The fourth edition of the Paris Peace Forum (PPF), of which the European Commission is Strategic Partner, will hold its fourth edition later this year, in 11-13 November 2021.
The PPF’s aim is to place global governance at the top of the international agenda. Different stakeholders discuss global governance issues and cooperate on solutions through three main spaces:
Space for Solutions, Space for Debates and Space for Innovations.
The Space for Solutions is mostly to present solutions for incremental change. Each year, governance projects proposing concrete solutions to global challenges are invited to the Forum’s Space for Solutions and contribute to debates (with concrete projects). The solutions highlighted at the Forum have to be beyond the conception stage and stand out by their international and cooperative dimension, and their capacity to create sustainable change in global governance.
The Call for Projects for this year has just been launched and it will run until 9 May. Organizers of the Forum have decided to decrease the number of selected projects to 80 (versus 121, 114 and 98 in the last three years), in order to improve their visibility and the curated support they get. Organizers are, thus, promising a better and more wider exposure of the selected projects within the broader debate program, more tailored interactions and enhanced networking opportunities.
Due to the uncertainties linked to the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic, project leaders’ participation at the Forum could be physical (hybrid) or virtual.
This year, the Call for Projects is focused on the following main areas, which are also core for the fourth session of the Forum:
This Call for Projects is open to all governance actors: states, international bodies, local governments, non-governmental organizations, companies, foundations, development agencies, religious groups, associations, think tanks, universities, etc. The European Commission has being actively participating since the first edition and, as a strategic partner of the Forum, is specially invited to submit its proposals, either through its own projects or in association with other stakeholders. This has certainly helped increase EU’s visibility, while sharing its good experiences, expertise and knowledge in different fields of intervention. It has also contributed to reassert EU’s role in multilateralism and global governance.
The link for submission: https://project.parispeaceforum.org/?lang=en
The link to the Rules for the Call for Projects: https://parispeaceforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Paris-Peace-Forum-Rules-of-the-2021-Call-for-Projects-EN.pdf