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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.




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) 

Statement by the Secretary General at the 10th Regional Meeting of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly, 17 July 2013, Abuja - NIGERIA

Hon. David Bonaventure Alechenu Mark, President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria;
Hon. Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alhaji Waziri Aminu Tambuwal;
Co-President of the Joint ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly, the Honourable Mrs. Joyce Laboso;
Honourable Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament;
Honourable Members, Your Excellencies, Distinguished invited guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, 

Post-2015 agenda high priority for ACP

Brussels, 15 July 2013/ ACP: A team of ambassadors will lead the 79-member ACP Group in deliberations on the post-2015 development agenda, with a view to form a common ACP position and a joint ACP-EU declaration on the issue.

ACP and EIB celebrate 50 years of partnership

Luxembourg, 9 July, 2013/ ACP: Marking five decades of doing business in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) regions, the European Investment Bank (EIB) hosted the ACP Committee of Ambassadors at its headquarters in Luxembourg to review successes, as well as areas for improvement in financing investment projects in the ACP.

FEATURED: ECDPM seminar report on post-2015 and post-2020 ACP-EU and Africa-EU relations

Brussels, 9 July 2013/ ECDPM/ ACP: The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) has published a report based on a recent informal high-level seminar on future perspectives for Africa-EU and ACP-EU relations in Maastricht.

Keynote address by the Secretary General at the 4th Global Review of Aid for Trade: Connecting to Value Chains, 8-10 July 2013, Geneva Switzerland

"Opportunities offered by South-South trade for the economic and trade development of ACP states"

Statement by the ACP Secretary General H.E Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) 4th Global Review of Aid for Trade: Connecting to Value Chains

Session 7: South-South Value Chains - Tapping into Growth Markets, 8 July 2013

Major fish farming potential in ACP largely untapped

Brussels, 8 July 2013/ ACP: While the global demand for fish is climbing faster than current resources can meet, fish farming or aquaculture remains a largely underdeveloped industry in African, Caribbean and Pacific regions.

PRESS RELEASE: Intra-ACP Climate Change talks in Belize

Brussels, 5 July 2013/ GCCA Press Release: The Intra-ACP Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) Programme will hold its First Regional Technical Meeting (RTM) on 16 - 17 July, 2013 at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel, San Ignacio, Cayo District in Belize.

ACP countries continue fight against child labour as TACKLE programme wraps up

Brussels, 3 July 2013/ ACP: A crucial project aimed at tackling child labour in 12 African, Caribbean and Pacific states will come to a close next month, amidst pleas for its extension from country officials.

PRESS RELEASE: ACP states dismayed at EU decision to end sugar quotas in 2017

Brussels, 27 June 2013/ ACP Press Release: ACP sugar supplying states are appalled by the decision reached by the EU institutions on Wednesday to abolish EU beet and isoglucose sugar quotas in 2017. Once again, the concerns and expectations of the ACP have not been taken into account in spite of their numerous submissions over the past years.

Brussels Policy Briefing #32: Fish-farming - the new driver of the blue economy?

Brussels, 26 June 2013/ CTA/ ACP: Aquaculture has emerged as a growing and lucrative sector, supplying 40% of the world’s fish production, with a total value of US$ 87 billion in 2010. A workshop at the ACP House in Brussels next week will focus on the challenges and successes of aquaculture – also known as fish-farming – as well as lessons learned from the field for ACP countries.

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