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About the Paris Peace Forum

Frequently asked questions

How was the Paris Peace Forum initiated?

A multilateral initiative: The idea was initiated in 2017 by the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, during his speech at the Ambassadors’ Conference where he called for the need to take concrete steps to strengthen multilateralism and preserve peace.

A simple observation: The international system abounds with contradictions. International collaboration is increasingly difficult. However, the challenges the world faces – pandemics, climate change, terrorism, migration, cyber insecurity, and other global issues – require a collective response.

A concrete objective: To bridge the international coordination gap by supporting and complementing existing systems and picking up the slack when these institutions cannot act or when the solutions proposed are inadequate.

Who is organizing the Paris Peace Forum?

An independent organization: Although the idea was initiated by the President of the French Republic, the Forum is led by an hybrid ensuring this multilateral initiative’s independence.in it missions and its financing.

An association under the law of 1901: The Forum is a non-profit association established under French Law ‘loi 1901’ recognized as a public charity. It is governed by 3 international bodies and financed by numerous partners around the world.

The Executive Committee: This Committee consists of representatives of the 10 Founding Members who ensure the Forum’s universality. They are responsible for the Forum’s overall organization and implementation.

The Steering Committee: This Committee consists of Consisting of 16 highly qualified governance personalities who ensure the Forum’s expertise. They provide recommendations on the Forum’s general organization and strategic orientations.

The Circle of Partners: This Circle brings together the Forum’s public and private benefactorsinternational organizations and media partners. They support the Forum and make recommendations on its strategic orientations.

Who is financing the Paris Peace Forum?

The Forum is financed by its Founding Members and benefactors: foundations, philanthropies, development agencies, and companies.

There are four categories of benefactors:

  • Strategic Partners
  • Main Partners
  • Grand Partners
  • Business Partners

What is the Paris Peace Forum?

Since 2018, the Paris Peace Forum is the place where heads of state and international organizations work hand in hand with civil society and the private sector to build new forms of collective action. Throughout the year, the Forum put the spotlight on those who implement concrete actions by advancing worldwide governance projects. The idea is not only to highlight projects but to strengthen and support them in their implementation and development.

An annual event: Each year in Paris, from 11 to 13 November, the Forum gathers collective action stakeholders, both states and non-state actors, around global governance solutions.

>> To attend our annual event, please request your invitation via our online platform.

How does the Paris Peace Forum define "peace"?

The Forum addresses peace through global coordination and cooperation: Lasting peace will only be achieved through adapted and effective global coordination to address current issues.

The Forum does not focus on geopolitical issues nor conflicts: Peace is more than the simple suspension of war and it is made up of all the solutions that help reduce international tensions:

  • Cooperation to mitigate resource scarcity.
  • International institutions to channel power rivalries and better administer global public goods.
  • Regulation to address new abuses of power and inequality exacerbated by globalization.
  • Intergenerational bridges and gender equality to create more peaceful societies.

What are the themes and priorities of the Paris Peace Forum?

Since 2018, the Paris Peace Forum has been the place where heads of state and international organizations meet civil society and the private sector to construct new forms of collective action. The case for improving global coordination could not have been made in a more dramatic way than by the havoc Covid-19 wreaked, with millions of deaths and economies devastated worldwide.

We now need to build back better, but that will not happen if we cannot address the gaps that threaten the global reconstruction:

  • Closing the action gap on health and economic recovery
  • Closing the ambition gap for the global commons
  • Closing the North-South gap
  • Closing the inclusion gap

In November 2021, the fourth edition will focus on spurring a more solid and inclusive recovery by addressing the various gaps in global governance, offering initiatives to better tend to the global commons, and putting forward new principles of action for the post-Covid world.

Which institutions are cooperating with the Paris Peace Forum?

The Forum considers that state institutions and non-state organizations are interdependent: International and regional multilateral organizations with universal membership have legitimate mandates for the creation of rules and mechanisms to solve global problems.

