EUCTG – EU Civilian Training Group

A Civilian CSDP Compact was agreed with the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States in 2018, in order to live up to the Level of Ambition derived from the EU Global Strategy. Compact is reaffirming its commitment to making civilian CSDP more capable, more effective, flexible and responsive, as well as more joined up.

The EU Civilian Training Group (EUCTG) was established as a configuration of Committee for Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management (CIVCOM) for the systematic process of managing CSDP training requirements for CSDP civilian training. The CIVCOM is composed of representatives of EU member states, while the EUCTG needs support from the National Training Experts (NTE) and the EU Civilian Coordination for Training (CCT).

CEP has volunteered as EU Civilian Coordinator for Training (CCT) for two topics, namely:

  • Communication, behavioural and cultural skills
  • Mentoring, monitoring and advising (MMA) – as support to the Italian Carabinieri

EU Civilian Coordinators for Training are requested to prepare an analysis of training requirements that will be presented in a final document named Training Requirement Analysis (TRA). The main added value of the TRAs is to promote an increased pooling and sharing of the available EU and MS civilian training resources, avoiding duplications for the benefit of both the Member States and the missions through enhanced coordination and cooperation.


Council of the EU’s video on Civilian Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions below explains the aim of the Compact.