The European Maritime Force (EUROMARFOR) i a non-standing, pre-structured, maritime force that was created in 1995. Composed of France, Italy, Portugal and Spain, the Force remains open to all European Union (EU) members. Primarly dedicated to the EU, it can be employed within the framework of other international organizations such as the UN, NATO, OSCE or other multinational coalitions.
There is also the possibility to employ the force autonomously, upon common decision and mandate from the member nations.
Euromarfor may be assigned three types of missions:
- Humanitarian and Rescue missions
- Peacekeeping missions
- Combat Force Missions in Crisis Management