ACP YPN has actively been working on questions relating to ‘post-Cotonou’ and the future of EU-ACP relations since our inception in December 2014. On this page, you can find our key documents with recommendations spanning trade and economic affairs to migration and education.

  1. ACP YPN response to the EU’s ‘post-Cotonou’ consultation‘Towards a new partnership between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries after 2020’ – which is a landmark policy document for ACP youth (Dec. 2015). Read the ACP YPN consultation
  2. ACP YPN response to the EU consultation on the EU’s Social Pillar (Sept. 2016) Access it here.
  3. ACP YPN response to the EU consultation on the EU’s Youth Policy (Dec. 2016) Access it here.
  4. 2nd ACP-EU Youth Forum, ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Nairobi, Kenya (Dec. 2016) Access it here.
  5. ACP YPN & CTLD joint written evidence to the United Kingdom (UK) House of Commons’ International Trade Committee’s on-going UK-US Trade Relations Inquiry (Feb. 2017). Access it here.
  6. 3rd ACP-EU Youth Forum, ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, St. Julian’s, Malta, (June 2017) Access it here.
  7. Report for the 1st Meeting of ACP Non-State Actors (NSAs), Towards the ACP we want: The Role of Non-State Actors (Oct. 2017). Access it here.
  8. ACP YPN & CYC & CTLD written evidence to UK Parliament All-Party group on ‘Trade out of Poverty (Dec. 2017). Access it here.
  9. 4th ACP-EU Youth Forum Declaration, ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Dec. 2017) Access it here.
  10. ACP YPN & CBM Communication to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly: Sustainable investments for youth and young people with
    disabilities: Putting youth at the heart of EU-ACP relations. (Mar. 2018) Access it here.
  11. 1st Regional Youth Forum, ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Nairobi, Kenya (April 2018). Access it here
  12. Recommendations from the ACP YPN-led youth workshop at EYE2018 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg (June 2018). Access it here. See the contributions of ACP YPN Experts included in the EYE Final Report (Oct. 2018) to the EP here and here
  13. ACP YPN Opinion on the new EU Youth Strategy (Oct. 2018) Access it here.

Visual material – see all via our Youtube and Twitter:

ACP YPN campaign on utilising Article 26 of the EU-ACP Cotonou Partnership Agreement on ‘youth issues’ and securing cooperation on ‘youth issues’ in a post-Cotonou framework:

Joint Communication from the EU-Cariforum Consultative CommitteeACP YPN is the only ‘youth network’ member sitting on the EU-side at the European Economic & Social Committee:

  • Joint Declaration of the 3rd CARIFORUM-EU Consultative Committee,  Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (Nov. 2017) Access here
  • Joint Declaration of the 3rd CARIFORUM-EU Consultative Committee,  Brussels, Belgium (*ACP YPN is observer – April 2016) Access here
  • Joint Declaration of the 3rd CARIFORUM-EU Consultative Committee, Brussels, Belgium (*ACP YPN is observer – Nov. 2014) Access here

Other documents to consult:

  • Read the ACP Civil Society Forum response to the EU’s post-Cotonou consultation here.
  • Find all responses to EU’s post-Cotonou consultation here.
  • Read ‘The Cotonou Agreement: A user’s guide for non-state Actorshere.
  • Read ‘Study on ACP Civil Society Forumhere.
  • Read ‘ Joint Declaration of African Diaspora organizations for the Valletta Summit on Migration‘ drawn up by African Diaspora Network Europe and signed by ACP YPN here.
  • Read ‘Diversity in the European Commission : Open letter to Jean-Claude Juncker and Günther Oettinger‘ drawn up by European Network Against Racism (ENAR) and signed by ACP YPN here.
  • ACP YPN commended by MEP Julie Ward, where she underlines that we must be a part of the post-Cotonou framework in the European Parliament plenary session on the future of EU-ACP relations. See the video here.