ACP EU JPA PRESS RELEASE: Resolutions on CAR, rights of migrants, regional integration

Strasbourg, 19 March 2014/ ACP-EU JPA PRESS RELEASE: The international community must spare no effort in the fields of security, humanitarian aid, establishment of the rule of law and the economic recovery of the CAR, the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) said. It called on all political forces in the country to help bring about peace and economic recovery.

Angola to host ACP Eminent Persons consultation for Southern Africa

Brussels, 18 March 2014/ ACP: The ACP Eminent Persons Group (EPG) is planning its next round of consultations in Angola, to gather views from stakeholders on how to orient the 79-member ACP organisation when its current partnership agreement with the European Union ends in 2020.

Statement by the ACP Secretary General at the Opening Session of the East Africa Regional Consultations of the Eminent Persons Group, Addis Ababa - Ethiopia

Your Excellency, Alemayehu GUJO, State Minister of Ministry of Finance and Economic Development

Mr Peter GAKUNU and other Esteemed Members of the Eminent Persons' Group (EPG)

H.E. Dr Diodurus KAMALA, Chair of the Committee of Ambassadors

H.E. Ambassador Berhane Gebray, Former Secretary-General of the ACP

EU, ACP, IMO sign contract to support maritime administrations in Western and Central Africa

London, 18 March 2014/ IMO: The European Union is funding a €1.2 million grant contract, signed between the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) to support training and capacity-building activities for maritime administrators.

EU confirms new support for trade in West Africa

Brussels, 17 March 2014/ EC PRESS RELEASE: European Commissioners Andris Piebalgs, for Development policy, and Karel De Gucht, for Trade policy, welcome today's Foreign Affairs Council conclusions confirming new EU support of at least €6.5 billion for the Economic Partnership Agreement Development Program (PAPED) for West Africa1 during the period 2015-2020. The funds will greatly enhance trade and investment flows to West African countries, thus contributing to their development, sustainable growth and poverty reduction.

Statement by Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Hon. Fitz A. Jackson at the opening session of its 27th session in Strasbourg, France, 17 March 2014

Mr Evangelos Meimarakis, Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament
Mr. Louis Michel, Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
Representatives of Observer Organisations to the JPA
Distinguished invited guests


15 million EURO from ACPCultures+ funds 37 projects in cultural industry

Results of the 2nd Call for Proposals: The ACP-EU Support Programme for the ACP Cultural Sector, ACPCultures+, is funding 37 new projects for a total of €15,020,663.70.


ACP-EU JPA PRESS RELEASE: Denying financial support to the CAR would be "unpardonable", says Co-President Louis Michel

Strasbourg, 17 March 2014/ ACP-EU JPA PRESS RELEASE: "We cannot deprive transitional President Catherine Samba-Panza of the means she needs", to bring about a return to constitutional order in the Central African Republic, as “this would be unpardonable”, said ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly Co-President Louis Michel, opening of its 27th session in Strasbourg.

CALL FOR PROJECTS: ACP Sugar Research and Innovation Programme Phase II

The Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of states (ACP) has the honour to bring to your consideration the launch of a new call for research & Development to prepare the phase II of the ACP Sugar Research and Innovation Programme.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Programme

In the framework of the Program, the Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction is launching from 10 March to 7 April a Call for Proposals in specific fields of Disaster Risk Reducation (DRR) in the ACP countries. The objectives, budget, implementation modalities, eligibility and evaluation criteria of the Call are outlined in the guidelines below.

Stage 1 applications should be submitted to by 7 April, 2014.


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