For the Future Perspectives of the ACP beyond 2015 and 2020: a unique framework of north-south cooperation – but needs update

acp_logoACP-EU relations are undoubtedly at a crossroads. The stalemate in the negotiations of Economic Partnership Agreements and the lack of prospects for the period after the expiry of the ACP-EC Cotonou Agreement leads one to wonder about the future of the ACP-EU partnership and the survival of the ACP as a group. In light of the important contributions of this partnership to the general framework of development assistance and North-South cooperation, it is useful  to consider its future. This unique framework in international relations is facing many challenges closely related to the evolution of international society.

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