Our mandate and priorities

Our Mandate

The Mission’s mandate is to support Ukraine in its commitment to security sector reform, through mentoring and advising relevant Ukrainian bodies in the elaboration of renewed security strategies and in the consequent implementation of relevant comprehensive and cohesive reform efforts. This takes place through a conceptual framework for planning and implementing reforms that result in sustainable security services delivering the rule of law, in a manner that contributes to enhancing their legitimacy and increased public confidence and trust, in full respect for human rights and consistent with the constitutional reform process.

In March 2022, following the military aggression by the Russian Federation, the Mission’s mandate was expanded to include border support activities for Ukrainian authorities. These have been widened further to include support for the implementation of Integrated Border Management and customs reform measures. 

In April 2022, the Mission’s mandate was further expanded to include support to the Ukrainian authorities to facilitate the investigation and prosecution of International Crimes committed in the context of the Russian Federation’s military aggression against Ukraine.

Our Priorities

EUAM Ukraine has identified five priorities through which its mandated tasks are delivered in support of the reform of Ukraine’s civilian security sector.

Our Cross-Cutting Areas

In addition to the five priorities, four «cross-cutting areas» have been identified. Each of these is applied to the five priorities.

Our Lines of Operation

EUAM Ukraine’s mandate is implemented through three lines of operation:

Strategic advice on civilian security sector reform, in particular, to develop strategic documents and legislation;

Support for the implementation of reforms through the delivery of practical advice, training, projects, and equipment donations;

Cooperation and coordination to ensure coherence of reform efforts between Ukrainian and international actors.