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  • Civilian CSDP - JHA Cooperation
  • Civil-Military Cooperation / Mini-Concepts
  • Climate and Security
  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

A Strategic Compass for Security and Defence

The Strategic Compass, approved by the Council of the European Union in March 2022, establishes a common strategic vision for the EU’s security and defence and sets concrete and wide-ranging objectives to achieve these goals in the coming 5-10 years.
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  • Civilian CSDP Missions
  • Civil-Military Cooperation / Mini-Concepts

Civil-Military Coordination in UN Integrated Peacekeeping Missions (UN-CIMIC)

This UN policy provides guidance on the role of United Nations Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CIMIC) in UN peacekeeping missions at the operational and tactical levels. UN-CIMIC is a military staff function that contributes to facilitating the interface between military and civilian components.
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  • Civilian CSDP Compact Implementation
  • Civil-Military Cooperation / Mini-Concepts
  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

The EU’s Strategic Approach to CSDP Interventions: Building a Tenet from Praxis

The article analyses the strategic and concrete approach of the EU and EU Member States to crisis management in the CSDP framework. In particular, it investigates the creation of objectives for CSDP interventions by exploring the way they have been developed, practised and interpreted by practitioners working in the CSDP framework.
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  • Civilian CSDP Compact Implementation
  • Civilian CSDP - JHA Cooperation
  • Civil-Military Cooperation / Mini-Concepts
  • Climate and Security
  • Knowledge Management
  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
  • National Career Path Development
  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building
  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP
  • Technology and Research, Development, Innovation

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 civilian CSDP Compact, meaningfully inform the emerging Strategic Compass (SC).
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  • Civil-Military Cooperation / Mini-Concepts
  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building
  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

Handbook on CSDP: The Common Security and Defense Policy of the European Union

The fourth edition of the handbook provides a complete, detailed, and current analysis of the European Union's Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP).  It compiles texts from different experts involved in CSDP and presents its context, goals, stakeholders, and processes.
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  • Civil-Military Cooperation / Mini-Concepts
  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

Implementation Plan on Security and Defence

The implementation plan on security and defence follows the EU’s Global Strategy (EUGS). It defines a “level of ambition” in order to reach the established objectives of responding to external conflicts and crises, building the capacities of partners, and protecting the EU and its citizens.
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