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  • Civilian CSDP Missions
  • Climate and Security

Operational Guidelines for Integrating Environmental and Climate Aspects into Civilian CSDP Missions

These guidelines are a follow-up to the 2020 Climate Change and Defence Roadmap and aim to provide a basic toolbox for the integration of environmental and climate aspects into civilian CSDP missions. Their purpose is manifold: to raise awareness in missions, to optimise the use of resources and energy in missions, to integrate environmental security and environmental crime considerations into mission mandates and, in the long term, to provide host states with best practices in greening the security sector.
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  • Civilian CSDP Compact Implementation
  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

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

The strategy and action plan stems from the 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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  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
  • Strategic Communication

Video: How to Apply for Civilian CSDP Mission Secondment

This video, co-produced by the CoE and CPCC, focuses on the application process for secondment to a civilian CSDP Mission. How do potential secondees apply for secondment, and how does the candidate selection process work?
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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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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building

Human Resources Report 2019

This is the annual Human Resources Report of the European External Action Service (EEAS) for the year 2019. It provides an overview of the main administrative and policy developments as regards human resources as well as detailed statistics on the EEAS staff distribution by different categories.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

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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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

Civilian Operations Commander Operational Guidelines for Mission Management and Staff on Gender Mainstreaming

These guidelines aim to operationalise political commitments regarding gender mainstreaming in missions. Designed for CSDP civilian missions management and staff, they focus on integrating the gender dimension into the daily work of the missions.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

EEAS Gender and Equal Opportunities Strategy 2018-2023

The document outlines the main aspects of an EEAS strategy on gender and equal opportunities for the period 2018-2023. It elaborates on its priorities, rationale, objectives and suggested actions and means of implementation. It was developed to form the strategic framework for promoting gender equality and equal opportunities for all members, in all functions and at all levels of the EEAS. It can serve as an example for other actors, institutions and organisations looking for inspiration on how to develop frameworks of their own.
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  • Civilian CSDP Missions
  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

The European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia: Special Annual Report on Gender Mainstreaming (2016)

This report highlights the efforts made by EUMM Georgia in implementing the EU legal framework regarding gender mainstreaming in missions. Based on the analysis of practices, interviews and statistics between January 2015 and June 2016, it pictures the gender mainstreaming situation in the Mission and suggests steps forward to overcome identified challenges.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

Report on the Baseline Study on Integrating Human Rights and Gender into the European Union’s CSDP

The report is a result of a study conducted by the EEAS (Crisis Management and Planning Directorate) aiming towards a more systematic human rights and gender mainstreaming approach in CSDP missions and operations.
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