2019 Call for Projects


Do you have a project which offers a concrete solution to tackle a global challenge?

Get a chance to present it at the second edition of the Paris Peace Forum from 11 to 13 November 2019 at La Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris.

You will have the unique opportunity to push your project forward:

  • By increasing its visibility, benefiting from the number of visitors as well as the international media coverage of the event
  • By testing it in front of diverse audiences, through a pitch presentation, as part of a debate, or by scheduling meetings with other participants at your stand
  • By connecting with potential partners: high-level representatives of States and International Organizations officials, directors of NGOs or 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.

Submit your project until 13 May 2019 at 6pm (Paris time) / 5pm (GMT)


Why a Call for Projects?

The Paris Peace Forum is centered on those who seek to develop concrete and innovative solutions for today's transborder challenges.

Every year, a Call for Projects is launched to showcase and support normative projects (instruments of law, standards and good practices) as well as capacity-building projects (new institutions, mechanisms and innovations) in 6 major themes:


Who can submit a project?

This Call for Projects is open to all actors of global governance, such as international organizations, non-governmental organizations, states, companies, foundations, development agencies, religious groups, associations, think tanks and universities.
The selected projects are expected to be at an advanced conception stage or in an early implementation phase.

What are the eligibility conditions and the selection criteria?

To be eligible, your project shall meet 6 cumulative conditions:

  • Be presented by an organization and not by an individual
  • Be managed by a team of a minimum of 2 persons
  • Propose a concrete solution to tackle a transnational challenge
  • Be related to at least one of the 6 major themes
  • Offer a cooperative approach
  • Have reached a certain level of advancement

The relevance and overall quality of your project will also be examined in light of specific 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 stage of development of the project
  • Its feasibility
  • The scope of its impact
  • Its potential for development, expansion or replication
  • Its capacity to serve the common interest

The Call for Projects is open from 13 March to 13 May 2019.

Please note that applications submitted outside the online application system or submitted after the deadline for the Call for Projects will not be considered.


The Selection committee

A Selection Committee composed of 10 members from different organizations and chosen for their experience and expertise will review the projects.

Soundouss BOUHIA

Project Officer

Royal Court of Morocco


Executive Director

Mo Ibrahim Foundation



MIT Enterprise Forum


Researcher at the Security Studies Center, Director of Publications and Editor-in-Chief of Politique étrangère

Institut français des relations internationales


Program Director

World Bank


Executive Director of International Affairs and Director of the Berlin Office

Körber Foundation


Senior Fellow in Global Governance and dDirector of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program

Council on Foreign Relations


Youth team leader, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support

United Nations Development Programme


Vice President for International Affairs

Sciences Po



Paris Peace Forum


The projects will be selected following a rigorous selection process.

5 March 2019

Initial meeting of the Selection Committee

13 March 2019

Launch of the Call for Projects 2019

18 April 2019

First Selection Committee

(applications received between 13 March and 13 April will be reviewed)

10 May 2019

Second Selection Committee

(applications received between 13 April and 30 April will be reviewed)

13 May 2019

Deadline for the Call for Projects at 6pm (Paris time) or at 5pm (GMT)

7 June 2019

Third Selection Committee

(applications received between 30 April and 13 May will be reviewed)

18 June 2019

Announcement of the projects selected to participate in the Paris Peace Forum 2019

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