The Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) is the EEAS Directorate serving as the Operational Headquarters for the civilian CSDP Missions. It is led by the Civilian Operations Commander Francisco Esteban Perez.
We work to increase human security
The civilian CSDP Missions promote stability and build resilience through strengthening rule of law in fragile environments. Our civilian experts advise and train our local partners in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. In Georgia we monitor the implementation of the Six-Point-Agreement between the conflict parties, Georgia, Russia and the two breakaway regions South-Ossetia and Abkhazia.
The mandates of the civilian CSDP Missions are agreed by the Member States of the European Union and delivery is driven by the strategic leadership of the Civilian Operations Commander and under the political direction of the Political and Security Committee and the High Representative.
The EU deploys currently 11 civilian CSDP Missions in Ukraine, Georgia, Kosovo, Libya, the Palestinian Territories (Ramallah and Rafah), Niger, Mali, Somalia, Iraq and the Central African Republic. Around 2,000 staff work in the field, and around 100 at headquarters. The total cost of the civilian CSDP Missions is currently around €281 million/year.
Are you an expert in your civilian field and believe that the world can be made a better place? Then you might enjoy working in a civilian CSDP Mission.
There are around 120 different job types throughout the civilian CSDP Missions. From Head of Mission to auditor, forensic archaeologist to transport officer, building manager to communications expert, police adviser to legal officer, financial verifier to translator, human resources manager to component manager. Our Headquarters also incorporates a unique blend of expertise with both EU civil servants and seconded national experts who work on matters such as policing, rule of law, procurement, logistics and finance. Currently, all EU Member States contribute personnel to the civilian CSDP Missions.
Civilian CSDP Missions: reliable CSDP actors
The CPCC is committed to ensuring the greatest possible delivery of mandates, through good coordination with all CSDP stakeholders, efficient use of CPCC internal resources and 24/7, 365 day-a-year support to Missions in their respective theatres of operation.
The first civilian CSDP Mission was launched January 2003. Since then 22 civilian CSDP Missions have been deployed by the European Union.