Police and rule of law organisations need to reflect in their composition the populations they serve. This applies also to the 11 civilian CSDP Missions, deployed by the European Union to advise and train partner countries’ security services in Africa, the Middle East and the European neighbourhood. By increasing the representation of women among the leadership and international experts, the CSDP Missions can lead by example.
Five Sahel countries work together to address common security challenges. The EU's Regional Advisory and Coordination Cell (RACC), a network of European experts, supports the security and defence cooperation of these five “G5 Sahel” countries’ by initiating and facilitating joint regional activities. The civilian and military CSDP Missions deployed in Mali and Niger play the central role in the concrete implementation of these activities.