On 1 October 2019, the Cabinet of Ministers of Latvia approved the posting of the civilian expert, Dace Meilija, to the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine as of 7 October this year. The mission will now have seven civilian experts from Latvia.
The EU Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine) began its operations in 2014 to provide advisory support for Ukraine in the field of civil security sector reforms. The EUAM provides strategic advice to the Ukrainian law enforcement and rule of law agencies both at the central and regional level on the development of civilian security strategies and hands-on support for the implementation of specific reform measures. The mission also offers advice on the reorganisation and restructuring of agencies in Ukraine’s civilian security sector.
Currently, 25 European Union Member States and Canada are contributing to the EUAM. Latvia joined the mission in 2015.
Candidates for EU missions are selected by the European External Action Service (EEAS).
There are 22 civilian experts from Latvia currently serving on international missions. Seven of them are taking part in the European Union Advisory Mission Ukraine, seven in the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia, and eight in the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine.