Soft skin vehicles, personal protective equipment, medical kits, communication equipment and IT-hardware – these are among the equipment needed by the eleven civilian Missions deployed under the framework of the Common Security and Defence Policy. The working of 2,000 civilian women and men on three continents would not be possible without streamlined, modern logistics. The acquisition, delivery and inventory of equipment for the civilian CSDP Missions is since 2018 managed centrally by the strategic warehouse in Central Sweden.
On December 10, 2020, the EU extended family in the Central African Republic including the civilian EU Advisory Mission, the military EU Training Mission and the diplomatic EU delegation organized a reception for local counterparts and international partners to celebrate International Human Rights Day, the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council resolution 1325 is taking place in a world where 2 billion people live in countries affected by conflict. By its very mandate, the EU Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform (EUAM Ukraine) is bound to implement the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) resolutions and to contribute to gender equality is one of its priorities in Ukraine.
Balkissa Yayé Goumeye is a gendarme working in Niger’s northern region Agadez. Since 2018, she also serves as EUCAP’s focal point for intelligence techniques at the regional gendarmerie forces. With over 15 years of experience as a female gendarme, she speaks about her career, the difficulties she has faced on her way and shares with us the keys to her success.