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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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    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    A Global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign and Security Policy

    The 2016 Global Strategy (EUGS) is the strategic framework guiding the EU’s foreign and security policy. It replaced the 2003 European Security Strategy. All key CFSP and CSDP documents since 2016, including the Civilian CSDP Compact, draw on the Global Strategy and the five priorities it outlines for the EU's external action.
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    • Training
    • Women, Peace and Security

    A Gender Perspective in CSDP: Training Manual

    Geared towards trainers, this manual offers several "ready to use" concepts and exercises on the integration of a gender perspective into civilian as well as military CSDP.
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    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    The EU’s Policy Framework on Support to Transitional Justice

    This document is the first strategy to develop and implement an EU policy on Transitional Justice. Its objective is to provide a framework for EU support to transitional justice mechanisms and processes and to enhance the EU’s ability to play a more active and consistent role.
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    • Civilian CSDP Missions
    • Women, Peace and Security

    Gender, Peace and Security in the European Union's Field Missions

    This report explores how the EU and EU Member States can act more strategically to reinforce gender mainstreaming, make use of gender specific measures, and increase women’s participation in civilian CSDP missions. Based on an in-depth assessment of two long running missions –EUMM Georgia and EUPOL COPPS – and observations from EULEX Kosovo, the authors present an analysis of the situation and recommendations to strengthen ongoing work.
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    • Civilian CSDP Missions
    • Women, Peace and Security

    Field Assessment: Implementing EU Gender Policy in EUPOL COPPS

    The report looks closer at what it means to work with gender mainstreaming and gender specific measures in a CSDP mission, in this case EUPOL COPPS. Its analysis and recommendations are preceded by the presentation of the assessment's methodology, which can be a source of inspiration for gender mainstreaming practitioners.
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