On 20th May, ACP YPN unveiled its top 10 policy recommendations for a relevant, purposeful and sustainable post-Cotonou partnership between the ACP countries and the European Union, with a specific focus on youth inclusion. The list is based on 5 years of extensive consultations and advocacy by our Network of young professionals across EU member states and ACP countries. The Wishlist comes at a critical time – when negotiations on the new ACP-EU partnership will resume shortly. Click on the images below to zoom in.
Our main suggestions include:
- The creation of an ACP Youth Fund supporting the work of youth organisations committed to the sustainable development of resilient societies.
- The creation of ACP scholarships to EU academic institutions
- The introduction of fully funded internships and training opportunities in the EU institutions and at the ACP Secretariat in Brussels and Geneva.
We strongly believe that facilitating youth inclusion – co-producing Youth events, fostering training opportunities, education and experience sharing – is the key to the long-term success of a new ACP-EU Partnership after 2020.
With a revised and more inclusive structure, considering regional dynamics, the new ACP-EU Partnership will serve as a platform that is relevant, purposeful and affirmative for our ambitions post-2020.
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