Mapping of EU Member States' Systems of Secondment to Civilian CSDP

National Systems and Frameworks for Secondment | Report | Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) | 2018

Summary: This document explores the different barriers preventing Member States from providing a pool of competent deployable experts for civilian CSDP missions and proposes recommendations to address them.

The mapping provides a detailed analysis of Members States’ processes to recruit seconded personal for civilian CSDP mission. The lack of coordination between their recruitment, preparation and deployment processes is one of the barriers to the constitution of a competent pool of deployable experts. To overcome these challenges, a common effort should translate into ambitious policies for human resources management, revised legislation and general service regulation, increased funding and, most importantly, in re-establishing a sense of common purpose through improved dialogue between EU institutions, seconding authorities and line ministries.

Reference: The International Security Sector Advisory Team (2018). Mapping of EU Member States' systems of secondment to Civilian CSDP, DCAF. 


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