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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 in June 2017. 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

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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.

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Within the EU Engagement database three indicators – the proportional number of states at launch, the total number of troops/personnel deployed on the ground, and the proportional troop or personnel deployment – measure the EU engagement through operations and missions worldwide.
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Through the EU Engagement dataset it is possible to compare the distribution of personnel (EU and absolute) for regions and sub-regions of the world. CSDP engagement varies in terms of personnel in different geographic areas of intervention, showing higher average values for Africa and Europe.
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Personnel contribution to every single operation and mission for each EU member state were recorded. These variables enable the comparison of each country in terms of personnel and troops to other variables such as region of intervention, conflict characteristics, period of deployment, etc. France and Germany are the largest contributors of personnel deployed (at peak) in the 32 operations and missions observed.

 

 

Europe In the World

Director Ulrich Krotz

EuropeInTheWorld@eui.eu

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Copyright notice

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