Cotonou Agreement: Africa-European Union
EENI - Business School.
Sub-subject: Cotonou Agreement. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership. Syllabus:
- Introduction to the Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership.
- The European Union-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund.
- Cotonou Agreement.
- Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific Group (ACP).
- Euro-Mediterranean Partnership.
- The European Union Neighbourhood Policy.
- The European Union bilateral relations with Africa.
- International Trade Development and Cooperation Agreement with South Africa.
- The European Union-Algeria Association Agreement.
- Agreements with Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia.
Sample of the Sub-subject: Africa-European Union strategic
Sub-Subject Description: Cotonou Agreement (Africa-European Union):
- The European Union-Africa summit, cemented the new Africa-European Union
Strategic partnership, marking a
qualitative leap in international relations between Africa and the European
- The Joint Africa-European Union Strategy provides a general long-term framework for international relations between Africa and the European Union.
- With the political Lisbon declaration,
Africa and the European Union define the framework for the Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership, intended to guide the dialogue and the cooperation between the European
Union and Africa.
- One of the main objectives of the European Union relations with Africa is to
promote the achievement of the United Nations Millennium
development Goals in Africa.
- This objective is strengthened and complemented by the specific objectives pursued within the Cotonou Agreement, trade development and cooperation agreement, the
Euro-Mediterranean partnership, and the European Neighbourhood Policy, including the assistance to political reform and Economic modernisation.
- Strong trade links connect Europe with Africa, making the European Union the largest export market for African products.
- Near 85% of exports of cotton, fruit, and vegetables are imported from the European Union (EU).
- For most of the Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific
countries - and virtually all ACP countries - the European Union is the largest trade partner.
The Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) group involves to seventy-nine member economies, all of them, except Cuba, signatories to the Cotonou Agreement which bind them to the European Union:
forty-eight countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, sixteen from the Caribbean and fifteen from
List of Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) countries (Africa):
Angola - Cape Verde - the Comoros - Benin - Botswana - Burkina Faso - Burundi - Cameroon - the Central African Republic - Chad - Congo (Brazzaville) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Ivory Coast - Djibouti - Eritrea - Ethiopia - Gabon - the Gambia - Ghana - Republic of Guinea - Guinea-Bissau - Equatorial Guinea - Kenya - Lesotho - Liberia - Madagascar - Malawi - Mali - Mauritania - Mauritius - Mozambique - Namibia - Niger - Nigeria - Rwanda - Sao Tome and Principe - Senegal - Seychelles - Sierra Leone - Somalia - South Africa - Sudan - Swaziland - Tanzania - Togo - Uganda - Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership belongs to the African Civilisation and the European
Economic Area of the Western civilisation.