Update on Negotiations

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.






Applications for the posts of Assistant Secretaries-General at the ACP Secretariat

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

Vacancy: Head of Conference Services

Vacancy: Conference Messenger

Calls for Proposals and Tenders - ACP EU Culture Supporting the Cultural and Creative Sectors in ACP Countries

Works Contract Notice - Extensive Renovation Works of the ACP Building, Brussels, Belgium

Seeking partnership under ACP Innovation Fund?

Call for Proposals for ACP Innovation Fund, Ref: EuropeAid/166663/IH/ACT/Multi

Nominations are open for the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence - 2019 Edition 

Call for Proposals of the ACP Digital Financial Services

SHORT-LIST SELECTED: Technical Assistance to the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States for the Management of the ACP-EU Programme to Strengthen Research and Innovation Capacity in ACP Countries

Call for proposals: ACP EU CULTURE "Support for ACP audiovisual co-production”

Contract Notice of the  Call for Tenders for the Technical Assistance to the Secretariat of the ACP Group of States for the Management of the ACP-EU Programme to strengthen Research and Innovation capacity in ACP countries.

Décision d'attribution: Assistance technique au Secrétariat ACP pour la gestion du programme ACP-UE Culture

Service Contract Award Notice: Technical Assistance for a complete Architecture & Engineering Mission and Project Management Services for the extensive renovation of the ACP Building, Brussels

SHORT-LIST SELECTED: ACP-EU PSD Knowledge Management Technical Support Function / Light PSD Structure TSF, Budget 6,000,000 EUR


Brussels Briefing targets pastoralism in ACP countries

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Brussels, 17 February 2012/ ACP/ CTA: Two panels of speakers will discuss the huge economic potential of pastorialism in ACP countries, as well as the challenges, opportunities and policy frameworks supporting around 268 million pastorialists in Africa.


Organised by the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) the discussions next Wednesday, 22 February, are part of CTA’s bi-monthly Brussels briefing series in cooperation with the African Union, European Commission, ACP Secretariat, Concord and media organisations to improve information sharing and networking around rural development in the context of EU/ACP cooperation.  


Brussels Briefing #26 highlights the immense potential of pastoralism for reducing poverty, generating economic growth, managing the environment, promoting sustainable development, and building climate resilience. Pastoral systems support the livelihoods of millions of people living in harsh environments, where other forms of land use are highly risky or simply not possible. Statistics from African Union’s policy framework for pastoralism cite 268 million pastoralists, who live and move on 43 % of Africa’s land mass and contribute between 10 to 44 % of the GDP in the countries that they live in.


However, key challenges are seen in the form of rising food prices and financial crises, difficulty in finding the right financial services and insurance, the exclusion of women from decision-making, legally protecting livestock assets, various market access issues, and poor animal health.


To add to that, the mix of growing population, shrinking and fragmentation of land and climate change are likely to provoke and aggravate conflict over resource access, control and utilisation. The diversity of pastoralist groups needs to be recognized as not all pastoralists are at the same level of vulnerability.


The Brussels Briefing on Wednesday will target more than 150 ACP-EU policy-makers and representatives of EU Member States, civil society groups, research networks and development practitioners, and international organisations based in Brussels.


Panellists include Jeremy Swift, Pastoral development specialist, formerly Professor, IDS, University of Sussex; Abebe Haile Gabriel, Director of Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union; Jean-Michel Courades, Leader Programme, DG Agriculture, European Commission and Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Coordinator of Bororo nomadic peoples association, Chad.


For the full list of speakers and programme: Download PDF or visit http://brusselsbriefing.net to register for the event.


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