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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  1. Ahead of @UN#PKDay, SIPRI releases new data on multilateral #PeaceOperations in 2021. Read this topical backgrounder to learn more about the key findings from the latest data and some of the most important developments in 2021 ➡️

  2. Third & final day at @SIPRIorg’s Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development! Excited to speak on #ClimateSecurity in the context of the EU’s #crisismanagement, alongside some great colleagues, including @tobias_pietz#SthlmForum#civilianCSDP@coe_civ

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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Fifth General Meeting of the CoE

On 10 May, CoE members and preferred partners (EEAS and NATO IS) and the CoE team met virtually for the fifth General Meeting of the CoE to review the Centre’s 2021 activities, and to discuss its current and future activities.

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CoE Workshop: National coordination for Calls for Contributions (CfCs)

Responding timely and with eligible candidates to Calls for Contributions (CfCs) to second personnel to a civilian CSDP mission is a challenge that many EU Member States share. The CoE organised a workshop where participants discussed their respective systems regarding the coordination for CfCs. 

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CSDP Mentoring Programme for Women: Interview with Lina Andéer

Meet Lina Andéer, Gender and Women, Peace and Security Advisor at the Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC), who has talked to us about the CSDP Mentoring Programme for Women and the importance of increasing women's participation in civilian CSDP.

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