Update on Negotiations

On 28th September 2018 the ACP Group of States and the EU began negotiations for a successor Agreement to the Cotonou Agreement which comes to an end in February 2020. This section contains all you need to know about the negotiations.






Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in the ACP countries – Q&A #2 – 12/01/2020

Vacancy: Head of Conference Services

Vacancy: Conference Messenger

Calls for Proposals and Tenders - ACP EU Culture Supporting the Cultural and Creative Sectors in ACP Countries

Works Contract Notice - Extensive Renovation Works of the ACP Building, Brussels, Belgium

Seeking partnership under ACP Innovation Fund?

Call for Proposals for ACP Innovation Fund, Ref: EuropeAid/166663/IH/ACT/Multi

Nominations are open for the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence - 2019 Edition 

Call for Proposals of the ACP Digital Financial Services

SHORT-LIST SELECTED: Technical Assistance to the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States for the Management of the ACP-EU Programme to Strengthen Research and Innovation Capacity in ACP Countries

Call for proposals: ACP EU CULTURE "Support for ACP audiovisual co-production”

Contract Notice of the  Call for Tenders for the Technical Assistance to the Secretariat of the ACP Group of States for the Management of the ACP-EU Programme to strengthen Research and Innovation capacity in ACP countries.

Décision d'attribution: Assistance technique au Secrétariat ACP pour la gestion du programme ACP-UE Culture

Service Contract Award Notice: Technical Assistance for a complete Architecture & Engineering Mission and Project Management Services for the extensive renovation of the ACP Building, Brussels

SHORT-LIST SELECTED: ACP-EU PSD Knowledge Management Technical Support Function / Light PSD Structure TSF, Budget 6,000,000 EUR


News articles

Post-2015 agenda high priority for ACP

Brussels, 15 July 2013/ ACP: A team of ambassadors will lead the 79-member ACP Group in deliberations on the post-2015 development agenda, with a view to form a common ACP position and a joint ACP-EU declaration on the issue.

ACP and EIB celebrate 50 years of partnership

Luxembourg, 9 July, 2013/ ACP: Marking five decades of doing business in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) regions, the European Investment Bank (EIB) hosted the ACP Committee of Ambassadors at its headquarters in Luxembourg to review successes, as well as areas for improvement in financing investment projects in the ACP.

Major fish farming potential in ACP largely untapped

Brussels, 8 July 2013/ ACP: While the global demand for fish is climbing faster than current resources can meet, fish farming or aquaculture remains a largely underdeveloped industry in African, Caribbean and Pacific regions.

ACP countries continue fight against child labour as TACKLE programme wraps up

Brussels, 3 July 2013/ ACP: A crucial project aimed at tackling child labour in 12 African, Caribbean and Pacific states will come to a close next month, amidst pleas for its extension from country officials.

Mali - a lesson in “vigilance”, says JPA co-chair

Brussels, 19 June 2013/ ACP: Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) Hon. Joyce Laboso has urged ACP members against “taking democracy for granted,” while calling for continued peace talks in Mali following a ceasefire agreement signed between the government and armed groups on Tuesday. 

Kenyan lawmaker speaks out on “tragic” abuse of ACP natural resources

Brussels, 17 June 2013/ ACP: Despite the world’s fixation with the abundant natural resources found in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, the Co-Chair of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA), Hon. Joyce Laboso warned of devastating effects to communities on the ground if the focus stays only on revenues and not lives. 


EPA trade talks to get fresh political edge

Brussels, 10 June 2013/ ACP: Trade negotiations between the European bloc and the some ACP members may move closer to a resolution now, with plans for a political panel to tackle the longstanding deadlock in talks.

Brussels Development Briefing - Linking food, geography and people

The next Brussels Development Briefing will tackle the topic of ‘Food, geography and traditions: Protecting agricultural traditional products’, by looking at the challenges and opportunities for protecting traditional knowledge and registered agricultural products in a sustainable way.

Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide at the ACP General Secretariat (Brussels April 7th, 2013) Statement of the Secretary General Hon. Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni Official Statement of the ACP Group

In a special meeting held at the ACP General Secretariat in Brussels on April 7th, 2013 to commemorate the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the ACP Group has released a special declaration. In his speech, the ACP Secretary General, HON. ALHAJI MUHAMMAD MUMUNI declared:

“It is important that we continue to commemorate this day in order not to forget one of the most heinous crimes against humanity perpetrated by one group of people against another. 

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