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  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building

EU Policy on Training for CSDP

This policy note clarifies priorities for the training of professionals directly involved in the CSDP whether in national capitals, missions, operations, or in Brussels.
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  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building

Implementing Guidelines for the EU Policy on Training for CSDP

This a working document of the European  External  Action  Service  (EEAS) published shortly before the EU Policy on Training for CSDP. The aim of this document is to prepare the implementation of this policy by defining responsibilities, chain of command, workflow, and decision-making 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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  • Civilian CSDP Missions

Code of Conduct and Discipline for EU Civilian CSDP Missions

This code of conduct presents the responsibility and disciplinary steps that are taken in case of misconduct in a civilian CSDP mission. It applies to all personnel of the mission: seconded, contracted, local staff and other persons such as visiting experts.
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  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

Council conclusions on the Global Strategy on the European Union's Foreign and Security Policy

In these Council conclusions, the EU MS reaffirm their endorsement of the European Union’s Global Strategy (EUGS). The Council underlines Member States' ownership and involvement throughout the process.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

Implementation of UNSCRs on Women, Peace and Security in the Context of CSDP Missions and Operation

The policy document aims at ensuring gender mainstreaming and implementation of UNSCRs on women, peace and security in CSDP missions from their early planning to their conduct, follow-up and evaluation. For each of these stages, a few bullets point explain what to pay attention to.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

Lessons and Best Practices of Mainstreaming Human Rights and Gender into CSDP Military Operation and Civilian Missions

This report comprises lessons on gender and human rights mainstreaming drawn from EU civilian and military crisis management missions and operations. Its lessons and recommendations continue to be relevant despite the report being a decade old.
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  • Civilian CSDP Missions

Draft Revised Guidelines on the Protection of Civilians in CSDP Missions and Operations

This document contains the latest EU guidelines on the protection of civilians (PoC) in CSDP missions and operations, thereby superseding the 2003 draft Guidelines on the Protection of Civilians in EU-led Crisis Management Operations. It defines PoC as “all activities aimed at obtaining full respect for the rights of the individual in accordance with international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law”.
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