The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)
Summary 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-EU) 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 by 15 EU member states. Our mission is to help make these policies work.
This we do by helping individuals or organisations to build their own capacity, so that these stakeholders are well informed and confident to join in negotiations and broker the best possible deals for their countries or communities.
To this end, we offer a range of resources and expertise for stakeholders to draw on when navigating the maze of ACP-EU policy:
policy-related research and information
hands-on facilitation (of dialogue between parties)