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    • Civilian CSDP Compact
    • Civilian CSDP Missions
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Report from the 2023 CoE Civilian CSDP Autumn Forum

    This document has been produced by the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE) and serves as a report from the CoE's Civilian CSDP Autumn Forum on the topic "Implementing deliverable number 3 under the Civilian CSDP Compact". It took place on 19/20 October 2023 at the Spanish Representation to the EU in Brussels, under the auspices of the Spanish Council Presidency. This report can be used by EU MS as well as the EEAS to inform their further discussion – and eventual decision-making – to what extent a scalable and modular approach shall be used to make civilian CSDP more agile, flexible, effective and efficient.
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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 Compact
    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Implementing Deliverable Number 3 under the Civilian CSDP Compact

    This document has been produced by the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE) prior to CoE's Civilian CSDP Autumn Forum that took place on 19/20 October 2023 at the Spanish Representation to the EU in Brussels, under the auspices of the Spanish Council Presidency. It was shared in advance with all registered participants to outline the scope of discussions at the Forum and provide information on its topic: The modular and scalable approach of deliverable #3 of the 2023 Civilian CSDP 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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    • Civilian CSDP Missions
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Report from the 2023 CoE Civilian CSDP Summer Forum

    On June 15th and 16th, 2023, the CoE, in collaboration with the Swedish Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) and under the auspice of the Swedish council presidency, gathered representatives from 23 EU Member States, as well as the EEAS, Eurojust, and Frontex for the Civilian CSDP Summer Forum. The primary objective was to familiarise and identify the necessary capabilities within EU Member States to strengthen and enhance civilian CSDP missions, making them more inclusive, effective, and efficient.
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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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    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Implementation of the Common Security and Defence Policy – Annual Report 2022

    In this annual report, adopted by the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), on the state of CSDP, the European Parliament underlines the goals and tools established with the Strategic Compass as part of EU’s answer to the drastically changed security situation in Europe in 2022 and beyond. It assesses the defence initiatives of the EU and the implementation of the civilian CSDP Compact among other things.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact
    • Civilian CSDP Missions
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Report from the CoE Civilian CSDP Autumn Forum in Brussels

    On 27-28 October 2022, upon invitation from the CoE, representatives from 25 EU Member States (MS), SecDefPol, CPCC, ISP and FPI gathered to continue discussions on a new Level of Ambition (LoA) for civilian CSDP against the backdrop of the negotiations of the new Civilian CSDP Compact to be adopted in May 2023. You will find on this page the report of discussions and additional documents that were shared during the event.
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    • Civil-Military Cooperation

    Civilian – Military CSDP Cooperation in the Context of the EU Integrated Approach: How to Adapt and Enhance to Face New Security Scenarios

    In this article, Dr. Volker Jacoby, founding director of the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management, explains the agreed political framework, outlines recent steps, frames the challenges and recommends concrete steps to increase civilian-military CSDP cooperation.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact
    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
    • Women, Peace and Security

    Delivering the Compact: Towards a More Capable and Gender-Balanced EU Civilian CSDP

    This SIPRI research paper examines the progress made in the secondment of personnel and representation of women in CSDP missions since the adoption of the 2018 Civilian CSDP Compact. Its analysis is supported by an extensive review of mission's human resources reports and gender-disaggregated statistics. Based on the current implementation of the 2018 Compact and its lessons learned, it provides recommendations for the 2023 CSDP Civilian Compact.
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