“Training policemen and women, preparing them for crisis management operations.”

The beginning
After the success of EUPFT ( European Union Police Forces Training , 2008-2010) and EUPST l ( European Union Police Services Training , 2011-2013 ), the European Commission funds made available to follow up on EUPST l.

Following the European Councils in Feira in June 2000 and Göteborg in June 2001, the EU undertook to contribute to the strengthening of civilian capabilities to support stabilization efforts in countries emerging from a situation of political crisis.

It established concrete capability targets in four priority areas: police, rule of law, civilian administration and civil protection.

Under the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Annual Action Programmes of the Instrument for Stability crisis preparedness component, the European Commission has been funding the so-called European Union Police Forces Training (EUPFT 2008, EUPFT 2009 and EUPFT 2010). An ambitious project that trained approximately 1,800 EU Member States police experts for participation in international policing missions.

Building on this successful experience there is proposed to continue this training of EU police officers. With new countries. These new countries would had to be non-EU countries and African Union countries.

On 26 October 2010, the European Commission published the call for proposal: European Union Police Services Training 2011-2013.