The Forum supports and complements existing systems: It picks up the slack when these institutions cannot act or when the solutions proposed are inadequate, to reinforce their action and push forward the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

>>Explore the institutional partners of the Paris Peace Forum.

Which partners are supporting the Paris Peace Forum?

The Forum is supported by a diversity of global governance actors: States and multilateral organizations, but also NGOs, companies, development agencies, foundations, philanthropies, religious groups, associations, think tanks, universities, and civil society at large.

These partners represent numerous benefactorsinstitutions, and several medias renewed each year. They make recommendations on the Forum’s strategic orientations.

What are the official languages of the Paris Peace Forum?

The official languages of the Forum are English and French.

What are the official hashtags of the Paris Peace Forum?

You can join our community by using #ParisPeaceForum, #SolutionsforPeace, or the dedicated hashtag for the fourth edition, #ParisPeaceForum2021

Coronavirus: our measures to protect you

Frequently asked questions

How do you hold an event that gathers several hundred people during a pandemic?

With a hybrid format event: We do not know what the health guidelines will be in mid-November 2021. It is possible that some health measures will be reinstated or still in force in some countries or that travel will be restricted. That is why we are preventively planning a hybrid event with both a physical component and a digital component. The respective importance of each of these parts will depend on the travel and gathering conditions come fall. We do not see this hybrid event as a default solution, but rather as an opportunity to explore new forms of collective interaction that we may perpetuate in the future.

What form will the digital event take?

We have developed a digital platform that aims to offer a unique and original experience for participants that will not be able to attend the physical event. The digital component of the event will support and complement the physical one by connecting many participants from all over the world to high-level debates and allowing project leaders to present their initiative. The innovative framework of the Forum will provide opportunities for a wide audience to interact online with project leaders as well as with high-level participants.

Will the digital platform be open to all?

As was the case in previous editions, access to the Forum will be by invitation only. This applies to both the physical event, which will take place from 11 to 13 November 2021 in Paris, and the digital platform.

Should the Coronavirus pandemic reach a new peak in November will the event be cancelled?

No, the fourth edition of the Paris Peace Forum is confirmed and will take place. The state of the pandemic in France in November 2021 will determine the number of people who will be able to gather at la Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris.

Will there be specific health measures in the event venue?

Yes. We will comply with the sanitary measures required by the French authorities in November 2021. We have already planned for the obligation to wear masks within the venue, hand cleaning at the entrance of the Forum and throughout the venue, strict enforcement of social distancing as well as several health measures regarding the equipment used during the event.

All information about the annual Forum

Frequently asked questions

What is the annual Paris Peace Forum?

An international coordination Forum: The Forum places international coordination at the top of the worldwide agenda.

In November 2021, the fourth edition will focus on spurring a more solid and inclusive recovery by addressing the various gaps in global governance, offering initiatives to better tend to the global commons, and putting forward new principles of action for the post-Covid world.

An open Forum: In both form and function, the Forum is more than a traditional international summit, fair, or conference. It strives on openness, down to the venue itself, where the various debate spaces are not separated by walls, and a silent arena system fosters open dialogue between all participants.

A multi-stakeholder Forum: The annual Forum gathers stakeholders across all sectors to facilitate the creation of hybrid coalitions by bringing together old and new actors of global governance. These include states and multilateral organizations, but also NGOs, companies, development agencies, foundations, philanthropies, religious groups, associations, think tanks, universities, and civil society at large.

A project-oriented Forum:  One hundred innovative solutions to current governance issues, led by organizations from all over the world and selected within the framework of a Call for Projects, are at the heart of the Forum.

An international policy Forum: States, international and regional organizations are crucial to the solutions the Forum aims to promote. Not only is their participation necessary, but it is also a testament to the Forum’s role as in complementing existing initiatives and actors.

A universal Forum: The Forum is free and open to all stakeholders involved in tackling key current challenges.

When and where will the next annual Forum take place?

The fourth edition will take place from 11 to 13 November 2021 at the Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris and online via the dedicated digital platform.

