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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.



ACP-EU CULTURE - Support for ACP audiovisual co-production EuropeAid/171459/IH/ACT/Multi Q&A 11 March 2021 - 26 March 2021

ACP EU CULTURE - Support for ACP audiovisual coproduction

ACP EU CULTURE - Support for ACP audiovisual coproduction

Call for proposals: ACP-EU Culture Programme - Support for culture and creation sectors in West Africa

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) 


NEWS: ACP Ambassador is new Chair of European think tank

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ECDPM , 1 November 2011: Ambassador P.I. Gomes succeeds Ambassador Lingston Cumberbatch as Chair of ECDPM Board; Aart Jan de Geus succeeds Berend-Jan Baron van Voorst tot Voorst as member.
After almost ten years Ambassador Lingston Cumberbatch stepped down as Chair of the Board of Governors of ECDPM (European Centre for Development Policy Management) to be replaced by Ambassador P.I. Gomes who took office as the new ECDPM Board Chair from August 1, 2011.

Ambassador Cumberbatch’s leadership provided the Centre with a strong beacon. His keen interest in practical ways to effectively improve ACP-EU relations and his enthusiasm in leading ECDPM’s efforts to facilitate it had great impact. During his Chairmanship of almost 10 years, Ambassador Cumberbatch therefore left a decisive mark on the organisation. His name will be forever connected to a decade in which ECDPM achieved both success and continuity as an independent foundation working on Europe’s relations with the countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

Ambassador P.I. Gomes, Ambassador of Guayana in Brussels has accepted to be the next Chairperson of the Board of ECDPM. A renown academic and ACP Ambassador, and an experienced ECDPM Board member as well, he will continue to guide ECDPM on its path of non-partisan, yet committed broker and facilitator of ACP-EU policy process. With him at the helm, the ECDPM Board is confident that it will be able to continue to critically but fairly steer the Centre to excel in facilitating an equal and fruitful ACP-EU partnership in line with its mandate.
Mr Berend-Jan Baron van Voorst tot Voorst stepped down from the Board also. The former Governor of the Province of Limburg was an active ECDPM Board member for almost two decades. His outstanding grasp of Dutch, European and world politics, and his contributions to rooting the European Centre for Development Policy Management in Maastricht and in Limburg will be remembered as decisive for the history of ECDPM.
In his place, Mr. Aart Jan de Geus has kindly accepted his nomination to become Board member of ECDPM. After having been Minister of Social Affairs and Employment of the Netherlands in three subsequent cabinets, Mr. de Geus was Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, before he returned to the Netherlands in 2011.
Ambassador P.I. Gomes and Mr. de Geus received a warm welcome by their colleagues from the Board and staff of ECDPM during the recent October Board meetings.
ECDPM was established as an independent foundation in 1986, to improve international cooperation between developed and developing countries, with a particular focus on the relations between the European Union and its member states and the countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. ECDPM helps to strengthen the capacity of public and private sector organisations in developing countries and regions to design and manage international cooperation effectively, while at the same time actively supporting the reform of European policies and institutions to ensure an effective response to the development challenges of our time. ECDPM’s work focuses on the development effectiveness of European external action, economic governance and international drivers of change; governance and democracy in Africa and, regional integration, markets and agriculture for food security. ECDPM organises and facilitates international policy dialogues, provides regular knowledge and information updates, participates in numerous South-North networks and does practical policy-oriented research with partners from the South. Crosscutting units focus on international partnerships, knowledge management and communication, institutional relations and policy innovation.
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