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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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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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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 eleven 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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Closing Event of the CSDP Mentoring Programme for Women

The mentoring programme for women in CSDP Missions was completed with a closing workshop that brought together mentors and mentees to discuss their experiences during the eight-month online mentoring programme. It was the second time the CoE conducted the mentoring programme together with CPCC. This year 32 participants from 10 civilian missions took part in the programme.

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The Civilian CSDP Autumn Forum: Reconciling Ambitions with Capabilities  

The CoE co-organised with the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of Austria on 27-28 October 2022 na interactive forum to provide an informal exchange platform for EU Member States to facilitate upcoming formal negotiations on the new Civilian CSDP Compact.

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Third workshop on Strengthening CSDP-JHA Cooperation

The focus of the third and last workshop of this series was on the operational level between EU Member States and the CSDP missions: how can the EU Member States benefit from seconding personnel to civilian CSDP missions and how do missions benefit from the expertise of the international secondees?

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