African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) region

African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) region

Stories

  • Autonomisation des femmes à Maurice

    BazArt Kreasion: une entreprise sociale pour promouvoir la créativité et le travail des femmes

    Baz’Art Kreasion est un projet destiné à promouvoir l’épanouissement et l’autonomisation des femmes issues de milieux modestes.
  • Mauritius: Improving the economic and social integration of deaf persons

    Upgrading the services of the Society of Welfare of the Deaf to contribute to the empowerment of deaf persons

    The objective of the project is to strengthen the employability and social integration of children and young persons with hearing impairment.

The EU’s most comprehensive development cooperation partnership is with African (sub-Saharan), Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) nations. It dates back to the founding of the European Community in 1957.

Successive agreements have been revised to meet new challenges. Poverty eradication and sustainable development are at the core of the ACP-EU Cotonou Agreement (2000-20) with 79 ACP nations. The main features of this partnership are development cooperation – at national, regional and multi-regional levels - the promotion of economic links and trade exchanges and political cooperation. It incorporates civil society, the private sector, trade unions and local authorities.