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.






Applications for the posts of Assistant Secretaries-General at the ACP Secretariat

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

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


ACP-EU Culture Programme launched during 5th ACP Ministers of Culture Meeting in Niger

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Niamey, 18 October 2019: The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, in partnership with the European Commission (EC), launched a new Programme to support the cultural sector, ACP-EU Culture.

Themed, "Towards a sustainable cultural industry", the programme was officially launched and presented by H.E. Léonard-Emile Ognimba, Deputy Secretary-General of the ACP Group, at the 5th meeting of ACP Ministers of Culture, which was held in in Niamey, Niger from 19 - 20 October 2019.

This ambitious Programme aims to boost the potential of the cultural and creative sector and to contribute to the social and economic development of the ACP countries. It is intended to promote entrepreneurship and cultural and technological innovation, especially among young people; to create jobs and to increase the income of artists and cultural professionals as well as to improve the quality of ACP cultural production.

It will support access to international and regional markets, the mobility of artists and creators, the dissemination and promotion of ACP cultural goods and services, image education, the creation and production of quality goods and services at a competitive cost supported by digital technologies and better access to finance through innovative mechanisms.

With a budget of €40 million for the period 2019-2024, the Programme foresees several actions and tools to support the cultural sector across the ACP countries: three calls for proposals in the fields of audiovisual co-production, performing and visual arts, cultural heritage, books and literature, as well as design, fashion and crafts. A digital platform will allow cultural professionals to meet, network, exchange information and share projects (www.culturexchange.eu). A number of partnerships in the public and private sectors are also planned. The Programme will rely on various communication and visibility initiatives.

The guidelines of the calls for proposals will be published soon on the ACP-EU Culture website.

This is the 4th Programme supporting culture in the ACP countries, implemented by the ACP Secretariat and funded by the European Development Fund, which is jointly managed by the ACP and the EU.


Communication contact:

Maryse Henry

Technical Assistance Unit of the ACP EU CULTURE Programme

tel.: +32 (0)497 45 44 40

mh@acp-ue-culture.org or info@acp-ue-culture.org

Website: www.acp-eu-culture.org


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