Project Overview

CIVILEX aims to identify, characterise and model the communication and information systems in use within the EU civilian missions, understand the stakeholders’ requirements and the institutional context in which changes need to happen and provide possible solutions to be tackled by a future interoperable Situational Awareness, Information Exchange and Operation Control Platform (OCP).
A common understanding and situational awareness about crisis management in EU civilian external actions will be enhanced since CIVILEX will pave the way for such an infrastructure to be procured and implemented after the termination of the CIVILEX project. The implementation of an OCP would also contribute to making the EU external action in crisis situations more coordinated and more comprehensive in line with the objectives of the EU’s policy to promote a comprehensive approach.

The objectives of the project are to:

  1. