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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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  • Knowledge Management
  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
  • Training Alignment and Leadership Training
  • 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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  • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
  • Strategic Communications
  • Brochure
  • 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 Training
  • 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 Training
  • 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 CSDP. It compiles texts from different experts involved in CSDP and presents its context, goals, stakeholders, and processes.
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  • Strategic Communications
  • 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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  • Compact Implementation
  • EU policy document
  • Council of the European Union
  • 2020

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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  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • Guideline document
  • European Commission
  • 2020

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
  • Policy brief
  • Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
  • 2020

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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  • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP
  • Technology and Research, Development, Innovation
  • Communication
  • European Commission
  • 2020

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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  • Training Alignment and Leadership Training
  • Gender Mainstreaming and Increasing Women’s Representation
  • Report
  • European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • 2020

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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