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.
The second Paris Peace Forum will return to the Grande Halle de La Villette from 11-13 November 2019 in order to tackle urgent global challenges through concrete solutions and initiatives to strengthen multilateral actors and mechanisms. As of 2019, culture and education will form the sixth ‘village’ of the Space for Solutions, complementing last year’s themes of peace and security, environment, development, new technologies and inclusive economy. In addition, the Founding Members of the Forum will be expanded by the “Research and Information System for Developing Countries” (RIS) from India and the Mexican think-tank “México Evalúa”.
The first edition of the Paris Peace Forum took place at the Grande Halle de La Villette from 11 to 13 November 2018. 100 years after the end of the First World War, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, inaugurated the Forum together with more than 70 Heads of States and Government as well as leaders of international organisations. Körber Foundation, as one of the Founding Members of the Forum, was directly involved in the conceptualisation, organisation and implementation of the event.
Credits birdview: Paris Peace Forum/Stephane Sby Balmy
All other: Körber-Stiftung/Olivier Rimbon Foeller
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.