EU’s Global Engagement: A Database of the EU Common Security and Defence Policy Military Operations and Civilian Missions Worldwide
The EU’s Global Engagement database will be updated and online soon. The new version of the database (V2.0) will include also data about the most recent CSDP missions and operations launched by the EU since 2015.
The EU’s Global Engagement database was developed by a research team composed of Ulrich Krotz, Katerina Wright and Danilo Di Mauro within the Europe in the World programme of the Global Governance Programme. It provides a comprehensive overview of EU military operations and civilian missions under the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). The primary purpose of the database is to fill the gap in existing empirical knowledge by providing the first centralized, comprehensive, and accurate database on the EU’s military operations and civilian missions worldwide. The database also provides some indicators of the level of the EU’s engagement globally.
The database contains detailed information on all of the 32 military operations and civilian missions initiated from the first CSDP operation in January 2003 to December 2014. All of the 70 variables recorded for each of the 32 (completed or ongoing) operations have been updated through the end of December 2015.
Select variables include: the number and percentage of EU member states involved, the duration of deployment, the number of troops or personnel deployed by each EU member state, the goals of each operation and mission, the geographic area of deployment, the type and intensity of the conflict in the area of intervention, and a combined index of EU engagement.
Within the Codebook, in addition to variable descriptions and statistics, we also include fact-sheets for every mission and operation, along with 116 figures describing the findings.
Examples of Data Extrapolated from the EU Engagement Database
The EU Engagement database reports 70 variables for each of the 32 military operations and civilian missions started between 2003 and December 2014. The trend of active operation in each year shows an increasing engagement of the EU through military operations and civilian missions worldwide.
Director Ulrich Krotz
The EU’s Global Engagement: A Database of CSDP Military Operations and Civilian Missions Worldwide is a free-access dataset to be used only for scientific and/or educational purposes. No commercial use is allowed by the copyright holders. The authors ask users to cite the source appropriately using the following citation:
Danilo Di Mauro, Ulrich Krotz, and Katerina Wright. 2016. EU’s Global Engagement: A Database of CSDP Military Operations and Civilian Missions Worldwide, Version 1.0, 2003-2015, European University Institute. doi:10.2870/7560