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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) 


OACPS urges European Investment Bank to give a stronger focus to lower-income countries

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Brussels, 8 February 2021/OACPS: The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) has high hopes that the new Partnership Agreement with the European Union (EU) will enable the creation of innovative financial instruments to support the OACPS Private Sector. This was the main conclusion reached at the close of the Annual Review of the activities of the Investment Facility (IF) managed by the European Investment Bank (EIB), an annual meeting for the EIB to inform OACPS Ambassadors and their representatives, of the key financing results under the Cotonou Mandate, and of the future partnerships with OACPS countries in the post-Cotonou era.

The virtual one-day meeting, on 9 February, featured panel discussions on the EIB’s results in OACPS Member States in 2020 as well as a review of investments under the Investment Facility (IF) and the Cotonou Partnership overall.

During the Opening Ceremony, Secretary-General of the OACPS, H.E. Mr Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, thanked the EIB for their work in the framework of the Investment Facility (IF) of the Cotonou Agreement: “We are convinced that the Investment Facility has managed to provide much-needed assistance in fulfilling the objectives of the Cotonou Agreement of poverty reduction, integration into the world economy and sustainable development,” but also suggested areas for improvement, including strengthening the OACPS regional offices, and a greater uptake of higher-risk projects, especially those with high expected development outcomes and impact.

H.E. Mr Pa’olelei Luteru, Ambassador of Samoa and Chair of the OACPS Committee of Ambassadors, Ms Marjeta Jager, Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation and Development with the European Commission, Mr Ambroise Fayotte, Vice-President, EIB and Mr Luca Lazzaroli, Deputy Director-General, EIB were among the other high-level speakers on the opening panel, which was moderated by Mr. Richard Amor, Head of Corporate Lending for the EIB’s operations in Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific, Asia and Latin America.


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EIB’s work in the Member States of the OACPS

The EIB has been active in the ACP regions since 1963. In the 18 years of the Cotonou Mandate, it has invested over €15 billion, which has supported about €60 billion worth of investment in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

More about EIB’s work in the Members of the OACPS 

About the Cotonou Mandate and the Investment Facility

Under the Cotonou Mandate, the EIB has worked closely with the Members of the OACPS and the European Union (EU) as well as with the European Commission to meet the EU’s policy goals and ambitions. The EIB has made investments in the ACP regions and the overseas countries and territories (OCTs) through the Investment Facility (IF). The Facility supports projects that contribute to the private sector in particular. The overall financing in the regions has added up to over €15 billion signed for 440 projects in 58 countries and 10 regional groupings.


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