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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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    • 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 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
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    The Implementation of civilian CSDP and other EU Security Assistance

    With this resolution, the Parliament is seeking clarification on the role, ambitions, effectiveness and added value of civilian CSDP, which the new Compact should address. It also calls for a new Compact that is capable of delivering on the goals set out in the Strategic Compass. Key demands include the introduction of more robust mandates, improvements to the decision-making process and an increase in financial resources. The Parliament also mentions new issues which should be integrated into civilian CSDP or deserve a renewed focus.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    2022 Council Conclusions on the Civilian CSDP Compact

    The Council Conclusions renew the Council’s commitment to civilian CSDP and highlight the importance of its missions in the current geopolitical landscape. It outlines the achievements made since the 2018 Civilian CSDP Compact and calls for a new Civilian CSDP Compact structured around four priorities: act rapidly and robustly, secure host countries and civilian CSDP missions against fast-changing threats, invest in more and better capabilities and partner with host countries, third states and international organisations.
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    • CSDP Partnerships, Partner Countries and Third States

    Civilian Operations Commander Operational Guidelines on Civil Society Engagement

    These guidelines aim to operationalise engagement with civil society actors in mission implementation. It contains a toolbox for engagement and checklist for civil society mapping and risk analysis to assist all mission staff to know what to do and how to do it.
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    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Youth Action Plan (YAP) in EU External Action 2022–2027

    The first ever Youth Action Plan provides a political framework and operational roadmap for a strategic partnership with young people in the EU's external action. Its main priority is to ensure youth ownership of EU external action and thus accelerate progress towards sustainable development, equality and peace, in line with international commitments such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development or the UN Agenda for Youth, Peace and Security.
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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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    • 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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