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  • Civilian CSDP Compact Implementation

2020 Council Conclusions on the Civilian CSDP Compact

In this document, Member States reaffirm, two years after the adoption of the civilian CSDP Compact, their commitment to the Compact and take stock of progress made with regards to its implementation.
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  • Civilian CSDP Missions

The European Union Training Mission in Somalia: An Assessment

This SIPRI Background Paper provides an overview of the European Union Training Mission in Somalia (EUTM Somalia) and assesses its impact on Somalia’s conflict dynamics since it was established in 2010.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

EU Gender Action Plan (GAP) III

GAP III is an ambitious plan to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment through all external action of the European Union. The Women, Peace and Security agenda is one of GAP III’s key areas.
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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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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

The #SHEcurity Index 2020

Twenty years after the adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, the campaign #SHEcurity was launched in 2020 by MEP Hannah Neumann together with Women in International Security (WIIS), the Munich Security Conference & Southern Voice, the Allbright Foundation, German magazine CFFP and other organisations to raise awareness about the women in the field of peace and security. The campaign collects and analyses data on gender equality in foreign and security policy. Beyond yearly reports, it provides access to the full dataset behind the index.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

Practical Guidance for Gender-Sensitive Conflict Analysis

This two-page document presents practical guidance to analyse conflicts with a gender lens. Conflict analysis provides a basis for Member States to decide which EU foreign and security policy instruments to use and is part of CSDP mission planning and strategic review processes.
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  • Civilian CSDP - JHA Cooperation
  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

Sectoral Brief: Gender and Security

This policy brief on Gender and Security was prepared under the gender mainstreaming programme of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). It provides a comprehensive and concise overview of the EU’s main internal security priorities which include tackling terrorism and violent extremism, organised crime and cybercrime and highlights some of the main areas of gender inequality in the area.
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  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP
  • Technology and Research, Development, Innovation

Communication from the Commission on the EU Security Union Strategy

This document issued by the Commission in 2020 pictures the changing security threats and calls for an EU coordinated response. It presents 4 strategic priorities and key-actions for each of them.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building

Human Resources Report 2019

This is the annual Human Resources Report of the European External Action Service (EEAS) for the year 2019. It provides an overview of the main administrative and policy developments as regards human resources as well as detailed statistics on the EEAS staff distribution by different categories.
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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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