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EUROGENDFOR participates in the Romanian Gendarmerie International Exercise 2016

EUROGENDFOR participates in the Romanian Gendarmerie International Exercise 2016

In September, Romania held the Romanian Gendarmerie International Exercise (RoGendIntEx 2016) in the Gendarmerie’s Training Centre of Ochiuri. This is the largest international exercise organized by the Romanian Gendarmerie, which combines the planning and executing of live exercises. Its aim: to train the participants – police, military, and civilians – to meet tomorrow’s international security management challenges, taking into account the refugees’ crisis and the terrorist threat. This international exercise brought together ...

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31st EUROGENDFOR Financial Board Meeting

31st EUROGENDFOR Financial Board Meeting

From 22 to 23 September, the EUROGENDFOR Financial Board convened his half-yearly meeting in Amsterdam to work on key financial developments required for the Force to develop new mission. The Financial Board is a panel of financial experts designated by the Member Countries, tasked:- to examining the budget and expenses proposed by the EUROGENDFOR Commander,- to advise the High Level Interdepartmental Committee (CIMIN), leading body of the Force, on financial issues. In addition to the usual scrutiny of the budget, the Board ...

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EUROCORPS Commander visits the EUROGENDFOR Headquarters in Vicenza

EUROCORPS Commander visits the EUROGENDFOR Headquarters in Vicenza

On 09 September 2016, the European Gendarmerie Force Permanent Headquarters (PHQ) received the visit from the Commander of EUROCORPS, Lieutenant General RAMÍREZ. This visit follows one a EUROGENDFOR party led by Brigadier General Philippe RIO did to EUROCORPS Headquarters in Strasbourg in late January 2016. Objective: to strengthen the cooperation efforts between the two organizations. Some accomplishments can already be highlighted: - participation of PHQ officers in EUROCORPS exercises; - deployment of 2 Gendarmes ...

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EUCAP SAHEL Mali visits Gao (Mali)

EUCAP SAHEL Mali visits Gao (Mali)

On 16 and 17 August, a delegation of the European mission EUCAP SAHEL Mali met with Malian officials and visited the proceedings of the MINUSMA/UNPOL mission and Barkhane Operation currently underway  in Gao, a city 1200 km north-east of Bamako. The delegation, which included the European Gendarmerie Force’s Officers Colonel John VENEAU (EUCAP head of Operations), Lieutenant Colonel Franck GAGNIOU (EUCAP head of Training) and Colonel Jean-Frédéric SELLIER (MINUSMA Deputy Police Commissioner), set out in the lines of previous...

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EUBAM - UNSMIL Workshop

EUBAM - UNSMIL Workshop

As part of "United Nations Support Mission in Libya Project Plan 2017", on August 4th a two-day workshop training was held in Tunis by the Libyan Ministry of Interior (MoI) General Directorate for Training organized and led by UNSMIL and the EU Border Assistance Mission in Libya, with the participation of the Delegation of the European Union to Libya, Liaison Officers for the Libya International Assistance Mission, and a member of the EU Liaison & Planning Cell-European Gendarmerie Force. The meeting was organised to better ...

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Patrol Operational Management in Malian Police Stations

Patrol Operational Management in Malian Police Stations

A Captain from the Spanish Guardia Civil is deployed in the European Union’s Capacity Building Mission (EUCAP-SAHEL Mali) as a Community Policing and Basic Intelligence Trainer since last December 2015. Last April 2016, he spent two days in a Bamako district Police Station to implement the Patrol Operational Management, a training activity combining both a theoretical and practical approach on urban patrolling, aimed at optimizing the Police Unit’s efficiency. The Spanish Captain shared his experience with 12 Malian Police ...

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United Nations Strategic Guidance Framework Meeting for the Standing Police Capacity (Police Division)

United Nations Strategic Guidance Framework Meeting for the Standing Police Capacity (Police Division)

Last July, from the 19th to the 21st, EUROGENDFOR’s Head of Logistics participated in the United Nations Strategic Guidance Framework Meeting for the Standing Police Capacity (Police Division), held in Brindisi (Italy).  During the meeting, relevant contacts were performed with representatives of counterpart organizations, such as the European External Action Service (EEAS), the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), the United Nations Standing Police Capacity Division (SPC), and the United Nations ...

