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Afghanistan: EUROGENDFOR Police Advisor Team trains the Afghan police on protection and escort-operations in Herat.

Afghanistan: EUROGENDFOR Police Advisor Team trains the Afghan police on protection and escort-operations in Herat.

  During April 2016, in Herat, the EUROGENDFOR Police Advisor Team, composed of Italian Carabinieri, offered various training courses to the new Regional Police Headquarters, the Afghan Border Police Regional Headquarters, Afghan Uniform Police, as well as to the Regional Police Training Centre team. In particular, a close protection course was completed in favour of 21 Afghan uniform police officers in the “Camp Arena” Training Centre. The course focused on high-risk person protection, and intents to transfer the knowledge...

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A EUCAP SAHEL Mali Training Experience

A EUCAP SAHEL Mali Training Experience

In April 2016, EUCAP-Sahel-Mali organized a "Judicial Investigation Leadership" training course, for a 14 Local Police Officers class, 7 from the National Police (including a woman) and 7 from the Gendarmerie. This training was delivered by 2 EGF members, Adjutant-chef Marc Pecel from the French gendarmerie and Maresciallo Capo Sergio Luchetti from the Italian Carabinieri. A magistrate from the BAMAKO Judicial Appeal Court also met the class for a discussion. The aim, to those who represent the "men on the ground" (talking about ...

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Last events on the EUROGENDFOR’s contribution to Resolute Support in Afghanist

Last events on the EUROGENDFOR’s contribution to Resolute Support in Afghanist

Last 03rdof March 2016 Col. Mihai Aurelian IOSIF, from the Rumanian Gendarmerie, assumed the responsibilities as new EUROGENDFOR's Coordinator in Resolute Support Mission (RSM). Since then, Col. Iosif is contributing to reinforce the visibility of the work performed by the EUROGENDFOR's contingent in Afghanistan, strengthening its internal coordination and keeping a fluent communication with the EUROGENDFOR Member States through our Permanent Headquarter. At the same time, he is definitively performing a relevant contribution to ...

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An OSCE delegation visits the EUROGENDFOR Permanent Headquarter

An OSCE delegation visits the EUROGENDFOR Permanent Headquarter

A delegation from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) visited the Permanent HeadQuarters (PHQ) on 27 May in order to develop cross knowledge and understanding of respective mandates, missions and capacities. This visit was the natural follow-up of the participation of the EUROGENDFOR Presidency to an OSCE Security Committee in last December, where the EUROGENDFOR accomplishments in Afghanistan were presented to the Committee. The visit included comprehensive presentations of EUROGENDFOR and OSCE ...

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Rotation of the EUROGENDFOR contribution to EUMAM RCA

Rotation of the EUROGENDFOR contribution to EUMAM RCA

After one week of overlapping, Lieutenant Colonel MONTAL-VILLETTE replaced Lieutenant Colonel CLOUP as EUROGENDFOR police advisor in the EU military mission in Central African Republic (CAR). This officer already has a good knowledge of the situation in the CAR capital city: he was already deployed one year back in the EUROGENDFOR Integrated Police Unit of the EU military operation EUFOR RCA. During the handover ceremony, the Mission Commander, brigadier general LAUGEL, stressed lieutenant colonel CLOUP's outstanding ...

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EUROGENDFOR Personnel trained to 4X4 tactical drive

EUROGENDFOR Personnel trained to 4X4 tactical drive

  50% of the EUROGENDFOR Permanent headquarter Staff participated to a 2 days specific training for operational off-road 4X4 wheeled drive vehicles. The course was provided in Vicenza by the 1st Carabinieri Parachutist Regiment "Tuscania" The training was conducted in the premises and tactical training field of the Italian Centre of Excellence for Stability Police (CoESPU). It included 2 hours theoretical lesson and security instructions followed by practical off-road activities. The training was concluded by a test in ...

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1st Working Group 2016 in Roma

1st Working Group 2016 in Roma

The first meeting of the CIMIN Working Group under the Italian Presidency took place on the 10 March 2016 at the Carabinieri Officers School in Rome.The CIMIN Working Group delegates were welcomed by the Carabinieri Commanding General, Lt . Gen. Tullio Del Sette.The Commanding General, as CIMIN President underlined the relevance of the ongoing EUROGENDFOR works to strengthen relations with International Organisations, in particular with the European Union, the United Nations, the NATO and the OSCE as well as the EUROCORPS ...

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The European Gendarmerie Force always represented in Bangui

The European Gendarmerie Force always represented in Bangui

Within the EUMAM RCA mission, a lonely gendarme is visible by the color of his uniform, but he is nevertheless perfectly integrated into the military mission involving 11 nations. His participation is appreciated, even desired, to achieve the objectives of the mission in the sensitive areas of the enforcement of rights and military ethics. Therefore, the commander of the mission appointed him as the point of contact for humanitarian law and gender issues.  Besides advising in the Proceedings of the mission, he is involved ...

