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    • Civilian CSDP Missions

    European Union Common Security and Defence Policy Missions and Operations Annual Report 2022

    The report provides an overview of all 21 military and civilian CSDP operations and missions. For each mission, it describes their mandate, considering recent developments, and summarises their achievements and activities. The report also makes mention of regional developments of the environment in which the missions are conducted – the Eastern neighbourhood, the Western Balkans, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, the Sahel, the Horn of Africa and Central and Southern Africa.
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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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    • Leadership and Management
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP
    • Women, Peace and Security

    Report on the Follow-up Baseline Study on Integrating Human Rights and Gender Equality into the European Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy

    This report assesses the progress made five years after the first ever baseline study on integrating human rights and gender equality into the European Union’s CSDP. Its purpose is to provide data to inform missions' and operations’ planning and review processes.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact
    • Leadership and Management
    • Women, Peace and Security

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

    The strategy and action plan stems from the 2018 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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    • Career Path Development
    • 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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    • Training
    • Women, Peace and Security

    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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    • 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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    • Women, Peace and Security

    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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    • Civilian CSDP Compact
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Civilian Capabilities Development Plan

    The Civilian Capabilities Development Plan (CCDP) identifies needed capabilities and capacities to strengthen civilian CSDP and makes suggestions for their development by EU member states. It was published two months before the first Civilian CSDP Compact was signed in 2018.
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