Guidelines for the Identification and Implementation of Lessons Learned and Best Practice in ESDP Civilian Missions

TitleGuidelines for the Identification and Implementation of Lessons Learned and Best Practice in ESDP Civilian Missions
Publication TypeBook
Subtitle / Series TitlePaper presented by the Council of the European Union
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsN.N.
Number of Pages5 pp.
PublisherCouncil of the European Union
Accession Number1198
Abstract

In November 2008, the Council of the European Union adopted Guidelines for the identification and implementation of lessons learned and best practice in ESDP (European Security and Defence Policy) civilian missions. In this document, the objectives are defined as follows:"After 5 years of civilian ESDP missions, there is a large body of information and experience available, which needs to be captured in a systematic lessons learned process, as foreseen under the Civilian headline goal, to ensure institutional learning. This process will take into account the existing practices in the EU Military Staff (EUMS), as well as in the UN and OSCE. The purpose of these guidelines is to improve civilian crisis management in ESDP, including the planning, management and conduct of the growing number of civilian missions and to introduce a culture of continuous improvement of practice reflecting the high political ambition of ESDP. The objective is to draw valuable lessons for ESDP missions, while at the same time maintaining a light and flexible structure.
This paper defines a framework and suggests guidelines for identification and implementation of lessons and best practices in civilian ESDP missions (an internal methodology on the handling of the lessons cycle in missions will complete these guidelines). A structure is proposed which also takes into account new measures for evaluation and quality control undertaken under the authority of the Civilian Operations Commander (CivOpsCdr) in line with the command and control arrangements for civilian ESDP missions."

URLhttp://register.consilium.europa.eu/pdf/en/08/st15/st15987.en08.pdf
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