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  • Strategic Communication

Communication as a Strategic Challenge – Media Resonance Analysis of the German Engagement in Mali

This study examines representations by the German Federal Government on its engagement in Mali in German print media and makes recommendations for future communication measures. It is in German, but comes with an executive summary in English outlining its methodology and summarising the recommendations.
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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 Missions
  • Strategic Communication

Ministry of Home Affairs: 20 Years of International Missions

This paper traces twenty years (1995-2015) of the Portuguese Ministry of Home Affairs’ contribution to peacekeeping and civilian missions, including CSDP civilian missions. Besides the informative aspect of that report, it can serve as an example of strategic communication and valorisation of civilian forces’ participation in international missions.
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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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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • Strategic Communication

Finland's Participation in International Crisis Management

This map presents Finland’s participation in civilian and military crisis management. In addition to the informative data it provides, it can also serve as a source of inspiration for anybody wanting to develop visual communications on a state’s involvement in international crisis management.
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  • Strategic Communication
  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

Infographic: Peace and Security in the EU

In this report, you will find infographics depicting the EU’s actions in peace and security that can be used for strategic communication purposes. 
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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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  • Strategic Communication

Take back the analysis: Five things you can actually learn about a conflict context from social media

This article outlines five key ways in which social media analysis – both automated and manual – can be a useful tool in understanding a conflict context, including the main narratives and sentiments circulating among social media users, as well as the prevalence and role of mis- and dis-information and hate speech.
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  • Strategic Communication

A Global Partnership, Shaping the Debate on More Effective Peace Operations

This communication strategy has been developed by the International Forum for the Challenges of Peace Operations, a global partnership of 50 stakeholders hosted by Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA). It is intended to serve as a guide and tool for Challenge Forum partners, helping them to use communication clearly and effectively, with the overall aim of helping deliver the forum’s strategy 2019-2023. It can be used as a model for the development of a communication strategy for other international organisations.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • National Career Path Development
  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building
  • Strategic Communication

MSB Gender Equality Toolkit: Practical Advice for International Operations

The toolkit gathers a large amount of tools, checklists and inspiration on how to ensure the integration of gender equality considerations into the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency's (MSB) international operations. It was initially published in 2009 in the form of a "Gender Equality Handbook" meant to support MSB staff in efforts to mainstream gender equality into international operations. The 2019 revision transformed the handbook into a toolkit. While it is still addressed to MSB staff, it offers a wealth of advice for all experts working in civilian CSDP missions as well as in UN or OSCE peace support operations.
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