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EGF Operational Planning Workshop

EGF Operational Planning Workshop

  The EUROGENDFOR PHQ organized and conducted the first “Operational Planning Workshop for Crisis Management Operations”, held in the Caserma Chinotto Headquarters from the 26th of October to the 6th of November. The activity aimed at consolidating the Gendarmerie perspective into the operational planning stages of Crisis Management Operations through NATO methodology, enhancing partnerships with the relevant actors, providing efficient knowledge on the subject, and increasing the readiness of planning work groups. During ...

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First joint training MINUSMA/EUCAP Sahel Mali in Bamako

First joint training MINUSMA/EUCAP Sahel Mali in Bamako

  From 3 to 7 August, 2015, the European Union Capacity Building Mission in Mali (EUCAP Sahel Mali) conducted with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) a first joint training in favor of 15 senior officers of the gendarmerie coming from all districts of Mali For EUCAP, this training was provided by Sergio, an experienced Italian Carabinieri NCO deployed in the Mission in the framework of the EUROGENDFOR contribution. He prepared and conducted the course with two ...

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The European Gendarmerie Force continues its commitment in EUMAM RCA

The European Gendarmerie Force continues its commitment in EUMAM RCA

  After 6 months of presence in Bangui, this month October 2015, Lieutenant-Colonel (FR) GINESTE, commander of the Mobile Gendarmerie group of Arras, welcomed his successor, Lieutenant-Colonel CLOUP (FR), currently second in command of the Mobile Gendarmerie group of Nantes, within the European Union Military Advisory Mission EUMAM RCA. Appointed as advisor of the Central African Republic military authorities for gendarmerie, police and military justice, the EGF-mandated officer is working in a wide range of ...

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EUROGENDFOR Day 2015

EUROGENDFOR Day 2015

       The European Gendarmerie Force celebrated the eight Anniversary of its foundation with the customary EUROGENDFOR Day parade held in the Caserma Chinotto Headquarters on October 19.  During his speech, EGF Commander Philippe RIO stressed the valuable contribution of the Stability Policing Community to Crisis Management Operations, appreciating the fruitful cooperation between EUROGENDFOR, the Carabinieri Centre of Excellence for Stability Police Units (COESPU), and the NATO Stability Policing ...

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Welcome, Poland.

Welcome, Poland.

     EUROGENDFOR family has just become bigger and stronger: the final step for the full incorporation of Poland into the Force has been taken. The involvement of Poland in EUROGENDFOR began on the 27th of June 2013, upon CIMIN decision to incorporate the country as EUROGENDFOR Member State. Ever since, Poland has actively contributed to the European Gendarmerie by posting a Liaison Officer to the Permanent Headquarters, and by deploying a platoon under EGF to the EUFOR RCA mission in Bangui. In the meantime,...

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The European Parliament greets the European Gendarmerie Force

The European Parliament greets the European Gendarmerie Force

       The President of the European Parliament, Mrs Fotyga, invited the EUROGENDFOR Commander to participate in the meeting of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence held on October 1st in Brussels, in order to present the EGF and its added value at the service of the European Union and its Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).  The CIMIN Presidency was also represented by M. Vlad Ionescu, the Romanian representative at the CIVCOM (EU Council Committee for Civilian Aspects of Crisis ...

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Third Working Group under Romanian Presidency

Third Working Group under Romanian Presidency

     On 17 September 2015, the Romanian Gendarmerie Headquarters hosted the third Working Group under the Romanian Presidency. The discussions and related decisions focused on international cooperation, in particular with the United Nations, the European Union, and non-EUROGENDFOR countries, as well as present and potential operational involvements of the EUROGENDFOR. It also addressed important managerial and legal issues and the preparation of the next EUROGENDFOR High-level Interministerial Committee ...

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UN-EUROGENDFOR Cooperation: Striding Forward

UN-EUROGENDFOR Cooperation: Striding Forward

     By no means a newly born relationship, the cooperation between EUROGENDFOR and the United Nations was launched in February 2010, when the CIMIN agreed on an EGF deployment to Haiti, as a response to the UN Security Council request to reinforce MINUSTAH after the devastating earthquake that shook the country in January that year. Following this rewarding engagement, a further milestone towards consolidating collaboration was set last June, when Mr TITOV, Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and ...

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EGF Commander Handover Ceremony 2015

EGF Commander Handover Ceremony 2015

      The enchanting venue of Caserma Chinotto in Vicenza, home of the EUROGENDFOR Permanent Headquarters, hosted the celebration of the ceremony whereby Spanish Guardia Civil Colonel Francisco ESTEBAN PÉREZ handed over the EGF command to the French Gendarmerie Nationale Colonel Philippe RIO. EUROGENDFOR, i.e. the European Gendarmerie Force is a multinational police structure founded in 2004, and endorsed by a constitutional Treaty signed in 2007 in Velsen, The Netherlands. The Force is made up by six European...

