This non-executive mission of the European Union was launched in July 2016. As from the beginning, Eurocorps personnel took the lead on the EUTM RCA headquarters.
Following its experience in lead of European Training Mission (EUTM) in Mali, Eurocorps was ready to set up the new European Union Training Mission (EUTM) in Central African Republic. From the beginning, Eurocorps personnel took the lead on the EUTM RCA headquarters.
Originally deployed for a period covering two consecutive six-month tours of duty until July 17, the framework nations of Eurocorps decided to extend the commitment of our Headquarters for another six-month rotation which will last until January 2018.
This mission represent a new opportunity to highlight the permanent involvement of Eurocorps in the European Union Common Security and Defence Policy, the preparation and experience of the Eurocorps personnel and the Headquarters’ ability to significantly contribute to the planning, launching and consolidating of European Union military operations.
EUTM RCA provided strategic advice to the Central African Republic (CAR) Ministry of Defence and the General Staff as well as education and training to the CAR Armed Forces.