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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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    • Civilian CSDP - JHA Cooperation
    • Civil-Military Cooperation
    • Climate and Security
    • CSDP Partnerships, Partner Countries and Third States
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    A Strategic Compass for Security and Defence

    The Strategic Compass, approved by the Council of the European Union in March 2022, establishes a common strategic vision for the EU’s security and defence and sets concrete and wide-ranging objectives to achieve these goals in the coming 5-10 years.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact
    • Leadership and Management
    • Women, Peace and Security

    Strategy and Action Plan to Enhance Women’s Participation in Civilian CSDP Missions 2021-2024

    The strategy and action plan stems from the 2018 Compact commitment to increase women's representation in civilian CSDP missions. It defines expected outcomes and sets specific targets in a given time frame and identifies four areas of strategic engagement, accompanied by actions and means to monitor progress towards the set targets. It also includes a comprehensive overview of the state of play. The document is useful for anyone interested in the developments in women's equal participation and gender balance in civilian CSDP missions, but it's particularly useful for Member States working on policy-making and implementation on Women, Peace and Security and gender equality more generally.
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    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    An EU Strategic Approach in Support of Disarmament, Demobilisation, and Reintegration of Former Combatants

    Disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration of former combatants (DDR) plays an essential role in stabilisation and building lasting peace. DDR is thus an integral part of the EU’s contribution to the non-reoccurrence of violence and to broader stabilisation. This joint communication presents the updated EU DDR policy, drawing on the Global Strategy, the Integrated Approach, and the new EU-wide security sector reform (SSR) framework. It proposes means to support DDR in affected countries and regions in a coordinated, conflict-sensitive manner and in line with international law.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact

    2021 Council Conclusions on the Civilian CSDP Compact

    In this document, the Council of the European Union reaffirms, three years after the adoption of the 2018 Civilian CSDP Compact, its commitment to strengthening the civilian branch of the Common Security and Defence Policy.
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    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Taking the UN-EU Strategic Partnership on Peace Operations and Crisis Management to the Next Level: Priorities 2022-2024

    This EU policy document establishes the priorities for continuing the UN-EU partnership on peace operations and crisis management. It presents eight priorities and proposes action points to operationalise them. Overarching challenges are identified, such as climate change or disruptive technologies.
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    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Council Conclusions on Enhancing Preparedness, Response Capability and Resilience to Future Crises

    In the context of the COVID-19 crisis and its effects on the EU and the internal market, these council conclusions aim at paving the way to establish a better prepared responses to future crises of various nature.
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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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    • Civilian CSDP Compact

    2020 Council Conclusions on the 2018 Civilian CSDP Compact

    In this document, Member States reaffirm, two years after the adoption of the 2018 civilian CSDP Compact, their commitment to the Compact and take stock of progress made with regards to its implementation.
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    • Women, Peace and Security

    EU Gender Action Plan (GAP) III

    GAP III is an ambitious plan to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment through all external action of the European Union. The Women, Peace and Security agenda is one of GAP III’s key areas.
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