How can I take part in the annual Forum?

All actors of international coordination are invited to take part in the annual Forum, either as a:

  • Participant: You need to request an invitation via our online platform.
  • Project leader: You need to submit your project as part of our annual Call for Projects.
  • Journalist: You need to request your press accreditation on our online platform.

What can I do at the annual Forum?

Join a unique Forum that puts international coordination and collective intelligence on the international agenda, gathering both heads of state and government, leaders of international organizations, as well as actors of civil society with the shared interest and goal of solving current challenges.

Actively contribute to reveal, understand, and foster the solutions to challenges that know no borders.

Discover 80 innovative projects led by organizations from around the world, as well as flagship initiatives by coalitions of hybrid actors.

Attend numerous debates that focus on bringing solutions rather than discussing problems, with high level speakers such as international leaders, representatives of multilateral agencies, experts, and committed stakeholders.

Meet the key actors of global governance and interact with leaders of international companies and foundations.

Where can I find the annual Forum's program of debates?

The annual Forum’s program consists of numerous multi-stakeholder contradictory debates on key topics: The debate formats are designed to bring participants together and foster direct interaction between political actors, citizens, and all stakeholders involved in finding and implementing solutions to these global challenges.

Where can I find the annual Forum's list of speakers?

The annual Forum brings together several hundred renowned speakers and moderators from all over the world: Heads of state and government, leaders of international and regional organizations, philanthropists, representatives of NGOs, CEOs, personalities and experts, as well as actors of civil society.

The official list of speakers is available a few weeks before the yearly Forum.

What is the address of the annual Forum?

The address of the annual Forum is:

Grande Halle de La Villette
211 avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris
France

>> Check the website of La Villette to get a map of the venue and access details.

What are the opening hours of the annual Forum?

Opening hours will be shared shortly.

Please note that all times are subject to change. All practical information on your attendance will be sent by email a few days before the yearly Forum.

Where do I get my badge after I confirmed my attendance, either as a participant, project leader, or journalist?

Once your request is accepted and you attendance confirmed, you must either get your accreditation on-site the same day of your visit, or connect to the online platform with your personal identification codes.

How do I access the digital platform the day of the event?

Access to the Forum is by invitation only, including online participation. We invite all those who wish to participate to simply request their invitation online via our dedicated platform. The invitation platform is now closed.

Once you have confirmed your online participation, you will receive your personal code to access the digital platform a few days before the event in order to appreciate every aspect of the 3-day Forum.

Is the annual Forum accessible to persons with reduced mobility?

Yes. Staff on site will be dedicated to guiding persons with reduced mobility in the Forum’s different spaces.

I am interested in global governance issues. How can I take part in the yearly Forum as a participant?

To attend the Forum as a participant, whether in Paris or online please fill in an invitation request via our online platform.

Due to the health measures put in place in response to the Covid-19 crisis, physical participation in the Paris Peace Forum 2021 will be extremely limited.

What is the deadline to request my invitation to the yearly Forum?

Due to Coronavirus-related health measures, and for security reasons, the Forum can only host a limited number of participants each day within la Grande Halle de La Villette. While our digital platform allows for a far greater number of participants, the same accreditation system applies to those wishing take part in the digital event.

We recommend requesting your invitation as early as possible.

Can I request my invitation on-site at the yearly Forum?

No. All participants need to fill in an invitation request online.

Our online platform to request your invitation to the yearly Forum is open.

What does it mean to take part in the yearly Forum as a participant?

Taking part in the Forum as a participant gives you the opportunity to discover innovative solutions that tackle global challenges, meet project leaders from all over the world, interact in debates, and exchange with thousands of participants.

Do I have to pay to request my invitation?

No, it is free of charge. Simply please fill in an invitation request via our online platform before the event.

Traveling and lodging costs will remain at your expense.

Can I request an invitation for someone else?

Yes. When you fill in an invitation request on our online platform for someone else, make sure to indicate their full name along with all the requested information.

