On 13 November, SIPRI held a launch event for two new Policy Briefs on the European Union (EU) Civilian Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Compact, which was established in November 2018. During the event, entitled ‘The Civilian CSDP Compact after One Year: Taking Stock and Looking Forward’, SIPRI presented new research on critical elements of the compact.
This included the commitments by EU member states to provide more personnel to civilian CSDP and to promote a better representation of women in missions. The Policy Briefs were presented one year after the establishment of the Civilian CSDP Compact and on the eve of the first Annual Review Conference.
The presentation was followed by an expert panel discussion that focused on the research findings and explored means of embedding them in a broader and forward-looking perspective, from the EU institution perspective and from the mission perspective. The event was held in collaboration with the Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden.
Read the full Policy Briefs, ‘Towards a More Capable European Union Civilian CSDP’ and ‘Towards a More Gender-balanced European Union CSDP’.