by an individual person
- Be managed by a team of a minimum of two persons
- Be related to one of our six major themes
- Be at an advanced conception stage or in an early implementation phase
The relevance and overall quality of your project will be examined considering the following criteria:
- The political relevance of the challenge tackled
- The innovative character of the solution or tool submitted
- The diversity and number of the stakeholders involved
- The feasibility
- The results and scope of the impact
- The universality, potential for development, expansion, or replication
- The capacity to serve the common interest
- The Call for Projects is open from 12 March to 24 June 2020.
- Please note, applications submitted outside the online procedure or after the Call for Projects closing date will not be considered. The Selection Committee will assess the projects based solely on the information contained in the online application form.
- Discover the projects showcased at the Forum in 2019, selected among the 716 Call for Projects applicants.
- Submit your project through the Apply Now link.
Application Deadline: June 24, 2020Application ClosedOfficial link