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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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  1. Replying to @coe_civ

    The emphasis on a comprehensive concept of security & the importance given to civilian crisis management is very encouraging. We look forward to working with & supporting the German government & the CoE members to further enhance the effectiveness of civilian CSDP #Kanzlerwahl

  2. Our warmest congratulations to the new German coalition government from the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE)! It is a great honour for us to be mentioned in the #CoalitionTreaty, with a commitment to further strengthen our new Centre in Berlin.

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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Second workshop on Strengthening CSDP-JHA Cooperation

The CoE seeks to contribute to the strengthening of cooperation between civilian CSDP and Justice and Home Affairs (JHA). To this end, it is conducting a series of three workshops. The second one took place on 6 December 2021.

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Fourth General Meeting of the members and preferred partners of the CoE

On 30 November, CoE Members and preferred partners (EEAS and NATO IS) met virtually to discuss the CoE priorities and shape the work of the Centre for the coming months. CoE Director Volker Jacoby reported on the Centre’s activities in the 11 identified priorities over the last six months.

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Video: 'How to apply for civilian CSDP Mission secondment'

This video, co-produced by the CoE and CPCC, explains the application process for secondment to a civilian CSDP Mission.

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