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Rotation of the EUROGENDFOR Senior Advisor for the Afghan Uniformed Police

Rotation of the EUROGENDFOR Senior Advisor for the Afghan Uniformed Police

Colonel Lucas SCIMONE has been working as the Senior Advisor to Lieutenant General Salim ESHAS, Head of the Afghan Uniformed Police (AUP) from July 2015 to July 2016. Along this whole year under Resolute Support Mission, Colonel Lucas SCIMONE shared the European Police Services best practices and procedures with his Afghan brothers in arms. On 25 July 2016, his responsibility was transferred to Colonel Pasquale Di CHIO, who was previously Force Provost Marshall in the Italian NATO Rapid Deployable Corps. Colonel Di CHIO has a ...

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From EUMAM to EUTM

From EUMAM to EUTM

At the request of the Central African Republic (CAR) authorities, the European Union established a two-year-long Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) military training mission in the Central African Republic (EUTM RCA), with headquarters in Bangui. As an integral part of the European Union’s comprehensive approach, which encompasses political, security, humanitarian and developmental actions, EUTM RCA will build on the achievements of the European Union’s Military Advisory Mission in the Central African Republic (EUMAM RCA) ...

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Italian representatives to the NATO parliamentarian Assembly visit the Vicenza Stability Policing Hub

Italian representatives to the NATO parliamentarian Assembly visit the Vicenza Stability Policing Hub

  On 11 July, an Italian party from the NATO Parliamentary Assembly were welcomed in Vicenza Chinotto Barracks by the Carabinieri General Commander, where they visited the 3 Stability Policing actors: -          The NATO Stability Policing Centre of Excellence (SP COE), dedicated to NATO training, doctrine and lessons learned; -          The Italian lead Centre of Excellence for Stability Police Units, dedicated to United Nations ...

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ANCOP Commander and his EUROGENDFOR advisor to the graduation of the first Afghan officer from the French Gendarmerie academy.

ANCOP Commander and his EUROGENDFOR advisor to the graduation of the first Afghan officer from the French Gendarmerie academy.

The traditional ceremony at the  end of schooling for the gendarmerie cadets took place on 30 June 2016 in the French Gendarmerie Academy based in Melun (Paris southern neighbourhood). Among the 137 students was in particular lieutenant Saber AMINI, first Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP) officer being graduate in the Academy. This high-level training cooperation project was implemented through the EUROGENDFOR advisor to the ANCOP commander, division general Zamaraï PAIKAN. Invited by his French National ...

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EUROGENDFOR Afghanistan: 17 news Afghan ANCOP SWAT instructors trained in France

EUROGENDFOR Afghanistan: 17 news Afghan ANCOP SWAT instructors trained in France

In addition to his advising role, Colonel (OF5) Jerome DELCAMBRE, EUROGENDFOR Advisor to ANCOP (Afghan National Civil Order Police, the Afghan gendarmerie-like force) commander supported the SWAT instructors training organized in June in the Gendarmerie National Tactical Training Centre (CNEFG) of Saint Astier (France). Following the previous training carried out in May in Kabul, 18 candidates were selected among 120 to attend a SWAT train the trainers’ course. The objective is to provide the new ANCOP training centre ...

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EUCAP Sahel Mali “Train the Trainers” program

EUCAP Sahel Mali “Train the Trainers” program

In summer 2016, the EUCAP Sahel Mali mission organized a 2-week "Train the Trainers" program within the National Police School of Bamako. Lieutenant Colonel Cristian FECIEUC, deployed in the framework of EUROGENDFOR contribution to the EU Mission, was in charge of the training session. This officer has a significant professional experience acquired along 18 years of operational and training assignments in the Romanian Gendarmerie, particularly in the fields of law enforcement training, security and public order management, ...

