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In order to allow residents to realise their artistic cultural, civic or even sportive projects, the Cité internationale calls for projects to support residents’ initiatives twice a year. It allows chosen projects to benefit from financial aid from the residents’ initiative fund (FIR). The projects can be related to various topics such as peace, sport, digital technology, culture, citizenship, the environment or solidarity. They must involve several campus buildings in order to encourage residents to meet and have exchanges.

Find out more on the residents' portal

The emblematic projects

Jardin du Monde: the shared garden

The fruit of communal work, the Jardin du Monde has become a place that is emblematic of the Cité internationale. Learn to garden, help understand nature and its needs but also spend time together, over a beer (brewed on campus!) or a barbecue: this is the collaborative project.

The Flying Bike: the bike workshop

The Flying Bike was the first participatory workshop at the Cité internationale concerning a practical and ecological mode of transport: the bike! The project was born in 2015 from a simple idea: to help cyclists and to encourage assistance for cycling.

Cité unie: the residents’ journal

The Cité internationale constitutes a community with a unique cultural background and immense savoir-faire. Students of political science, doctors in history, writers and journalists from around the world get together to share their point of view in their domain. The campus’s residents’ journal, Cité Unie, fits into this context.

They talk about it

I work on a screen all day. The Cité’s shared garden is my privileged link with nature.

Léopold, Resident at the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris.

Participate in the call for projects

Two calls for projects are launched each year. Civic, cultural, artistic projects, in connection to sustainable development, the dissemination of knowledge or the improvement of the living or working environment can submit for a grant. The grants awarded cannot exceed 1500 euros per project.

What are the conditions?
  • Involve at least three houses
  • Propose a dynamic of activity of the Cité internationale’s campus
  • Propose innovative projects that are of general interest
What’s the procedure?
  • Read the complete rules on the Residents’ portal

  • Submit candidature

  • Present your project in front of the FIR jury to win a grant up to €1500

How to submit candidature?
  • Fill out the form on the Residents’ portal

  • Contact the Campus life service to benefit from valuable advice about filling out the form and setting up the project.

How many commissions are there per year?
  • Two commissions every year, in November and March
they talk about it

In a world where everything is disposable, we are looking for solutions to make our bikes last.

Clément Hubert, leader of The Flying Bike project.

The FIR makes movies

Three women from divergent histories see their destinies cross. Connected by their misfortune, they decide to take the reins and react to their fate. But will their isolated actions be enough to change their habits? A film produced by Michel El Ghoul as part of the Cité residents Opera Initiative, initiated by Oussame Mhanna.


The Cneai= (Centre National Edition Art Image) is a contemporary arts centre housed at the Cité internationale. A place of research, production and dissemination of art, the centre also allows residents to participate in a number of activities: exhibitions, events, collections and cultural and educational actions.


The Cité internationale’s theatre organises workshops allowing residents to practice artistic disciplines linked to the stage. They are accompanied by resident artists or external speakers.