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    • Evaluation
    • Knowledge Management

    Crisis and Transformative Learning in Communities of Practice: Semi-Formal Learning in CSDP during COVID-19

    This research article discusses how COVID-19 temporarily created a radical change in the lessons learnt process of CSDP. Using the theoretical framework of Communities of Practice (CoPs), in this case the agencies, EEAS directorates, missions, and other workplace communities and venues for interaction within the CSDP architecture, the researchers find that the pandemic decreased the political contestation between CoPs and created a high-engagement environment where lessons were freely shared among CoPs as they were learned, with PCM (then-ISP) as the knowledge broker.
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    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    The EU’s Integrated Approach to Crisis Response: Learning from the UN, NATO and OSCE

    This empirical analysis critiques the EU Integrated Approach to External Conflicts and Crises, a strategic concept meant to coordinate the various civilian and military actors for enhanced effectiveness in crisis management. The authors empirically analyse the EU Integrated Approach with some comparison to the other organisations, and draw out four problems: difficulties in multilateral coordination; too much focus on EU institutions, thus undermining local ownership; insufficient conflict sensitivity; and excessive focus on migration control at the expense of other values and interests.
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