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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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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

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

Seeking partnership under ACP Innovation Fund?

Intra-ACP Programmes

INTRA-ACP PROGRAMMING MATRIX
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
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) 

Brussels Briefing n.60 “The future of food and agricultural transformation”

The next Brussels Development Briefing n.60 on “The future of food and agricultural transformation” organised by CTA, the European Commission/EuropeAid, the ACP Secretariat and CONCORD will be held on Wednesday 26 February 2020 (9h00-13h00) at the ACP Secretariat, Avenue Georges Henri 451, 1200 Brussels.
 
The briefing will present trends and discuss the sustainable and healthy food systems, the future of work in agriculture and the need for new skills in very complex food chains, the effects of disruptive innovations, fair and inclusive value chains and trade.
 

New Africa-Caribbean-Pacific/EU Partnership: moving forward towards a new partnership fit for the future

Brussels, 14 February 2020/ACP/EU: Today, new impetus was given to the post-Cotonou negotiations on a new agreement between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP) as the two chief negotiators agreed on the way forward.

Second Knowledge Sharing on Trade and Investment Demonstrates Good Practices

Brussels 13 February 2020/ACP/: The second Knowledge-Sharing Event on Trade and Investment Good Practices was organised by the TradeCom II PMU from 4-5 February 2020. Its objective was to disseminate, as widely as possible, the relevant “good practices” developed by TCII-supported programmes, under the Programme Estimate 2, the Rapid Response Facility (RRF), and the Grant Component. The Knowledge-Sharing Event was attended by a total of 110 participants, primarily from ACP beneficiary countries and Regional Economic Communities (RECs).

The Gambia to chair ACP CoA from February to July 2020

Brussels 07 February 2020/ACP:  H.E. Mrs. Teneng Mba Jaiteh, Ambassador of the Republic of The Gambia will preside over the Committee of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Ambassadors in Brussels for the coming six-month period of 1 February – 31 July 2020. The rotating leadership of the Committee of Ambassadors fell to the West African region, which designated The Gambia to serve as Chair. The Gambia will also concurrently assume the Presidency of the ACP Council of Ministers.

New Ambassador from Burundi, Thérence Ntahiraja Makes Maiden Speech to ACP Committee of Ambassadors

Brussels, 31 January 2020/ACP: The ACP Committee of Ambassadors (CoA) recently welcomed the new Ambassador of the Republic of Burundi to their midst at their 926th Meeting.

Ambassador Thérence Ntahiraja, immediately prior to his appointment as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Burundi in Brussels, served from November 2018 as Permanent Secretary at the Chancellery of the National Orders of the Republic and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communication and Media.

ACP and LDC cane sugar in the EU market

Brussels, 30 January 2020: "In the Caribbean alone, over 400,000 people depend on the sugar industry for their livelihoods. In eSwatini, around 50% of production is exported to the EU and sugar production amounts to 13% of GDP and 35% of private sector employment." 

The ACP LDC Sugar Industries Group has produced an Aide-Memoire titled "ACP and LDC cane sugar in the EU market" which gives background on the vital role of sugar cane industries in ACP and LDC countries. 

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

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.  

ACP Secretary General congratulates President Nyusi of Mozambique on his re-election

Brussels, 20 January 2020/ACP: The ACP Secretary General, Dr. Patrick I. Gomes, undertook a working visit to Maputo in the Republic of Mozambique on Wednesday 15 January 2020 to attend the inauguration of His Excellency the President-Elect Mr. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi.
 
Mozambique held presidential, legislative and provincial elections on 15 October 2019. President-Elect Nyusi was declared the winner of the general election and will therefore serve a second term. 
 

Five Eastern and Southern African States hold talks with the European Union aimed at deepening trade relations

The Seychelles, 14 January 2020: The Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) states held the eighth meeting of the Joint Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Committee under the interim Economic Partnership Agreement (iEPA) with a delegation from the European Union (EU) on 14 January 2020 in the Seychelles. The meeting was co-chaired by Ambassador Haymandoyal Dillum for ESA-5 and Cecile Billaux for the EU.

ACP States ‘A Powerful Catalyst’ To Achieve SDGs

Brussels, 09 January 2019/ACP/: Dr. P.I. Gomes, Secretary General of the Organisation of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (OACPS), sees “great scope” for the 79-nation grouping in 2020 to be “a powerful catalyst and advocate to accelerate implementation” of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the 2030 Agenda.
 


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