I already requested my invitation... What happens now?

Once you’ve requested your invitation via our online platform:

  1. You will immediately receive a first email acknowledging receipt of your request and informing you that it is being processed.
  2. Within 2 weeks, you will receive a second email informing you of your invitation request’s status.

If you haven’t received an email from  invitations@parispeaceforum.org, please check your junk mail or spam folders.

Can I check the status of my invitation request?

Yes. Once you’ve requested your invitation via our online platform, you’ll be able to follow your request’s status by using the link and personal code you received by email.

If you haven’t received an email from  invitations@parispeaceforum.org, please check your junk mail or spam folders.

My invitation request has been accepted... What happens now?

Once your invitation request has been accepted, you will need to confirm your attendance within 7 days by using the link and the personal code you received by email.

If you haven’t received an email from  invitations@parispeaceforum.org, please check your junk mail or spam folders.

My invitation request has been accepted for only one day... Why?

In order to allow as many people as possible to attend the Forum, and given the Coronavirus-related health measures, the Forum can only host a limited number of participants each day within la Grande Halle de La Villette. As such, your invitation request may only have been accepted for a single day of the event.

All participants will have access to the digitl event platform throughout the three days and beyond.

My invitation request has only been accepted for an online participation...why?

Because of the health measures imposed to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, the Forum can only accept a very limited number of participants per day at the Grande Halle de la Villette. However, the online platform will allow a large number of participants to take an active part in the event from the confort of their homes.

I have confirmed my participation in the annual Forum... What happens now?

Congratulations! Your request is now finalized.

For participation in Paris, you will receive a final email in November with the QR-code enabling you to request your accreditation at the venue on the day of your visit.

For online participation you will receive your personal code to access the digital platform a few days before the event in order to connect throughout the 3 days of the Forum.

If you haven’t received an email from  invitations@parispeaceforum.org, please check your junk mail or spam folders.

Can I give my invitation to someone else?

No. Your invitation is strictly personal and nontransferable. Please note, for those participating in Paris that you will be asked for identification upon arrival and that ID checks may take place at any time during the event. All participants are required to fill in an invitation request online via our online platform.

My invitation request has been refused… Why?

Because of the health measures imposed to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, the Forum can only accept a limited number of participants per day, in person, at the Grande Halle de la Villette. The attribution of a virtual invitation is dependent on a limited number of simultaneous digital connections. Unfortunately, we are therefore unable to respond positively to all invitation requests.

What are the criteria for invitation requests?

Invitation requests are considered based on the following criteria:

  • Interest in addressing current global challenges.
  • Fair representation of all continents.
  • Fair representation of all global governance stakeholders: states and international organizations, but also NGOs, companies, foundations, philanthropies, development agencies, religious groups, associations, think tanks, universities, and civil society as a whole.

All information about the projects participating in the annual Forum

Frequently asked questions

How does the Forum support and assist concrete initiatives?

Beyond bringing actors together around discussions and debates, the Paris Peace Forum aims to inspire new ideas and foster their progressive development by advancing concrete projects and launching new initiatives. These projects are at the heart of the Forum – designed as a global village dedicated to action.

Annual call for projects: A call for projects is launched each spring. It is open to organizations worldwide leading an international governance project. The Selection Committee, which examines the applications, consists of experts from leading international institutions.

Presentation at the annual Forum: Following the 2021 call for projects, 80 projects were selected to be showcased during the Forum from 11 to 13 November. Project leaders of the 333 projects selected over the last three editions form a community committed to seeking and implementing concrete solutions.

Customized support throughout the year: At the end of each Forum, 10 new projects are chosen from the showcased projects to benefit from development and scaling-up support. The Scale-up Committee, which supports the projects, consists of experienced and influential personalities chosen from the Forum’s community.

What does it mean to take part in the Forum as a project leader?

