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.
The CoE workshop on augmenting pre-mission training brought together key stakeholders for constructive discussions regarding how to increase the number of adequately prepared new CSDP mission personnel.
The workshop provided a platform for EU Member States to exchange information and views on their respective national approaches to optimise setups for the secondment of personnel outside the public service to civilian CSDP missions.