Understanding the EU’s crisis response toolbox and decision-making processes

This report provides an overview of current EU crisis-response capacity. It describes the institutional framework and the decision-making processes, placing the main emphasis on the capacity at the EU level. It also discusses how and to what extent the EU has developed institutional capacities for coordinating its activities with other international organizations (NATO, UN, AU, etc.) as well as with individual member-state activities in this area. Finally, it discusses how the EU deals with conflict sensitivity in its key documents. This report is intended as a key reference document for EUNPACK and its Work Packages when they start their critical investigation on how and to what extent the EU is conflict-sensitive in implementing its crisis-response capacity in various areas.