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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 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) 


Statement from the Secretary-General of the OACPS, H.E. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, on the Federal Republic of Germany’s Assumption of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union

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    Brussels, 30 June 2020/OACPS: At a time when our world is facing unprecedented challenges, the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) congratulates the Federal Republic of Germany as it assumes the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) for the 13th time since the signing of the Treaties of Rome in 1957.  This makes it the only country which has held the mantle of leadership for the EU Council this many times. Without doubt, the 2020 German Presidency and the EU will benefit from the stable guidance of H.E. Mrs. Angela Merkel, Germany’s Chancellor for the past 15 years.

As the world comes to grips with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, we, the 79-member strong OACPS, reaffirm our commitment to safeguarding the lives and livelihoods of the citizens of not only the Members of the OACPS, but globally. The OACPS agrees that we must use the lessons learnt from this pandemic to enhance the OACPS-EU partnership and emerge stronger together.

Recognising the need for solidarity and unity to address global challenges, we look forward to the finalisation of the ongoing negotiations for the Post-Cotonou Agreement in the same spirit of collegiality and mutual respect that has remained as the guiding principle of our OACPS-EU relations.

In the true sense of our partnership, we anticipate working with the German Presidency to fight money laundering and the financing of terrorism. To this end, we call on the EU to enter into dialogue following the unilateral publishing of a blacklist of third countries with strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism regimes, that pose significant threats to the EU’s financial system. This list includes ten Members of the OACPS, whose images have been tarnished and which are now at risk of having strengthened control measures applied to their financial flows. At a time when we are all experiencing the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, such actions can only serve to further weaken and destroy vulnerable economies.

In accordance with the pronouncement of Leaders during the first Extraordinary Inter-Sessional Summit of Heads of State and Government of the OACPS, held on 03 June 2020, the OACPS again calls on the G20 for the suspension of debt payments and the activation of the debt standstill mechanism provided for in Article VIII, Section 2 of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Agreement.

The OACPS aims to work with the German Presidency to further the “New Mobility Approach”, and supports a Multi-Annual Financial Framework that reflects our “new normal”. We embrace multilateralism as a means to collectively advance our regions and indicate our readiness to collaborate, later this year, in the African Union-European Union Summit with our largest constituent group, Africa.

To the outgoing Presidency, the Republic of Croatia, we extend our sincerest gratitude for your leadership in this difficult term, in which you have indeed defended “a strong Europe in a world of challenges”.  In your maiden Presidency, during extremely trying times, you have presided efficaciously over the Council and brought us safely to the other side of the pandemic.


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