The Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) has a mandate to plan and conduct civilian Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) operations under the political control and strategic direction of the Political and Security Committee; to provide assistance and advice to the High Representative, the Presidency and the relevant EU Council bodies and to direct, coordinate, advise, support, supervise and review civilian CSDP operations. CPCC works in close cooperation with the other crisis management structures within the European External Action Service and the European Commission.
There are currently seven civilian CSDP missions supervised and supported by CPCC: EULEX Kosovo, EUMM Georgia, EUPOL COPPS and EUBAM Rafah in the Palestinian Territories, EUJUST LEX Iraq, EUPOL Afghanistan and EUPOL RD Congo. There are three new missions due to be launched in 2012: EUAVSEC South Sudan, EUCAP NESTOR (Horn of Africa and Western Indian Ocean) and EUCAP SAHEL Niger.
The CPCC Director, as EU Civilian Operations Commander, exercises command and control at strategic level for the planning and conduct of all civilian crisis management operations, under the political control and strategic direction of the Political and Security Committee (PSC) and the overall authority of the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton.
Mr Hansjörg Haber,
EU Civilian Operations Commander and Director of the EU Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC)