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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: 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) 

On Women’s Day, OACPS Secretary-General pledges to “continue to challenge” to aid OACPS women to contribute to their communities and fully realise their potential


OACPS Bids Farewell to Dr. Henry Okole

Brussels, 08 March 2021/OACPS: The Secretariat of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) is deeply saddened to learn of the untimely demise of Dr. Henry Okole on 5 March 2021, former Chief of Staff for the then Secretary-General, Sir John Rumet Kaputin, during the period 2005-2010.

A citizen of Papua New Guinea (PNG), Dr. Okole was appointed to the post of Director for the National Coordination Office for Bougainville Affairs in 2020. A former academic at the University of Papua New Guinea, he was also a senior Research Fellow with the PNG National Research Institute. 

"The OACPS is in a phase of change and reform, and the year 2020 brought many challenges and opportunities to the OACPS"

Communication by the Secretary-General of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), H. E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti on his first year in Office

Youth debate COVID-19 with Parliamentarians at ACP-EU JPA Youth Conference

Brussels, 25 February 2021/OACPS: 150 youngsters from Benin, Romania and Rwanda, the last three regions to host live Youth Conferences, were invited to debate remotely with Members of Parliament at the ACP - EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) Youth Conference on the COVID-19 pandemic. Rosemary Mbabazi, Hon. Minister of Youth Affairs of Rwanda delivered the opening address for the panel which was co-chaired by Polish MEP Jadwiga Wisniewska, JPA EU Vice-President with co-responsibility for youth issues, and Edda Mukabagwiza, JPA member from Rwanda with long-standing experience in youth issues.

New OACPS Research and Innovation Programme website launched

Brussels, 25 February 2021/OACPS: The OACPS Research and Innovation (R&I) Programme now has a website to facilitate access to R&I information, knowledge and experience throughout the OACPS member countries.  The website, available in French and English, features information on the Innovation Fund, Policy Support Facility, and shortly the R&I Exchange Platform — all of which will contribute to disseminating the knowledge and information produced by the Programme and by other important R&I initiatives.

New ambassadors from Haiti and South Africa join the OACPS Committee of Ambassadors

Brussels, 19 February 2021/OACPS: H.E. Dr Jesse Jean of the Republic of Haiti and H.E. Ms Tokozile Xasa of the Republic of South Africa, were yesterday presented virtually to the 935th Session of the Committee of Ambassadors (CoA) of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) by Secretary-General, H.E. Mr Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti.

OACPS Secretary-General Congratulates Incoming Director-General of the World Trade Organization on her historic appointment

Brussels, 17 February 2021/OACPS: The Secretary-General (SG) of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), H.E. Mr Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, extended his congratulations to the OACPS candidate, H.E. Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on her appointment, on 15 February 2021, as Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

OACPS awards grants to eight consortia to enhance Research and Innovation capacities

Brussels, 09 February 2021/OACPS: The ACP Innovation Fund is a key instrument of the Research and Innovation (R&I) Programme implemented by the Secretariat of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) to unlock innovation potential in its Member States and accelerate sustainable development.

The Programme is funded by the European Union (EU) through the 11th European Development Fund (EDF).

Selected from the ACP Innovation Fund’s 2019 Call for Proposals, the grant beneficiaries (see table below) will spearhead a wide range of projects to advance solutions in several areas:

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

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.

Decisions and Resolutions of the 111st Session of the OACPS Council of Ministers

Brussels, 02 February 2021/OACPS: The hybrid 111st Session of the Council of Ministers of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States was held on 14, 15 and 17 December 2020. The meeting was chaired by H.E. Prof. Palamagamba John Aidan Mwaluko Kabudi, Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Co-operation, United Republic of Tanzania, and President-in-Office of the OACPS Council of Ministers.

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