Guidelines for the Identification and Implementation of Lessons Learned and Best Practice in ESDP Civilian Missions
|Title||Guidelines for the Identification and Implementation of Lessons Learned and Best Practice in ESDP Civilian Missions|
|Subtitle / Series Title||Paper presented by the Council of the European Union|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Number of Pages||5 pp.|
|Publisher||Council of the European Union|
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.