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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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  • 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

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

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

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

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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  • Civilian CSDP Missions

Draft Revised Guidelines on the Protection of Civilians in CSDP Missions and Operations

This document contains the latest EU guidelines on the protection of civilians (PoC) in CSDP missions and operations, thereby superseding the 2003 draft Guidelines on the Protection of Civilians in EU-led Crisis Management Operations. It defines PoC as “all activities aimed at obtaining full respect for the rights of the individual in accordance with international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law”.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

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

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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