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  • Civilian CSDP Missions

Upgraded Generic Standards of Behaviour for CSDP Missions and Operations

This document revises and replaces the Generic Standards of Behaviour for ESDP Operations (2005). It addresses i.a. professional integrity, sexual and gender-based discrimination, harassment, and abuse, corruption, and discretion in handling information. The standards apply to both civilian and military CSDP missions and operations’ personnel and are coherent with comparable standards, especially those of the UN.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

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: 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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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

EEAS Gender and Equal Opportunities Strategy 2018-2023

The document outlines the main aspects of an EEAS strategy on gender and equal opportunities for the period 2018-2023. It elaborates on its priorities, rationale, objectives and suggested actions and means of implementation. It was developed to form the strategic framework for promoting gender equality and equal opportunities for all members, in all functions and at all levels of the EEAS. It can serve as an example for other actors, institutions and organisations looking for inspiration on how to develop frameworks of their own.
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  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment

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 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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  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building

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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  • Civilian CSDP Missions
  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

The European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia: Special Annual Report on Gender Mainstreaming (2016)

This report highlights the efforts made by EUMM Georgia in implementing the EU legal framework regarding gender mainstreaming in missions. Based on the analysis of practices, interviews and statistics between January 2015 and June 2016, it pictures the gender mainstreaming situation in the Mission and suggests steps forward to overcome identified challenges.
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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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