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    • Career Path Development

    Conceptualisation of National Career Path Development

    This document provides CoE’s conceptualisation of its priority C – National Career Path Development. In a concise manner, it demonstrates the relevance of the topic in connection to the Civilian Compact implementation, different understandings of national career path development in view of civilian CSPD, as well as offers an overview of the different thematic pillars CoE has identified as aspects affecting national career path development of Experts.
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    • Civilian CSDP Missions
    • Climate and Security

    Operational Guidelines for Integrating Environmental and Climate Aspects into Civilian CSDP Missions

    These guidelines are a follow-up to the 2020 Climate Change and Defence Roadmap and aim to provide a basic toolbox for the integration of environmental and climate aspects into civilian CSDP missions. Their purpose is manifold: to raise awareness in missions, to optimise the use of resources and energy in missions, to integrate environmental security and environmental crime considerations into mission mandates and, in the long term, to provide host states with best practices in greening the security sector.
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    • Strategic Communication

    Communicating and Raising EU Visibility – Guidance for External Actions

    These official EU guidelines instruct partners in external actions on how to ensure proper visibility and strategic communication of the EU’s role. They cover the use of the EU emblem and funding statement, the conditions for co-branding and derogation and the requirements for strategic communication plans and activities. They provide a useful description of standard use of the EU’s visual identity and a step-by-step guide to formulating a strategic communications plan.
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    • Career Path Development

    Summary: CoE Questionnaire on National Career Path Development

    This summary is a follow-up to the CoE-questionnaire sent out to its members in February and March 2022. It summarises the most important findings regarding the members' work on National Career Path Development on the basis of responses from seconding ministries and agencies.
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    • Women, Peace and Security

    How to Increase the Representation of Women in Civilian CSDP Missions: Compilation of Experiences and Good practices

    In 2021, the informal NIP Cluster led by Finland and Spain and supported by the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE), organised a series of virtual workshops where Member States and EU institutions presented examples of national and EU policies and practices to ensure equal opportunities for women and men seconded to in civilian CSDP missions and to improve gender balance. This compilation of recommendations and actions is an outcome of those workshops.
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    • Strategic Communication
    • Women, Peace and Security

    Workshop Report: NIP Cluster 5 - Strategic Communication and Women's Representation in Civilian CSDP Missions

    Cluster 5 virtual workshop "Strategic Communication and Women’s Representation in Civilian CSDP Missions", held on 21 June 2022, combined two important cross-cutting themes of the Civilian CSDP Compact: increasing women’s participation in civilian CSDP Missions at all levels and strategic communication, which both have a dedicated informal Cluster working group to enhance the implementation of the Compact commitments. Strategic communication has also been identified as one of the four key areas of strategic engagement in the Strategy and Action Plan to enhance women’s participation in civilian CSDP missions 2021-2024 (14885/21).
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact
    • Civilian CSDP Missions
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Level of Ambition for Civilian CSDP: Past and Present in Terms of Type, Number and Size

    The Strategic Compass, approved on 21 March 2022, says that “we will further strengthen our civilian CSDP through a new Compact that will provide objectives on the type, number and size of civilian missions.” This paper aims to provide an informal baseline of past and present Level of Ambition (LoA) for civilian CSDP in terms of type, number and size in order to facilitate Member States’ informal and formal discussions on the topic as part of agreeing on a new Civilian CSDP Compact in early summer 2023.
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    • Career Path Development
    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment

    Workshop Report: National Coordination for Calls for Contributions

    Through these key takeaways, the Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE) offers its members practical suggestions to be used and adapted to each system to reach the common commitment of increasing secondment. During the workshop, challenges and good practices among national systems were identified. The latter could enable secondments.
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    • Leadership and Management
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP
    • Women, Peace and Security

    Report on the Follow-up Baseline Study on Integrating Human Rights and Gender Equality into the European Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy

    This report assesses the progress made five years after the first ever baseline study on integrating human rights and gender equality into the European Union’s CSDP. Its purpose is to provide data to inform missions' and operations’ planning and review processes.
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    • Training

    Implementing Guidelines for the EU Policy on Training for CSDP (2022)

    These implementing guidelines are replacing the existing guidelines from 2017 and aim to provide guidance and orientation to the implementation of the CSDP Training Policy, as well as an overview of all the Training Requirement Analyses (TRA) conducted so far.
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