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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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    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    The EU’s Integrated Approach to Crisis Response: Learning from the UN, NATO and OSCE

    This empirical analysis critiques the EU Integrated Approach to External Conflicts and Crises, a strategic concept meant to coordinate the various civilian and military actors for enhanced effectiveness in crisis management. The authors empirically analyse the EU Integrated Approach with some comparison to the other organisations, and draw out four problems: difficulties in multilateral coordination; too much focus on EU institutions, thus undermining local ownership; insufficient conflict sensitivity; and excessive focus on migration control at the expense of other values and interests.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact
    • Civil-Military Cooperation
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    The EU’s Strategic Approach to CSDP Interventions: Building a Tenet from Praxis

    The article analyses the strategic and concrete approach of the EU and EU Member States to crisis management in the CSDP framework. In particular, it investigates the creation of objectives for CSDP interventions by exploring the way they have been developed, practised and interpreted by practitioners working in the CSDP framework.
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    • Career Path Development
    • Civilian CSDP Compact
    • Civilian CSDP - JHA Cooperation
    • Civil-Military Cooperation
    • Climate and Security
    • Knowledge Management
    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
    • Research, Development, Innovation and Technology
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP
    • Training

    Compact 2.0: Integrating Civilian CSDP into the Strategic Compass

    This paper outlines key aspects of civilian crisis management that should form the basis of what has been termed the Compact 2.0. The paper argues that this Compact 2.0 should, alongside the 2018 civilian CSDP Compact, meaningfully inform the emerging Strategic Compass (SC).
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    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Youth, Peace and Security: Finland’s National Action Plan 2021–2024

    Finland has been the first country that published a national action plan on the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security. The resolution recognises the positive and active role of youth in preventing and resolving conflicts, building peace, and preventing violent extremism.
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    • Strategic Communication
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Infographic: Peace and Security in the EU

    In this report, you will find infographics depicting the EU’s actions in peace and security that can be used for strategic communication purposes. 
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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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    • Climate and Security
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Climate Change and Defence Roadmap

    The Climate Change and Defence Roadmap identifies concrete ways for the EU to be better prepared to the emerging security challenges posed by a changing climate. The overall aim of the Roadmap is to ensure that climate policy implications become an integral part of the EU’s thinking and action on issues such as defence research and development, industry and technology or infrastructure, as well as the EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).
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    • Research, Development, Innovation and Technology
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Communication from the Commission on the EU Security Union Strategy

    This document issued by the Commission in 2020 pictures the changing security threats and calls for an EU coordinated response. It presents 4 strategic priorities and key-actions for each of them.
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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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