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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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    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment

    Civilian Crisis Management – the Finnish Model

    On this CMC Finland page, you will find a comprehensive list of government documents on policy and strategy as well as legislation that make up Finland’s framework for civilian crisis management. Additionally, other important arrangements relating to the budget and decision-making are explained. The model is the basis for all Finnish engagements in international civilian crisis management missions and operations including civilian CSDP missions where Finland is a major contributor.
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    • CSDP Partnerships, Partner Countries and Third States

    Frameworks for Participation Agreements in Crisis Management Missions between the EU and Third States

    Third State participation has been a part of EU civilian CSDP since the first mission was launched in 2003. This index from EUR-Lex of Framework Participation Agreements (FPAs) provides a timeline of the EU’s broadening ties to Third States through a standardised system of bilateral agreements for CSDP. The FPAs regulate important aspects of the relationship between the parties such as initiation and termination of Third State participation, hierarchy and discipline of personnel, confidentiality of shared information, and financing of missions.
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    • Career Path Development

    Workshop Report: Processes for the Return of Seconded Civil Servants to their Home Agencies

    On 23 November 2023, the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE) hosted an online workshop on the topic ‘Processes for the return of seconded civil servants to their home agencies’. This workshop report summarises the discussions from the workshop and includes findings connected to challenges, good practices, and possible new solutions on these processes.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact

    Enabling a Participatory NIP Development Process for the Civilian CSDP Compact

    This guidance document has been produced by the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE). It is intended as a guide for Member States on how to set up a participatory process for the development of National Implementation Plans (NIP) for the Civilian CSDP Compact.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact

    CoE 2023 Checklist for the National Implementation Plan

    This checklist has been produced by the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE). It is intended to guide Member States through the relevant steps in the preparation of their National Implementation Plan (NIP). The checklist is structured in the same way as the template provided by SecDefPol and should be read together with the accompanying SecDefPol explanatory note.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    2023 Council Conclusions on the Civilian CSDP Compact

    The Council Conclusions reiterate the Council’s commitment to building and strengthening the EU’s role as a global security provider through civilian CSDP missions. It calls on EU Member States and institutions to continue and expand capability development activities and outlines the EU’s commitment to operate in compliance with international law and further utilise strategic communication, modular and scalable approaches, and increased stakeholder contributions.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact
    • Civilian CSDP Missions
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Report from the 2023 CoE Civilian CSDP Autumn Forum

    This document has been produced by the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE) and serves as a report from the CoE's Civilian CSDP Autumn Forum on the topic "Implementing deliverable number 3 under the Civilian CSDP Compact". It took place on 19/20 October 2023 at the Spanish Representation to the EU in Brussels, under the auspices of the Spanish Council Presidency. This report can be used by EU MS as well as the EEAS to inform their further discussion – and eventual decision-making – to what extent a scalable and modular approach shall be used to make civilian CSDP more agile, flexible, effective and efficient.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact

    New Compact, Renewed Impetus: Enhancing the EU’s Ability to Act through its Civilian CSDP

    This SIPRI-policy paper reviews the first compact and how the new compact builds on the former. It highlights that the Member States did not deliver on their commitments in the first Compact regarding secondments while acknowledging the usefulness of the initiative. Three main commitments are discussed in this paper: increasing national contributions, raising the share of seconded personnel to 70% and promoting women’s representation. The paper concludes by making suggestions for the design of the review process of the new Compact. As a review, it is interesting for everybody who is working on secondment to civilian CSDP missions and on the implementation of a meaningful review process of the new Compact.
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    • Civilian CSDP Compact
    • National Systems and Frameworks of Secondment
    • Strategic Context of Civilian CSDP

    Implementing Deliverable Number 3 under the Civilian CSDP Compact

    This document has been produced by the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE) prior to CoE's Civilian CSDP Autumn Forum that took place on 19/20 October 2023 at the Spanish Representation to the EU in Brussels, under the auspices of the Spanish Council Presidency. It was shared in advance with all registered participants to outline the scope of discussions at the Forum and provide information on its topic: The modular and scalable approach of deliverable #3 of the 2023 Civilian CSDP Compact.
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    • Civilian CSDP Missions
    • Knowledge Management

    Knowledge Management is needed in Crisis Management

    Civilian CSDP Missions are lacking a standardised approach to knowledge management. To effectively carry out Missions, knowledge needs to be captured, stored, organised and remain retrievable. How to achieve this goal, also mentioned in the Civilian CSDP Compact 2023, was discussed at the panel discussion at the European Association of Peace Operations Training Centres (EAPTC) Annual Conference 2023.
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