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    • Women, Peace and Security

    Civilian Operations Commander Operational Guidelines for Mission Management and Staff on Gender Mainstreaming

    These guidelines aim to operationalise political commitments regarding gender mainstreaming in missions. Designed for CSDP civilian missions management and staff, they focus on integrating the gender dimension into the daily work of the missions.
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    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    The Civilian CSDP Compact - A Success Story for the EU's Crisis Management Cinderella?

    This policy brief by the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), argues that civilian CSDP will need three essential elements to succeed: (1) a renewed and credible strategic framework; (2) adequate operational capabilities; and (3) a solid commitment by relevant stakeholders.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Civilian Capabilities Development Plan

    The Civilian Capabilities Development Plan (CCDP) identifies needed capabilities and capacities to strengthen civilian CSDP and makes suggestions for their development by EU member states. It was published two months before the first Civilian CSDP Compact was signed in 2018.
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    • Civilian CSDP Missions
    • Leadership and Management

    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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    • Women, Peace and Security

    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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    • Women, Peace and Security

    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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    • Women, Peace and Security

    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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    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Belgian Civilian Crisis Management Strategy

    The strategy, approved in 2017, refers to the Belgian vision, priorities, and ambition to contribute to the efforts of the international community to prevent or deal with foreign crises by means of non-military actions.
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    • Training

    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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