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  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

Youth Action Plan (YAP) in EU External Action 2022–2027

The first ever Youth Action Plan provides a political framework and operational roadmap for a strategic partnership with young people in the EU's external action. Its main priority is to ensure youth ownership of EU external action and thus accelerate progress towards sustainable development, equality and peace, in line with international commitments such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development or the UN Agenda for Youth, Peace and Security.
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  • Civilian CSDP - JHA Cooperation
  • Civil-Military Cooperation / Mini-Concepts
  • Climate and Security
  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

A Strategic Compass for Security and Defence

The Strategic Compass, approved by the Council of the European Union in March 2022, establishes a common strategic vision for the EU’s security and defence and sets concrete and wide-ranging objectives to achieve these goals in the coming 5-10 years.
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  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

An EU Strategic Approach in Support of Disarmament, Demobilisation, and Reintegration of Former Combatants

Disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration of former combatants (DDR) plays an essential role in stabilisation and building lasting peace. DDR is thus an integral part of the EU’s contribution to the non-reoccurrence of violence and to broader stabilisation. This joint communication presents the updated EU DDR policy, drawing on the Global Strategy, the Integrated Approach, and the new EU-wide security sector reform (SSR) framework. It proposes means to support DDR in affected countries and regions in a coordinated, conflict-sensitive manner and in line with international law.
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  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

Taking the UN-EU Strategic Partnership on Peace Operations and Crisis Management to the Next Level: Priorities 2022-2024

This EU policy document establishes the priorities for continuing the UN-EU partnership on peace operations and crisis management. It presents eight priorities and proposes action points to operationalise them. Overarching challenges are identified, such as climate change or disruptive technologies.
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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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  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

Council Conclusions on Enhancing Preparedness, Response Capability and Resilience to Future Crises

In the context of the COVID-19 crisis and its effects on the EU and the internal market, these council conclusions aim at paving the way to establish a better prepared responses to future crises of various nature.
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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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  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

Youth, Peace and Security: Finland’s National Action Plan 2021–2024

Finland has been the first country that published a national action plan on the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security. The resolution recognises the positive and active role of youth in preventing and resolving conflicts, building peace, and preventing violent extremism.
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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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