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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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    • 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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    • Training

    Workshop Report: Augmentation of Pre-Mission Training

    The European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE) facilitated a workshop on the augmentation of pre-mission training, bringing together key stakeholders for discussions on how to increase the number of adequately prepared new CSDP mission staff. This report summarises the key take-aways and recommendations and proposes possible follow-up actions.
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    • Climate and Security
    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment

    Guidance Document: Secondments of Environmental Advisors to Civilian CSDP Missions

    The following document provides guidance on the process of secondments of environmental advisors. It incorporates key take-aways from CoE and Cluster workshops and other products, including guidance documents and factsheets. The CoE stands ready to support its members every step of the way through advice, consultation, and provision of tailored solutions.
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    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    The EU’s Civilian Headquarters: Inside the Control Room of Civilian Crisis Management

    This is the first study to provide a comprehensive timeline and examination of the development and inner workings of Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC). It analyses its creation, its primary functions as the HQ of the EU’s civilian crisis management operations, and ways for CPCC to grow and evolve. It provides a useful guide to understanding the command structure of civilian CSDP, the management and planning of missions, and areas for further development of the institution.
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    • Civilian CSDP Missions
    • Evaluation

    The European Union Training Mission in Mali: An Assessment

    This SIPRI Background Paper provides an overview of the European Union Training Mission in Mali (EUTM Mali) and assesses its impact on Mali’s conflict dynamics since it was established in 2013. The paper analyses EUTM Mali’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 three recommendations to augment the future impact of the mission.
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    • Civilian CSDP - JHA Cooperation
    • Civil-Military Cooperation
    • Climate and Security
    • CSDP Partnerships, Partner Countries and Third States
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    A Strategic Compass for Security and Defence

    The Strategic Compass, approved by the Council of the European Union in March 2022, establishes a common strategic vision for the EU’s security and defence and sets concrete and wide-ranging objectives to achieve these goals in the coming 5-10 years.
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    • Climate and Security

    Factsheet: The Nexus between Climate Change and Conflict - What Relevance for Civilian CSDP Missions?

    This CoE factsheet outlines the links between climate change and conflict dynamics and highlights relevance of such links for civilian CSDP. This document is a useful starting point for anyone wanting to grasp the climate-conflict nexus and is especially targeted at practitioners working in the realm of civilian CSDP, whether in Member States, Brussels, or civilian CSDP missions.
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