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The society of the gendarmerie and police friends in Carinthia to visit the EUROGENDFOR headquarters

The society of the gendarmerie and police friends in Carinthia to visit the EUROGENDFOR headquarters

A small delegation from the Austrian Gesellschaft der Gendarmerie-Polizei freunde Kärnten (Society of the gendarmerie and police friends in Carinthia) was recently a guest at the Headquarters of the European Gendarmerie Force (EUROGENDFOR) in the "General Chinotto barracks" in Vicenza. The EUROGENDFOR Commander, the Dutch colonel from the Royal Marechaussee Cornelis Kees Kuijs, and his staff received the Carinthian guests and gave them a very exhaustive overview of the brief but successful history of EUROGENDFOR. During the ...

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Officers from the Italian Carabinieri officers school to meet the permanent headquarters’ staff

Officers from the Italian Carabinieri officers school to meet the permanent headquarters’ staff

The EUROGENDFOR Permanent Headquarters was recently visited by officers in the rank of Lieutenant from the Italian Carabinieri Officers School. The officers, who were attending a four week course on military police at the Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units (CoESPU) in Vicenza, were firstly delivered a theoretical lecture on EUROGENDFOR by the EUROGENDFOR Deputy Commander, Col. Fausto VIGNOLA, highlighting its main features, capabilities, added value as well as current and past operational commitments, and eventually...

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EUROGENDFOR contribution to NATO police operational mentoring and liaison team training in Saint - Astier (France)

EUROGENDFOR contribution to NATO police operational mentoring and liaison team training in Saint - Astier (France)

Representatives from the EUROGENDFOR Permanent Headquarters have participated in the organization and management of the police operational mentoring and liaison teams (POMLT’s) training – phase II – held on April 2012 at the French Gendarmerie National Training Center in Saint - Astier (France). The event was attended by 82 officers from several gendarmerie and police forces (16 Albania, 6 Croatia, 10 France, 8 Lithuania, 30 Netherland, 12 Norway), as well as by 10 police officers belonging to the Afghan National Police (ANP) ...

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Eurogendfor international judo tournament in Lithuania

Eurogendfor international judo tournament in Lithuania

On March 16th, 2012, a judo tournament in honor of EUROGENDFOR was held in Kaunas (Lithuania). The event was organized and hosted by the Public Security Service under the Lithuanian Ministry of Interior and aimed at enhancing the EUROGENDFOR visibility in a different manner by bringing the EUROGENDFOR colors and insignia in a sport competition. The importance given to the event was emphasized and marked by the large participation of athletes, most of which were part of teams from EUROGENDFOR Countries. Additionally, the ...

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EUROGENDFOR participates in a roundtable in Brussels on civil – military coordination in crisis contexts

EUROGENDFOR participates in a roundtable in Brussels on civil – military coordination in crisis contexts

On March 1st, 2012, EUROGENDFOR Representatives participated in a roundtable on “The Police, Humanitarians and the Protection of Civilians: Coordinating ‘Civilian’ Contributions”, held in Brussels, at the European Commission - Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Headquarters. The roundtable was the second event in a two-year research and public affairs project led by the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) at the Overseas Development Institute which explores new developments in the relationship between international military and ...

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The 15“ European Police Congress in Berlin

The 15“ European Police Congress in Berlin

Berlin 14-15 February 2012 EUROGENDFOR Representatives participated in the 15th European Police Congress taking place at the Berliner Congress Center. The "European Police Congress" is an international information platform for police and decision makers from security authorities and industries aimed at strengthening the dialogue between the authorities and enable the participants to establish new contacts to colleagues from all over the world. Annually the conference is a meeting place for up to 1.600 ...

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EUROGENDFOR Exercise 2011 in Logroño Spain (EGEX 2011)

EUROGENDFOR Exercise 2011 in Logroño Spain (EGEX 2011)

EUROGENDFOR conducted its EGEX 2011 between the 26th of September and 7th of October. The exercise was designed to practice The Force crisis management procedures at the operational and tactical level involving police forces from different parts of Europe in Logroño (Spain). Besides the personnel (160 police officers) dispatched by the Eurogendfor PHQ and its member countries, Germany participated with 1 observer and Congo with 2. The aim of the exercise EGEX 2011 is to fix a meeting point among the European Gendarmerie Force ...

