The structures related to the EUROGENDFOR are:

  • The High Level Interdepartmental Committee (CIMIN)

EUROGENDFOR is governed by the Comité InterMInistériel de haut Niveau (CIMIN).

In the CIMIN each EUROGENDFOR member state is represented by:

1. A high representative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
2. A high representative of the Minister of Defence or the Minister of Interior
3. The General Commander or Director-General of the respective gendarmerie force.

Each participant ensures, following a rotation process, the presidency of the CIMIN for one year. The EUROGENDFOR Commander implements directives received from the CIMIN through its Presidency.

  • The EUROGENDFOR Commander and its HQ

EUROGENDFOR Permanent Headquarters structure includes the Commander (CDR), Deputy Commander (DCDR), Chief of Staff (CoS) and three branches: Operations, Plans and Policy and Logistics headed by Assistant Chiefs of Staff (ACoS). EUROGENDFOR PHQ's strength is 36 with the possibility to be augmented up to 50 in case of exercises and/or operations.

Caserma Chinotto barracks


EUROGENDFOR structure does not envision a standing force. However, a force can be generated and deployed on an ad hoc basis, mobilizing maximum 800 gendarmes within 30 days, including if needed, a deployed HQ in the field.

EUROGENDFOR's police units are identical to those declared in the framework of the Helsinki capacity catalogue and at the capacity conference held in Brussels on November 19th, 2001. The total strength of EUROGENDFOR could reach 2300, composed of:

- An operational component, dedicated to missions of general public security and maintenance of public order;
- A crime-fighting component, including specialists in criminal investigation, detection, gathering, information analysis and processing, protection and assistance of individuals, anti-trafficking, fight against terrorism and other major crimes, and other specialists. This component consists of modules and specialists assigned to EUROGENDFOR;
- A logistic support component, able to perform all activities related to supplies, restocking, maintenance, recovery and evacuation of equipment, transportation, medical and health care. If necessary, some of these functions can be provided by other actors.