On 15 April 2014 the European Council established, under the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), a civilian mission to support the internal security forces of Mali.
EUCAP Sahel Mali is a further contribution to the important support provided by the EU stability, institutional reforms and the full restoration of the authority of the Malian state in the entire country.
The mission assists the Malian government to guarantee the constitutional and democratic order, to put in place the conditions for sustainable peace and maintain its authority over the entire territory. The mission provides strategic advice and training for the three national security forces of Mali that are the police, the gendarmerie and the National Guard, while ensuring coordination with international partners.
In support of Mali’s active efforts to restore State authority, and in close coordination with other international partners, particularly MINUSMA, EUCAP Sahel Mali is providing assistance and advice to the national police, the national gendarmerie and the national guard in the implementation of the security reform set out by the new government, with a view to:
– Improving their operational efficiency
– Re-establishing their respective hierarchical chains
– Reinforcing the role of judicial and administrative authorities with regard to the management and supervision of their missions
– Facilitating their redeployment to the north of the country