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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

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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) 

EPA trade talks to get fresh political edge

Brussels, 10 June 2013/ ACP: Trade negotiations between the European bloc and the some ACP members may move closer to a resolution now, with plans for a political panel to tackle the longstanding deadlock in talks.

ACP-EU Council of Ministers: Satisfactory outcome; Good compromise on EDF; Welcome to Somalia

Brussels, 7 June 2013/ ACP Press Release: The ACP Ministers who held with their EU partners a joint Council of Ministers in Brussels on 6-7 June are rather pleased with a compromise on the financial envelope of the 11th European Development Fund, and with a step made by the EU on the EPA. The ACP Group welcomes the approval of the request of Somalia for accession to the Cotonou Agreement.

Aid and trade focus at upcoming ACP-EU Council meetings

Brussels, 31 May 2013/ ACP Press Release: Ministers and officials from up to 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries will be in Brussels next week for a series of key meetings on development, trade and political agendas for the ACP Group.

ACP cinema featured at the 66th Cannes Film Festival

Cannes, 22 May 2013/ ACP Press Release: The ACP Group of States and the European Commission were present at the Cinémas du Monde Pavillion* to present the current state of the ACPCultures+ Programme to an audience composed of representatives of institutions and professionals.

ACP states fear “immense damage” to sugar industries, call on EU to honour joint commitments

Brussels, 27 May 2013/ ACP Press Release: ACP sugar supplying states have called on the European Union to honour its commitments under the ACP-EU Cotonou Accord and Economic Partnership Agreements, arguing that abolishing sugar quotas before 2020 could cripple ACP developing economies.

Equatorial Guinea elections observed by ACP mission

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 27 May 2013/ ACP Press Release: A four-member delegation of the ACP Group have been in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea over the weekend to independently observe the legislative, senatorial and municipal elections held 26 May 2013. The elections are the first to be held in the country since the adoption of the new constitution on 13 November 2011.


Brussels Development Briefing - Linking food, geography and people

The next Brussels Development Briefing will tackle the topic of ‘Food, geography and traditions: Protecting agricultural traditional products’, by looking at the challenges and opportunities for protecting traditional knowledge and registered agricultural products in a sustainable way.

ACP Press Release. Establishment of an ACP Working Group on post Rio+20 . Prosperity and sustainable development to be linked NOW.

In a Consultative Meeting held in Brussels on 29 and 30 April 2013, at the ACP House to discuss the implementation of "The outcomes of Rio+20 Conference: now, up to and beyond 2015" the representatives of the ACP governments have decided to establish an ACP Ad-hoc Working Group on the Post-2015 Process.   The meeting focused on the critical elements for the development of the post-2015 overarching framework, which will be very important to eradicating poverty in ACP Member States.

Meeting of ACP Ministers on European Development Fund. Deep concern about the amount of the EDF and the ownership of the projects.

In a meeting held in Brussels on 17 and 18 April 2013, the ACP Ministers in charge of the ACP-EU Development Finance have expressed their regret for the 10% decrease of the EU financial envelope allocated to the cooperation with the ACP in the framework of the 11th EDF European Development Funds  (2014-2020), compared to the EC initial proposal.

ACP Press release Ethiopian PM, H.E. Hailemariam DESSALEGN, at ACP House: “EU to be more understanding to ACP’s needs”

On an official visit to the ACP Committee of Ambassadors in Brussels on Tuesday, April 16th, the Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, H.E. Hailemariam Dessalegn, called on the European Union to be more understanding to the need of the ACP countries. He also stressed the need for a strengthening of the unity, the solidarity and the cooperation among ACP countries and regions. He proclaimed his optimism about Africa whose growth has reached an unprecedented level thanks to its attraction of foreign direct investments.

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