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AFGANISTAN: EUROGENDSFOR expertise in support of a new ANCOP training center near Kabul

AFGANISTAN: EUROGENDSFOR expertise in support of a new ANCOP training center near Kabul

  Afghan National Civil Order of Police Training with EGF (March 2015) The Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP), under Major General ZAMARAI PAIKAN's command, plays a key role and gains many successes and victories in all the fields of the security, and in particular in that of the fight anti-terrorism. Moreover, strongly solicited by the central government, the ANCOP has become a force recognized at the same time by the afghan population and the international forces. The European Gendarmerie Force or EUROGENDFOR is ...

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The Guardia Civil cooperating with the National Gendarmerie of Senegal

The Guardia Civil cooperating with the National Gendarmerie of Senegal

In the course of the exercise FLINTLOCK 16, The Guardia Civil and the National Gendarmerie of Senegal executed a real action of seizing an arsenal of weapons in the city of Saint Louis (Senegal).     Read more: http://www.fiep.org/member-news/the-spanish-guardia-civil-and-the-national-gendarmerie-of-senegal-seized-an-arsenal-of-weapons-in-the-city-of-saint-louis-...

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EUCAP Sahel Mali: Training and supporting the Malian Trainers

EUCAP Sahel Mali: Training and supporting the Malian Trainers

16 members of the Malian National Guard got a 3 weeks "democratic crowd control Train the trainers course" provided by EUROGENDFOR experts of EUCAP Sahel Mali from 25 January to 12 February. This course included 2 weeks dedicated to theoretical knowledge and practical exercises, while the 3rd week focused on pedagogy. During the presentation of certificates ceremony, the trainees' spoksman thanked the EUCAP trainers and explained: "We will use what you have taught us in real-time.The Deputy Chief of Staff of the National Guard, ...

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EUROGENDFOR supports EUAM Ukraine and Ukrainian police

EUROGENDFOR supports EUAM Ukraine and Ukrainian police

Responding to an urgent request from the EU Mission, the EUROGENDFOR deployed 4 Crowd and Riot Control (CRC) trainers in Kiev, where they joined the EUAM staff from 09 February to 07 March 2016.This was the first training delivered by a EUROGENDFOR training team is such conditions, as well as the first training program provided by the EU mission in Ukraine, which previously focused on advising activities. The Gendarmerie multinational training team, including officers from, Portugal, Spain, France and Romania, was ...

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FIRST EUROGENDFOR LESSONS LEARNED WORKSHOP

FIRST EUROGENDFOR LESSONS LEARNED WORKSHOP

After 2 years preparing and implementing the NATO Lessons Learned process to EUROGENDFOR operations, a first “Lessons Learned Workshop” was organised on 08 and 09 February 2016 to share the EUROGENDFOR Lessons Learned methodology and first operational outcomes from deployments in EUFOR RCA and EUCAP Sahel Mali.  This short session gathered 20 representatives from the EUROGENDFOR Member States and the Permanent Headquarters, as well as neighbouring Stability Policing institutions in Vicenza “CHINOTTO” barracks: the Italian ...

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EUROGENDFOR Commander visit to EUCAP Sahel Mali

EUROGENDFOR Commander visit to EUCAP Sahel Mali

On 15 April 2014 the European Council established a civilian mission under the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) to support the internal security forces in Mali. The EUROGENDFOR High Level Inter-Departmental Committee immediately decided to contribute to this important mission.   In cooperation with the UN police the EU experts are focusing on two activities: training the managers at all levels; advising the 3 Interior Security Forces (Gendarmerie, National Guard and Police) in the area of human resources ...

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News from the Guarda Nacional Republicana

News from the Guarda Nacional Republicana

Seizure of more than 182 tons of tobacco On 26 January 2016, The Portuguese Guarda Nacional Republicana have conducted massive search operations conducting to the largest tobacco seizure held to date in Europe. http://www.fiep.org/member-news/portugal-seizure-of-more-than-182-tons-of-tobacco-and-600-thousand-euros-in-cash/   ...

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EUROGENDFOR visits EUROCORPS in Strasbourg

EUROGENDFOR visits EUROCORPS in Strasbourg

A group of four EUROGENDFOR Permanent Headquarter staff, including the Commander and heads of Planning, Intelligence and Logistics, as well as a representative of the Italian CIMIN Presidency, visited for the first time the EUROCORPS in Strasbourg on 25 January. The EUROCORPS is the European Rapid Response Corps, a Defense equivalent, at a larger scale, of EUROGENDFOR, dedicated to military crisis management and sharing the same objective: to support the EU Common Security and Defence Policy. EUROCORPS Commander, Lieutenant ...

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Lt.Gen. Del Sette visits the Italian EUROGENDFOR PAT in Afghanistan

Lt.Gen. Del Sette visits the Italian EUROGENDFOR PAT in Afghanistan

  On 30th December 2015, the Commanding General of the Italian “Arma dei Carabinieri”, Lt.General Tullio Del Sette paid a visit to base camp “Arena”, in Herat (Afghanistan). During his visit, the Commanding General had the opportunity to meet the Italian military contingent, serving within the Police Advisor Team (PAT), deployed in the framework of the Eurogendfor contribution to the NATO Resolute Support Mission. The tasks of this PAT are advice the Afghan Uniform Police, at provincial level, in Herat, and deliver ...

