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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CoE CSDP Summer Forum 4/5 June 2024

On 4/5 June, CoE's Civilian CSDP Summer Forum took place in Brussels under the auspices of the Belgian Council Presidency. 99 participants from EU Member States, EU institutions, and actors on the ground discussed opportunities of the Integrated Approach for Civilian Common Security and Defence Policy.

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Hiring New CoE Director!

The CoE is hiring for our new full-time Director! The position is based at our office in the heart of Berlin and is time-limited to a period of 3 years, starting in early 2025, with a possibility of extension by a further 2 years.

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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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