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    • Civilian CSDP Compact
    • Civilian CSDP - JHA Cooperation
    • Strategic Communication
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    The Internal - External Security Nexus

    This paper seeks to contribute to the operationalisation of cooperation between the realms of civilian CSDP and JHA, by shining light on the different understandings of the term, both conceptually and operationally, and on the risks of and obstacles for operationalisation. The paper also provides a number of policy recommendations.
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    • Civilian CSDP Missions
    • Strategic Communication

    Ministry of Home Affairs: 20 Years of International Missions

    This paper traces twenty years (1995-2015) of the Portuguese Ministry of Home Affairs’ contribution to peacekeeping and civilian missions, including CSDP civilian missions. Besides the informative aspect of that report, it can serve as an example of strategic communication and valorisation of civilian forces’ participation in international missions.
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    • Women, Peace and Security

    The #SHEcurity Index 2021

    This is the second edition of the #SHEcurity Index, created in 2020 to take stock of the participation and representation of women at all levels of decision-making in foreign and security policy, and of diversity in peace and security in general. The 2021 version has been enriched with data from additional sources. Furthermore, it includes a section #SHEcurity+ advocating for considering diverse experiences and marginalised perspectives when shaping (foreign) policy.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact
    • Civil-Military Cooperation
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    The EU’s Strategic Approach to CSDP Interventions: Building a Tenet from Praxis

    The article analyses the strategic and concrete approach of the EU and EU Member States to crisis management in the CSDP framework. In particular, it investigates the creation of objectives for CSDP interventions by exploring the way they have been developed, practised and interpreted by practitioners working in the CSDP framework.
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    • Career Path Development
    • Civilian CSDP Compact
    • Civilian CSDP - JHA Cooperation
    • Civil-Military Cooperation
    • Climate and Security
    • Knowledge Management
    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
    • Research, Development, Innovation and Technology
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP
    • Training

    Compact 2.0: Integrating Civilian CSDP into the Strategic Compass

    This paper outlines key aspects of civilian crisis management that should form the basis of what has been termed the Compact 2.0. The paper argues that this Compact 2.0 should, alongside the 2018 civilian CSDP Compact, meaningfully inform the emerging Strategic Compass (SC).
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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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    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
    • Strategic Communication

    German Civilian Experts in International Peace Missions (in German)

    This is an example of portraying secondees and their activities in the form of a feature with interviews and short descriptions. Although it is in German, it can be used as an inspiration for a communications activity.
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    • Climate and Security

    Preparing the CSDP for the New Security Environment Created by Climate Change

    The analysis examines how climate change could affect the CSDP. It makes suggestions for the adaptation of CSDP missions and operations regarding early warning systems, conflict intelligence and foresight, equipment and infrastructure. The authors recommend mainstreaming climate considerations into CSDP mandates and raising awareness for a possible increase of necessary humanitarian relief and missions.
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    • Strategic Communication

    Take back the analysis: Five things you can actually learn about a conflict context from social media

    This article outlines five key ways in which social media analysis – both automated and manual – can be a useful tool in understanding a conflict context, including the main narratives and sentiments circulating among social media users, as well as the prevalence and role of mis- and dis-information and hate speech.
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    • Civilian CSDP Missions
    • Evaluation

    The European Union Training Mission in the Central African Republic: An Assessment

    This SIPRI Background Paper provides an overview of the European Union Training Mission in the Central African Republic (EUTM RCA) and assesses its impact on the country’s conflict dynamics since it was established in 2016. This paper analyses EUTM RCA’s main training and advisory activities, before assessing its political and operational impacts. It summarises the main factors that account for the mission’s successes and limitations, and makes five recommendations to augment the future impact of the mission. .
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