The Compact Roadmap

Towards a New Level of Professionalization in Civilian CSDP

13/06/2019 | by Carina Böttcher

DGAPkompakt 11 (June 2019), 7 pp.


EU member states agreed the Civilian CSDP Compact in late 2018 to breathe new life into EU civilian crisis management. Its 22 commitments are a response to a double challenge: a rapidly changing security environment and persistent shortfalls in the planning, deployment, and conduct of missions. Implementation will be challenging. Political momentum depends on producing tangible results early on, notably through National Implementation Plans and a workable Civilian Capability Review process.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits the EUCAP police mission in Niamey, Niger, May 3, 2019.