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2022 Call for Solutions

Founded on the idea that international cooperation is key to overcoming global challenges and ensuring lasting peace, the Paris Peace Forum’s mission is to bring together all actors in global governance – heads of state and government, international organizations, local governments, NGOs, foundations, businesses, the media, trade unions, religious groups, and citizens – so that every year and under one roof, they may engage in dialogue. Each year, the Paris Peace Forum highlights governance projects or initiatives that propose specific solutions to global challenges. These projects have achieved significant results and are characterized by their international and multi-stakeholder dimension and the ability to bring about lasting change within global governance.

We expect for project leaders to attend the fifth edition of the Forum in person, as long as the pandemic allows for this. The Paris Peace Forum does not finance projects (including projects presented at the event and projects supported as part of the SCUP program).

This year, the Forum is accepting proposals of projects or initiatives on the following themes only:

  1. Involving civil society in conflict resolution
  2. Protecting civilians in times of war
  3. Considering the social effects of the fight against climate change
  4. Protecting the rights of indigenous people
  5. Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) for economic development in the Global South
  6. Curbing harmful content online
  7. Fighting against art trafficking and protecting cultural heritage in armed conflicts
  8. Making the digital economy work for women’s economic empowerment
  9. Developing feminist foreign policies
  10. Protecting the Earth’s orbital environment
  11. Measuring the non-financial impact of companies
  12. Preparing for pandemics: strengthening surveillance and rapid response within health systems

Read through the rules and regulations of the 2022 Call for Solutions

Why submit a project?

The selected projects or initiatives will be invited to the Space for Solutions at the Paris Peace Forum and will receive the Paris Peace Forum 2022 label.  For leaders of the selected projects, the Forum will be a unique opportunity to obtain international visibility and exposure thanks to the physical presence of their project during the event (stand or signage); take the floor during the event to speak about their work and/or share their views on the issue in global governance that they are addressing; and meet and discuss with experts and decisionmakers in their domain. Additionally, the Paris Peace Forum’s support of governance projects extends beyond each edition of the Forum. Every year, the ten most relevant and promising governance projects are selected for customized support through our SCUP program.

Project leaders from past editions

Selection Committee

Javier Ciurlizza
Regional Director for the Andean Region

Ford Foundation, in a personal capacity

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Nighat Dad
Member of the Facebook Independent Oversight Board, Executive Director

Digital Rights Foundation

Mark Gray
Head of the Political Strategy and Communication Unit of the Directorate-General for International Partnerships (INTPA)

European Commission

Fabienne Hara
Secretary General

Paris Peace Forum

Naoko Ishii
Inaugural Director of the Center for Global Commons, Former Chair and CEO of the Global Environment Facility, Professor and Executive Vice-President

University of Tokyo

Solomon Ayele Dersso
Founding Director of Amani Africa, Chairperson and Commissioner

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

28 March 2022
The Call for Solutions opens
27 May 2022
The 2022 Call for Solutions closes at 23:59 (Paris time)
June 2022
Selection Committee reviews all applications
mid-July 2022
Announcing the Selected Projects that will be present at the 2022 Paris Peace Forum
11-12 November 2022
The fifth edition of the Paris Peace Forum

Everything you need to know about the Call for Solutions

The answer to all your questions

Why apply to the Paris Peace Forum call for solutions?

Thfifth edition of the Paris Peace Forum, which will be held tentatively in Paris on November 11-12, 2022, will be a unique opportunity to move forward your project or initiative. In case of selection, you will benefit from international visibility and exposure thanks to the physical presence of your project during the event (stand or signage); you will take the floor during the event to speak about your work and/or share your views on the issue in global governance that you are addressing; and meet and discuss with experts and decisionmakers in your domain. All projects will also receive the Paris Peace Forum 2022 label and be considered by the jury of the Scale-up Committee for support throughout 2023, as part of our Scale-up program. 

Read through the rules of the 2022 Call for Solutions

What are the themes of the fifth edition of the Paris Peace Forum?

