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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

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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  • 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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  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

Elements for an EU-wide Strategic Framework to Support Security Sector Reform

This document aims at guiding the identification, planning and implementation of all EU Security Sector Reform (SSR) related external action. The overall goal is to support partner countries’ efforts to ensure 1) security for individuals and the state; and 2) the legitimacy, good governance, integrity and sustainability of the security sector of partner countries.
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  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

A Global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign and Security Policy

The 2016 Global Strategy (EUGS) is the strategic framework guiding the EU’s foreign and security policy. It replaced the 2003 European Security Strategy. All key CFSP and CSDP documents since 2016, including the Civilian CSDP Compact, draw on the Global Strategy and the five priorities it outlines for the EU's external action.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building

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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  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

The EU’s Policy Framework on Support to Transitional Justice

This document is the first strategy to develop and implement an EU policy on Transitional Justice. Its objective is to provide a framework for EU support to transitional justice mechanisms and processes and to enhance the EU’s ability to play a more active and consistent role.
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  • Civilian CSDP Missions
  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

Field Assessment: Implementing EU Gender Policy in EUPOL COPPS

The report looks closer at what it means to work with gender mainstreaming and gender specific measures in a CSDP mission, in this case EUPOL COPPS. Its analysis and recommendations are preceded by the presentation of the assessment's methodology, which can be a source of inspiration for gender mainstreaming practitioners.
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  • Civilian CSDP Missions
  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

Gender, Peace and Security in the European Union's Field Missions

This report explores how the EU and EU Member States can act more strategically to reinforce gender mainstreaming, make use of gender specific measures, and increase women’s participation in civilian CSDP missions. Based on an in-depth assessment of two long running missions –EUMM Georgia and EUPOL COPPS – and observations from EULEX Kosovo, the authors present an analysis of the situation and recommendations to strengthen ongoing work.
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  • Knowledge Management
  • Strategic Communication

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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