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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.

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CORRIGENDUM N°1 to the Call for proposals "SUPPORTING THE CULTURAL AND CREATIVE SECTORS IN THE ACP COUNTRIES" - EuropeAid/167697/IH/ACT/MULTI

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 PROGRAMMING MATRIX
ACP in Action: Interactive Map of Intra-ACP Projects in the Member States
 
Action Against Desertification
African Peace Facility
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Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA)
ACP Business Climate
COLEACP
Competitive Industries and Innovation Programme
Coton ACP
ACP EU Culture / ACP UE Culture
ACP-EU Commodities Programme
ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme
ACP-EU Energy Facility
ACP-EU EDULINK Programme
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)
TRADECOM
Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme  / Programme de gestion durable de la faune sauvage (SWM) 

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The Summits

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The Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government is the supreme organ of the Group. It defines the Group´s general policy orientation.

Since 1997, Heads of State and Government of ACP member-countries have been meeting regularly to lay down the broad guidelines for the general policy of the ACP Group and give the Council of Ministers instructions relating for its implementation.

The Summit is presided over by the Head of State or Government of the host-country and organized by a Bureau comprising the President-in-Office, the outgoing President and the incoming President (if already designated).

ACP Summits :

The Fifth Summit, Khartoum, Sudan, December 2006
The Maputo Declaration, Mozambique, 2004
The Third Summit, Nadi, Fii, June 2002
The Second Summit, Santo Domingo, The Dominican Republic, November 1999
The First Summit, Libreville, Gabon, November 1997

Libreville (Gabon, 1997)
Changes on the world scene at the end of the 80s, the economic problems of that era, and the end of ideological polarization prompted ACP Heads of State and Government to meet, for the first time, in Libreville, Gabon, in November 1997 to consider how to strengthen the Group by assigning more specific roles to its organs and transforming the General Secretariat from a mere support organ for the political bodies into an executive institution. The Group also decided to extend consultations among its member-countries in varied fora such as the United Nations Organisation.

Libreville Declaration

Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic, 1999)

"On the road to the 3rd millennium". This was the opportunity for the ACP Heads of State and Government to redefine the broad thrust of ACP cooperation for the new millennium. The 2nd Summit provided the opportunity to give more precise directives for intra-ACP cooperation and broadening the horizons of the Group which, while maintaining its privileged partnership with the European Union, needed to develop a dialogue with other blocs and let its voice be heard in the new economic and geopolitical context.

Santo Domingo Declaration

Nadi (Fiji, 2002)
The main theme of the Summit was: "ACP Solidarity in a globalised world". It provided guidelines for negotiating future ACP-EU Economic Partnership Agreements, as well as defining the ACP Grou´ps position in the present economic and geopolitical context.

Nadi Declaration

Maputo (Mozambique, 2004)

Maputo Declaration

Accra (Ghana, 2008)

Accra Declaration


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