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The Knowledge Hub is your comprehensive pool of publicly available 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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    • Training

    2023 Comprehensive Assessment Report on Training for CSDP (CART)

    The CART is the regular systematic review of CSDP training to aid decision-makers in revision of the current policy and architecture. It provides a step-by-step overview of the foundational policy documents composing the training framework, the institutions making up the training architecture, and the implementation of training as provided by this architecture. The report finds several issues with the current training system, commonly that there is much that has been built up over time but with insufficient coordination and quality control.
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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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    • Civilian CSDP Compact
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    2023 Council Conclusions on the Civilian CSDP Compact

    The Council Conclusions reiterate the Council’s commitment to building and strengthening the EU’s role as a global security provider through civilian CSDP missions. It calls on EU Member States and institutions to continue and expand capability development activities and outlines the EU’s commitment to operate in compliance with international law and further utilise strategic communication, modular and scalable approaches, and increased stakeholder contributions.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact
    • Civilian CSDP Missions
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Report from the 2023 CoE Civilian CSDP Autumn Forum

    This document has been produced by the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE) and serves as a report from the CoE's Civilian CSDP Autumn Forum on the topic "Implementing deliverable number 3 under the Civilian CSDP Compact". It took place on 19/20 October 2023 at the Spanish Representation to the EU in Brussels, under the auspices of the Spanish Council Presidency. This report can be used by EU MS as well as the EEAS to inform their further discussion – and eventual decision-making – to what extent a scalable and modular approach shall be used to make civilian CSDP more agile, flexible, effective and efficient.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact

    New Compact, Renewed Impetus: Enhancing the EU’s Ability to Act through its Civilian CSDP

    This SIPRI-policy paper reviews the first compact and how the new compact builds on the former. It highlights that the Member States did not deliver on their commitments in the first Compact regarding secondments while acknowledging the usefulness of the initiative. Three main commitments are discussed in this paper: increasing national contributions, raising the share of seconded personnel to 70% and promoting women’s representation. The paper concludes by making suggestions for the design of the review process of the new Compact. As a review, it is interesting for everybody who is working on secondment to civilian CSDP missions and on the implementation of a meaningful review process of the new Compact.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact
    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Implementing Deliverable Number 3 under the Civilian CSDP Compact

    This document has been produced by the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE) prior to CoE's Civilian CSDP Autumn Forum that took place on 19/20 October 2023 at the Spanish Representation to the EU in Brussels, under the auspices of the Spanish Council Presidency. It was shared in advance with all registered participants to outline the scope of discussions at the Forum and provide information on its topic: The modular and scalable approach of deliverable #3 of the 2023 Civilian CSDP Compact.
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    • Civilian CSDP Missions
    • Knowledge Management

    Knowledge Management is needed in Crisis Management

    Civilian CSDP Missions are lacking a standardised approach to knowledge management. To effectively carry out Missions, knowledge needs to be captured, stored, organised and remain retrievable. How to achieve this goal, also mentioned in the Civilian CSDP Compact 2023, was discussed at the panel discussion at the European Association of Peace Operations Training Centres (EAPTC) Annual Conference 2023.
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    • Climate and Security

    A new Outlook on the Climate and Security Nexus

    The joint communication by the High Representative and the European Commission acknowledges the ever-increasing risks to peace and security from both climate change and environmental degradation. The climate and security nexus impacts migration, displacement, pandemics and political instability. The document seeks to update and enhance EU’s external actions. After a risk analysis, it makes suggestions to mitigate them, calling for a more proactive and comprehensive approach within the EU.
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    • Civilian CSDP Missions
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Report from the 2023 CoE Civilian CSDP Summer Forum

    On June 15th and 16th, 2023, the CoE, in collaboration with the Swedish Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) and under the auspice of the Swedish council presidency, gathered representatives from 23 EU Member States, as well as the EEAS, Eurojust, and Frontex for the Civilian CSDP Summer Forum. The primary objective was to familiarise and identify the necessary capabilities within EU Member States to strengthen and enhance civilian CSDP missions, making them more inclusive, effective, and efficient.
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