About the CoE

The European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE) is a member-based association located in Berlin. It was established in February 2020 following an invitation to all European Union (EU) Member States by the German Federal Foreign Office. It operates with a focus on enhancing capabilities to strengthen civilian crisis management in the framework of the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP).

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The Knowledge Hub is your comprehensive pool of publicly available resources on civilian crisis management. It offers policy and research papers, analyses, reports, recommendations as well as media files and links to relevant other websites or platforms.

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European Civilian Crisis Management

Civilian crisis management is a central element of the EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), which in turn is part of the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). The CSDP is an important instrument supporting the EU’s role as a global security provider. Currently, the EU maintains twelve civilian missions in countries including Georgia, Iraq, Mali, Somalia, and the Central African Republic. Read more to learn about how civilian CSDP missions contribute to increasing stability in Europe and beyond.

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Seventh General Meeting of the CoE

Croatia was welcomed as the 23rd member of the CoE, the workplan for 2024 was adopted by members and the procedure for the selection of the next Director of the CoE was approved at the seventh General Meeting.

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Workshop on National Implementation of the Civilian CSDP Compact

Against the backdrop of the adoption of the new Civilian CSDP Compact on 22 May 2023, the CoE has conducted its first full day workshop in its efforts to support its members, in this case Sweden, to develop their national plan on how to implement the commitments under the new Compact.

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Final Preparations for CoE's seventh General Meeting on 19 October 2023

The CoE is preparing its seventh General Meeting at the Permanent Representation of Spain in the EU including a recap of 2022/23 and an outlook on the next months and 2024. The General Meeting is followed by the Autumn Forum focusing on Deliverable #3 of the Compact – the "scalable and modular approach".

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