The Council of the European Union decided on 16 July 2012 to establish the civilian mission EU Capacity Building Mission in Niger (EUCAP Sahel Niger).
EUCAP Sahel Niger aims to help build Niger security forces capacities (National Police, National Guard, National Gendarmerie) by providing training and consultancy and enable the security forces to effectively combat organised crime and terrorism.
The mandate of EUCAP Sahel Niger was extended by two years on 22 July 2014. Germany is seconding civilian experts.
Read more about EUCAP Sahel Niger on the European External Action Service website: