Call for Projects
What is the objective of our Call for Projects?
As a platform, we push forward innovative solutions to tackle today's transnational challenges.
Before the Forum, we launch a Call for Projects that aims to identify concrete initiatives, led by organizations from all over the world, in six major themes:
- Peace & Security
- New technologies
- Inclusive economy
- Culture & education
At the Forum, we offer the opportunity to 120 projects leaders to participate in the Forum to showcase their innovative solutions:
- They can test their project in front of diverse audiences in the Space for Solutions (through a pitch presentation, in an interactive debate, and by engaging with other participants at their own stand).
- They can present their project in the Space for Debates (with world leaders, key policymakers, elected officials, and experts in global governance).
- They can increase the visibility of their project (thanks to the presence of thousands of participants and extensive media coverage of the event).
- They can connect with potential partners (including Heads of State and Government, leaders of international organizations, business executives, director of NGOs, philanthropists, experts, and journalists).
After the Forum, we support the scaling up of 10 of the most relevant and promising governance projects, along three dimensions:
- Policy and advocacy
- Venture support
Who can submit a project?
Our Call for Projects is open to all key actors of global governance:
- International organizations
- Philanthropic organizations
- Development agencies
- Religious groups
- Trade unions
- Think tanks
What are the eligibility conditions and the selection criteria?
To be eligible, your project must meet the following cumulative conditions:
- Propose an innovative solution to address a transnational challenge, either:
- Normative projects: instruments of law, standards, and good practices
- Capacity-building projects: new institutions, mechanisms, and innovations.
- Offer a cooperative approach
- Be presented by an organization and not by an individual person
- Be managed by a team of a minimum of two persons
- Be related to one of our six major themes
- Be at an advanced conception stage or in an early implementation phase.
The relevance and overall quality of your project will be examined considering the following 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
- The feasibility
- The scope of the impact
- The potential for development, expansions, or replication
- The capacity to serve the common interest
2019 Selection Committee
Project submissions are currently being reviewed by our Selection Committee which is composed of renowned experts from key institutions of global governance.
Royal Court of Morocco
Mo Ibrahim Foundation
MIT Enterprise Forum
Rsearcher at the Center for Security Studies
Institut français des relations internationales
Executive Director of International Affairs
Director of the IIGG Program
Council on Foreign Relations
Youth Team Leader
United Nations Development Programme
Vice President for International Affairs
Paris Peace Forum
See what steps are next before the announcement of the selected projects.
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)
17 May 2019
Second Selection Committee
(applications received between 13 April and 12 May will be reviewed)
24 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 12 May and 24 May will be reviewed)
18 June 2019
Announcement of the projects selected to participate in the Paris Peace Forum 2019