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24th CIMIN MEETING IN BUCHAREST

24th CIMIN MEETING IN BUCHAREST

   The 24th CIMIN Meeting took place on 11th of December 2015, in Bucharest at the Palace of Parliament, under the Romanian Presidency.  The meeting was opened by two Romanian high officials: Mr. Petre TOBA, Minster of Internal Affairs, and Mr. Radu PODGOREAN, Secretary of State within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  The in-depth discussions referred to the European Gendarmerie Force key activities and involvements, such as strengthening the cooperation with international organisations and analysing ongoing...

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European Gendarmerie Force active in Security Sector Reform in Central African Republic.

European Gendarmerie Force active in Security Sector Reform in Central African Republic.

  The EUMAM RCA mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) is almost halfway through its planned duration up to July 2016. It continues to work in a country with fragile and unstable institutions. CAR is expecting elections within weeks hopefully followed by the installation of a legitimate government. The EUROGENDFOR coordinator acts as an instructor for the Central African army. These courses include also trainees whose military status stays within the EUMAM sphere of action. The areas covered are those of leadership ...

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A look inside EUCAP Sahel Mali

A look inside EUCAP Sahel Mali

  Since January 19th, 2015 and its official launch, the EUCAP SAHEL MALI mission provides for trainings in the Malian Police, Gendarmerie and National Gard. Criminal Investigation, but also the forensics, are of major importance to enhance their capacities. Indeed, the Sahelo-Saharan region is particularly impacted by transnational organized crime and terrorism, which contributed to the destabilization of the Malian State. This report has been recently enlighted by an attack against a luxury hotel in Bamako. The penal ...

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EGF Police Advisory Team imparts CSI Courses in Herat

EGF Police Advisory Team imparts CSI Courses in Herat

  3 Courses on Crime Scene Investigation Techniques were performed in Camp Arena (Herat) by the Italian Police Advisory Team, in cooperation with other units of TAAC-W Command (J-ENG, Gender Advisor) in favour of 19 Afghan National Police staff belonging to the Anti-Crime Department, Forensic Lab, and Counter Intelligence), The Afghan National Civil Order Police, and the Regional Training Centre in Herat. The courses aimed at providing ANP personnel with technical and operational capabilities in properly collecting evidence ...

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Mobile Checkpoint Training in Herat

Mobile Checkpoint Training in Herat

  A 3-Day course on Mobile Check Point was performed in Camp Arena (Herat) by the Italian Police Advisory Team ,in favour of the Afghan National Police staff, from 8-11 November 2015. The Italian Police Advisory Team, based in Herat, is deployed under the EUROGENDFOR umbrella and provides advising and training to the Afghan forces. This course aimed at improving skills and capabilities of already well-trained Afghan National Police personnel through academic and practical sessions on: patrolling activities, checkpoint ...

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EUCAP Sahel Mali supports the investigation of the Bamako Radisson Attack

EUCAP Sahel Mali supports the investigation of the Bamako Radisson Attack

  November 20 2015 at 07, two terrorists enter in force in the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako. They will be neutralized in the afternoon by internal Malian security forces backed by French soldiers. The EUCAP Sahel Mali mission, since the end of the intervention, immediately proposed to the Malian Minister of Internal Security and Civil Protection the support of a team of specialists to assist its services as a judicial inquiry, as they 'had already made after the terrorist attack at the "La Terrasse" restaurant in March ...

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Silence Tribute to Paris Terror Victims

Silence Tribute to Paris Terror Victims

  The European Gendarmerie Force, the Centre of Excellence for Stability Police Units and the NATO Centre of Excellence for Stability Policing have rendered a heartfelt tribute to the victims of the loathsome terror attacks that scythed the lives of more than 130 unarmed civilians in the heart of Paris last 13 November. The casualties include citizens of several nationalities, and at the time of this ceremony, tenths of the 350 wounded were still struggling for their life. As addressed during EUROGENDFOR Commander’s opening...

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ANCOP Commander and EUROGENDFOR Representative in Afghanistan visit Mazar-e Sharif Forces

ANCOP Commander and EUROGENDFOR Representative in Afghanistan visit Mazar-e Sharif Forces

Colonel Jérôme DELCAMBRE was deployed in September 2015 as the new EUROGENDFOR Mentor of the Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP) Commander. Colonel DELCAMBRE has a good experience of Afghanistan as he was already deployed twice in the EUROGENDFOR framework in Mazar-e-Sharif (2009/2010) and Wardak (2011/2012). From the very beginning of his tour of duty, he has actively assumed the demanding role of advising the ANCOP Commander, Major-Général Zamaraï, as well as his staff, both at HQ and field levels. This month of ...

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