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During the period leading up to the elections, EUAM had furthermore brought police officers together with civil society groups in both Lviv and Kropyvnytskyi in order to establish dialogue and trust. With a few valuable lessons learnt from the recent presidential elections in March-April this year, both parties were in a good position to discuss the main challenges ahead in terms of public order and a smooth voting experience for citizens.
Established in 2014, EUAM and its approximately 300 staff provides the Ukrainian authorities strategic advice and practical operational support in order to reform the country's civilian security sector.
Read more about the work of EUAM and their Ukrainian partners on the Mission website.
EUAM is one of currently ten civilian Missions deployed by the European Union under the umbrelle of the Common Security and Defence Policy. These ten Missions employ currently around 1,800 personnel and work to improve human security in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. For a comprehemsive overview of the CSDP Missions' work and activities please see here.