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1 1 EU MILITARY STAFF - OPERATIONS BrigGen Herman GEENS, Dir Ops EUMS, 29 March 2012

2 2 CONCORDIA, FYROM 2003, 26 Troop Contributing Nations 400 Persons ARTEMIS, Democratic Republic of Congo 2003, 16 Troop Contributing Nations 2,150 Persons EUFOR RD Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2006, 23 Troop Contributing Nations, 2,000 Persons ALTHEA, BIH, Dec 2004, 24 Troop Contributing Nations, 7,000-1,200 Persons EUFOR CHAD/CAR, Chad, Central African Republic, 2008 – 2009, 26 Troop Contributing Nations, 3,500 Persons Military (ongoing) Military (finished) ATALANTA, Indian Ocean Dec , 20 Troop Contributing Nations, ~6 Ships, ~3 Maritime Patrol Aircraft, ~1,500 Persons EUTM Somalia, Uganda, Apr 2010-Dec 2012, 12 Troop Contributing Nations, 140 Persons Military CSDP Operations since 2003

3 3 Dec 2004: NATO SFOR EUFOR Initially 7,000 troops: now ~1, EU Member States, 5 non- EU TCN Berlin + with Operation HQ at SHAPE FHQ in Sarajevo OpCdr : Gen Sir Richard Shirreff (NATO) FCdr : Maj Gen Robert Brieger (AT) Main Objectives: To support BiH efforts to maintain Safe and Secure Environment To contribute to capacity building & training of Armed Forces of BiH. Operation ALTHEA

4 4 EUNAVFOR is to protect WFP shipping, other vulnerable shipping, deter, prevent and intervene in order to bring to an end acts of piracy. Operation EUNAVFOR ATALANTA Harade ere Launched in Dec 2008 First CSDP naval operation Mandate extended to Dec 2014 OHQ Northwood - FHQ afloat UNSCR 1950 (2010) OpCdr : Rear Admiral Duncan Potts

5 5 EU Training Mission (EUTM) Somalia MCdr: Col Michael Beary (IE) Launched Apr 2010, extended until Dec 2012 Troop strength: max 140 Currently 3 rd Intake of trainees EU MHQ Kampala + Spt Cell Brussels & Liaison Office Nairobi Training Camp Bihanga (Uganda) Refocused Mandate: 2 six month training periods Training specialists, & commanders of 4 infantry companies Train the Trainers

6 6 2 RECRUITS BASIC TRAINING (350) MONTH 1MONTH 2 MONTH 3 MONTH 4 MONTH 5 MONTH 6 NCOs BASIC TRAINING ( COY Cdrs) JUNIOR OFFICERS TRAINING (20) F I B U A F I B U A M I E D A C O M P A N Y C D R S + S T A F F ( ) COMMS CLS INFANTRY MEDIA UPDF LED TRAINING OVERVIEW:UPDF+EUTM EUTM LED T R A I N T H E T R A I N E R S ( 60 ) (140)

7 7 EU COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH Horn of Africa RMCB EU Developmen t Fund EUTM Somalia EU Economic Partnership Instrument for Stability (IFS) Joint EU- Africa Strategy EU support to Regional Coop Political Dialogue EUNAVFOR Atalanta EU support to GCTF EU support to RPP EUSR

8 8 UNHCR INTERPOL IGAD USA AMIS UN Contact Group Somalia AU UNPOS NATO AMISOM EU COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH Horn of Africa IC

9 9 Aim: The operation was aimed at underpinning the mandates of UNSCRs 1970 and Mission: If requested by OCHA, conduct a military operation in the framework of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) in order to support humanitarian assistance in the region. Tasks: EUFOR Libya, if requested by the UN, will: contribute to the safe movement and evacuation of displaced persons, support, with specific capabilities, the humanitarian agencies in their activities. Operation EUFOR LIBYA

10 10 Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) of European Citizens EU / ECHO Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC) activated as EU lead for evacuation of EU Nationals from Libya EUMS Movement Planning Cell (MPC) activated - support to MIC EUMS LNO to Malta (multi-national NEO Coordination Cell) LIBYA: non-CSDP Actions Evaluation of Third Country Nationals Close liaison with ECHO MIC Movement and Planning Cell (EUMS) coordinated requests for EU military assets to support evacuation of TCNs Coordination with ECHO/MIC and IOM: on-site Operations Coordination Centre in Tunisia horizontal coordination on site & in Brussels vertical coordination from Tunisia to Brussels

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