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Learning and training for EU CSDP
On 2-3 July 2015, the EUISS and the European Security and Defence College (ESDC), with the support of the European Parliament and the Luxembourg Presidency of the EU, organised an expert seminar. The importance of learning and training is often taken for granted. Yet the EU faces a continuous challenge: not only ensuring that the 7,000 personnel currently deployed to its 15 CSDP missions and operations receive the training they need to perform effectively, but also foreseeing training for those staff working on CSDP at their respective headquarters, or those who may be selected for deployment. The aim of the event was to inform future work on a new learning and training policy for CSDP. The seminar brought together experts from across Europe and beyond, with a range of different backgrounds – governments, international organisations, civil society, academia, and trainers. A report will be produced to summarise the proceedings.