The Sahel has a prominent place in European Union policy. Europe has numerous interests in the region, ranging from combating security threats, terrorism, organised crime and illegal migration to assuring energy security.
EUCAP Sahel Niger aims to help establish an integrated, coherent, sustainable and Human rights-based approach among the various Nigerien security actors in the fight against terrorism and organised crime.
As such, the mission is designed to provide advice and training to support the Nigerien authorities in strengthening their capacities. Over 50 international experts, the majority of whom are from European security forces and justice departments, are permanently deployed in Niamey.
- Support the interoperability of Nigerien security forces and help develop their operational strategies.
- Strengthen the technical competences of Niger's security actors, required for fighting terrorism and organised crime.
- Strengthen Nigerien security forces' training policies and management of human resources and logistics to reinforce the sustainability of the objectives 1 and 2.
- Support the development of regional and international coordination in the fight against terrorism and organised crime.