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Cross-border data flows govern almost everything we do today. States are facing a dilemma between protection of their data and benefits from free-flow. Europe faces a challenge from the US, the dominating actor in the digital world, and a threat from China’s authoritarian model. Europe must make choices to strengthen its position in the digital field.
Institut Montaigne, Sciences Po, the Körber Foundation, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI) and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs are the six founding members of the Paris Peace Forum, an annual meeting focusing on global governance. Each year, the Forum will present projects and gather stakeholders from all over the world around five key topics: peace and security, the environment, development, new technologies, and the inclusive economy.
Its aim is to strengthen multilateralism and global governance in an ever more uncertain and unstable world.
To debate, make proposals and innovate around these five key topics, the Paris Peace Forum will gather heads of state and government, elected representatives, international organizations and civil society in the broad sense (companies, organizations, media, NGOs, foundations, think tanks, etc.). Together, they will bear governance projects, and will promote and develop them. The Forum is a real platform for exchange, connecting project leaders to decision-makers and funders able to help them to implement their project. Around 20 000 participants are expected to attend the first edition, and over a hundred projects will be presented in the Forum's "solutions area".
The first edition of the Paris Peace Forum will take place in Paris, in the Grande halle de La Villette, from the 11 to 13 November 2018.
To be part of the 150 projects presented in the "solutions" area of the Paris Peace Forum, sign up here: www.parispeaceforum.org.