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The Knowledge Hub is your comprehensive pool of 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. The CoE is constantly expanding the scope of resources and welcomes suggestions for inclusion of specific resources through the upload centre.

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    • Civil-Military Cooperation
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP
    • Training
    • Women, Peace and Security

    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 CSDP. It compiles texts from different experts involved in CSDP and presents its context, goals, stakeholders, and processes.
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    • Women, Peace and Security

    Workshop Report: Methods and tools for improving gender balance in Missions

    On 26 March 2021, the second Cluster 5 virtual workshop on women’s participation in civilian CSDP Missions was held in the context of the implementation of civilian CSDP Compact. Following up on one of the thematic topics identified for Cluster 5 in the first workshop in January 2021, the March workshop dealt with methods and tools to enhance the recruitment and deployment of women at all levels to improve gender balance in civilian missions. The main objective of the workshop was to share experiences and good practices especially in recruitment and selection processes both at national and EU institutions and in Missions.
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    Workshop Report: Women's Participation in Civilian CSDP - Setting Up the Scene

    Spain and Finland convened and jointly chaired the first Cluster 5 workshop on women’s participation in civilian CSDP on 15 January 2021. The purpose of the workshop was to set the scene for the cluster and discuss the proposed topics and work plan for the Cluster in 2021-2023. The workshop was attended by seventeen EU Member States representatives and seconding agencies as well as the European External Action Service (EEAS), thus showing a widespread interest in the work of the Cluster.
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    • Training
    • Women, Peace and Security

    Gender Equality Training Needs for the EU's Civilian CSDP Missions

    The Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) were appointed to form the Civilian Coordinator of Training (CCT) on Gender Equality, with the task to analyse the training requirements in the field of gender equality. This concise summary of the Training Requirements Analysis (TRA) helps understanding the aim and methodology of the TRA, contrasts existing training with EU policy ambitions, and presents recommendations to address identified gaps.
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    • Women, Peace and Security

    Women Peace and Security Index

    The third edition of the global Women Peace and Security Index (WPS Index) draws on recognized data sources to measure women’s inclusion, justice, and security in 170 countries. Trends in the WPS Index show that the global advance of women’s status has slowed and disparities have widened across countries. The three lowest ranking countries (Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen) are all affected by armed conflict. This most recent edition of the WPS Index also looks into the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic for women’s inclusion and security. The WPS Index is published by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the Peace Research institute Oslo (PRIO) Centre on Gender, Peace and Security
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    • Women, Peace and Security

    EU Gender Action Plan (GAP) III

    GAP III is an ambitious plan to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment through all external action of the European Union. The Women, Peace and Security agenda is one of GAP III’s key areas.
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    • Women, Peace and Security

    The #SHEcurity Index 2020

    Twenty years after the adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, the campaign #SHEcurity was launched in 2020 by MEP Hannah Neumann together with Women in International Security (WIIS), the Munich Security Conference & Southern Voice, the Allbright Foundation, German magazine CFFP and other organisations to raise awareness about the women in the field of peace and security. The campaign collects and analyses data on gender equality in foreign and security policy. Beyond yearly reports, it provides access to the full dataset behind the index.
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    • Women, Peace and Security

    Practical Guidance for Gender-Sensitive Conflict Analysis

    This two-page document presents practical guidance to analyse conflicts with a gender lens. Conflict analysis provides a basis for Member States to decide which EU foreign and security policy instruments to use and is part of CSDP mission planning and strategic review processes.
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    • Women, Peace and Security

    Workshop Report: How to Increase Women’s Participation in Civilian Crisis Management Missions

    Launching its operational activities, the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE) organised a workshop ‘How to Increase Women’s Participation in Civilian Crisis Management Missions’ on 16 September 2020. The hybrid event took place at the CoE premises and online bringing together about 50 practitioners, policymakers, researchers and other experts in gender, human resources, management and training in civilian CSDP. The workshop highlighted one of the focus areas of the CoE: to support its Member States and EU structures in actively promoting an increase in the representation of women among international experts at all levels of civilian CSDP missions, as outlined in Commitment 16 of the Civilian CSDP Compact.
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    • Civilian CSDP - JHA Cooperation
    • Women, Peace and Security

    Sectoral Brief: Gender and Security

    This policy brief on Gender and Security was prepared under the gender mainstreaming programme of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). It provides a comprehensive and concise overview of the EU’s main internal security priorities which include tackling terrorism and violent extremism, organised crime and cybercrime and highlights some of the main areas of gender inequality in the area.
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