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Brigadier General C.Masiello visit in Afghanistan

Brigadier General C.Masiello visit in Afghanistan

In Adraskan, Brigadier General Carmine Masiello Commander of RC-W the came to this National Center to visit and greet the Coalition Staff, in view to the next change of Commander. Brigadier General thanked all staff for their cooperation and for his work, contributing to the improvement of the police force and thus protection and preservation of the Afghan People. ...

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Close down ceremony of the Second Course on sexual gender basic violence

Close down ceremony of the Second Course on sexual gender basic violence

  On Friday the 8th of July the EUROGENDFOR acting Commander Colonel Ciska Van Liempt participated in the close down ceremony of the second course on sexual gender basic violence imparted by COESPU. The two weeks Course was attended by 39 students, civilians and Police officers from different countries around the world. ...

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Handover of the European Gendarmerie Force command:from Portugal to The Netherlands

Handover of the European Gendarmerie Force command:from Portugal to The Netherlands

On 28 June 2011 Colonel Jorge Esteves (Guarda Nacional Republicana, Portugal) handed over his position as the European Gendarmerie Force Commander to Colonel Cornelis KUIJS LLD (Royal Marechaussee, The Netherlands) in Caserma “Generale Chinotto” in Vicenza, Italy. Chaired by the president of the High Level Interdepartmental Committee (CIMIN, the EUROGENDFOR decision making body), Lieutenant-General Candido Cardiel Ojer (Guardia Civil, Spain), for this ceremony gathered the commanding generals / general-directors of the six ...

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The UN Secretary-General Assistant for the Rule of Law and Security Institutions in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations meets the EGF Staff

The UN Secretary-General Assistant for the Rule of Law and Security Institutions in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations meets the EGF Staff

On June 10th, 2011, the United Nations’ Secretary-General Assistant in the DPKO paid a visit to the EUROGENDFOR PHQ Staff in Vicenza. After being welcomed by the EUROGENDFOR Chief of Staff, Mr Dmitry Tittov was briefed on the European Gendarmerie Force and its operational commitments as well as on the management and deployment of its forces in different missions and scenarios. The High Representative showed special attention on the police functions EUROGENDFOR forces could perform implementing different UN mandates. He ...

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EUROGENDFOR participates in the military parade for the Italian Republic Day

EUROGENDFOR participates in the military parade for the Italian Republic Day

On June 2nd, 2011, the European Gendarmerie Force participated with a Multinational Coy consisting of 54 police officers coming from all the EUROGENDFOR countries, including partner and observer ones, in the traditional military parade taking place in Rome on the occasion of the Italian Republic Day. This year the parade, beside its traditional meaning, was also one of the most important events organized for the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy. The EUROGENDFOR formation, positioned in the sector gathering landing,...

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The French Ambassador in Italy visits EUROGENDFOR Headquarters

The French Ambassador in Italy visits EUROGENDFOR Headquarters

On May 23rd, 2011, the French Ambassador in Italy, Jean-Marc de La Sabliére, accompanied by the Consul General of France in Milan Mr. Joel Meyer visited the EUROGENDFOR Permanent Headquarters in Vicenza. After being welcomed by the EUROGENDFOR Commander, the French Senior National Representative as well as by the Senior National Representatives of the other EUROGENDFOR participating Countries, they were briefed on EUROGENDFOR and its operational commitment. At the end of the visit H.E the Ambassador of France in Italy ...

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European Gendarmerie Force participation within MINUSTAH Haiti 2010-2011

European Gendarmerie Force participation within MINUSTAH Haiti 2010-2011

After the request made by the UN Security Council, on January the 17th 2010, calling for the deployment of self-sustainable units with crowd control capacities in Haiti. As a direct consequence, the CIMIN Presidency decided to launch the EUROGENDFOR mission in Haiti on the 8th of February 2010. The engagement in "MINUSTAH" represented the first mission of EUROGENDFOR under UN mandate since its creation in 2004. A landmark in the development of the organization which certifies EUROGENDFOR as a credible and valid tool, ready to ...

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