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First CIMIN Working Group Meeting Under Romanian Presidency

First CIMIN Working Group Meeting Under Romanian Presidency

  The Romanian Gendarmerie Headquarters in Bucharest hosted the first CIMIN Working Group meeting under Romanian Presidency. This Working Group addressed the main upcoming challenges of the one-year period ahead, including EUROGENDFOR involvement in the ongoing missions in Central African Republic, Afghanistan and Mali, as well as the arrangements concerning the transition of EGF commitment in Bangui from the EUFOR RCA mission to United Nations mandate (MINUSCA). Other major issues such as the increasing ...

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EUROGENDFOR turnover in EUFOR RCA

EUROGENDFOR turnover in EUFOR RCA

  The EUROGENDFOR contingent in EUFOR RCA has been successfully relieved during the last weeks. A second contingent planned to be on the ground until mid-march 2015 has replaced the members of the EUROGENDFOR Integrated Police Unit (IPU), deployed in the capital of the Central African Republic (Bangui) under the EUFOR RCA mission since 20 may 2014. Due to the volatility of the area of operations, EUROGENDFOR forces have been unwillingly involved in several clashes with armed groups during their tour of duty. ...

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EGF DAY 2014

EGF DAY 2014

  The EUROPEAN GENDARMERIE FORCE commemorates this year the Seventh anniversary of its foundation, established upon the signature of the Treaty of Velsen, by humbly but emotionally holding its traditional EUROGENDFOR Day parade on the eighteenth of October. It has come a long way, but as EUROGENDFOR Commander ESP Guardia Civil Colonel FRANCISCO ESTEBAN PÉREZ highlighted during his address, the Institution can “now say without any fear that standing still or slipping backwards will not happen, because we have been moving...

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CIMIN Working Group Meeting in Vicenza

CIMIN Working Group Meeting in Vicenza

  The Chinotto barracks in Vicenza, Headquarters of the Centre of Excellence for Stability Police Unit and the European Gendarmerie Force, hosted the third CIMIN Working Group meeting of 2014. National representatives from the EUROGENDFOR family convened to discuss issues of the utmost interest for EGF current and future commitments, such as the cooperation with other International Organizations, the Security Agreement, and EUROGENDFOR involvement in both Mali and the Central African Republic. International ...

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EUROGENDFOR participation in the last EUPST Session

EUROGENDFOR participation in the last EUPST Session

  The Italian Carabinieri organized the seventh and last European Police Services Training 2011-2013 Session from 15th to 26th of September 2014, in Vicenza, at the Centre of Excellence for Stability Police Units (CoESPU). The session trained Police Officers from EU Member States, non-EU Countries taking part in the EU Common Security and Defence Policy (Albania, Canada, Chile, FYR Macedonia, Georgia, Iceland, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and USA) and from ...

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Visit of the Director of the NATO Military Police Centre of Excellence from Bydgoszcz, Poland

Visit of the Director of the NATO Military Police Centre of Excellence from Bydgoszcz, Poland

  The Director of the NATO Military Police Centre of Excellence (MP COE), Polish Army Colonel Grzegorz WASIELEWSKI paid a visit to the EUROGENDFOR Permanent Headquarters. During the presentation, Colonel WASIELEWSKI stressed the significance of NATO Centres of Excellence like the one he leads, recently established and based in Bydgoszcz (Poland), as they represent a useful tool to enhance interoperability and exchange expertise in the areas of competence of military and gendarmerie-type forces. The visit also highlighted...

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Training for the new EGF Coordinator in Afghanistan for 2014

Training for the new EGF Coordinator in Afghanistan for 2014

  During the 8th and the 9th of January 2014 the next EUROGENDFOR Coordinator in the NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan (NTM-A) for this year attended his Induction Training session at the EGF Permanent Headquarters. The incoming EGF Coordinator, Italian Carabinieri Colonel Nicola MANGIALAVORI, in addition to his wide experience in international missions (Libya, Afghanistan, Eritrea, etc.) is also a close relative of EUROGENDFOR family, being assigned as EGF IPU Commander in Haiti in 2010 and participating in several ...

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EUROGENDFOR DAY 2013

EUROGENDFOR DAY 2013

      The 18th of October is a special date for all members of the European Gendarmerie Force Permanent Headquarters since the anniversary of its constitution is celebrated. This year, the sixth anniversary after the signature of the European Gendarmerie Force foundation Treaty, EUROGENDFOR Day was celebrated with a military parade, during which both the European Union and EUROGENDFOR flags were hoisted. The fallen comrades were paid an emotional tribute presided by the Director of the Center of Excellence for ...

