Civilian CSDP missions were downsized in 2016, paradoxically at a time when security needs are growing – with threats largely of a non-military nature. This Brief shows how these changes call for renewed investment in civilian CSDP so that it can find its place in the evolving global crisis management architecture.
Thierry Tardy joined the EUISS in May 2013. Previously he was Senior Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).
Thierry has researched and published extensively on military and civilian crisis management with a particular focus on the United Nations and the European Union, inter-institutional cooperation in security governance, security regionalism, and the EU Common Security and Defence Policy. His latest research has also focused on crisis management in Africa, the financing of CSDP operations and the EU maritime operation in the south Mediterranean Sea.
His recent publications include ‘CSDP in action. What contribution to international security?’, Chaillot Paper 134, EUISS, Paris, May 2015; and The Oxford Handbook of UN Peacekeeping Operations, Oxford University Press, July 2015 (co-edited).
Thierry has a PhD in Political Science; he is a graduate of the National Session of the Institute of Higher National Defence Studies (IHEDN) in Paris (2010) and a member of the editorial board of International Peacekeeping. He has taught at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (HEID) in Geneva as well as at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques and the War College in Paris, and currently lectures on CSDP at the Sorbonne. He is also the EUISS representative at the European Security and Defence College (ESDC).
What developments in and around Europe have challenged the conceptual and practical boundaries of EU civilian crisis management (CCM)? And what are the implications of the increasing involvement of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) agencies?
The EUISS Yearbook of European Security (YES) 2016 is the Institute’s annual publication compiling key documents and data related to the EU’s external action for the year 2015. YES is an indispensable publication that aims to inform experts, academics, practitioners and, more generally, all those wishing to know more about the EU and security-related matters through the showcasing of crucial facts and figures.
On 30 September, the EUISS held its second meeting on ‘Recasting EU Civilian Crisis Management’ in Brussels. The project aims to describe and analyse the evolution of EU civilian crisis management (CCM).
On 22 September, the EUISS and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) co-organised a conference in Brussels on the protection of migrants.
On 13 July, the EUISS, together with the UN Liaison Office on Peace and Security (UNLOPS) and the Centre on International Peace Operations (ZIF), co-hosted a seminar on peacekeeping in Brussels.