The EU's relation with Ghana

Flagstaff House is the presidential palace in Accra, and serves as a residence and office to the President of GhanaFlagstaff House is the presidential palace in Accra, and serves as a residence and office to the President of Ghana

EU-Ghana relations

Political, trade and cooperation relations between the EU and Ghana are based upon the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement (The Cotonou Agreement), signed in 2000 and revised in 2005 and 2010. The EU and Ghana have regular political dialogues that cover a wide range of issues – regional, political, trade, development and governance–  including human rights.

The regional Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and West Africa was initialled in June 2014. When the regional EPA enters into force it will cover trade relations between the EU and Ghana. At the moment, Ghana enjoys full duty-free and quota-free access to the EU under the Market Access Regulation.

In 2009 Ghana became the first country to sign a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the EU under the ‘forest law enforcement, governance and trade’ (FLEGT) initiative. The aim of the VPA is to improve forest governance and to ensure the legality and the certified origin of timber exports to Europe.

The priorities for EU-Ghana bilateral cooperation under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) are set out in the National Indicative Programme 2014-2020 :

  • governance: public sector management and accountability;
  • productive investment for agriculture in Savannah Ecological Zones;
  • employment and social protection.

Overall EU assistance to Ghana under the National Indicative Programme is expected to be €323m. In addition, Ghana will benefit from EU development assistance under regional, intra-ACP and thematic instruments.

Programmes funded under the 10th EDF (2007-2013) are still underway. The programmes focus on transport connectivity, governance, maternal health, trade, migration and the environment.


News and Press ReleasesRSS

  • 23/02/2015
    27 25362 1 _blank EU-UNICEF commend Ghana's efforts to be certified free of guinea-worm disease EU-UNICEF commend Ghana's efforts to be certified free of guinea-worm disease

    After two decades of committed joint efforts from the Ghanaian government and international partners, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) are delighted that the World Health Organisation has certified Ghana as free of the Guinea-Worm disease.

        

     

     

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    EU-UNICEF commend Ghana's efforts to be certified free of guinea-worm disease
  • 12/12/2014
    336 57255 1 _blank Local EU statement on Ghana's Ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict Local EU statement on Ghana's Ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict /delegations/ghana/press_corner/all_news/news/2014/20141212_5_en.htm 12/12/2014 00:00:00 12/12/2014 00:00:00 12/12/2014 00:00:00 nulldate 2014121200 090126248db7d2b3 N 090126248dbd8435 /delegations/ghana/press_corner/all_news/news/2014/20141212_5_en.htm 9429 xml Y /delegations/ghana/press_corner/all_news/news/2014/20141212_5_en.htm 1 /delegations/ghana/press_corner/all_news/news/2014/20141212_5_en.htm /delegations/ghana/press_corner/all_news/news/2014/20141212_5_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Local EU statement on Ghana's Ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict
  • 25/06/2014
    433 65744 1 High Representative Catherine Ashton appoints new Heads of EU Delegation High Representative Catherine Ashton appoints new Heads of EU Delegation /statements/docs/2014/140625_04_en.pdf 06/25/2014 21:14:00 06/25/2014 21:14:00 06/25/2014 21:14:00 nulldate 2014062521 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248c2ba45e N 090126248c2ba45e /statements/docs/2014/140625_04_en.pdf 364144 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140625_04_en.pdf 2 /statements/docs/2014/140625_04_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140625_04_fr.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140625_04_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    High Representative Catherine Ashton appoints new Heads of EU Delegation pdf - 356 KB [356 KB] français (fr)
  • 24/06/2014
    151 57255 1 _blank National Indicative Programme for the 11th European Development Fund - Ghana National Indicative Programme for the 11th European Development Fund - Ghana /development-cooperation/docs/national-indicative-programme_2014-2020/2014-2020_national-indicative-programme_ghana_en.pdf 06/24/2014 00:00:00 06/24/2014 00:00:00 06/24/2014 00:00:00 nulldate 2014062400 090126248c535d0f N 090126248c535d0f /development-cooperation/docs/national-indicative-programme_2014-2020/2014-2020_national-indicative-programme_ghana_en.pdf 2567252 pdf Y /development-cooperation/docs/national-indicative-programme_2014-2020/2014-2020_national-indicative-programme_ghana_en.pdf 1 /development-cooperation/docs/national-indicative-programme_2014-2020/2014-2020_national-indicative-programme_ghana_en.pdf /development-cooperation/docs/national-indicative-programme_2014-2020/2014-2020_national-indicative-programme_ghana_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    National Indicative Programme for the 11th European Development Fund - Ghana pdf - 3 MB [3 MB]
  • 17/03/2014
    183 65744 1 _blank Factsheet: EU Strategy on the Gulf of Guinea Factsheet: EU Strategy on the Gulf of Guinea /statements/docs/2014/140317_01_en.pdf 03/17/2014 10:52:00 03/17/2014 10:52:00 03/17/2014 10:52:00 nulldate 2014031710 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248b83e49e N 090126248b845db9 /statements/docs/2014/140317_01_en.pdf 343484 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140317_01_en.pdf 3 /statements/docs/2014/140317_01_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140317_01_fr.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140317_01_pt.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140317_01_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Factsheet: EU Strategy on the Gulf of Guinea pdf - 336 KB [336 KB] français (fr) português (pt)

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