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Change of Command Ceremony of the European Gendarmerie Force

Change of Command Ceremony of the European Gendarmerie Force

    On the 28th of June 2013 Colonel Cornelis KUIJS LLD (Royal Marechaussee, The Netherlands), handed over his position as the European Gendarmerie Force Commander to Colonel Francisco ESTEBAN PEREZ (Guardia Civil, Spain) in Caserma “Generale Chinotto” in Vicenza, Italy. Chaired by the President of the High Level Interdepartmental Committee (CIMIN, the EGF decision making body), Lieutenant-General Doctor LEIJTENS (Royal Marechaussee, The Netherlands), along with the Commanding Generals/General Directors of the seven ...

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EUROGENDFOR Commander awarded with a Romanian emblem of merit

EUROGENDFOR Commander awarded with a Romanian emblem of merit

On 2 April, on the invitation of the General Inspector, Colonel Mircea OLARU, the EUROGENDFOR Commander attended the Romanian Jandarmeria Day ceremonies. The 163rd anniversary was celebrated in the Jandarmeria General Inspectorate in Bucharest, in the presence of Chairman of the Chamber of Representatives Valeriu ZGONEA, Prime Minister Victor PONTA, Deputy Prime Minister Gabriel OPREA, two ministers and several other high level authorities. The Commander delivered a speech in which he underlined the importance for Romania of ...

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EUROGENDFOR celebrates its fifth anniversary

EUROGENDFOR celebrates its fifth anniversary

  Vicenza, October, 19th 2012   EUROGENDFOR’s Permanent Headquarters commemorated the fifth anniversary of the signature of European Gendarmerie Force Treaty. During the celebration which took place at the Caserma Chinotto respects to the fallen comrades in act of duty were paid. General Rocca presided over the parade accompanied by distinguished civilian and military authorities as well as families and public in general. EUROGENDFOR’s Commander remarked in his speech the importance of the European Gendarmerie Force as...

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EUROGENDFOR honors General DEANAZ in his farewell ceremony

EUROGENDFOR  honors General DEANAZ in his farewell ceremony

  Metz, June, 29th 2012 EUROGENDOR sends a delegation to honor General DEANAZ in the farewell ceremony organized by the French Gendarmerie on the occasion of his retirement. General DEANAZ was the first EUROGENDFOR commander who, during his commission, created and established the policies of this International Organization. The delegation composed of high ranking officers and a warrant officer dispatched at the Permanent Head Quarters in Vicenza (Italy) paid respect to the former EUROGENDFOR Commander ...

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EUROGENDFOR CIMIN meets in Faro (Portugal)

EUROGENDFOR CIMIN meets in Faro (Portugal)

(source: press bureau of POL MG, website: http://www.zw.wp.mil.pl/) Faro, June 19st 2012 EUROGENDFOR - joint actions guarantee success The strengthening of the bond between the Member States, closer cooperation with NATO, the exchange of experiences and joint training are ways to ensure the effective realization of tasks such as providing public order and security by the European Gendarmerie Force. These where the main conclusions during the Conference of the High Level Interdepartmental Committee (Comité InterMinisteriel de ...

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EUROGENDFOR participates on the Italian National Day Ceremony

EUROGENDFOR participates on the Italian National Day Ceremony

Rome 02 June 2012 A EUROGENDFOR delegation participates in the celebration parade in Rome for commemorating the “66th Italian Republic Day”. The Ceremony, presided over by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano accompanied by the President of the Council of Ministers and other high officers of State, commemorates the institutional referendum held in 1946 in which the Italian people chose the current form of the Italian Government. Via dei Fori Imperiali, a privileged spot in the core of imperial Rome, hosted ...

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EUROGENDFOR in the Royal Marechaussee Change of Command ceremony

EUROGENDFOR in the Royal Marechaussee Change of Command ceremony

Hague, May 31st 2012 Hague, May 31st 2012 EUROGENDOR participates in the Royal Marechaussee General Commander Change of Command ceremony. Lieutenant General Mr. D.van Putten handed over his position as the Commander of the Royal Marechaussee to Lieutenant General Dr. J.A.J. Leijtens in the Binnenhof Square, seat of the Dutch Parliament in Hague, The Netherlands. Chaired by Brigadier General R.E. Harsma of the Royal Marechaussee, the event was attended by several Dutch ministers, State Secretaries, High ranking Dutch military ...

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Workshop on EUROGENDFOR treaty held in vicenza

Workshop on EUROGENDFOR treaty held in vicenza

The EUROGENDFOR CIMIN Presidency organized a workshop, which was held in Vicenza in the Chinotto Barracks’ premises, to study in depth the possible implications on EUROGENDFOR activities and status stemming from the entry into force of the EUROGENDFOR Treaty. The two day meeting was attended by representatives of all the EUROGENDFOR participating Countries, as well as by staff members of the Permanent Headquarters, that deepened the matter of the consequences of the EUROGENDFOR Treaty ratification and summarized the outcomes of ...

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