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The Knowledge Hub is your comprehensive pool of 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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    • Climate and Security

    Preparing the CSDP for the New Security Environment Created by Climate Change

    The analysis examines how climate change could affect the CSDP. It makes suggestions for the adaptation of CSDP missions and operations regarding early warning systems, conflict intelligence and foresight, equipment and infrastructure. The authors recommend mainstreaming climate considerations into CSDP mandates and raising awareness for a possible increase of necessary humanitarian relief and missions.
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    • Leadership and Management
    • Training

    Workshop Report: Setting Leaders Up to Succeed!

    At the Annual EAPTC Conference 2021 the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE) conducted the workshop “Setting Leaders Up to Succeed!”, which key take-aways are summed up in this report.
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    • Civil-Military Cooperation
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP
    • Training
    • Women, Peace and Security

    Handbook on CSDP: The Common Security and Defense Policy of the European Union

    The fourth edition of the Handbook provides a complete, detailed, and current analysis of the European CSDP. It compiles texts from different experts involved in CSDP and presents its context, goals, stakeholders, and processes.
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    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP
    • Training

    Effective Crisis Management: Recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on Crisis Management

    In March 2020, a parliamentary committee was set up and tasked to make Finland’s crisis management activities more effective and to ensure better use of resources and sufficient participation volumes. The report of the committee is an example of Member State's policy developments and concrete objectives on crisis management.
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    • Strategic Communication

    Take back the analysis: Five things you can actually learn about a conflict context from social media

    This article outlines five key ways in which social media analysis – both automated and manual – can be a useful tool in understanding a conflict context, including the main narratives and sentiments circulating among social media users, as well as the prevalence and role of mis- and dis-information and hate speech.
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    • Civilian CSDP Missions
    • Evaluation

    The European Union Training Mission in the Central African Republic: An Assessment

    This SIPRI Background Paper provides an overview of the European Union Training Mission in the Central African Republic (EUTM RCA) and assesses its impact on the country’s conflict dynamics since it was established in 2016. This paper analyses EUTM RCA’s main training and advisory activities, before assessing its political and operational impacts. It summarises the main factors that account for the mission’s successes and limitations, and makes five recommendations to augment the future impact of the mission. .
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    • Strategic Communication

    A Global Partnership, Shaping the Debate on More Effective Peace Operations

    This communication strategy has been developed by the International Forum for the Challenges of Peace Operations, a global partnership of 50 stakeholders hosted by Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA). It is intended to serve as a guide and tool for Challenge Forum partners, helping them to use communication clearly and effectively, with the overall aim of helping deliver the forum’s strategy 2019-2023. It can be used as a model for the development of a communication strategy for other international organisations.
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    • Training
    • Women, Peace and Security

    Gender Equality Training Needs for the EU's Civilian CSDP Missions

    The Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) were appointed to form the Civilian Coordinator of Training (CCT) on Gender Equality, with the task to analyse the training requirements in the field of gender equality. This concise summary of the Training Requirements Analysis (TRA) helps understanding the aim and methodology of the TRA, contrasts existing training with EU policy ambitions, and presents recommendations to address identified gaps.
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    • Women, Peace and Security

    Women Peace and Security Index

    The third edition of the global Women Peace and Security Index (WPS Index) draws on recognized data sources to measure women’s inclusion, justice, and security in 170 countries. Trends in the WPS Index show that the global advance of women’s status has slowed and disparities have widened across countries. The three lowest ranking countries (Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen) are all affected by armed conflict. This most recent edition of the WPS Index also looks into the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic for women’s inclusion and security. The WPS Index is published by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the Peace Research institute Oslo (PRIO) Centre on Gender, Peace and Security
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact

    2020 Council Conclusions on the 2018 Civilian CSDP Compact

    In this document, Member States reaffirm, two years after the adoption of the 2018 civilian CSDP Compact, their commitment to the Compact and take stock of progress made with regards to its implementation.
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