At the annual Forum, project leaders will have the unique opportunity to:

  • Gain visibility and exposure via a virtual stand (a page is dedicated to their project on the event’s digital platform) and potentially a physical stand for a limited number of them;
  • Discuss their work and share their views on the global governance issue they are addressing during one of the program’s sessions (one representative per team);
  • Meet and exchange with other project leaders and experts and decision-makers in their field;
  • Apply for a year of personalized support for their project through our Scale-up Committee.

I am interested in receiving support from the Scale-up Committee... How can I apply?

Projects benefiting from one-year support by our Scale-up Committee are selected among those showcased at the Forum each year.

If your project has been selected to be presented at the Forum, you can inform us if you wish to be considered for this support when registering and preparing your project for the Forum. Our jury will then study all the applications and determine which projects will receive support in 2022. The new Scale-up projects will be announced during the Forum.

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

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

  • Covid-19: improving global health governance
  • Covid-19: mitigating the socio-economic impact of the crisis
  • Covid-19: forging new digital tools
  • Global commons: confronting the climate emergency
  • Global commons: safeguarding the oceans
  • Global commons: protecting the space environment
  • Digital world: welcoming and regulating artificial intelligence
  • Digital world: strengthening cybersecurity for all
  • Fighting fake news and threats to the press
  • Protecting civic space in times of Covid-19
  • Achieving equality between men and women
  • Strengthening South-South cooperation
  • Reforming capitalism through the impact economy

To which organizations is the annual call for projects open?

All organizations offering concrete and multi-actor solutions to a contemporary global challenge across one of the Forum priority themes are invited to apply.

This includes:

  • Development agencies and banks;
  • Parliamentary committees;
  • States or governments;
  • Foundations and philanthropic organizations;
  • Local and regional governments;
  • Non-profit organizations (non-governmental organizations, international non-governmental organizations, associations, charities);
  • Media organizations;
  • International organizations;
  • Religious organizations;
  • Private sector (companies, private banks, for-profit organizations);
  • Trade unions or professional organizations;
  • Think tanks;
  • Universities or research institutes.

An organization may submit as many applications as it wishes to our call for projects. While several organizations can submit one application, we will need only one point of contact for the application.

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

Our 2021 call for projects was open from 26 March to 9 May 2021, 23:59 Paris time (CEST).

Regularly visit our website and follow us on social media to be informed of the opening of our next call for projects in spring 2022.

What are the application admissibility conditions?

Applications must be submitted by completing an online form on our website. The Selection Committee will not examine any application submitted outside of this process.

Project leaders must provide the requested information and fill in the online form as precisely as possible. Only completed and submitted applications will be considered.

Our call for projects is currently closed; we no longer accept applications. Regularly visit our website and follow us on social media to be informed of the opening of our next call for projects in spring 2022.

In which languages should the application be submitted?

Applications must be submitted either in French or in English. 

Please note that applications submitted in any other language will not be examined. 

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

No. Taking part in the call for projects is free of charge.

However, should your project be selected, you will be asked to pay a participation fee, as indicated in the regulations and guidelines of our call for projects (up to €500 in 2021), to cover the presentation, visibility, and access from which your project will benefit. For in-person participation, project leaders will also be asked to cover the costs (travel and accommodation) related to their trip to the Paris Peace Forum. Grants are available for projects unable to cover the expenses related to their participation in the Paris Peace Forum.

What are the eligibility requirements for applications?

Projects must meet the 7 following cumulative conditions to be eligible:

  1. Be presented by an organization and not by an individual person.
  2. Be managed by a minimum of two persons who commit to presenting the project throughout the Forum, including by traveling to Paris if the health situation allows it.
  3. Relate to one of the Forum’s priority themes.
  4. Have reached a certain level of advancement: being at least in the pilot stage with some (even tentative) implementation ongoing, and not just in the conception or startup stage.
  5. Are not applying with a view to request funding from the Paris Peace Forum.
  6. Have an international dimension, or if the initiative is local or national, involve actors or resources from other countries.
  7. Involve a concrete, tangible, and distinct action, which excludes, for instance:
    • Academic research or papers presenting ideas without plans for implementation;
    • An overall framework or organizational program rather than a concrete project.

