In the past period, the security environment at the external borders of the European Union has changed significantly, and the migrant crisis and terrorist attacks have put the internal security of the Union on the agenda. Organized crime, migration, terrorism in the neighborhood and within the Union itself, pandemics, have increased the importance of civilian crisis management and influenced greater cooperation between different levels of the EU’s policies.
This publication provides a brief overview of the development of the EU’s civilian crisis management system, its tasks and main shortcomings in the context of changed security circumstances. It also gives recommendations for overcoming these challenges. The paper also talks about the ways in which candidate countries can get involved and give their contribution, how to adjust the training of civilian experts to the new conditions and how Serbia can get involved and what benefits participation in missions would bring.