The Security Policy Directors of the EU Member States and the EU as well as other interested parties services virtually met on 23 November for the second Annual Review Conference (ARC) on the Civilian Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Compact. The Centre of Excellence (CoE) was honoured to participate in the conference
The official opening of the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management took place in Berlin today. Johanna Sumuvuori, State Secretary for Political Affairs at the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, participated in the opening, which was hosted by Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany Heiko Maas. The purpose of the Centre of Excellence is to help find solutions to international conflicts through civilian means.
How to detect and break the existing barriers that hinder women from applying, being selected and deployed to EU civilian crisis management missions? How to ensure that a mission provides an inclusive and enabling work environment where everyone’s potential is recognised regardless of their gender, and harassment is not tolerated? And what is, to this end, the role of the leadership?