The fifth edition of the Paris Peace Forum will be dedicated to projects and initiatives from around the world addressing one of the following themes:

  1. Involving civil society in conflict resolution
  2. Protecting civilians in times of war
  3. Considering the social effects of the fight against climate change
  4. Protecting the rights of indigenous people
  5. Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) for economic development in the Global South
  6. Curbing harmful content online
  7. Fighting against art trafficking and protecting cultural heritage in armed conflicts
  8. Making the digital economy work for women’s economic empowerment
  9. Developing feminist foreign policies
  10. Protecting the Earth’s orbital environment
  11. Measuring the non-financial impact of companies
  12. Preparing for pandemics: strengthening surveillance and rapid response within health systems

Read through the rules of the 2022 Call for Solutions

Does the Paris Peace Forum fund projects?

The Paris Peace Forum does not finance projects (including projects presented at the event and projects supported as part of the SCUP program).

What are the criteria for selecting projects?

In order to be considered by our Selection Committee, the applications submitted in the framework of the call for solutions must meet the following seven criteria:

  • Be submitted by an organization and not an individual.
  • Be managed by at least two people who confirm availability to prepare and present the project throughout the entire duration of the Forum (from 10 to 12 November 2022).
  • Be aligned with one of the priority themes of the fifth edition of the Forum.
  • Present a level of advancement: at least in the pilot phase with some implementation underway (may be preliminary), not just in the design or start-up phases.
  • Involve a specific, tangible, and distinct action, which excludes the following: academic research or work in the form of ideas without a plan for implementation; general frameworks or organizational programs rather than specific solutions.
  • Do not apply with the aim of requesting funding from the Paris Peace Forum.
  • Have an international dimension, or, at least, for local or national initiatives, involve actors or resources from other countries, and possess potential for credible international action.

The Selection Committee will then assess each eligible submission taking into account the general quality of the project (feasibility and coherence, credibility and potential, impact) as well as the relevance of the project to the priorities and approach of the Paris Peace Forum (universality, global or international relevance, link with global governance, a cooperation-based approach, diversity of actors involved, innovative, new, or unique dimension, added value of presenting the project at the Paris Peace Forum).

The Selection Committee will also base its choice on the geographic, functional, and thematic diversity, in line with the theme and priorities of the Paris Peace Forum for 2022. Particular attention will be paid to projects from Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

Read through the rules of the 2022 Call for Solutions

Who can apply to the call for solutions?

All organizations (States or governments, civil society, companies, international organizations, research institutes, etc.) offering a concrete project or initiative to a contemporary global challenge across one of the 2022 Forum’s themes can apply.

How to apply?

You can apply to the call for solutions by filling in an online form. Only completed and submitted submissions will be considered.

Organizations may submit any number of applications as part of this call for solutions.

In which languages should the application be submitted?

Applications must be submitted either in French or in English.

What is the deadline to participate in the call for solutions?

Our call for solutions is open until 11:59 pm CET on May 27, 2022.

Do I have to pay to take part in the call for solutions?

Applying to our call for solutions is free of charge.

Do I have to pay in case of selection of my project or initiative in the Paris Peace Forum event?

Should your project be selected, you will be asked to pay a participation fee of 1000 pre-tax that cover opportunities for visibility and exchange during the event as well as access to specific areas and services reserved for project leaders. You will also need to cover the costs of your travel to Paris as long as the pandemic allows for in-person participation.

If I have difficulties in financing my project’s participation in the event, can I receive financial support?

The Paris Peace Forum may provide grants to selected project leaders who are unable to cover the costs of participating in the Forum (1000 participation fees, transportation and/or housing in case of travel to Paris). Priority will be given to requests submitted by project leaders working in organizations of modest financial means, especially those from countries in the Global South, whose participation in the Forum would require a significant mobilization of financial resources.

I have applied to the call for solutions…. How and when will I know the Selection Committee’s decision?

The selected solutions will be officially announced during the week of July 19, 2022 on the Paris Peace Forum website. All candidates will also be notified via e-mail of the Selection Committee’s decision.

I could not find the information I was looking for... Who can I contact?

For any additional information, please read the rules of the call for solutions or write to project@parispeaceforum.org