Tunisia: EU supports security sector reform

November 9, 2015
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 The EU has allocated €23 million to a support programme for reform and modernisation of the security sector in Tunisia, assisting in the establishment of a modern security policy, in line with the democratic values of the new Tunisian Constitution.

The programme focuses on the modernisation of internal security forces in line with national standards and human rights, and involves reform of evaluation, recruitment and training systems. Another priority of the programme is to provide the Tunisian state with appropriate means to respond to crises, through the establishment of an inter-ministerial crisis cell. It also strengthens the technical and operational capacities of land border security services to improve the fight against cross-border crime by creating three rapid operational centres in Medenine, Tataouine and Kasserine.
EU Ambassador to Tunisia Laura Baeza emphasised the participation of civil society in the reform, highlighting that “the police reform goes hand in hand with the reform of justice, also supported by the European Union with €40 million”. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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EU Neighbourhood Info Centre webpage – Tunisia
EU Delegation to Tunisia – website and Facebook page 

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  • Tunisia
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