At the strategic level EUBAM has helped the Libyan authorities to set up a cross-ministerial
body, Border Management Working Group (BMWG), to coordinate the response among naval,
police, border guards, customs, and all the other agencies involved. The Mission has also taken
the lead, in close cooperation with the BMWG, in coordinating international support in the field
of border management.
The content of EUBAM Libya's training, advising and mentoring activities have covered all areas
of IBM, such as intra and inter-agency cooperation, risk management methods, optimal use of existing equipment and restructuring of agencies to increase effectiveness. The Mission has trained and provided border management advice in several locations, including Ghadames, Ra's Ajdir, Tripoli and Misrata. Training and advice has been delivered to hundreds of Libyan border management officials on aviation security, customs best practices, vehicle and passport checks, risk analysis, international and inter-agency cooperation and maritime search and rescue, among other topics.
Due to the political and security situation in Libya, EUBAM has been operating from Tunisia
since August 2014. Because of the limited possibilities to advise, mentor and train its Libyan
counterparts, EUBAM Libya was downsized to 17 international mission members on 14
October. With this limited capacity, the Mission has continued to support the Libyan Customs
and Naval Coast Guard through workshops and seminars organised outside Libya.