What are the selection criteria for applications?

Projects must be developed beyond the conceptual stage and stand out by their international and cooperative dimension as well as their capacity to create sustainable change in global governance.

The Selection Committee will assess each eligible application in light of the following criteria:

  • Overall quality of the project
    • Feasibility and coherence;
    • Credibility and capacity;
  • Relevance of the project to the Paris Peace Forum’s priorities and approach
    • Universality, global or international relevance;
    • Multi-actor, governance dimension;
    • Innovative or unique character;
    • Value for the project to be presented at the Paris Peace Forum.

Also considered will be a balance in terms of:

  • Geography: balanced representation of all regions of the world.
  • Organizations: balanced representation of governance actors.
  • Themes: balanced representation of the themes for this edition of the Forum.

I applied to the call for projects... What happens now?

We do not respond to information requests on the outcome of applications until the call for projects and selection process are complete.

We officially announced the list of Selected Projects on the week of 19 July 2021 on the Paris Peace Forum website. All applicants were notified of the Selection Committee’s decision by email.

My project was selected... What happens now?

Should your project be selected, you will be asked to confirm your participation in the Forum as soon as possible and before 19 September by paying your participation fee and sending us the information required to present your project at the Forum. Please access our registration tool with your personal code. Your project’s point of contact will receive this code by email the week following the announcement of your project’s selection.

Our registration tool and the project leader guide (available on the tool) will detail the steps and timeline to prepare and confirm your project’s participation.

An information meeting for all Selected Projects is also planned in October to present the Forum and its program, as well as the many opportunities you will be offered during the three days of the event.

What is the format of the fourth edition of the Paris Peace Forum? What does this mean for Selected Projects?

All Selected Projects will be presented online via our digital platform. This tool, developed for the Paris Peace Forum, will allow project leaders to interact with all the event’s participants, showcase their project on a dedicated page and during a live presentation, and more broadly, attend the sessions scheduled during the three days of the Forum. Depending on the evolution of health restrictions, a limited number of project leaders may be invited to participate in the Paris Peace Forum in person, in which case the selected projects will be contacted directly by the Forum team.

What does a speaking opportunity for my project during the Forum entail?

A member of each project team will be able to speak during a debate or panel session at the Paris Peace Forum. The debates or panel sessions last on average 40 minutes, and consist of 3 to 5 speakers, project leaders and/or high-level personalities, discussing issues decided by the Paris Peace Forum. This speaking opportunity will allow you to talk about your project’s work and/or the global governance issue you are addressing. Some projects may be presented as an illustration of a debated topic (or in other formats) rather than directly participating in the session.

All speakers must commit to a technical briefing in October/early November for an introduction to the digital platform and to mitigate the risk of technical issues during their session.

What does the participation fee cover?

Project leader participation shall only be confirmed once the participation fee has been paid (by 19 September at the latest) or upon approval of financial support (which must be requested by 7 September at the latest). The 2021 participation fee amounts to €500 (excl. taxes). This fee covers the presentation, visibility, and access your project will benefit from during the Forum. You can pay this fee by credit card or bank transfer, via our registration tool, in the “Payment” section.

In the case of in-person participation, project leaders will also be asked to cover the costs (travel and accommodation) related to their trip to the Paris Peace Forum.

Is it possible to request financial support?

Should Selected Project leaders be unable to cover the expenses related to their participation in the Forum, they may request financial support from the Paris Peace Forum. Please submit your motivated financial support requests directly via our registration tool before 7 September 2021.

We will prioritize requests from project leaders from organizations with limited financial resources, especially those from the Global South.

We will study each request carefully; however, given the Paris Peace Forum Association’s limited resources, we cannot guarantee all requests for financial support will be accepted. In some cases, partial financial support may be offered.

