EU Civilian Operations Commander visits EUROGENDFOR PHQ

Mr Kenneth Deane, Director of the EU Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) and Civilian Operations Commander, paid a short visit to the European Gendarmerie Force Permanent Headquarters (EGF PHQ) in the framework of EUPST II exercise in Vicenza.

The Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) is the permanent structure ensuring the effective planning and conduct of all civilian CSDP crisis management operations, as well as the proper implementation of all mission-related tasks.

This was the first visit of the CPCC Director in the PHQ, and an opportunity to review with the EUROGENDFOR Commander the Force contributions to the EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) and wider cooperation with the European External Action Service (EEAS), including inter alia:
– Contribution to EU Civil Missions and military operations;
– Training in theatre by visiting experts;
– Planning works in support of CPCC and Civil missions…

The high-ranking visitor signed the Guestbook before continuing his visit to the EU police exercise EUPST II.

To know more about CPCC: http://eeas.europa.eu/…/common-security-and-defence…/5438_en

Meeting at the Briefing Room
Mr. Kenneth Deane attended a briefing session about EGF’s role in international crisis management
Kenneth Deane signing guestbook
Mr. Kenneth Deane signing EGF’s guestbook
Bgd Gen RIO and Kenneth Deane
Brigadier General Philippe Rio, Commander of EGF (left) and Mr. Kenneth Deane

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