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  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

An EU Strategic Approach in Support of Disarmament, Demobilisation, and Reintegration of Former Combatants

Disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration of former combatants (DDR) plays an essential role in stabilisation and building lasting peace. DDR is thus an integral part of the EU’s contribution to the non-reoccurrence of violence and to broader stabilisation. This joint communication presents the updated EU DDR policy, drawing on the Global Strategy, the Integrated Approach, and the new EU-wide security sector reform (SSR) framework. It proposes means to support DDR in affected countries and regions in a coordinated, conflict-sensitive manner and in line with international law.
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  • Civilian CSDP Compact Implementation
  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

Strategy and Action Plan to Enhance Women’s Participation in Civilian CSDP Missions 2021-2024

The strategy and action plan stems from the Compact commitment to increase women's representation in civilian CSDP missions. It defines expected outcomes and sets specific targets in a given time frame and identifies four areas of strategic engagement, accompanied by actions and means to monitor progress towards the set targets. It also includes a comprehensive overview of the state of play. The document is useful for anyone interested in the developments in women's equal participation and gender balance in civilian CSDP missions, but it's particularly useful for Member States working on policy-making and implementation on Women, Peace and Security and gender equality more generally.
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  • Civilian CSDP Compact Implementation

2021 Council Conclusions on the Civilian CSDP Compact

In this document, the Council of the European Union reaffirms, three years after the adoption of the Civilian CSDP Compact, its commitment to strengthening the civilian branch of the Common Security and Defence Policy.
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  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

Taking the UN-EU Strategic Partnership on Peace Operations and Crisis Management to the Next Level: Priorities 2022-2024

This EU policy document establishes the priorities for continuing the UN-EU partnership on peace operations and crisis management. It presents eight priorities and proposes action points to operationalise them. Overarching challenges are identified, such as climate change or disruptive technologies.
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  • Civilian CSDP Compact Implementation
  • 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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  • 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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  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

Council Conclusions on Enhancing Preparedness, Response Capability and Resilience to Future Crises

In the context of the COVID-19 crisis and its effects on the EU and the internal market, these council conclusions aim at paving the way to establish a better prepared responses to future crises of various nature.
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  • 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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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

The #SHEcurity Index 2021

This is the second edition of the #SHEcurity Index, created in 2020 to take stock of the participation and representation of women at all levels of decision-making in foreign and security policy, and of diversity in peace and security in general. The 2021 version has been enriched with data from additional sources. Furthermore, it includes a section #SHEcurity+ advocating for considering diverse experiences and marginalised perspectives when shaping (foreign) policy.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • Strategic Communication

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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