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    • Civilian CSDP Missions
    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
    • Training

    Civilian and Military Personnel in CSDP Missions and Operations

    This is the report of a workshop organised in 2017 by the European Parliament Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE) to highlight trends, challenges and recommendations regarding personnel deployed in CSDP missions and operations.
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    • Training

    Implementing Guidelines for the EU Policy on Training for CSDP (2017)

    This a working document of the European  External  Action  Service  (EEAS) published shortly before the EU Policy on Training for CSDP. The aim of this document is to prepare the implementation of this policy by defining responsibilities, chain of command, workflow, and decision-making processes. 
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    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
    • Training

    Voluntary Guidelines on the Duty of Care to Seconded Civilian Personnel

    These voluntary guidelines aim at harmonising an understanding and implementation of, as well as approach to, duty of care. They are designed to serve as a basis for clarification and exchange between seconding and receiving organisations as well as with individual secondees.
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    • Civilian CSDP Missions
    • Women, Peace and Security

    The European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia: Special Annual Report on Gender Mainstreaming (2016)

    This report highlights the efforts made by EUMM Georgia in implementing the EU legal framework regarding gender mainstreaming in missions. Based on the analysis of practices, interviews and statistics between January 2015 and June 2016, it pictures the gender mainstreaming situation in the Mission and suggests steps forward to overcome identified challenges.
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    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment

    Guidelines for the Joint Participation of the Federation and the Federal States in International Police Missions

    These guidelines were formulated by the working group "International Police Missions" within the conference of the Interior Ministers of the German Länder (AG IPM), which coordinates the deployment of police officers and officials in various (UN, EU or OSCE) peacekeeping missions. The guidelines cover the deployment of officers, including preparation and follow-up processes.
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    • Civil-Military Cooperation
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Implementation Plan on Security and Defence

    The implementation plan on security and defence follows the EU’s Global Strategy (EUGS). It defines a “level of ambition” in order to reach the established objectives of responding to external conflicts and crises, building the capacities of partners, and protecting the EU and its citizens.
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    • Women, Peace and Security

    Report on the Baseline Study on Integrating Human Rights and Gender into the European Union’s CSDP

    The report is a result of a study conducted by the EEAS (Crisis Management and Planning Directorate) aiming towards a more systematic human rights and gender mainstreaming approach in CSDP missions and operations.
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    • Civilian CSDP Missions
    • Leadership and Management

    Code of Conduct and Discipline for EU Civilian CSDP Missions

    This code of conduct presents the responsibility and disciplinary steps that are taken in case of misconduct in a civilian CSDP mission. It applies to all personnel of the mission: seconded, contracted, local staff and other persons such as visiting experts.
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    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Council conclusions on the Global Strategy on the European Union's Foreign and Security Policy

    In these Council conclusions, the EU MS reaffirm their endorsement of the European Union’s Global Strategy (EUGS). The Council underlines Member States' ownership and involvement throughout the process.
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    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Elements for an EU-wide Strategic Framework to Support Security Sector Reform

    This document aims at guiding the identification, planning and implementation of all EU Security Sector Reform (SSR) related external action. The overall goal is to support partner countries’ efforts to ensure 1) security for individuals and the state; and 2) the legitimacy, good governance, integrity and sustainability of the security sector of partner countries.
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