A word from the chair

Welcome to the website of the European Parliament's Delegation to the OACPS-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.

I am grateful for the trust that the members of the EU Delegation to the OACPS-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly have placed in me by electing me as their Chair. Succeeding personalities of great prestige and experience, who have left a legacy of great responsibility, I will be Chairman of this Delegation during a period of huge challenges.

I am committed to ensure that the EU Delegation to the OACPS-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly makes a strong contribution to strengthening a partnership between equals and promotes sustainable development in line with the goals of the 2030 Agenda, within a framework that advances and defends human rights, the rule of law and respect among peoples.

I count on all the elected members of this Joint Assembly and on the technical and political teams that support them, so that together we can transform a genuine desire of cooperation and development into tangible results in people's quality of life and the planet's sustainability.

Carlos Zorrinho

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Delegation meeting on Thursday 14 March 2024 in Strasbourg

22-04-2024 - 15:00
The Delegation to the OACPS-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly met in Strasbourg on Thursday 14 March. The main point was the debriefing of the meetings held in Luanda, Angola (19-21 February 2024).

1st Session of the OACPS-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Angola 19-21 Feb 2024

13-03-2024 - 16:37

Constitutive meetings of three regional Parliamentary Assemblies and constitutive meeting and the 1st session of the OACPS-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly - 19-21 February 2024

The constitutive meetings of the OACPS-EU four new Parliamentary Assemblies established by the Samoa Agreement will be held from Monday 19 to Wednesday 21 February 2024 in the National Assembly, in Luanda, Angola.

Members of the European Parliament will meet their counterparts to launch the new joint institutions and to celebrate the entering into force of the Samoa Agreement, signed on 15 November 2023, replacing the Cotonou agreement adopted in 2000 and the former Lomé Convention of 1975.

The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and European Union (EU) will set "A New Dawn in OACPS-EU Relations: Towards a People-Led Partnership"

Delegation meeting on Thursday 18 January 2024 in Strasbourg

29-01-2024 - 15:22
The European Parliament met on 18 January in Strasbourg to elect the new Bureau Members for the DAFR - Delegation to the Africa-EU Parliamentary Assembly; the DCAB - Delegation to the Caribbean-EU Parliamentary Assembly and the DPAC - Delegation to the Pacific-EU Parliamentary Assembly and the DACP - Delegation to the OACPS-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.

Following the signing of the Samoa agreement, three new regional parliamentary assemblies (PA) will now complement the OACPS-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly - an Africa-EU PA, a Caribbean-EU PA and a Pacific-EU PA.

The new Bureau Members elected for the DACP are:
- Carlos Zorrinho, S&D, Chair
- Max Orville, Renew, 1st VC
- Jadwiga Wisniewska, ECR, 2nd VC
- Dan Nica, S&D, 3rd VC
- Michael Gahler, EPP, 4th VC
- Idoia Villanueva, GUE, 5th VC
- Christophe Clergeau, S&D, 6th VC
- Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Greens, 7th VC
- Marie-Pierre Vedrenne, Renew, 8th VC
- Marian Marinescu, EPP, 9th VC
- Karol Karski, ECR, 10th VC
- Inese Vaidere, EPP, as its 11th VC

Delegation meeting on Thursday 14 December 2023 in Strasbourg

10-01-2024 - 12:22
The Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly met on Thursday 14 December 2023 in Strasbourg. The meeting focused on two main points: the 19th Regional meeting of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in the Solomon Islands and the Preparation of four constitutive meetings of the three regional assemblies and of the OACPS-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly under the new Samoa Agreement in Angola.

Delegation meeting on Wednesday, 22 November 2023 in Strasbourg

23-11-2023 - 11:30

The Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly met in Strasbourg on Wednesday 22 November. The main point was the follow-up and the state of play after the signing of the Samoa Agreement.

Delegation meeting Thursday, 13 July 2023 in Strasbourg

31-08-2023 - 15:14

The Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly met in Strasbourg on Thursday 13 July to elect the 6th Vice-President, replacing Eric Andrieu (S&D), to evaluate the Joint Parliamentary Assembly plenary meeting that took place in Brussels, 24-28 June 2023 and the Post-Cotonou and activities in the second half of 2023.

Christophe Clergeau was elected 6th Vice-Chair of the DACP.

Link to the meeting documents.

Link to the video recording.

Bureau and DACP meetings on Thursday, 15 June 2023 in Strasbourg

23-06-2023 - 19:56

The DACP Bureau discussed, in camera, the preparations for the meeting of the Bureau of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly on 25 June 2023 and the nomination to Policy Coherence for Development (PCD) Mainstreaming Network.

Link to the meeting documents.

The DACP Bureau was followed by the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly meeting in Strasbourg to discuss mainly the preparation of the 43rd Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, in Brussels, 24 -28 June 2023 and the Post-Cotonou and activities in second half of 2023

Link to the meeting documents.

Link to the video recording.


Delegation meeting Thursday, 16 February 2023 in Strasbourg

17-02-2023 - 11:28

The Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly met in Strasbourg on Thursday 16 February to discuss mainly the preparation of the meetings of the standing committees and the Bureau of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, 1-2 March 2023 in Brussels (Belgium).

Link to the meeting documents.

Link to the recorded meeting.

Delegation meeting Thursday, 15 December 2022 in Strasbourg

20-01-2023 - 11:12

The Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly met in Strasbourg on Thursday 15 December to discuss mainly:

  • the EU Election Observation Mission (EOM) to the parliamentary elections in Lesotho (7 October 2022) and
  • the evaluation and follow-up of the 42nd Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and of the meetings of the standing committees, in Maputo (Mozambique), 29 October -2 November 2022.


Link to the meeting documents.

Link to the recorded meeting.

Delegation meeting Thursday, 6 October 2022 in Strasbourg

14-10-2022 - 15:41

The Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly met in Strasbourg on Thursday 6 October and elected Max Oetjen (Renew) as new 1st Vice-Chair of the Committee on Political Affairs to replace Catherine Bearder (Renew), who left the European Parliament after the Brexit.

Furthermore, Members discussed the preparations of the 42nd JPA plenary session, which will take place in Maputo in Mozambique from 29 October to 2 November 2022.

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