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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.




Grants awarded under the EuropeAid call for proposals EuropeAid/164206/IH/ACT/Multi publié le 17.04.2019

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

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

Seeking partnership under ACP Innovation Fund?

Intra-ACP Programmes

ACP in Action: Interactive Map of Intra-ACP Projects in the Member States
Action Against Desertification
African Peace Facility
Aviation Africa
Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA)
ACP Business Climate
Competitive Industries and Innovation Programme
Coton ACP
ACP EU Culture / ACP UE Culture
ACP-EU Commodities Programme
ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme
ACP-EU Energy Facility
ACP-EU Fish II Programme
Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA Intra-ACP)
Hub & Spokes - Enhancing Trade Capacity in ACP
Initiative Francophone Por La Formation A Distance Des Maitres (IFADEM)
Intra-ACP Agricultural Policy Programme (APP)
Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Scheme
ACP Multilateral Environmental Agreements
ACP-EU Microfinance Programme
ACP-EU Migration Action
Minising the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKES)
ACP Mining Database
ACP MEAs (Multilateral Environmental Agreements)
ACP Multilateral Trading System Programme
ACP-EU Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Programme
ACP Observatory on Migration
Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme
Renewed Partnership: Strengthening pharmaceutical systems and improving access to quality medicines
ACP-EU Science and Technology
Strengthening Fishery Products
ACP-EU Technical Barriers to Trade Programme
ACP-EU Water Facility
Centre Technique de Coopération Agricole et Rurale (CTA)
Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme  / Programme de gestion durable de la faune sauvage (SWM) 


News articles

11th EDF full entry into force brings €30.5 billion on-stream for ACP countries

Brussels, 10 March 2015/ EC/ ACP: The European Commission has announced the full entry into force of the 11th European Development Fund (EDF). The EDF is a cornerstone of the EU's international cooperation and development policy that concretely implements the long-standing partnership with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries under the ACP-EU Cotonou Agreement.

The EDF also covers cooperation with the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) as laid down in the Overseas Association Decision.

ACP celebration of International Women's Day 2015

Brussels, 6 March 2015/ ACP: Strong messages from the ACP Secretary General, Head of UN Women and Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) added to a vibrant programme at ACP House on Thursday 5 March marking International Women’s Day.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: ACP Secretary General meets President of the Republic of Congo H.E. Denis Sassou-Nguesso

Brussels, 3 March 2015/ ACP: The Secretary General of the ACP Group, H.E. Dr Patrick Gomes met with the President of the Republic of Congo H.E. Denis Sassou-Nguesso who was in Brussels this week.

Statement by the Chairman of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors H.E. Roy Mickey Joy, welcoming the new Secretary General, 2 March 2015, Brussels

It is both a privilege and an honour for me and fellow members of the Committee of Ambassadors to welcome, this afternoon, a colleague and a brother in the new Secretary-General of the ACP Group, His Excellency, Dr. Patrick I. Gomes.
Mr. Secretary-General,

Health sector finance still a key constraint for ACP countries, say officials

Brussels, 24 February 2015/ ACP: African, Caribbean and Pacific countries are amongst those which spend the least, per citizen, of their national budgets to ensure access and equity to health care for their populations.

ACP-EU PROGRAMMES: Jamaica launches Phase 2 of slum upgrading project

Kingston, Jamaica, 24 February 2015/ JIS: The Government of Jamaica will continue work to develop the housing and social infrastructure in urban centres across the island under the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP).
Phase two of the initiative was officially launched on Friday, 20 February, during a function held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston.

ACP, IFAD focus on stronger South-South and Triangular Cooperation

Brussels, 16 February 2015/ ACP: The Secretary General designate of the ACP Group, H.E Dr Patrick Gomes met with the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Mr. Kanayo F. Nwanze last week in Rome, where they discussed strengthening of ACP-IFAD relations in the area of South-South & Triangular Cooperation.

ACP-EU PROGRAMMES: Enhancing quality infrastructure capabilities in Zambia

Lusaka, Zambia, 31 January 2015/ ACPEU TBT Programme: In Zambia the need to improve productivity for export in order to earn foreign exchange is a priority for the public and private sectors.

ACP-EU PROGRAMMES: Renewable energy conference perks investor interest

Basse-terre, Guadeloupe, 23 January 2015/ BizClim/ ACP: A Conference themed “Sustainable Incubation & Development Fund in support of business in bio and renewable energy in the Caribbean” was held in Guadeloupe on January 20-21, 2015.

Adieu Ambassador Felix Awanbor of Nigeria

Eulogy of the late Ambassador of Nigeria, H.E Felix Awanbor, 21.09.1956 - 15.01.2015

by Dr Obadiah Mailafia, Chef de Cabinet, ACP Secretariat

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