EU Border Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM)


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Humans in conflict areas suffer from lawlessness and violence. The EU engages responsibly and supports struggling partner countries through a mix of diplomatic, development and security measures. 2,000 women and men work in the ten civilian Missions to increase human security in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. On 28 May 2018, the Council adopted conclusions on strengthening civilian Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).

High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini meets UN Special Representative for Libya Ghassan Salame


Members of the Maritime Sub-Working on Libya (MSWG) held their first meeting in Tunis on 12 April 2018. The Libyan National Team for Border Security Management (NTBSM), representatives of General Administration for Coastal Security (GACS) and the Libyan Coast Guard and Port Security (LCG), the Italian Ministry of Interior, FRONTEX, EUNAVFOR MED and EUBAM Libya established the MSWG to coordinate international assistance to Libya’s maritime sector.

An Advisory Mission in Iraq, a Military Training Mission in the Central African Republic, a Maritime Operation in the Mediterranean and an Assistance Mission in Ukraine are among the most recent additions to over 30 civilian missions and military operations launched by the EU since the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) became a reality almost 15 years ago.

HANDBOOK ON CSDP. Third edition. Vienna 2017. Jochen Rehrl (ed.)

On 24 January 2017, the High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini met in Brussels with the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Representative and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya, Martin Kobler.


On 30 August 2016, Vincenzo Tagliaferri, a senior police officer from Italy, was appointed head of the EU civil mission in Libya, EUBAM Libya. He will take up his duties on 1 September 2016.