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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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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

Women in the CSDP: Strengthening the EU’s Effectiveness as an International Player

In the context of the upgrade of the Security and Defense Cooperation in the EU, this article argues that much can be gained by improving the gender balance in CSDP missions and operations.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

Study: Women in CSDP Missions

The study, published by the Directorate-General for external policies and requested by the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE), looks into the policies and issues at the EEAS and in Member States that either support or hinder women’s participation in CSDP missions.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

EEAS Gender and Equal Opportunities Strategy 2018-2023

The document outlines the main aspects of an EEAS strategy on gender and equal opportunities for the period 2018-2023. It elaborates on its priorities, rationale, objectives and suggested actions and means of implementation. It was developed to form the strategic framework for promoting gender equality and equal opportunities for all members, in all functions and at all levels of the EEAS. It can serve as an example for other actors, institutions and organisations looking for inspiration on how to develop frameworks of their own.
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  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment

Act to Revise the Act to Regulate Secondment Support within the Framework of Civilian Crisis Prevention Operations

This text is a translation of the German law text "Act to Revise the Act to Regulate Secondment Support within the Framework of Civilian Crisis Prevention Operations". It first defines what a secondment contract is and then elaborates on secondees' benefits, covering subjects such as their health insurance or travel expenses.
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  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building

EU Policy on Training for CSDP

This policy note clarifies priorities for the training of professionals directly involved in the CSDP whether in national capitals, missions, operations, or in Brussels.
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  • Civilian CSDP Missions
  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building

Civilian and Military Personnel in CSDP Missions and Operations

This is the report of a workshop organised in 2017 by the European Parliament Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE) to highlight trends, challenges and recommendations regarding personnel deployed in CSDP missions and operations.
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  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building

Implementing Guidelines for the EU Policy on Training for CSDP

This a working document of the European  External  Action  Service  (EEAS) published shortly before the EU Policy on Training for CSDP. The aim of this document is to prepare the implementation of this policy by defining responsibilities, chain of command, workflow, and decision-making processes. 
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  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building

Voluntary Guidelines on the Duty of Care to Seconded Civilian Personnel

These voluntary guidelines aim at harmonising an understanding and implementation of, as well as approach to, duty of care. They are designed to serve as a basis for clarification and exchange between seconding and receiving organisations as well as with individual secondees.
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