The European Centre for Development Policy Management has been fostering better trade and aid relations between the European Union and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries since 1986.
We deal with the international policies that govern development between the ACP countries and EU member states. Chief among these is the Cotonou Partnership Agreement, signed in June 2000 by 77 ACP countries and 15 EU member states. Our mission is to help make these policies work. We do this by helping individuals and organisations to build their own capacity, so that these stakeholders are well informed and confident to join negotiations and broker the best possible deals for their countries or communities.