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Answer – VP/HR – Support for reforms in the security sector of EU partner countries – E-008144/2016

Security Sector Reform (SSR) is one of the priorities of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP)’s security dimension, as identified in the 2015 ENP Review Communication(1).

In the Southern neighbourhood, SSR-related activities have been conducted in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia, including based on bilateral support provided by the EU Member States. Also based on the 2016 SSR Communication(2) (the EU will enhance its efforts to support partners reform their security sector, should they so wish. Further support is envisaged on border management (involving Frontex), international operational cooperation between law enforcement agencies (involving Interpol and Europol), training and education (through the European Security and Defence College — ESDC, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training — CEPOL, etc.), capacity building and peer-to-peer learning and exchanges. In Libya, the EU Border Assistance Mission is conducting an assessment of the security sector.

(1) JOIN(2015)0050 final of 18.11.2015.
(2) JOIN(2016)0031 final of 5.7.2016.