Security, Defence & Crisis Response

Working to improve human security: civilian CSDP

19/06/2019 - 11:19
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Civilian CSDP Missions work to improve human security


Did you know that in 2018 alone the ten civilian CSDP Missions:

  • Conducted around 830 training events for almost 12,000 people, e.g. on combatting weapons- and people-trafficking, policing, combatting corruption, identifying document fraud, border management, etc.
  • Mentored over 500 middle and senior leadership staff from police services, judicial bodies, and senior officials of Ministries of Interior and Justice.
  • Monitored around 200 criminal cases and conducted 13 trials (including on organised crime, corruption, terrorism and war crimes).
  • Influenced the drafting of over 100 laws and legislative initiatives on subjects such as civilian security sector reform, money laundering or court jurisdiction.
  • Supplied close to € 6 million worth of equipment, such as vehicles, evidence kits, cameras, communication and medical equipment, etc.



Civilian CSDP Missions empower their local partners
Civilian CSDP Missions empower their local partners

Around 2,000 persons work in the ten civilian CSDP Missions in Africa, the Middle East and the wider European neighbourhood. The total cost of the ten civilian CSDP Missions is currently around €281 million/year.