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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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  • Compact Implementation
  • Strategic Communication
  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP
  • Civilian CSDP - JHA Cooperation
  • Policy brief
  • European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE)
  • 2021

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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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • Data
  • Report
  • 2021

The #SHEcurity Index 2021

This is the second edition of the #SHEcurity Index, created in 2020 to take stock of the participation and representation of women at all levels of decision-making in foreign and security policy, and of diversity in peace and security in general. The 2021 version has been enriched with data from additional sources. Furthermore, it includes a section #SHEcurity+ advocating for considering diverse experiences and marginalised perspectives when shaping (foreign) policy.
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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • Strategic Communication
  • Data
  • Finland
  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
  • 2021

Finland's Participation in International Crisis Management

This map presents Finland’s participation in civilian and military crisis management. In addition to the informative data it provides, it can also serve as a source of inspiration for anybody wanting to develop visual communications on a state’s involvement in international crisis management.
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  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
  • National Career Path Development
  • Workshop report
  • Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF)
  • 2021

What Works in Career Path Development for Freelancers in Civilian CSDP missions

Based on individual interviews with EU Member States and a workshop jointly organised by DCAF and Ireland chairing a cluster discussion on career path development, this report presents good practices for freelancers' secondment in civilian CSDP missions.
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  • Knowledge Management
  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building
  • National Career Path Development
  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP
  • Civilian CSDP - JHA Cooperation
  • Civil-Military Cooperation / Mini-Concepts
  • Technology and Research, Development, Innovation
  • Climate and Security
  • Policy brief
  • European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE)
  • 2021

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 Communication
  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP
  • Data
  • European Parliament
  • 2021

Infographic: Peace and Security in the EU

On this website you find infographics depicting the EU’s actions in peace and security that can be used for strategic communication purposes. For more in-depth information and further graphics, parts of the site are redirecting the reader to the study “Peace and Security in 2021” produced by the European Parliamentary Research Service.
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  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
  • Strategic Communication
  • Article
  • Germany
  • German Federal Foreign Office
  • 2021

German Civilian Experts in International Peace Missions (in German)

This is an example of portraying secondees and their activities in the form of a feature with interviews and short descriptions. Although it is in German, it can be used as an inspiration for a communications activity.
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  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building
  • Workshop report
  • 2021

Workshop Report: Setting Leaders Up to Succeed!

At the Annual EAPTC Conference 2021 the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE) conducted the workshop “Setting Leaders Up to Succeed!”, which key take-aways are summed up in this report.
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  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building
  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP
  • Civil-Military Cooperation / Mini-Concepts
  • Handbook
  • Ministry of Defense of Austria
  • 2021

Handbook on CSDP: The Common Security and Defense Policy of the European Union

The fourth edition of the handbook provides a complete, detailed, and current analysis of the European Union's Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP).  It compiles texts from different experts involved in CSDP and presents its context, goals, stakeholders, and processes.
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  • Strategic Communication
  • Article
  • Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF)
  • 2021

Take back the analysis: Five things you can actually learn about a conflict context from social media

This article outlines five key ways in which social media analysis – both automated and manual – can be a useful tool in understanding a conflict context, including the main narratives and sentiments circulating among social media users, as well as the prevalence and role of mis- and dis-information and hate speech.
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