Frontex Signed Working Arrangement with EUCAP Sahel Niger
On 17 July 2022, Frontex and the European Union Capacity Building Mission in Niger (EUCAP Sahel Niger) signed a Working Arrangement to increase their cooperation regarding migration and broader security, including the fight against criminal networks. It will also promote integrated border management standards and improve awareness and risk analysis.
EUCAP Sahel Niger is a civilian mission under the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy. It was launched at the request of Niger's government in 2012 and aims 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. Over 100 international experts, the majority of whom are from European security forces and justice departments, are permanently deployed in Niamey. They provide advice and training to Nigerian authorities in strengthening their capacities.