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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
  • EU policy document
  • Council of the European Union
  • 2021

2021 Council Conclusions on the Civilian CSDP Compact

In this document, the Council of the European Union reaffirms, three years after the adoption of the Civilian CSDP Compact, its commitment to strengthening the civilian branch of the Common Security and Defence Policy.
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  • Compact Implementation
  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • Guideline document
  • European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • 2021

Draft Strategy and Action Plan to Enhance Women’s Participation in Civilian CSDP Missions 2021-2024

The strategy and action plan stems from the Compact commitment to increase women's representation in civilian CSDP missions. It defines expected outcomes and sets specific targets in a given time frame and identifies four areas of strategic engagement, accompanied by actions and means to monitor progress towards the set targets. It also includes a comprehensive overview of the state of play. The document is useful for anyone interested in the developments in women's equal participation and gender balance in civilian CSDP missions, but it's particularly useful for Member States working on policy-making and implementation on Women, Peace and Security and gender equality more generally.
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  • Climate and Security
  • Presentation
  • European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE)
  • 2022

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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  • 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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  • Compact Implementation
  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP
  • Civil-Military Cooperation / Mini-Concepts
  • Article
  • Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)
  • 2021

The EU’s Strategic Approach to CSDP Interventions: Building a Tenet from Praxis

The article analyses the strategic and concrete approach of the EU and EU Member States to crisis management in the CSDP framework. In particular, it investigates the creation of objectives for CSDP interventions by exploring the way they have been developed, practised and interpreted by practitioners working in the CSDP framework.
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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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