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


Chad takes over presidency of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors

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The ACP Committee of Ambassadors, the second tier, decision-making organ of the ACP Group, will be presided over by the Ambassador of Chad, H.E Mrs. Ammo Aziza Baroud for the period 1 August 2018 – 31 January 2019.
Ambassador Ammo Aziza Baroud took over from the outgoing President, Ambassador Sheila Sealy Monteith of Jamaica, on Tuesday 31 July 2018 at the ACP Secretariat headquarters. Chad concurrently assumes the Presidency of the ACP Council of Ministers. This task is entrusted to the Chadian Minister of Economy and Development Planning, His Excellency Issa Doubragne.
The Chadian presidency will have several important issues to deal with, high on the list being the negotiations on a renewed partnership with the European Union. The current ACP-EU framework, known as the Cotonou Agreement, expires in February 2020, and negotiations for a successor Agreement are expected to begin in earnest in October 2018.
Ambassador Aziza Baroud will also chair a new ACP Bureau of six regional coordinators, along with the Troika. The Bureau is responsible for coordinating the work of the Committee of Ambassadors.
Members of the incoming Bureau include: The Ambassador of Kenya, H.E Prof Jacob T. Kaimenyi (East Africa), Ambassador of Côte d’Ivoire H.E Mr. Dosso Abou (West Africa), Ambassador of the Republic of Congo, H.E Mr. Léon Raphaël Mokoko (Central Africa), Ambassador of Angola, H.E Mr. Georges Rebelo Chikoti (Southern Africa), Ambassador of Barbados H.E Ms. Joy-Ann Skinner (Caribbean) and the Ambassador of Tonga H.E Hon Titilupe Fanetupouvava’u Tuita Kaho (Pacific).
The Troika is comprised of the current, the immediate past and the next Chairs of the Committee, namely the Ambassadors of Chad, Jamaica, and the Ambassador of Namibia H.E Dr. Kaire Mbuende, respectively.
The Committee of Ambassadors is an important decision-making body of the ACP Group of States, comprising of one representative from each of its 79 member countries. It meets at least one a month in Brussels to monitor the implementation of the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement, and carry out any mandate tasked to it by the ACP Council of Ministers. Much of its work is carried out through six technical sub-committees (on Political, Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs; Trade and Commodities; Investment and the Private Sector; Sustainable Development; Financing and Development; and Establishment and Finance), as well as ad-hoc working groups and task forces.

Ambassador of Chad Her Excellency Mrs. Ammo Aziza Baroud (Left) and Ambassador of Jamaica Her Excellency Mrs Sheila Sealy Monteith (right)

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