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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
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Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA)
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ACP-EU Energy Facility
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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
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ACP-EU Microfinance Programme
ACP-EU Migration Action
Minising the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKES)
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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) 

PRESS RELEASE: ACP, LDC countries draw the line on EU sugar reforms

Brussels, 14 January 2013/ ACP: Today, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Swaziland, the Hon. Senator Themba Masuku, met with the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Dacian Cioloş, and with permanent representatives and Ambassadors from the Republics of Italy and Slovenia and the Kingdom of Sweden.


PHOTO GALLERY: 7th Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government & 96th session of ACP Council of Ministers

Browse 100+ images taken at the 7th Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government & 96th session of ACP Council of Ministers held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea 10-14 December 2012.

Photos by Mathieu Lawson & Josephine Latu-Sanft

PRESS RELEASE: ACP leaders send out strong message to partners at key summit

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 16 December 2012: The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States wrapped up a successful 2-day summit for Heads of States and Government on 13-14 December at the Grand Sipopo International Conference Centre in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, committing to intensified South-South cooperation, while calling for more development-friendly relations with European partners.


PRESS RELEASE: FAO and ACP Countries agree strategic partnership against hunger and malnutrition

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 14 December 2012/ FAO/ ACP: The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States are to become strategic partners in the fight against hunger and poverty and for the sustainable management of natural resources in the 79-member bloc of countries.


PRESS RELEASE: ACP Summit backs draft resolution on UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 14 December 2012/ UN: The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) voiced support for the United Nations General Assembly’s draft resolution to declare a Decade of Sustainable Energy for All from 2014 to 2024.

PRESS RELEASE: ACP leaders head to Equatorial Guinea for critical summit

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 10 December 2012/ ACP: National heads from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific will convene this week in the Central African Republic of Equatorial Guinea for the 7th Summit for ACP Heads of State and Government.


Under the theme “The Future of the ACP Group in a Changing World: Challenges and Opportunities”, the summit is set to be a milestone for the 79-member bloc, which includes 40 Least Developed Countries and 36 Small Island Developing States.


ACP-EU parliament first joint body to tackle relations after 2020

Paramaribo, Suriname, 2 December 2012/ ACP: Parliamentarians from EU and ACP countries have called for deeper debates on relations between the two major blocs, with the Cotonou Accord up for final review in 2015, before closing in 2020.


PRESS RELEASE: ACP Group calls on EU Council to honour commitment to world’s poor

Paramaribo, Suriname, 29 November 2012/ ACP: The Secretary General of the Group of African, Caribbean and Pacific States Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas has expressed profound regret at the European Council’s proposal last week to cut development aid funding by more than 7%, compared to figures put forward by the European Commission.

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