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Common Security and Defence Policy Mission Analysis Partnership
ISIS Europe launched the Common Security and Defence Policy Mission Analysis Partnership project (CSDP MAP) in 2008. CSDP MAP is a one-stop web portal that collates think tank, research institute, NGO, government and institutional work on the EU's CSDP. It provides timely and accurate data and information on the EU's CSDP.
The portal contains four main sections:
1) An outline and chronological timeline of CSDP and EU missions. This part of CSDP MAP gives direct access to EU documentation and policy, as well as CSDP MAP partner analyses, figures and reports on CSDP missions.
2) A map of the EU structure, including links to the Council, the Commission, the European Parliament, EU agencies - for issues related to the EU's External Relations (security and associated).
3) Country analyses. Partners' work and research on EU missions, providing a broad and analytical view - from the perspective of Member States and stakeholders on the ground.
4) Thematics. This aspects of CSDP MAP provides links to research on various thematics involved in CSDP, including fragile states, early warning, conflict analysis & prevention, structures & policies, financing, peacebuilding, R2P, Human Rights, gender, SSR, DDRRR, and piracy.
Phase III aims to further develop the web portal by launching an online interactive dialogue platform to enable stakeholders on the ground to provide their analysis of EU missions and Crisis Management actions: namely how they are perceived and their success in implementation.
While the EU's Crisis Management activities will remain the core focus of the Partnership, Phase III will develop extensive research with the input of local stakeholders. It will aim to assess the impact of CSDP mission as well as EU activities in the relevant countries, including links with trade, development, humanitarian aid, and other peacebuilding activities.
CSDP MAP currently works with approximately 27 partner organisations across 12 countries. Partners benefit from the increased exposure and visibility provided by the resource pages of the web portal that link directly to their reports. CSDP MAP is actively seeking new partners both in the EU and across the world to develop its comprehensive resource of information, data and analyses. Prospective partners are invited to contact us for further information.