On 15 April 2014 the Council established a civilian mission under the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) to support the internal security forces in Mali.
EUCAP Sahel Mali is an additional contribution to the EU's overall support to stability, institutional reform and the full restoration of state authority throughout the country.
The mission will support the Malian state to ensure constitutional and democratic order and the conditions for lasting peace as well as to maintain its authority throughout the entire territory. The mission will deliver strategic advice and training for the three internal security forces in Mali, i.e. the police, Gendarmerie and Garde nationale, and coordinate with international partners. EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton said:"EUCAP Sahel Mali is a further demonstration of the EU's commitment to supporting reform in Mali.
Mr Albrecht CONZE [148 KB] has been appointed as Head of Mission from 26 May 2014 to 14 June 2015.