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A EUROGENDFOR Officer participates to the Joint exercise CENTRAL ACCORD 2016 in Gabon.

A EUROGENDFOR Officer participates to the Joint exercise CENTRAL ACCORD 2016 in Gabon.

Between 10 and the 24 June 2016, Captain Michael FRETS, Operations Officer in the Permanent Headquarters, took part in this US Army Africa lead Exercise that took place in and close to Libreville.Central Accord is an annual, combined, joint military exercise including USAFRICOM and African military forces that brings together partner nations to practice and demonstrate proficiency in conducting peacekeeping operations. In this framework, Central Accord 2016 focused on the response to natural disasters in Africa. The ...

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EUROGENDFOR operations officer achieves an 8 weeks UN international training on Formed police unites “training of trainers’ course”

EUROGENDFOR operations officer achieves an 8 weeks UN international training on Formed police unites “training of trainers’ course”

Captain Rodolphe VINET, from the Operations branch of the EUROGENDFOR Permanent Headquarter (PHQ), participated to the UN Formed Police Units (FPU) “Train of Trainers” (ToT) course that recently took place in Cameroon. Doing so, he shared 8 weeks hard training with 36 other French-speaking police officers from nine countries. This course was a unique occasion for the officers who will train and/or will deploy in such units to develop or consolidate their skills, but also to understand and develop the 3 UN police core values: ...

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EUROGENDFOR Commander presents police operations lessons learned to OSCE

EUROGENDFOR Commander presents police operations lessons learned to OSCE

The German OSCE Chairmanship invited EUROGENDFOR to the Annual Security Review Conference (ASRC), in order to contribute to a working session dedicated to "Bolstering the OSCE's conflict cycles toolbox".The EUROGENDFOR presentation was focused on the "Experience of the European Gendarmerie Force in using police as tool for stabilizing crisis situations and contributing to stabilization in a post-conflict environment". The attendance was composed of diplomats, police and military attachés and representatives from the capital ...

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Mr Dimitry TITOV, UN Assistant Secretary-General, visits the Vicenza stability policing hub

Mr Dimitry TITOV, UN Assistant Secretary-General, visits the Vicenza stability policing hub

On 20 June 2016 Mr TITOV, head of the Office of Rule Of Law and Security Institution (OROLSI) in the UN Department for Peace-Keeping Operations (DPKO), visited the Italian Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units (CoESPU). This was also an opportunity for him to deepen his knowledge of the 2 other Stability Policing actors collocated in the Carabinieri Chinotto Barracks, establishing together with the CoESPU a prevalent Stability Policing hub: -     the Permanent Headquarter (PHQ) of the European ...

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EUROGENDFOR accountability: Audit of the Headquarters’ 2015 budget by Financial Board representatives.

EUROGENDFOR accountability: Audit of the Headquarters’ 2015 budget by Financial Board representatives.

On 15-16 June 2016, the Portuguese and Romanian representatives of the EUROGENDFOR Financial Board performed the audit on the budget managed by the Permanent Headquarters (PHQ) in 2015 with the support of the PHQ Finance Officer. The aim of the yearly audit is to check on the spot the expenses, to evaluate the procedures and, if necessary, to make recommendations. It is also a privileged opportunity for the financial experts to provide advices to the PHQ on best practices for budget management. The budget spent in 2015, for the ...

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PARTICIPATION IN THE EUROPEAN ENDAVOUR 2016: A start for EUROGENDFOR cooperation with EUROCORPS

PARTICIPATION IN THE EUROPEAN ENDAVOUR 2016: 
A start for EUROGENDFOR cooperation with EUROCORPS

Between 24 May and 02 June 2016, LCL Grzegorz PARDO, EUROGENDFOR Permanent Headquarter (PHQ) Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (ACOS Intel) took part as an observer in the European Battle Group 2016-2 certification exercise EUROPEAN ENDAVOUR that took place in EUROCORPS HQ in Strasbourg. This was an additional step in the progressive development of cooperation between these two institutions which was initiated early 2016. EGF representative took active part in the exercise, mastering his skills in teamwork within ...

