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The Knowledge Hub is your comprehensive pool of publicly available resources on civilian crisis management. It offers policy and research papers, analyses, reports, recommendations as well as media files and links to relevant other websites or platforms. The CoE is constantly expanding the scope of resources and welcomes suggestions for inclusion of specific resources through the upload centre.

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    • Research, Development, Innovation and Technology

    Workshop Report: NIP Cluster 6 "Technology and RDI in Civilian CSDP" - Third Meeting

    The third meeting of the NIP Cluster 6 took place on 28 May 2021 and discussed the Smart Mission concept, a presentation on Horizon Europe, information mapping and digital transformation initiatives in civilian missions.
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    • Leadership and Management
    • Training

    Workshop Report: Setting Leaders Up to Succeed!

    At the Annual EAPTC Conference 2021 the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE) conducted the workshop “Setting Leaders Up to Succeed!”, which key take-aways are summed up in this report.
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    • Civil-Military Cooperation
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP
    • Training
    • Women, Peace and Security

    Handbook on CSDP: The Common Security and Defense Policy of the European Union

    The fourth edition of the Handbook provides a complete, detailed, and current analysis of the European CSDP. It compiles texts from different experts involved in CSDP and presents its context, goals, stakeholders, and processes.
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    • Research, Development, Innovation and Technology

    Workshop Report: NIP Cluster 6 "Technology and RDI in Civilian CSDP" - Second Meeting

    The second meeting of the NIP Cluster 6 took place on 4 April 2021 and discussed research recommendations of Horizon 2020 projects as well as technological solutions for border management.
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    • Women, Peace and Security

    Workshop Report: Methods and tools for improving gender balance in Missions

    On 26 March 2021, the second Cluster 5 virtual workshop on women’s participation in civilian CSDP Missions was held in the context of the implementation of civilian CSDP Compact. Following up on one of the thematic topics identified for Cluster 5 in the first workshop in January 2021, the March workshop dealt with methods and tools to enhance the recruitment and deployment of women at all levels to improve gender balance in civilian missions. The main objective of the workshop was to share experiences and good practices especially in recruitment and selection processes both at national and EU institutions and in Missions.
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    • Strategic Communication

    Strategic Communication Model

    This Strategic Communication Model, produced by the CoE, includes guidelines and points to consider when developing a communication strategy for civilian CSDP. It can be used as a blueprint to be nationally tailored by EU Member States.
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    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP
    • Training

    Effective Crisis Management: Recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on Crisis Management

    In March 2020, a parliamentary committee was set up and tasked to make Finland’s crisis management activities more effective and to ensure better use of resources and sufficient participation volumes. The report of the committee is an example of Member State's policy developments and concrete objectives on crisis management.
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    • Research, Development, Innovation and Technology

    Workshop Report: NIP Cluster 6 "Technology and RDI in Civilian CSDP" - First Meeting

    In the first NIP Cluster 6 meeting, chaired by the Austrian Foreign Ministry, the general idea of the Cluster was presented. Its objective is, on the one hand, to map potential areas of civilian CSDP that could benefit from technological innovation and, on the other hand, to contribute to the establishment of an informal network between civilian CSDP and RDI actors. These actors could develop projects that may qualify for funding by national or European research programmes, such as Horizon Europe.
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    • Civilian CSDP Missions

    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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    • 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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