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  • Civilian CSDP Compact Implementation

2021 Council Conclusions on the Civilian CSDP Compact

In this document, the Council of the European Union reaffirms, three years after the adoption of the Civilian CSDP Compact, its commitment to strengthening the civilian branch of the Common Security and Defence Policy.
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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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  • Civilian CSDP Compact Implementation
  • Civilian CSDP - JHA Cooperation
  • Strategic Communication
  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

The Internal - External Security Nexus

This paper seeks to contribute to the operationalisation of cooperation between the realms of civilian CSDP and JHA, by shining light on the different understandings of the term, both conceptually and operationally, and on the risks of and obstacles for operationalisation. The paper also provides a number of policy recommendations.
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  • Civilian CSDP Compact Implementation
  • Civil-Military Cooperation / Mini-Concepts
  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

The EU’s Strategic Approach to CSDP Interventions: Building a Tenet from Praxis

The article analyses the strategic and concrete approach of the EU and EU Member States to crisis management in the CSDP framework. In particular, it investigates the creation of objectives for CSDP interventions by exploring the way they have been developed, practised and interpreted by practitioners working in the CSDP framework.
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  • Civilian CSDP Compact Implementation
  • Civilian CSDP - JHA Cooperation
  • Civil-Military Cooperation / Mini-Concepts
  • Climate and Security
  • Knowledge Management
  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
  • National Career Path Development
  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building
  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP
  • Technology and Research, Development, Innovation

Compact 2.0: Integrating Civilian CSDP into the Strategic Compass

This paper outlines key aspects of civilian crisis management that should form the basis of what has been termed the Compact 2.0. The paper argues that this Compact 2.0 should, alongside the civilian CSDP Compact, meaningfully inform the emerging Strategic Compass (SC).
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  • Civilian CSDP Compact Implementation

2020 Council Conclusions on the Civilian CSDP Compact

In this document, Member States reaffirm, two years after the adoption of the 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 Compact Implementation

2019 Council Conclusions on the Civilian CSDP Compact

In this document, Member States reaffirm, one year after the adoption of the 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 Compact Implementation

Towards a More Capable European Union Civilian CSDP

This policy brief by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) outlines challenges facing civilian CSDP missions and recommends ways forward for the European External Action Service (EEAS) and Member States that would help address these issues.
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  • Civilian CSDP Compact Implementation

The First Year of the Compact - How the Review Process Can Make Civilian CSDP More Capable

This policy brief by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) details the benefits of the civilian CSDP Compact's review process: it highlights that political will is indispensable and formulates recommendations on how to design the review process.
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  • Civilian CSDP Compact Implementation

The Compact Roadmap: Towards a New Level of Professionalization in Civilian CSDP

This policy brief by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) argues that for the political momentum behind the civilian CSDP Compact not to be lost, tangible results must be produced early on. The brief outlines key milestones that Member States and the EU should achieve until fall 2019 and until summer 2023 respectively.
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