Do I need to organize, book, and pay for my travail and accommodation in Paris?

The Forum will cover neither the organization nor the expenses relating to your stay in Paris. To help prepare your trip, we recommend visiting the official Paris Tourist office website.

In 2021, please plan virtual participation in the Forum only. Please do not make any bookings related to traveling to Paris unless our team has contacted you beforehand.

Who should I contact if I have any questions or experience technical issues during the application process?

Please write to project@parispeaceforum.org for any additional requests.

All information for press & media

Frequently asked questions

I work as a journalist. How can I request my press accreditation to cover the yearly Forum?

If you are a journalist, photographer, or TV crew member, you are more than welcome to cover the next Forum from 11-13 November 2021 at la Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris or on our digital platform.

To cover the yearly Forum either in Paris or via the digital platform, all journalists must request their accreditation online.

The media platform to request your accreditation is now open.

How can I cover the event if I am only accredited on the digital platform?

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the French authorities have imposed health and safety measures, which limit the number of visitors allowed in the event’s venue in Paris. For this reason, we have developed a digital platform with a dedicated press area, to allow journalists and press professionals to cover the event to the same extent as their colleagues present on site.

A digital space dedicated to the media: Journalists accredited only on our digital platform, will benefit from a dedicated media area that will allow them to follow the event and interact with personalities and project leaders present in Paris or on our digital platform.

Total interaction: Journalists accredited only on our digital platform will be able to participate in press conferences, ask questions and conduct interviews in the same way as their colleagues in Paris. All acreddited journalists will also have access to an exclusive audiovisual content directly in the virtual press room of the digital platform.

Visuals provided by the Forum: If you are an audiovisual journalist and are only accredited on our digital platform or you cannot travel to Paris, you can request videos of the Forum by writing to media@parispeaceforum.org with the subject line “request for images”. We will provide you with a link to a cloud where you will find videos and pictures of the Forum’s different moments. These images are provided free of charge.

What is the deadline to request my press accreditation for the yearly Forum?

You are able to request your press accreditation starting October 2021.

Due to Coronavirus-related health measures, and for security reasons, the Forum can only give a limited number of media accreditations for each day. We recommend requesting your accreditation as early as possible.

Can I request my press accreditation on-site at the Forum?

No. All journalists need to fill an accreditation request on our online platform.

Can I request a press accreditation for another journalist of my organization?

Yes. When you fill in an accreditation request for another journalist, make sure to indicate their full name along with all the requested information.

I already requested my press accreditation for the yearly Forum… What happens now?

Once you have submitted your accreditation request on our online platform:

  1. You will immediately receive a first email acknowledging receipt of your request and informing you that it is being processed.
  2. Within three weeks, you will receive a second email informing you of your accreditation request’s status.

If you haven’t received an email from  media@parispeaceforum.org, please check your junk mail or spam folders.

Can I give my press accreditation to someone else?

No. Your accreditation is strictly personal and nontransferable. All journalists need to fill in an accreditation request on our online platform.

My press accreditation request has been refused… Why?

Due to Coronavirus-related health measures, and for security reasons, the Forum can only host a limited number of journalists each day within la Grande Halle de La Villette. As such, we unfortunately cannot accept all accreditation requests. The importance of the media has no impact on our decision to accept or deny an accreditation request.

What are the criteria for press accreditation requests?

The Forum’s media accreditation policy aims to ensure:

  • Balanced representation of all continents.
  • Balanced representation of all media types.

In order to guarantee pleasant working conditions for all accredited journalists, the number of accreditations is limited.

Who can I interview at the annual Forum?

High-level members of the Paris Peace Forum governing bodies:

  • The Executive Committee:This Committee consists of representatives of the 10 Founding Members who ensure the Forum’s universality. They are responsible for the Forum’s overall organization and implementation.
  • The Steering Committee:This Committee consists of 16 highly qualified governance personalities who ensure the Forum’s expertise. They provide recommendations on the Forum’s general organization and strategic orientations.
  • The Circle of Partners:This Circle brings together the Forum’s public and private benefactorsinternational organizations and media partners. They support the Forum and make recommendations on its strategic orientations.

