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    • Climate and Security
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Climate Change and Defence Roadmap

    The Climate Change and Defence Roadmap identifies concrete ways for the EU to be better prepared to the emerging security challenges posed by a changing climate. The overall aim of the Roadmap is to ensure that climate policy implications become an integral part of the EU’s thinking and action on issues such as defence research and development, industry and technology or infrastructure, as well as the EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).
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    • Research, Development, Innovation and Technology
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Communication from the Commission on the EU Security Union Strategy

    This document issued by the Commission in 2020 pictures the changing security threats and calls for an EU coordinated response. It presents 4 strategic priorities and key-actions for each of them.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact

    2019 Council Conclusions on the 2018 Civilian CSDP Compact

    In this document, Member States reaffirm, one year 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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    • Civilian CSDP Missions

    Concept of the Use of "Specialised Teams" in Civilian CSDP Missions

    The 2018 Civilian CSDP Compact establishes Specialised Teams as an additional tool to reinforce Civilian CSDP Missions and enable them to adapt to new challenges. This concept indicates their use and details how Specialised Teams are set up from initiation and composition to administration and costs.
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    • Women, Peace and Security

    EU Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) 2019-2024

    This document is a working document of the EEAS for the 2019-2024 Action plan on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). It intends to turn into actions the council conclusions on the WPS Agenda.
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    • Training

    EUCTG Strategic Guidance on CSDP Civilian Training

    This note clarifies priorities for the training of professionals directly involved in the CSDP whether in national capitals, missions, operations, or in Brussels.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact

    Joint Action Plan Implementing the Civilian CSDP Compact

    The Joint Action Plan (JAP) serves to support the implementation of the 2018 Civilian CSDP Compact on the EU level, by the European External Action Service (EEAS) and Commission services. As such, the JAP is complementary to the Member States’ National Implementation Plans (NIPs).
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    • Evaluation

    CPCC Report on Civilian CSDP Lessons 2018

    This report from CPCC identifies structural issues civilian CSDP missions face, reports on the implementation of solutions and provides best practices in specific cases. It is based on input from missions and CPCC and is divided in lessons on planning, on the conduct of operation, on mission support and on horizontal issues (integrated approach, security, duty of care and more). Each section lists lessons which have been learnt in the first Compact and those that were newly identified.
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    • Women, Peace and Security

    EU Strategic Approach to Women, Peace and Security (WPS)

    In the Council Conclusions on WPS, the Council recalls the commitments of the European Union and its Member States to the full implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda and welcomes the EU Strategic Approach to Women, Peace and Security (WPS) as key guiding document.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact

    2018 Civilian CSDP Compact

    The first Civilian CSDP Compact is a key strategic document aiming to strengthen the civilian dimension of the CSDP. It was signed by EU Member States in 2018 and encompasses 22 political commitments that seek to render civilian CSDP a) more capable; b) more effective, flexible and responsive; and c) more joined up.
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