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The idea

Connecting actors, advancing concrete initiatives and, in doing so, strengthening the multilateral order – these are the objectives of the Paris Peace Forum. The forum offers an annual platform for several thousands of actors from politics, economy, and society that champion transnational cooperation for tackling global challenges.

Initiated by the French President Emmanuel Macron, the Paris Peace Forum is concerned with the mechanisms and instruments that create and sustain peace. In innovative conference formats, Heads of State and Government, representatives of international organisations and members of the civil society (associations, NGOs, think tanks, media, companies etc.) discuss concrete projects, present initiatives and jointly seek feasible solutions. The debates focus on issues such as peace and security, environment, development, new technologies, inclusive economy, and culture and education. Selected projects will be supported by a Scale-up Committee, which will assist the project leaders to advance their advocacy, communication or organisational development activities over the course of one year. In doing so, the forum seeks to reinforce international cooperation, multilateralism, and – above all – global governance.

The Körber Foundation is a Founding Member of the Paris Peace Forum, which is implemented by an association under French law (association loi de 1901). The other members are the French Foreign Ministry, the Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI), the Institut Montaigne, the Fondation nationale des sciences politiques (SciencesPo), the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), and México Evalúa. In collaboration with a General Secretariat based in Paris, the Founding Members are responsible for the conception, organization, and implementation of the conference.

Further information can be found at: www.parispeaceforum.org.

Paris Peace Forum 2019

The second Paris Peace Forum returned to the Grande Halle de La Villette from 11-13 November 2019 in order to tackle urgent global challenges through concrete solutions and initiatives that strengthen multilateral actors and mechanisms. As of 2019, culture and education formed the sixth ‘village’ of the Space for Solutions, complementing last year’s themes of peace and security, environment, development, new technologies and inclusive economy. Körber-Stiftung and 7 other Founding Members coordinate the organisation and implementation of the annual Forum.

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  • The Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris    
  • Inside the Grande Halle de La Villette    
  • Opening of the Paris Peace Forum by Trisha Shetty, President of the Steering Committee of the Forum    
  • Speech by Ursula von der Leyen, President-elect of the European Commission    
  • Speech by Wang Qishan, Vice President of the People’s Republic of China    
  • Speech by Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo    
  • Welcome of the Heads of State and Government and participants of the Paris Peace Forum by Emanuel Macron    
  • Discussion “Beyond Security: Russia as a Stakeholder of Global Governance “ with Sergey Lavrov, Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation – moderated by Nora Müller, Executive Director International Affairs, Körber-Stiftung    
  • PeaceGame in the Space for Innovation, moderated by Ronja Scheler, Programme Director International Affairs, Körber-Stiftung    
  • Discussion of PeaceGame participants in the Space for Innovation    
  • Discussion of PeaceGame participants in the Space for Innovation    
  • “Defeating the Deadlock: Towards a New Consensus for Multilateral Action“ – a discussion hosted by Körber-Stiftung: Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and Chair of The Elders, Amitav Acharya, Distinguished Professor of International Relations at the American University in Washington, DC, Latha Reddy, fmr. Deputy National Security Adviser of India and Chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, and Martin Tisné, Managing Director of Luminate– moderated by Nora Müller, Executive Director International Affairs, Körber-Stiftung    
  • Discussion “Defeating the Deadlock: Towards a New Consensus for Multilateral Action” in the Agora on 12 November    
  • Discussion “Defeating the Deadlock: Towards a New Consensus for Multilateral Action” in the Agora on 12 November    
  • “Borders in a Borderless World” – a discussion hosted by Körber-Stiftung in the Auditorium, 13 November, with: OSCE Secretary-General Thomas Greminger, Benedetta Berti, Head of the NATO Policy Planning Unit, and Pia Fuhrhop, Head of the Berlin Office of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH) – moderated by Elisabeth von Hammerstein, Programme Director International Affairs, Körber-Stiftung    
  • Discussion in the Agora with Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia    
  • Discussion with project leaders in the Space for Solutions    
  • Photos: Körber-Stiftung/Olivier Rimbon Foeller

    Paris Peace Forum 2018

    The second Paris Peace Forum returned to the Grande Halle de La Villette from 11-13 November 2019 in order to tackle urgent global challenges through concrete solutions and initiatives that strengthen multilateral actors and mechanisms. As of 2019, culture and education formed the sixth ‘village’ of the Space for Solutions, complementing last year’s themes of peace and security, environment, development, new technologies and inclusive economy. Körber-Stiftung and 7 other Founding Members coordinate the organisation and implementation of the annual Forum.

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    Credits birdview: Paris Peace Forum/Stephane Sby Balmy
    All other: Körber-Stiftung/Olivier Rimbon Foeller

    Website

    Further information is provided on the website of the Paris Peace Forum. It presents the individual project partners as well as the objective and the character of the conference. Representatives of the civil society and the media also find information here on how to participate in the event.

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    Together or Alone?

    Representative survey conducted for Körber-Stiftung shows attitudes of German public towards international co-operation

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    Dr. Ronja Scheler
    Programme Director
    Paris Peace Forum

    Phone +49 • 30 • 206 267 - 79
    E-Mail scheler@koerber-stiftung.de

    Christin Knüpfer
    Programme Manager
    Paris Peace Forum

    Phone +49 • 30 • 206 267 - 63
    E-Mail knuepfer@koerber-stiftung.de

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