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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.



Call for proposals: Grant scheme for support to implementation of Port Community Systems Maritime/Logistics Single Windows

Request for Proposals_Expert Firms offering Social Secretariat Services in Belgium

ACP-EU Culture: Grant Contracts Awarded During September 2020

ACP Innovation Fund – Publication of Grant Contract Awardees

Call for Declarations of Interest for Research and Innovation Policy Experts

Call for Expressions of Interest to request a policy service from the OACPS Research and Innovation Policy Support Facility

Request for Applications: Consultancy to Conduct KAP Surveys to Develop Awareness Strategies, Intra-ACP GCCA+ for the Caribbean

Boosting research and innovation in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

Call for Proposals - “Promoting universal Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of vulnerable adolescents in Africa”

Works Contract Notice - Renovation works of the ACP Building, Brussels, Belgium - (Avenue Georges Henri, 451, 1200 Brussels)

WORKS CONTRACT NOTICE, Extensive Renovation Works of the ACP Building, Brussels, Belgium - ACP 4/1/83 (Vol. 1) Works 1/2019

Supporting the cultural and creative Sectors in the ACP Countries Q&A N.6 - 10 -25 March 2020

Corrigendum N.3 EuropeAid/167697/IH/ACT/Multi

Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in ACP countries - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS no 5. - 29/02/2020 - 09/03/2020

Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in the ACP countries - EuropeAid/167697/IH/ACT/Multi - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS no. 4 - 25 January 2020 - 28 February 2020

Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in the ACP countries - EuropeAid/167697/IH/ACT/Multi - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS, no. 3 - 18-24 January 2020

Corrigendum N.2 EuropeAid/167697/IH/ACT/Multi

Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in the ACP countries - EuropeAid/167697/IH/ACT/Multi - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS, Information session – 12 February 2020


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) 


Joint Statement by the Ambassador of The Gambia and Chair of the CoA, H.E. Mrs. Teneng Mba Jaiteh, and Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti to celebrate Europe Day 2020

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9 May 2020/OACPS: The Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States has enjoyed a close working partnership with the European Union since 1957. Our collaboration has positively impacted and transformed the lives of the peoples of the OACPS as well as that of the citizens of Europe. Together, Europe and the OACPS have taken great strides towards the socio-economic advancement of our countries. During these 63 years, our partnership has gone well beyond development cooperation and now encompasses trade, economics, politics, environment, culture and people-to-people exchanges.


In addition to the many successes registered, we have also withstood trials and gone through many transitions that redefined and further strengthened EU – OACPS relations. The most recent of these transitions occurred in April 2020,  when the constitutive act of the ACP, the Georgetown Agreement was revised; thus transforming the ACP Group to the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS)


As the OACPS shapes the future of our cooperation with the European Union through the ongoing Post-Cotonou Negotiations, we reflect on the power of multilateralism and the strength that there is in Unity - a unity that in 2015, saw us pooling our considerable joint resources to adopt the Paris Agreement at COP-21.


This year, Europe Day 2020, celebrated annually on 9 May, pays tribute to the many Europeans who are on the frontlines during the COVID-19 crisis. The OACPS stands in solidarity with the EU at this crucial moment in our joint history, realising that global crises call for global solutions. The EU is home to many descendants of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Regions of the OACPS, who, in the true spirit of solidarity, are working shoulder-to-shoulder with their counterparts to protect the lives and health of citizens, and mitigate the socio-economic impact of the outbreak.


On the occasion of Europe Day 2020, we congratulate our European brothers and sisters on the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, which laid the foundation for the EU. Given the extraordinary times we live in right now, we further recognise and salute the dedicated men and women working to ensure a better and brighter future for the EU and the world. As we move forward on the uncertain terrain created by the COVID-19 pandemic, we hold firm to the belief that we can and will survive through holding fast to the principles of solidarity, peace and unity – the same principles that have guided Europe for the last 70 years.




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