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JPA Briefings 2012

Twice a year, parliamentarians from both the EU and the ACP countries gather in ‘Joint Parliamentarian Assemblies’ (JPA). During this event, EU and ACP representatives adopt measures concerning the improvement of their relations and implementation of the Cotonou agreement. Civil society from both regions has a say on the topics discussed.

JPA Briefings 2011

Twice a year, parliamentarians from both the EU and the ACP countries gather in ‘Joint Parliamentarian Assemblies’ (JPA). During this event, EU and ACP representatives adopt measures concerning the improvement of their relations and implementation of the Cotonou agreement. Civil society from both regions has a say on the topics discussed.

JPA Briefings 2010

Twice a year, parliamentarians from both the EU and the ACP countries gather in ‘Joint Parliamentarian Assemblies’ (JPA). During this event, EU and ACP representatives adopt measures concerning the improvement of their relations and implementation of the Cotonou agreement. Civil society from both regions has a say on the topics discussed.

The second revision of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement (CPA)

The lack of transparency in the second revision process of the Cotonou Agreement, which failed to include all relevant actors, raised concerns among CSOs. In particular, issues of institutional reform, policy coherence for development, trade and climate change are developed in this briefing.

The Future of the Cotonou Agreement

The expiration date of the Cotonou Agreement and the 10th EDF are quickly arriving. Therefore, many questions and concerns arise upon the future of the ACP-EU partnership. This report builds on a high level event organised by CONCORD to exchange views with the different actors involved.

Comments on the future of EU-ACP cooperation for the period 2014-2020

As the discussions around the 11th European Development Fund are advancing, CONCORD shared its position on the future of EU-ACP cooperation for 2014-2020. The main issues under discussion, which are the proposed budget and the integration of the EDF into the EU budget, are presented in this paper.

Policy paper on the Development Cooperation Instrument negotiations

During the EU 2014-2020 budget negotiations, CONCORD wants to remind decision-makers that EU development aid is a powerful tool for poverty eradication and the fight against inequality and must be reinforced further. For this purpose, CONCORD listed a number of ‘Red Lines’, which the 3 negotiating parties (European Council, European Parliament and European Commission) must […]

Reaction to the EC Communication on Civil Society Organisations in Development Cooperation

CONCORD very much welcomes this important and timely Communication ‘The roots of democracy and sustainable development: Europe’s engagement with Civil Society in external relations’. A lot has changed since the previous Communication on the role of civil society in development was published almost 10 years ago.