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On 23 February 2018, the European Commission is hosting the International High Level Conference on the Sahel in Brussels, with the African Union, the United Nations and the G5 Sahel group of countries, to strengthen international support for the G5 Sahel regions.


Le 23 février 2018, la Commission européenne accueille la Conférence internationale de haut niveau sur le Sahel à Bruxelles avec l'Union africaine, les Nations Unies et le groupe des pays du G5 Sahel pour renforcer le soutien international aux régions du G5 Sahel.


Common Security and Defence Policy is one of the crucial components of the EU's integrated approach. In order to emphasise the value and multidimensional perspective of the integrated approach, the EU Military Staff supported by the ESDC Secretariat conducted a pilot course on Comprehensive Crisis Management. The event was facilitated by the European External Action Service, in particular the Division on Prevention of Conflicts, Rule of Law/Security Sector Reform, Integrated Approach, Stabilisation and Mediation (PRISM).

From 22 to 26 January 2018, Lithuania and Austria organised a CSDP Orientation Course in Brussels. The Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument (TAIEX) of the European Commission co-hosted this event, which was held under the auspices of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC).

The overall objective of the action is to increase the role of the civil society in advancing women’s rights and to promote economic and social participation of rural women through civil society organizations.