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  • Civilian CSDP Compact
  • EU policy document
  • Council of the European Union
  • 2018

Civilian CSDP Compact

The Civilian CSDP Compact is a key strategic document aiming to strengthen the civilian dimension of the CSDP. It was signed by EU Member States in 2018 and encompasses 22 political commitments that seek to render civilian CSDP a) more capable; b) more effective, flexible and responsive; and c) more joined up.
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  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
  • Report
  • Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
  • 2018

Mapping of EU Member States' Systems of Secondment to Civilian CSDP

This document explores the different barriers preventing Member States from providing a pool of competent deployable experts for civilian CSDP missions and proposes recommendations to address them.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • Guideline document
  • European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • 2018

Civilian Operations Commander Operational Guidelines for Mission Management and Staff on Gender Mainstreaming

These guidelines aim to operationalise political commitments regarding gender mainstreaming in missions. Designed for CSDP civilian missions management and staff, they focus on integrating the gender dimension into the daily work of the missions.
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  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP
  • Policy brief
  • European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)
  • 2018

The Civilian CSDP Compact - A Success Story for the EU's Crisis Management Cinderella?

This policy brief by the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), argues that civilian CSDP will need three essential elements to succeed: (1) a renewed and credible strategic framework; (2) adequate operational capabilities; and (3) a solid commitment by relevant stakeholders.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • Article
  • 2017

Women in the CSDP: Strengthening the EU’s Effectiveness as an International Player

In the context of the upgrade of the Security and Defense Cooperation in the EU, this article argues that much can be gained by improving the gender balance in CSDP missions and operations.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • Study
  • European Parliament
  • 2017

Study: Women in CSDP Missions

The study, published by the Directorate-General for external policies and requested by the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE), looks into the policies and issues at the EEAS and in Member States that either support or hinder women’s participation in CSDP missions.
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  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
  • Legal document
  • Germany
  • 2017

Act to Revise the Act to Regulate Secondment Support within the Framework of Civilian Crisis Prevention Operations

This text is a translation of the German law text "Act to Revise the Act to Regulate Secondment Support within the Framework of Civilian Crisis Prevention Operations". It first defines what a secondment contract is and then elaborates on secondees' benefits, covering subjects such as their health insurance or travel expenses.
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  • Training Alignment and Leadership Training
  • EU policy document
  • Council of the European Union
  • 2017

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 Training
  • EU policy document
  • Council of the European Union
  • 2017

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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  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
  • Training Alignment and Leadership Training
  • Guideline document
  • Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF)
  • Stabilisation Unit
  • Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)
  • 2017

Voluntary Guidelines on the Duty of Care to Seconded Civilian Personnel

These voluntary guidelines aim at harmonising an understanding and implementation of, as well as approach to, duty of care. They are designed to serve as a basis for clarification and exchange between seconding and receiving organisations as well as with individual secondees.
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