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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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    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment

    Civilian Crisis Management – the Finnish Model

    On this CMC Finland page, you will find a comprehensive list of government documents on policy and strategy as well as legislation that make up Finland’s framework for civilian crisis management. Additionally, other important arrangements relating to the budget and decision-making are explained. The model is the basis for all Finnish engagements in international civilian crisis management missions and operations including civilian CSDP missions where Finland is a major contributor.
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    • CSDP Partnerships, Partner Countries and Third States

    Frameworks for Participation Agreements in Crisis Management Missions between the EU and Third States

    Third State participation has been a part of EU civilian CSDP since the first mission was launched in 2003. This index from EUR-Lex of Framework Participation Agreements (FPAs) provides a timeline of the EU’s broadening ties to Third States through a standardised system of bilateral agreements for CSDP. The FPAs regulate important aspects of the relationship between the parties such as initiation and termination of Third State participation, hierarchy and discipline of personnel, confidentiality of shared information, and financing of missions.
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    • Training

    2023 Comprehensive Assessment Report on Training for CSDP (CART)

    The CART is the regular systematic review of CSDP training to aid decision-makers in revision of the current policy and architecture. It provides a step-by-step overview of the foundational policy documents composing the training framework, the institutions making up the training architecture, and the implementation of training as provided by this architecture. The report finds several issues with the current training system, commonly that there is much that has been built up over time but with insufficient coordination and quality control.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    2023 Council Conclusions on the Civilian CSDP Compact

    The Council Conclusions reiterate the Council’s commitment to building and strengthening the EU’s role as a global security provider through civilian CSDP missions. It calls on EU Member States and institutions to continue and expand capability development activities and outlines the EU’s commitment to operate in compliance with international law and further utilise strategic communication, modular and scalable approaches, and increased stakeholder contributions.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact

    New Compact, Renewed Impetus: Enhancing the EU’s Ability to Act through its Civilian CSDP

    This SIPRI-policy paper reviews the first compact and how the new compact builds on the former. It highlights that the Member States did not deliver on their commitments in the first Compact regarding secondments while acknowledging the usefulness of the initiative. Three main commitments are discussed in this paper: increasing national contributions, raising the share of seconded personnel to 70% and promoting women’s representation. The paper concludes by making suggestions for the design of the review process of the new Compact. As a review, it is interesting for everybody who is working on secondment to civilian CSDP missions and on the implementation of a meaningful review process of the new Compact.
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    • Civilian CSDP Missions
    • Knowledge Management

    Knowledge Management is needed in Crisis Management

    Civilian CSDP Missions are lacking a standardised approach to knowledge management. To effectively carry out Missions, knowledge needs to be captured, stored, organised and remain retrievable. How to achieve this goal, also mentioned in the Civilian CSDP Compact 2023, was discussed at the panel discussion at the European Association of Peace Operations Training Centres (EAPTC) Annual Conference 2023.
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    • Climate and Security

    A new Outlook on the Climate and Security Nexus

    The joint communication by the High Representative and the European Commission acknowledges the ever-increasing risks to peace and security from both climate change and environmental degradation. The climate and security nexus impacts migration, displacement, pandemics and political instability. The document seeks to update and enhance EU’s external actions. After a risk analysis, it makes suggestions to mitigate them, calling for a more proactive and comprehensive approach within the EU.
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    • Civilian CSDP Missions

    European Union Common Security and Defence Policy Missions and Operations Annual Report 2022

    The report provides an overview of all 21 military and civilian CSDP operations and missions. For each mission, it describes their mandate, considering recent developments, and summarises their achievements and activities. The report also makes mention of regional developments of the environment in which the missions are conducted – the Eastern neighbourhood, the Western Balkans, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, the Sahel, the Horn of Africa and Central and Southern Africa.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact

    Civilian CSDP Compact 2023

    The Council of the European Union and its members have agreed to a new Civilian CSDP Compact building on the first Compact adopted in November 2018. The new Compact seeks to enhance civilian missions’ effectiveness, impact, flexibility and robustness in order to tackle emerging and future security challenges.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact

    The New Civilian CSDP Compact - Food for Impact

    This book, a joint publication between the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) EUISS and the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE), presents 38 contributions from EU civilian crisis management experts, which fed into the policymaking process leading to the adoption of the new Civilian CSDP Compact in May 2023.
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