EU Member States, with the participation of the European External Action Service (EEAS), discussed a Level of Ambition for civilian CSDP at the “Civilian CSDP Summer Forum” that was co-organised by the CoE and the German Federal Foreign Office on 17 June.
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.
Responding timely and with eligible candidates to Calls for Contributions (CfCs) to second personnel to a civilian CSDP mission is a challenge that many EU Member States share. The CoE organised a workshop where participants discussed their respective systems regarding the coordination for CfCs.
Meet Lina Andéer, Gender and Women, Peace and Security Advisor at the Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC), who has talked to us about the CSDP Mentoring Programme for Women and the importance of increasing women's participation in civilian CSDP.
The kick-off event was opened by the CoE’s Director Volker Jacoby, who welcomed the 32 participants from 10 civilian CSDP missions to their mentoring journey. Mihaela Matei, CPCC Deputy Civilian Operations Commander and Chief of Staff, shared personal insights from throughout her career in CSDP.
The CoE seeks to contribute to the strengthening of cooperation between civilian CSDP and Justice and Home Affairs (JHA). To this end, it is conducting a series of three workshops. The second one took place on 6 December 2021.
On 30 November, CoE Members and preferred partners (EEAS and NATO IS) met virtually to discuss the CoE priorities and shape the work of the Centre for the coming months. CoE Director Volker Jacoby reported on the Centre’s activities in the 11 identified priorities over the last six months.
Today, the first mentoring programme for women in CSDP Missions was completed with a closing workshop that brought together mentors and mentees to reflect on their experiences during the seven-month pilot programme.