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


Information, Knowledge Sharing and Networking Event Promotes Private Sector Development in the Pacific Region

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Private sector representatives including, micro-small-medium enterprises, financing institutions and investment promotion authorities from the Pacific Region gathered in Nadi in December 2019 for the first African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Knowledge and Information Sharing Event.  

The three-day event was organised by the ACP Group of States in collaboration with the European Union (EU) and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS).
Viwanou Gnassounou, Assistant Secretary General of the ACP Group explained that when engaging the private sector, there is a need to ensure country ownership, technology and knowledge transfer and decent work for local people.  “Public and private sector should be partners: the role of Government is to be a facilitator, to create the enabling environment, while investment and creation of jobs should come from the private sector.”
Director Programme and Initiatives at PIFS, Zarak Khan, said that “the long-term viability of the Blue Pacific Continent calls for innovation, connectedness, and an ability to sustainably exploit our traditional areas of economic strength while looking to identify new growth sectors, particularly in light of the climate change emergency that confronts us. In these endeavours, the Private Sector remains a vital partner."
The event was intended to provide comprehensive information on relevant intra-ACP programmes, European Investment Bank (EIB)- managed and other European Commission-related Private Sector Development facilities and programmes targeting the ACP regions to over eighty participants.
It also aimed to promote peer-to-peer learning and experience-sharing in the area of private sector development and ensure a high degree of interaction among ACP private sector participants through business to business (B2B) networking in the areas of finance, trade, innovation and technology transfer.
The Event hosted a Talanoa (a process consisting of inclusive, participatory and transparent dialogue) on the Blue Pacific continent and the future 2050 Strategy involving Executives from Banking institutions, Shipping, Telecommunications, Tourism and other industries to discuss innovative approaches that can be utilised to achieve the Forum Leaders vision of the Blue Pacific continent. 
As envisioned by the Blue Pacific narrative, the Pacific Ocean connects us all, therefore our stewardship and accountability for the wellbeing of our ocean speaks directly to the very issues that affect the region’s economic viability, its sustainable development aspirations, health, culture and the Pacific way of life.
The Knowledge Sharing event will highlight the concept of the Blue Pacific by providing a space for private sector participants from Forum Island Countries to learn from the experience of other ACP regions and build their capacity to positively shape the future economic development of the region.



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