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The new civilian CSDP compact

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This book, a joint publication between the EUISS and the European Centre of Excellence for Civilian Crisis Management (CoE), presents 38 contributions from EU civilian crisis management experts, which fed into the policymaking process leading to the adoption of the new Civilian CSDP Compact in May 2023.

The new Compact offers a critical opportunity to build upon the lessons drawn from the implementation of the first Compact over the past five years, and to enhance the scope and effectiveness of civilian CSDP. One of the key messages is that it is essential to place more emphasis on implementation of commitments agreed by the Member States, while prioritising new objectives and ambitions. These include gender-responsive leadership, the incorporation of youth and local communities’ perspectives, and more systematic attention to the climate-security nexus.

Against the backdrop of the current altered geopolitical landscape, the stakes for fulfilling commitments under the new Civilian CSDP Compact are now higher than ever.