CIMIN decides whether to grant Observer Status within EUROGENDFOR, in accordance with Article 43 of the Treaty. In granting Observer status, CIMIN should specify the terms and conditions attached to that status. These terms will then be accepted by the interested State in a letter to CIMIN.
EU candidate countries that have a police force with military status may apply for Observer Status. EU Member States that have a police force with military status may also apply for Observer Status as a first step to accession.
Observer Status entails the right to second a liaison officer to the Permanent HQ in accordance with the rules approved by CIMIN.