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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.



Call for proposals: Grant scheme for support to implementation of Port Community Systems Maritime/Logistics Single Windows

Request for Proposals_Expert Firms offering Social Secretariat Services in Belgium

ACP-EU Culture: Grant Contracts Awarded During September 2020

ACP Innovation Fund – Publication of Grant Contract Awardees

Call for Declarations of Interest for Research and Innovation Policy Experts

Call for Expressions of Interest to request a policy service from the OACPS Research and Innovation Policy Support Facility

Request for Applications: Consultancy to Conduct KAP Surveys to Develop Awareness Strategies, Intra-ACP GCCA+ for the Caribbean

Boosting research and innovation in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

Call for Proposals - “Promoting universal Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of vulnerable adolescents in Africa”

Works Contract Notice - Renovation works of the ACP Building, Brussels, Belgium - (Avenue Georges Henri, 451, 1200 Brussels)

WORKS CONTRACT NOTICE, Extensive Renovation Works of the ACP Building, Brussels, Belgium - ACP 4/1/83 (Vol. 1) Works 1/2019

Supporting the cultural and creative Sectors in the ACP Countries Q&A N.6 - 10 -25 March 2020

Corrigendum N.3 EuropeAid/167697/IH/ACT/Multi

Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in ACP countries - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS no 5. - 29/02/2020 - 09/03/2020

Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in the ACP countries - EuropeAid/167697/IH/ACT/Multi - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS no. 4 - 25 January 2020 - 28 February 2020

Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in the ACP countries - EuropeAid/167697/IH/ACT/Multi - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS, no. 3 - 18-24 January 2020

Corrigendum N.2 EuropeAid/167697/IH/ACT/Multi

Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in the ACP countries - EuropeAid/167697/IH/ACT/Multi - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS, Information session – 12 February 2020


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
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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) 


Message from Secretary-General Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti on his first 100 Days in Office at the OACPS

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Brussels, 8 June 2020/OACPS: Today marks my first 100 days in Office as Secretary-General of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States.  On assumption of duty on 02 March 2020, I had a clear vision of my first 100 days in Office.  However, after just two weeks, our world changed profoundly with the arrival of the corona virus.

Looking back, I can describe my first 100 days in Office as a period of two parallel phases – one of advancing foreseen activities and the other, as managing circumstantial matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Over the past 100 days, with the coming into force of the revised Georgetown Agreement on 05 April 2020, we successfully changed our name from the ACP Group to the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS).  In consultation with the six regions of the OACPS, I have appointed a gender-balanced senior management team that represents greater country equity among our 79 Member States. 

In addition to this, in the circumstantial box, the Secretariat has continued to service our Member States during the COVID-19 lockdown. We adopted innovative working methods, such as virtual conferencing as a replacement for physical meetings.  This allowed for the ACP-EU negotiations for the post-Cotonou dispensation and meetings with key partners to proceed. The Secretariat was also able to host, virtually, the successful 1st ever Extraordinary Summit of OACPS Heads of State and Government on 03 June 2020. We also celebrated our 45th anniversary, and the first time as the OACPS.

As we are adapting to the “improved normal”, I will focus during the coming period on the conclusion of the post-Cotonou negotiations, the strategic reform of the OACPS Secretariat and the launch of the reconstruction of our headquarters, consolidation of the role of the OACPS on the global scene, including the establishment of relations with new partners, and improved service delivery to Members of the OACPS.

I am committed to see an OACPS that is innovative and strategic, one that is a leading voice for multilateralism, a trusted and respected global player, an agent for intra-OACPS cooperation, and an Organisation that provides value for membership.

Video - First 100 Days


Mensagem do Secretário-Geral, S.E. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, por ocasião dos seus primeiros 100 dias de mandato na Organização dos Estados de África, Caraíbas e Pacífico (OEACP)

Vídeo - Primeiros 100 dias




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