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The Knowledge Hub is your comprehensive pool of publicly available 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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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • Report
  • European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • 2016

Report on the Baseline Study on Integrating Human Rights and Gender into the European Union’s CSDP

The report is a result of a study conducted by the EEAS (Crisis Management and Planning Directorate) aiming towards a more systematic human rights and gender mainstreaming approach in CSDP missions and operations.
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  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building
  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • Handbook
  • Presentation
  • Sweden
  • Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA)
  • 2016

A Gender Perspective in CSDP: Training Manual

Geared towards trainers, this manual offers several "ready to use" concepts and exercises on the integration of a gender perspective into civilian as well as military CSDP.
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  • Knowledge Management
  • Strategic Communication
  • Handbook
  • International Peace Institute
  • 2012

The Management Handbook for UN Field Missions

This handbook provides useful and concise reminders of good management methods and effective working practices specifically adapted to field missions.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • EU policy document
  • Council of the European Union
  • 2012

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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  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
  • Legal document
  • Sweden
  • Swedish Agency for Government Employers
  • 2011

Agreement on Overseas Contracts and Guidelines on Employment Conditions in Service Abroad (URA)

This is Sweden's agreement on overseas contracts and guidelines on employment conditions in service abroad. All Swedish seconding authorities apply this agreement for seconding staff to civilian CSDP missions (as well as other overseas operations).
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • Report
  • Council of the European Union
  • 2010

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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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • Handbook
  • Council of Europe
  • 2009

Gender Budgeting: Practical Implementation

This handbook provides a how-to on gender budgeting. This includes context elements, prerequisites, and tools for gender budgeting, as well an extended analysis of different governance levels. It opens the discussion with an analysis of civil society’s role in gender budget work.
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  • Knowledge Management
  • Handbook
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • 2007

Knowledge Management Toolkit for the Crisis Prevention and Recovery Practice Area

This toolkit focusses on the day-to-day integration of Knowledge Management practices in crisis contexts. It aims at encouraging strategic planning and the creation of knowledge products that are clear, coherent and address identified knowledge gaps.
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  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
  • Legal document
  • Finland
  • Ministry of the Interior of Finland
  • 2005

Finnish Act on the Participation of Civilian Personnel in Crisis Management

The Act on the Participation of Civilian Personnel in Crisis Management (unofficial English translation) has been adopted in 2004. It presents various aspects of Finland's participation in international crisis management.
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