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The Knowledge Hub is your comprehensive pool of resources on civilian crisis management. It offers policy and research papers, analyses, reports, recommendations as well as media files and links to relevant other websites or platforms. The CoE is constantly expanding the scope of resources and welcomes suggestions for inclusion of specific resources through the upload centre.

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    • Civilian CSDP Compact

    Enabling a Participatory NIP Development Process for the Civilian CSDP Compact

    This guidance document has been produced by the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE). It is intended as a guide for Member States on how to set up a participatory process for the development of National Implementation Plans (NIP) for the Civilian CSDP Compact.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact

    CoE 2023 Checklist for the National Implementation Plan

    This checklist has been produced by the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE). It is intended to guide Member States through the relevant steps in the preparation of their National Implementation Plan (NIP). The checklist is structured in the same way as the template provided by SecDefPol and should be read together with the accompanying SecDefPol explanatory note.
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    • Career Path Development
    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
    • Strategic Communication

    Infographic on Secondment of Civil Servants to Civilian CSDP Missions

    This infographic provides an overview of all basic information on the secondment process for civilian CSDP missions. It can be used to give potential candidates an idea of what they can expect from secondment and the process around it.
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    • CSDP Partnerships, Partner Countries and Third States

    Civilian Operations Commander Operational Guidelines on Civil Society Engagement

    These guidelines aim to operationalise engagement with civil society actors in mission implementation. It contains a toolbox for engagement and checklist for civil society mapping and risk analysis to assist all mission staff to know what to do and how to do it.
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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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    • Strategic Communication

    Communicating and Raising EU Visibility – Guidance for External Actions

    These official EU guidelines instruct partners in external actions on how to ensure proper visibility and strategic communication of the EU’s role. They cover the use of the EU emblem and funding statement, the conditions for co-branding and derogation and the requirements for strategic communication plans and activities. They provide a useful description of standard use of the EU’s visual identity and a step-by-step guide to formulating a strategic communications plan.
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    • Climate and Security
    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment

    Guidance Document: Secondments of Environmental Advisors to Civilian CSDP Missions

    The following document provides guidance on the process of secondments of environmental advisors. It incorporates key take-aways from CoE and Cluster workshops and other products, including guidance documents and factsheets. The CoE stands ready to support its members every step of the way through advice, consultation, and provision of tailored solutions.
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    • Civilian CSDP Missions
    • Civil-Military Cooperation

    Civil-Military Coordination in UN Integrated Peacekeeping Missions (UN-CIMIC)

    This UN policy provides guidance on the role of United Nations Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CIMIC) in UN peacekeeping missions at the operational and tactical levels. UN-CIMIC is a military staff function that contributes to facilitating the interface between military and civilian components.
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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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    • 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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