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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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  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
  • National Career Path Development

What Works in Career Path Development for Freelancers in Civilian CSDP missions

Based on individual interviews with EU Member States and a workshop jointly organised by DCAF and Ireland chairing a cluster discussion on career path development, this report presents good practices for freelancers' secondment in civilian CSDP missions.
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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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  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
  • Strategic Communication

German Civilian Experts in International Peace Missions (in German)

This is an example of portraying secondees and their activities in the form of a feature with interviews and short descriptions. Although it is in German, it can be used as an inspiration for a communications activity.
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  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building
  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

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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  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment

Increasing Member State Contributions to EU Civilian CSDP Missions

The author states the decreasing number of seconded personal for EU civilian CSDP Missions, analyzes the reasons and consequences of this phenomenon and suggests solutions to tackle this issue.
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  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
  • National Career Path Development

Exploring EU Member States’ Good Practices: Incentives for More Secondment into Civilian CSDP Missions

This policy brief by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) discusses the declining number of personnel seconded by Member States to civilian CSDP missions. It posits that the key to reversing this trend is addressing obstacles at the national level that hinder the recruitment and deployment of civilian experts with specialised profiles.
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  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment

Mapping of EU Member States' Systems of Secondment to Civilian CSDP

This document explores the different barriers preventing Member States from providing a pool of competent deployable experts for civilian CSDP missions and proposes recommendations to address them.
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  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment

Act to Revise the Act to Regulate Secondment Support within the Framework of Civilian Crisis Prevention Operations

This text is a translation of the German law text "Act to Revise the Act to Regulate Secondment Support within the Framework of Civilian Crisis Prevention Operations". It first defines what a secondment contract is and then elaborates on secondees' benefits, covering subjects such as their health insurance or travel expenses.
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  • Civilian CSDP Missions
  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building

Civilian and Military Personnel in CSDP Missions and Operations

This is the report of a workshop organised in 2017 by the European Parliament Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE) to highlight trends, challenges and recommendations regarding personnel deployed in CSDP missions and operations.
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