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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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CoE Knowledge Hub

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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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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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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