EU Crisis Management Exercise

CME 11 to be con­duct­ed from 18 Novem­ber to 6 Decem­ber 2011
The Euro­pean Union will organ­ise from 18 Novem­ber to 6 Decem­ber 2011 its first cri­sis man­age­ment exer­cise under the Lis­bon Treaty, and the sixth such exer­cise over­all in the frame­work of the Com­mon Secu­ri­ty and Defence Pol­i­cy (CSDP). 1

This exer­cise, a con­tin­u­a­tion of the EU exer­cise pol­i­cy adopt­ed in 2003, will be organ­ised for the first time by the Euro­pean Exter­nal Action Ser­vice (EEAS) and is adapt­ed to the new insti­tu­tion­al and admin­is­tra­tive context.

For instance, for the first time, EU del­e­ga­tions will be involved. The exer­cise is also an occa­sion to test some of the cri­sis coor­di­na­tion arrange­ments intro­duced with­in the EEAS.

Based upon the EU’s new “com­pre­hen­sive approach” to cri­sis response, the aim of the exer­cise is to test and eval­u­ate the whole range of EU cri­sis response and man­age­ment struc­tures, as well as deci­sion mak­ing and plan­ning process­es, with a view to fur­ther improv­ing the EU’s capac­i­ty to man­age crises in a rapid­ly chang­ing envi­ron­ment. Like in the pre­vi­ous exer­cis­es, no troops will be deployed and the exer­cise will be con­duct­ed in Brus­sels and in Mem­ber States capitals. 

Act­ing under the author­i­ty of the High Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Cather­ine Ash­ton, Agosti­no Mioz­zo, the EEAS Man­ag­ing Direc­tor for Cri­sis Response and Oper­a­tional Coor­di­na­tion, will con­duct the exer­cise. It will involve the rel­e­vant EU Coun­cil instances, the EEAS and the EU del­e­ga­tions to the African Union, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwan­da and Ugan­da, the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion, and the EU Satel­lite Cen­tre. A response cell act­ing as an EU Oper­a­tional Head­quar­ters has also been set up.

The sce­nario for this exer­cise will draw from pre­vi­ous sce­nar­ios, focus­ing on a fic­ti­tious coun­try named “Alisia” and four of its neigh­bour­ing coun­tries. It will fore­see the pos­si­bil­i­ty for the deploy­ment of a CSDP mil­i­tary oper­a­tion and a CSDP civil­ian mis­sion, as well as the imple­men­ta­tion of the full range of the EU’s instru­ments, includ­ing human­i­tar­i­an aid and rule of law assis­tance. The exer­cise will recog­nise the pri­ma­cy of the UN Secu­ri­ty Coun­cil for the main­te­nance of inter­na­tion­al peace and secu­ri­ty, as well as the EU’s auton­o­my of deci­sion in coor­di­na­tion with the rel­e­vant region­al organ­i­sa­tions, and will facil­i­tate the inter­ven­tion of the African Union.

The Polit­i­cal and Secu­ri­ty Com­mit­tee (PSC) will exer­cise the polit­i­cal con­trol and strate­gic direc­tion of the CSDP exer­cise and ensure that all the diplo­mat­ic, mil­i­tary and civil­ian aspects are planned in a com­pre­hen­sive and coher­ent manner. 

1 The EU con­duct­ed its first cri­sis man­age­ment exer­cise in May 2002 in the frame­work of the Euro­pean Secu­ri­ty and Defence Pol­i­cy. Dif­fer­ent types of exer­cis­es have been con­duct­ed since then, includ­ing one joint exer­cise with NATO in 2007, and sev­er­al mil­i­tary exer­cis­es since 2005. 

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