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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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    • Civilian CSDP - JHA Cooperation
    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
    • Strategic Communication

    Workshop Report: Strengthening CSDP-JHA Cooperation. The Operational Level.

    In a series of three workshops with a triangular approach (EU Member States, EU institutions and the missions), this last one focused on the operational orientation on CSDP-JHA cooperation. Operational examples showcased the added value for Member States, the seconding services and the secondees, among other aspects knowledge and experience transfer from the field into the national services. The missions also showed through these operational examples the value of receiving and returning expertise from and to the Member States.
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    • Strategic Communication

    Communication as a Strategic Challenge – Media Resonance Analysis of the German Engagement in Mali

    This study examines representations by the German Federal Government on its engagement in Mali in German print media and makes recommendations for future communication measures. It is in German, but comes with an executive summary in English outlining its methodology and summarising the recommendations.
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    • Strategic Communication
    • Women, Peace and Security

    Workshop Report: NIP Cluster 5 - Strategic Communication and Women's Representation in Civilian CSDP Missions

    Cluster 5 virtual workshop "Strategic Communication and Women’s Representation in Civilian CSDP Missions", held on 21 June 2022, combined two important cross-cutting themes of the Civilian CSDP Compact: increasing women’s participation in civilian CSDP Missions at all levels and strategic communication, which both have a dedicated informal Cluster working group to enhance the implementation of the Compact commitments. Strategic communication has also been identified as one of the four key areas of strategic engagement in the Strategy and Action Plan to enhance women’s participation in civilian CSDP missions 2021-2024 (14885/21).
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact
    • Civilian CSDP - JHA Cooperation
    • Strategic Communication
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    The Internal - External Security Nexus

    This paper seeks to contribute to the operationalisation of cooperation between the realms of civilian CSDP and JHA, by shining light on the different understandings of the term, both conceptually and operationally, and on the risks of and obstacles for operationalisation. The paper also provides a number of policy recommendations.
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    • Strategic Communication

    Concept Paper: Faces of Civilian CSDP

    Personal (success) stories give civilian CSDP Missions a face and a voice. This concept paper includes tangible suggestions and good practice examples of EU Member States and civilian CSDP Missions and provides guidance on how to create and disseminate personal (success) stories and integrate them into communication strategies for civilian CSDP. As a service-provider for its members, the CoE stands ready to provide tailored support to members when it comes to creating individual personal success stories in the form of, for example, videos, testimonial posts or interviews.
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    • Civilian CSDP Missions
    • Strategic Communication

    Ministry of Home Affairs: 20 Years of International Missions

    This paper traces twenty years (1995-2015) of the Portuguese Ministry of Home Affairs’ contribution to peacekeeping and civilian missions, including CSDP civilian missions. Besides the informative aspect of that report, it can serve as an example of strategic communication and valorisation of civilian forces’ participation in international missions.
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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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    • Strategic Communication
    • Women, Peace and Security

    Finland's Participation in International Crisis Management

    This map presents Finland’s participation in civilian and military crisis management. In addition to the informative data it provides, it can also serve as a source of inspiration for anybody wanting to develop visual communications on a state’s involvement in international crisis management.
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    • Civilian CSDP - JHA Cooperation
    • Strategic Communication

    Workshop Report: Ways to Improve National Communication with Line Ministries / JHA Actors

    The third meeting of Cluster 3, chaired by Germany with the support of the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE), was dedicated to national communication with line ministries / JHA actors on civilian CSDP and brought together participants from 19 EU Member States (MS) and the EEAS. The workshop facilitated the exchange of challenges and good practices regarding communication strategies. Participants discussed communication messages and activities from different perspectives, in particular directly from the line ministries concerned (MoI, MoJ), as well as MFA and seconding agencies.
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