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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.



ACP-EU CULTURE - Support for ACP audiovisual co-production EuropeAid/171459/IH/ACT/Multi Q&A 11 March 2021 - 26 March 2021

ACP EU CULTURE - Support for ACP audiovisual coproduction

ACP EU CULTURE - Support for ACP audiovisual coproduction

Call for proposals: ACP-EU Culture Programme - Support for culture and creation sectors in West Africa

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
Coton ACP
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) 


Youth debate COVID-19 with Parliamentarians at ACP-EU JPA Youth Conference

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Brussels, 25 February 2021/OACPS: 150 youngsters from Benin, Romania and Rwanda, the last three regions to host live Youth Conferences, were invited to debate remotely with Members of Parliament at the ACP - EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) Youth Conference on the COVID-19 pandemic. Rosemary Mbabazi, Hon. Minister of Youth Affairs of Rwanda delivered the opening address for the panel which was co-chaired by Polish MEP Jadwiga Wisniewska, JPA EU Vice-President with co-responsibility for youth issues, and Edda Mukabagwiza, JPA member from Rwanda with long-standing experience in youth issues.

The debate, with the theme of “The COVID-19 pandemic and its implications and impact on youth”, was an occasion for the youth to discuss their ideas on how to create a better future, in particular during the COVID-19 pandemic. The exchange of views also aimed to raise awareness among young people of the importance of the work and impact of the multilateral assembly and of local cooperation.

In her introductory remarks, Minister Mbabazi set the scene against which the debate took place, summarizing the impacts of the pandemic on a national scale and the actions taken by the Government to curb the spread and contain its impact. Praising the resilient spirit of the youth who make up over 70% of the Rwandan population, she also shared the actions by the youth across diverse industries to surmount the challenges, pointing out that, “It is also an opportunity to work together, enrich each other, share the skills you have with others, leverage on technology to make what previously seemed unattainable, possible.”

The youngsters in attendance, raised a number of issues, including ways to safeguard mental health during the pandemic, consideration of how to improve the standard of online education, the worsening plight of the homeless, the additional pressure put on the labour market by COVID-19, the challenges of handicapped persons which had been exacerbated during the pandemic. There was, however, at least one positive outcome - the reduction in youth mortality due to road deaths as a result of the lockdowns.

Minister Mbabazi, in her closing remarks, wrapped up the main points of the debate and urged the youth to get involved and use their power to effect change.

Youth Conferences are regularly organised, to give voice to the new generations and offer the opportunity for them to share their ideas, hopes and needs. Young people from universities, high schools, youth associations and other organisations are invited to attend the Conference in places where the Assembly session is held. The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily affected the younger generations and hampered their freedom, social life, studies and consequently their future. 

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