The Paris Peace Forum project leaders develop concrete actions and have fascinating stories and experiences to share regarding global governance solutions:

  • 80 project leaders of projects showcased at the annual Forum who bring their concrete and innovative solutions.
  • 10 project leaders of Scale-up Projects chosen at the end of the annual Forum, who benefit from a full year of support to implement their initiative at an international scale.

International renowned speakers and moderators who are also key global governance actors:

  • Heads of state and government: who take part in various debates, discussions, and masterclasses to share their governance ideas with participants, intellectuals, think tankers and experts from all over the world.
  • Leaders of international organizations: who share their expertise on global international coordination issues.
  • Civil society actors: who represent organizations of all sizes coming together to discuss and promote innovative solutions to global challenges.

Do I need to organize, book, and pay for my travel and accommodation in Paris?

Yes. For your stay in Paris, we recommend looking for information on the Paris Tourist office official website.

All information on the previous editions

Frequently asked questions

What are the key figures of the 2018 Forum?

From 11 to 13 November 2018, one hundred years after the end of First World War, the inaugural edition of the Paris Peace Forum convened:

  • 106 countries officially represented
  • 65 heads of state and government and 10 international organizations took part in the Forum through debates, bilateral meetings, and discussions with project leaders
  • 121 governance solutions were showcased, and 10 projects were chosen to benefit from a full year of support
  • 275 high level speakers took part in multi-stakeholder and interactive debates
  • 80 participants participated in a three-day hackathon to design digital solutions on financial data transparency
  • New flagship initiatives were launched by hybrid coalitions of global governance actors
  • 7000 global governance actors from122 countries took part, such as NGOs, companies, development agencies, philanthropies, religious groups, associations, think tanks, and universities

>> Watch the videos of 2018 Forum debates on our YouTube page.

Which flagship initiatives where launched at the 2018 Forum?

  • Information & Democracy Commission: By Reporters without Borders, launched in the presence of heads of state and government from Burkina Faso, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Norway, Senegal, Switzerland, and Tunisia.
  • Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace: Introduced by the French Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian and Microsoft President Brad Smith, and now signed by 65 states, 340 firms, and 130 stakeholders of civil society.

What are the key figures of the 2019 Forum?

From 11 to 13 November 2019, the second edition of the Paris Peace Forum was the occasion to celebrate several initiatives of the past such as the 100 years of the International Labor Organization (ILO), the 70 years of the Conventions of Geneva and the 30 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

  • 140 countries officially represented
  • 33 heads of state and government et 12 international organizations participated in the Forum through debates, bilateral meetings, discussions with project leaders
  • 114 governance solutions were showcased, and 10 projects were chosen to benefit from a full year of support
  • 336 high level speakers took part in multi-stakeholder and interactive debates
  • 75 actors took part in the PeaceGames
  • 7000 global governance actors from 164 countries participated such as NGOs, companies, development agencies, philanthropic organisms, religious groups, associations, think tanks, and universities

>> Check the 2019 Forum’s video of debates on our Youtube page.

What are the key figures of the 2020 Forum?

The online third edition of the Paris Peace Forum was held from 11 to 13 November 2020 via a specially developed digital platform, convening leaders and actors from civil society around the world to advance concrete global governance solutions.

  • Featuring 117 hours of live broadcasting.
  • 178 debate sessions and project pitches on the 3-day agenda.
  • More than 50 heads of state and government as well as 29 international organizations took an active part.
  • 100 project teams showcased their concrete solutions to international challenges.
  • 442 high-level speakers participated in interactive debates.
  • 12,000 individuals representing 174 countries participated from NGOs, companies, foundations, philanthropic organizations, development agencies, religious groups, trade unions, think tanks, universities, and civil society at large.

>> Check the 2020 Forum’s video of debates on our Youtube page.