GAR-SI SAHEL: Rapid Action Groups for monitoring and intervention in the Sahel

Binomial security and development has become a key element in the strategy of the European Union for the Sahel region. For this reason, the Ministry of the Interior of Spain, through the Civil Guard, has proposed to carry out this project. To this end, the European Commission has delegated its management to FIIAPP.

The Sahel is a geographical area of great political instability. This causes problems regarding irregular migration and the presence of terrorist groups. In addition, to the existence of criminal organisations and illegal trafficking.

The general objective of the Delegated Cooperation project is to contribute to the security of the population and the stabilisation of all the countries involved, and of the regional territories, including the most isolated and cross-border areas.

Spanish experts along with French, Italian and Portuguese experts will work with their counterparts in the region to improve internal security in these countries, strengthening the capabilities of their security forces and improving cross-border cooperation.

  • Project data

  • Countries

    Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Chad.

  • Sector

    Seguridad, paz y desarrollo

  • Total budget


  • Financer


  • Collaborating Spanish institution

    Ministerio de Interior: Guardia Civil

  • Date

    Start - 28/12/2016
    End - 30/09/2023

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26/05/2023 Strengthening the fight against human trafficking and smuggling crimes in the Sahel The training, carried out in the framework of the European GAR-SI project, was given by experts from the Guardia Civil, the French Gendarmerie and international organisations of the United... Icono de flecha hacia la derecha
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19/06/2020 Cooperation Story: GARSI Sahel The head of the GARSI Sahel project and the coordinators of the countries in which they work tell... Icono de flecha hacia la derecha
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25/06/2020 “The global challenge is clear: the widening in the gender gap is a reality” Icíar Bosch, Jimena Cazzaniga and Ana Cirujano, FIIAPP colleagues who are also part of the Foundation's gender group, tell us how they see gender equality as being in danger at the global level due to the Covid-19... Icono de flecha hacia la derecha
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17/08/2017 GAR-SI SAHEL