ECES projects in Ethiopia were selected among the best 10 projects at the Paris Peace Forum 2020!



The selection was made out of an overall of 850 proposals coming from states, international organisations, NGOs, foundations, among others.

With this selection, ECES will receive a 12-month customised support from the Paris Peace Forum, through monthly workshops, targeted advice and follow-up in policy and advocacy, communication, partnerships, and much more

Upon receiving the announcement, ECES co-founder and Executive Director, Fabio Bargiacchi, said: “We are extremely honoured for this selection and testimony to our hard work. ECES will do its utmost to repay the trust of the Paris Peace Forum, the EU and Germany to best implement our electoral support in Ethiopia especially in this difficult time.”

"Over the next 12 months, we will be dedicated to follow the Senior Advisory of the PPF and to replicate EURECS and PEV Projects elsewhere," he added.

ECES projects were selected in the Scale Up Intiative of the PPF for

  • Quality of project
  • Importance and relevance of the project to current global governance issues
  • Feasibility of the project or its potential for progress
  • Level of actual support
  • Diversity of origin and of organisation

On the Scale-Up Initiative, the Paris Peace Forum stated: "These projects present the highest potential of development while tackling crucial global governance issues at the same time."

"These most promising governance projects demonstrate that it is still possible to improve the collective response to global challenges in a deteriorated international environment.”