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  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building
  • National Career Path Development
  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • Strategic Communication
  • Handbook
  • Sweden
  • Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)
  • 2019

MSB Gender Equality Toolkit: Practical Advice for International Operations

The toolkit gathers a large amount of tools, checklists and inspiration on how to ensure the integration of gender equality considerations into the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency's (MSB) international operations. It was initially published in 2009 in the form of a "Gender Equality Handbook" meant to support MSB staff in efforts to mainstream gender equality into international operations. The 2019 revision transformed the handbook into a toolkit. While it is still addressed to MSB staff, it offers a wealth of advice for all experts working in civilian CSDP missions as well as in UN or OSCE peace support operations.
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  • Compact Implementation
  • EU policy document
  • European Commission
  • 2019

Joint Action Plan Implementing the Civilian CSDP Compact

The Joint Action Plan (JAP) serves to support the implementation of the Civilian CSDP Compact on the EU level, by the European External Action Service (EEAS) and Commission services. As such, the JAP is complementary to the Member States’ National Implementation Plans (NIPs).
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  • Knowledge Management
  • Handbook
  • Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
  • 2019

Facilitating Experience Capitalisation

This guidebook is about the capitalisation of experience, a process that aims at turning individual experience on the field into practical and shareable knowledge, to increase the impact of a project.
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  • EU policy document
  • Council of the European Union
  • 2018

EU Strategic Approach to Women, Peace and Security (WPS)

In the Council Conclusions on WPS, the Council recalls the commitments of the European Union and its Member States to the full implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda and welcomes the EU Strategic Approach to Women, Peace and Security (WPS) as key guiding document.
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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 Security Sector Governance (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
  • Report
  • 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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