The Council today decided to renew the mandate of the EU civilian mission EUCAP Sahel Niger until 30 September 2024 with a budget allocation of just over €72 million for the period from 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2024.
The Council has also decided to slightly adjust the mission’s mandate to allow it to exchange EU classified information with the EU Justice and Home Affairs agencies.
Today’s decision was taken as part of the strategic review of the mission.
EUCAP Sahel Niger, a civilian mission under the Common Security and Defence Policy, was launched at the request of Niger’s government in the summer of 2012. Its aim is 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.
Accordingly, the mission is designed to provide advice and training to support the Nigerien authorities with strengthening their capacities. Over 100 international experts, the majority of whom are from European security forces and justice departments, are permanently deployed in Niamey.