On 15 April 2014, the European Council established a civilian mission under the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), to support the Internal Security Forces in Mali: The European Union Capacity Building Mission in Mali (EUCAP Sahel Mali).
The Mission supports the Malian State to ensure constitutional and democratic order and the conditions for lasting peace, as well as to maintain its authority throughout the entire territory. EUCAP Sahel Mali delivers strategic advice and training for the three Internal Security Forces in Mali (Gendarmerie, National Police and National Guard).On 17 April 2014, the CIMIN decided to engage EUROGENDFOR in the said mission, where currently 18 EUROGENDFOR experts advise and train personnel from both the Malian Gendarmerie and the National Guard. This was the first contribution of EUROGENDFOR to an EU Civil Mission.
EUROGENDFOR staff in the EU mission are performing HQ functions (the highest being Chief of Operations), advising at a strategic level and training in the Police Academy, the Gendarmerie school, as well as in the National Guard Training Center.