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EUROGENDFOR first participation to the OSCE Annual Police Experts Meeting in Vienna 09-10 June 2016

EUROGENDFOR first participation to the OSCE Annual Police Experts Meeting in Vienna 09-10 June 2016

The objective of the 2016 Police Experts Meeting was to raise awareness on the intelligence-led policing (ILP) models to OSCE participating States, Partners for Co-operation and other participants. The target audience included wide spectrum, academics, policy-makers and law enforcement managers, investigators, analysts and officers from OSCE field operations and relevant international and regional organizations. Credit: OSCE/Micky Kroell    EUROGENDFOR has been represented by its Commander accompanied by Rumanian ...

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Afghanistan: EUROGENDFOR Advisor to ANCOP Commander on the spot.

Afghanistan: EUROGENDFOR Advisor to ANCOP Commander on the spot.

Colonel (OF5) Jérôme DELCAMBRE is continuously advising the ANCOP Commander, both at the main HQ and on the field. The main activity of May 2016 was the SWAT ANCOP TRAINING organized in Kabul with the support of the EUROGENDFOR senior advisor and the contribution of 4 experts from the French Gendarmerie National Tactical Training Centre based in Saint-Astier (France). About 120 trainees from 1st and 7th ANCOP Brigades received a specific training about technical intervention in hostile environment. Along with this ...

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First High Level Interdepartmental Committee (CIMIN) in Rome under the Italian Presidency 2016.

First High Level Interdepartmental Committee (CIMIN) in Rome under the Italian Presidency 2016.

The first CIMIN under the Italian Presidency took place in Rome on 6-7 June 2016, with a participation to the Carabinieri 202nd Carabinieri Corps foundation anniversary in “Salvo D’Acquisto” barracks and a formal meeting at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International cooperation.  The CIMIN representatives were welcomed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International cooperation, by the Minister of Defence, by the Defence Chief of Staff, by the Carabinieri Commanding General, Lt. General Tullio DEL SETTE ...

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The EUROGENDFOR Permanent Headquarter reinforces its UN deployment preparedness by attending a UN course in EIFORCES.

The EUROGENDFOR Permanent Headquarter reinforces its UN deployment preparedness by attending a UN course in EIFORCES.

Captain Rodolph VINET, from the operations branch EUROGENDFOR Permanent Headquarter of Vicenza, is attending the « UN Formed Police Units (FPU) Train the Trainers » course in Cameroon. This 8 weeks training is the first to take place in the location of the International School for the Security Forces (École Internationale des Forces de Sécurité or “EIFORCES”) in Awaé, 50 kilometres eastward Yaoundé. An FPU consists of approximately 140 police officers, trained and equipped to act as a cohesive unit ...

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MIRANDA WERSINK has left EUCAP SAHEL Mali

MIRANDA WERSINK has left EUCAP SAHEL Mali

Captain Miranda WEERSINK-KOPMANN from the Dutch Royal Maréchaussée has just left Bamako after 6 months in the EUCAP SAHEL Mali mission as a trainer in Human Resources. Married and mother of two, she has been a member of the Maréchaussée for 30 years. She worked at the Queen’s palest, at the borders, as military police officer, as investigator and team leader. Back home, she will work in the field of Human Resources management. Previouly, she had already served in Egypt and Israel as military police officer and in Bosnia as ...

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30th EUROGENDFOR Financial Board

30th EUROGENDFOR Financial Board

The EUROGENDFOR Financial Board met in Paris, in the French Gendarmerie Republican Guard Headquarter, from 12 to 13 May. The panel is composed of financial experts designated by each Nation member of the European Gendarmerie Force and representatives from the Permanent Headquarters in Vicenza. Their job is crucial for providing the political authorities with appropriate advice on financial issues. The meeting was extremely fruitful for the EUROGENDFOR future activities. In addition, they had the opportunity to attend a ...

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