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    • Career Path Development

    Workshop Report: Processes for the Return of Seconded Civil Servants to their Home Agencies

    On 23 November 2023, the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE) hosted an online workshop on the topic ‘Processes for the return of seconded civil servants to their home agencies’. This workshop report summarises the discussions from the workshop and includes findings connected to challenges, good practices, and possible new solutions on these processes.
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    • Career Path Development
    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
    • Strategic Communication

    Infographic on Secondment of Civil Servants to Civilian CSDP Missions

    This infographic provides an overview of all basic information on the secondment process for civilian CSDP missions. It can be used to give potential candidates an idea of what they can expect from secondment and the process around it.
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    Conceptualisation of National Career Path Development

    This document provides CoE’s conceptualisation of its priority C – National Career Path Development. In a concise manner, it demonstrates the relevance of the topic in connection to the Civilian Compact implementation, different understandings of national career path development in view of civilian CSPD, as well as offers an overview of the different thematic pillars CoE has identified as aspects affecting national career path development of Experts.
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    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment

    Workshop Report: National Coordination for Calls for Contributions

    Through these key takeaways, the Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE) offers its members practical suggestions to be used and adapted to each system to reach the common commitment of increasing secondment. During the workshop, challenges and good practices among national systems were identified. The latter could enable secondments.
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    • Career Path Development
    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
    • Strategic Communication

    Video: How to Apply for Civilian CSDP Mission Secondment

    This video, co-produced by the CoE and CPCC, focuses on the application process for secondment to a civilian CSDP Mission. How do potential secondees apply for secondment, and how does the candidate selection process work?
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    • Career Path Development
    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment

    What Works in Career Path Development for Freelancers in Civilian CSDP missions

    Based on individual interviews with EU Member States and a workshop jointly organised by DCAF and Ireland chairing a cluster discussion on career path development, this report presents good practices for freelancers' secondment in civilian CSDP missions.
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    • Career Path Development
    • Civilian CSDP Compact
    • Civilian CSDP - JHA Cooperation
    • Civil-Military Cooperation
    • Climate and Security
    • Knowledge Management
    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
    • Research, Development, Innovation and Technology
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP
    • Training

    Compact 2.0: Integrating Civilian CSDP into the Strategic Compass

    This paper outlines key aspects of civilian crisis management that should form the basis of what has been termed the Compact 2.0. The paper argues that this Compact 2.0 should, alongside the 2018 civilian CSDP Compact, meaningfully inform the emerging Strategic Compass (SC).
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    • Career Path Development
    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment

    Exploring EU Member States’ Good Practices: Incentives for More Secondment into Civilian CSDP Missions

    This policy brief by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) discusses the declining number of personnel seconded by Member States to civilian CSDP missions. It posits that the key to reversing this trend is addressing obstacles at the national level that hinder the recruitment and deployment of civilian experts with specialised profiles.
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    • Career Path Development
    • Strategic Communication
    • Training
    • Women, Peace and Security

    MSB Gender Equality Toolkit: Practical Advice for International Operations

    The toolkit gathers a large amount of tools, checklists and inspiration on how to ensure the integration of gender equality considerations into the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency's (MSB) international operations. It was initially published in 2009 in the form of a "Gender Equality Handbook" meant to support MSB staff in efforts to mainstream gender equality into international operations. The 2019 revision transformed the handbook into a toolkit. While it is still addressed to MSB staff, it offers a wealth of advice for all experts working in civilian CSDP missions as well as in UN or OSCE peace support operations.
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