European Union External Action

Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management

24/11/2017 - 14:47
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The ESDC and the "Centro Alti Studi per la Difesa (CASD) in Rome introduced 55 course participants from the military and police to the "Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management" course. Civilian experts also attended. This fourth course on "Civilian Aspect of Crisis Management" took place from 13th to 16th November 2017 in Rome and brought together participants from six countries: Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Romania and Spain.

Irene-Maria Eich

This course aims to enhance a common understanding of civilian aspects of EU crisis management among personnel of Member States, EU Institutions and relevant EU Agencies involved in EU crisis management, with a view to improving the understanding of EU crisis management decision-making processes and actors. Furthermore, the training course provides insight into how the EU institutions give advice, guidance and incentives to put into effect Member States national civilian crisis management strategies.

Family Picture of the course directors Mr. Fabrizio Romano (CASD) and Ms. Irene-Maria Eich (ESDC)

Diplomats, civilian experts, police officers and military representatives from the army, navy, air force, as well as from the Carabinieri and Guardia di Finanza, all received the same training, which contributes to a common European security culture. The diverse composition of the training audience impressively reflected mission reality on the ground. The participants used this opportunity to hold an enriching exchange of experiences and perceptions; moreover, the occasion allowed for very lively and interactive discussions and exercises.

Brussels-based experts from the European External Action Service, in particular from the Crisis Management and Planning Directorate (CMPD), Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) and European Security and Defence College (ESDC), trained the future mission members.

Participants originated from six EU countries: Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Romania and Spain.