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Three missions being deployed

(BRUSSELS2) Three missions are being deployed at European level. The teams are in the process of being recruited. And they should be deployed, more or less quickly, on the ground. Point…

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EUAVSEC South Sudan

Civil mission with the objective of improving airport security against external risks (terrorism, drugs, etc.). The mission does not have an executive role but one of support, training of staff and development of different procedures. European experts will be placed with the airport authority and the South Sudanese Ministry of Transport to help implement and codify the various security rules (advisory and assistance mission).

  • Budget: 12,5 million euros – EU budget
  • Staff: 64 people – 43 European and 21 local experts
  • Headquarters and area of ​​action: Juba (South Sudan).
  • Head of mission: xxx
  • Term of office: 19 months
  • Launch: recruitment of the leader's core team is underway. It should be deployed on the ground in September, after the traditional training session in Brussels. The rest of the team will be deployed by the end of the year, to allow full work over a full year

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EUCAP Nestor (formerly RMCB)

Mission to strengthen the maritime capacities of the countries of the Horn of Africa. The mission aims to strengthen the capacities of the countries concerned to fight against piracy, whether in terms of training personnel (police, magistrates, coast guards), assistance in the implementation of legislation and a legal procedure and the provision of certain materials.

  • Budget: €22,8 million for 2012
  • Staff: 200 people (including 175 international experts)
  • Headquarters: Djibouti.
  • Geographic area of ​​action: Djibouti, Kenya, Seychelles, Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland), Tanzania
  • Chief of Mission: Admiral Jacques Launay (France)
  • Launch: summer 2012. A few experts have already left to reinforce certain delegations.

Download the practical sheet
See the Council page dedicated to the mission

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EUCAP Nigeria

Civilian mission aimed at strengthening capacities to fight against terrorism and organized crime in the Sahel region, primarily in Niger, advising the Nigerien authorities and training the country's security forces. . The Crisis Management Concept (CMC) was adopted by the Board on March 23, 2012. The Conops Plus was approved. The term of office is two years.

  • Budget: (9 million euros for one year)
  • Staff: 50 European + local experts
  • Headquarters: Niamey (Niger).
  • Geographic area: Niger
  • Head of mission: xxx
  • Launch: summer 2012. The core team is in the process of being recruited. It should be deployed on the ground at the end of July / August 1.

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Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

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