Civilian Capacities for Peace Operations. Case Study – Finland Cover Image

Civilian Capacities for Peace Operations. Case Study – Finland
Civilian Capacities for Peace Operations. Case Study – Finland

Author(s): Andreja Bogdanovski
Subject(s): International relations/trade, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Analytica
Keywords: civilian capacities for peace operations; Finland; foreign policy; EU membership; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Interior; Crisis Management Centre;
Summary/Abstract: This policy paper examines the Finnish experience regarding the civilian capacities for peace operations. As such, it illustrates how this segment of Finland’s foreign policy has been developing over the years and it went through several transformations by way of its own internal reform processes. It begins by looking at the wider context in which the model operates because of Finland’s membership in the European Union and its substantial involvement and interaction with other regional organisations such as the OSCE, the Council of Europe and the UN. The text continues by describing Finland’s institutional arrangements for sending civilian capacities abroad, by explaining the main state structures in charge of the implementation of the policy (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Interior and the Crisis Management Centre). The policy paper concludes with an analysis of the legal backbone of Finland’s civilian participation in, and contribution to, peace operations.

  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English