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  • Civilian CSDP Missions
  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

Women in Multilateral Peace Operations in 2022: What is the State of Play?

This infographic looks at the data on women's representation in multilateral peace operations (UN peace operations, EU CSDP missions and operations, and OSCE field operations) over the period 2013-2022. It aims to monitor progress and improve transparency in order to inform the debate on the future of the Women, Peace and Security agenda and refine strategies to address potential gaps.
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  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

Youth Action Plan (YAP) in EU External Action 2022–2027

The first ever Youth Action Plan provides a political framework and operational roadmap for a strategic partnership with young people in the EU's external action. Its main priority is to ensure youth ownership of EU external action and thus accelerate progress towards sustainable development, equality and peace, in line with international commitments such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development or the UN Agenda for Youth, Peace and Security.
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  • Strategic Communication

Communication as a Strategic Challenge – Media Resonance Analysis of the German Engagement in Mali

This study examines representations by the German Federal Government on its engagement in Mali in German print media and makes recommendations for future communication measures. It is in German, but comes with an executive summary in English outlining its methodology and summarising the recommendations.
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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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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation

How to Increase the Representation of Women in Civilian CSDP Missions: Compilation of Experiences and Good practices

In 2021 the Cluster led by Finland and Spain and supported by the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management, organised a series of virtual workshops where Member States and EU institutions presented examples of national and EU policies and practices to ensure equal opportunities for women and men seconded to in civilian CSDP missions and to improve gender balance. This compilation of recommendations and actions is an outcome of those workshops.
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  • Training Alignment and Leadership Capacity Building

Implementing Guidelines for the EU Policy on Training for CSDP (2022)

These implementing guidelines are replacing the existing guidelines from 2017 and aim to provide guidance and orientation to the implementation of the CSDP Training Policy, as well as an overview of all the Training Requirement Analyses (TRA) conducted so far.
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  • Civilian CSDP Missions

The European Union Training Mission in Mali: An Assessment

This SIPRI Background Paper provides an overview of the European Union Training Mission in Mali (EUTM Mali) and assesses its impact on Mali’s conflict dynamics since it was established in 2013. The paper analyses EUTM Mali’s main training and advisory activities, before assessing its political and operational impacts. It summarises the main factors that account for the mission’s successes and limitations and makes three recommendations to augment the future impact of the mission.
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  • Civilian CSDP - JHA Cooperation
  • Civil-Military Cooperation / Mini-Concepts
  • Climate and Security
  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

A Strategic Compass for Security and Defence

The Strategic Compass, approved by the Council of the European Union in March 2022, establishes a common strategic vision for the EU’s security and defence and sets concrete and wide-ranging objectives to achieve these goals in the coming 5-10 years.
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  • Climate and Security

Factsheet: The Nexus between Climate Change and Conflict - What Relevance for Civilian CSDP Missions?

This CoE factsheet outlines the links between climate change and conflict dynamics and highlights relevance of such links for civilian CSDP. This document is a useful starting point for anyone wanting to grasp the climate-conflict nexus and is especially targeted at practitioners working in the realm of civilian CSDP, whether in Member States, Brussels, or civilian CSDP missions.
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  • Civilian CSDP Missions
  • Civil-Military Cooperation / Mini-Concepts

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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