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.
Körber-Stiftung 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 Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI), Institut Montaigne, Sciences Po, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), México Evalúa, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI). 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.
After three editions, 25,000 participants in Paris and on the digital conference platform, 125 heads of state and government and 333 projects presented in the Space for Solutions, the Paris Peace Forum will convene again for the fourth time from 11 to 13 November 2021.
In the wake of the G20 Summit in Rome and the COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, this fourth edition will focus on addressing the multidimensional Covid-19 crisis in the long term. In a world still struggling with the virus and its social and economic repercussions, the Paris Peace Forum aims to promote new initiatives tackling the most pressing global challenges.
Until 9 May 2021 project leaders could apply with their innovative governance solutions to this year’s Call for Projects in order to present their ideas at the Paris Peace Forum’s Space for Solutions. In 2021, the Forum will select 80 projects addressing one of the following themes:
- Fighting against the Covid-19 crisis
- Better governing the global commons
- Better governing the digital world
- Protecting the civic space in times of Covid-19
- Achieving equality between men and women
- Strengthening South-South cooperation
- Reforming capitalism through the impact economy
- Fighting fake news and threats to the press
Selected project leaders will have the opportunity to showcase their initiative at the Forum in November and connect with experts and decision-makers active in their respective fields. In addition, the Paris Peace Forum Scale-up Committee will support the scaling up of the 10 most promising governance projects during 2022.
More information on the programme and the activities of Körber-Stiftung at this year's Paris Peace Forum will be available shortly.
Paris Peace Forum 2020
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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.
The COVID-19 pandemic and its repercussions are a painful reminder that we are increasingly facing global challenges that unilateral action cannot address. The Körber Multilateralism Lab aims to develop innovative approaches to shape the future of the multilateral order through confidential, virtual meetings.
Representative survey conducted for Körber-Stiftung shows attitudes of German public towards international co-operation