15/10/2019 - 01/03/2021

Target country

From October 2019 to July 2020, DCAF-ISSAT conducted a “Training Requirements Analysis” (TRA) for the European Union “Civilian Common Security and Defense Policy” (CSDP) missions in partnership with the Swedish Folke Bernadotte Academy and on behalf of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) Executive Academic Board on SSR (EAB-SSR). The final report, endorsed by the EU Coordination Training Group and EU Member States in March 2021, recognizes key gaps and recommendations to EU member states to improve their support to security and justice advisors, including opportunities regarding talent retention and deployment systems.

Access the final report on Training Requirements Analysis for Civilian CSDP Missions by kindly following the link. 

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Mandate outputs / products

EUCTG final report and workshop 

Outcome objectives of mandate

The main expected outcome is to establish an effective capability aligned to the EUCTG CCT strategic guidance that successfully supports the inclusion and relevance of SSR-related training improvement and effectiveness in enhancing CSDP missions.

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Main Recommendations: 

  • Identify, recruit & develop senior/political/strategic level expertise
  • Introduce individual career path programs
  • Review staffing needs and management processes to increase
  • coherence between leadership and technical functions
  • Build staff training and development policies and budget
  • Create a specialist team capability to support missions’ ambitions
  • Ensure collection of good practices and lessons from missions
  • Organize annual briefings / workshops for EU representatives

Specific Lessons Identified