- During this event the participants had the opportunity to discuss the direct consequences caused by regional conflicts with impact on the environment, as well as the need for common training or qualification to effectively tackle the risks arising from regional conflicts that have a direct impact on the environment, and the promotion of the control, management and protection of migration flows.
10 of July 2023.-
The National Gendarmerie of Senegal has organized the Service Organization Commission (S.O.) of the FIEP Association in the capital of the country between 09 to 13 of July 2023. A total of 36 representatives from “gendarmerie-type forces” and police forces with military status were received by the High-Commander of National Gendarmerie and Director of Military Justice of Senegal, Major General Moussa Fall.
This is the fourth commission organized under the mandate of the current Spanish Presidency of FIEP, assumed on October 26 by the Spanish Guardia Civil. The works of the Spanish Presidency are carried out around the main topic of debate “Impact of a regional conflict on public security carried out in the sphere of competences of the gendarmerie forces”.
During the Technical Meeting of Experts, the participants had the opportunity to exchange experiences related to what could be considered the direct consequences caused by regional conflicts with impact on national public security on the environment, as well as to discuss the need for common training or qualification to effectively tackle the risks arising from regional conflicts that have a direct impact on the environment, as well as the control, management and protection of migration flows and maintain a permanent and smooth communication channel for the exchange of information in this area.
The Service Organization Commission aims to promote mutual knowledge of the structures that each Force has in place to deal with threats arising from regional conflicts, and to share good practices, so that the possible models to be followed can be subsequently analysed and discussed.
In particular, the exchange of information was propoted regarding the environmental protection police capabilities, the migration flow control and the emergence of illicit trafficking, especially with regard to trafficking in arms and human beings, mainly targeting the most disadvantaged groups.
The The FIEP Association was created in 1994, as an initiative of the Gendarmerie forces of France, Italy and Spain after a meeting held in the Circle National d’Armée in Paris on February the 18 of 1993. Soon after, in 1996 Portugal joined the Association and therefore the acronym that identifies the Association (FIEP) was set. Nowadays the FIEP Association gathers a total of 19 gendarmeries and police forces of a military nature with origins as diverse as Brazil, Tunisia, Kuwait, the Netherlands or Senegal, as well as the most recent incorporation of San Marino with an Observer status.
Through this international cooperation tool, the Institutions promote the exchange of information and experiences in various fields, such as the organization of the services, the use of new technologies, advances in human resources and logistics policies, in addition to sharing knowledge about international issues of interest, all in order to strengthen cooperation in the field of security and strengthen mutual relations.