Fifth General Meeting of the CoE

On 10 May, CoE members and preferred partners (EEAS and NATO IS) and the CoE team met virtually for the fifth General Meeting of the CoE to review the Centre’s 2021 activities, and to discuss its current and future activities.

2021: highlights of the Centre’s activities


CoE Director Volker Jacoby presented an overview of the Centre’s 2021 activities. Some of the highlights of the Centre’s work last year included:

“At the CoE, we are fully committed to working even harder to support our members in their commitment to implementing the current Compact, facilitating informal discussions to prepare for the agreement of a new Civilian CSDP Compact in 2023, and fully integrating civilian crisis management into the operationalisation of the Strategic Compass.“
CoE Director Volker Jacoby

2022: state of play and way ahead

Director Volker Jacoby outlined some highlights of the Centre’s work to date. Particular attention was given to the new CoE Map on Secondment to EU Civilian Crisis Management Missions. The map is a “one-stop-shop” for information about EU Member States’ secondment activities in the realm of civilian crisis management.

Another highlight of the CoE’s activities in 2022 to date has been the launch of the second CSDP Mentoring Programme for Women, this time around  with 16 pairs of mentors and mentees from ten civilian CSDP missions. Read more about the pilot programme here.

Throughout the first months of 2022, the CoE has continued identifying and disseminating good practices among its members, encouraging the adaptation of these good practices to the specific contexts of individual members. Furthermore, the Centre has intensified its activities to further support its members in implementing their commitments under the Civilian CSDP Compact. Three facilitated matchmaking sessions, as well as concrete and individual support to members -- "tailored-made solutions" -- on various CoE priorities have already been initiated.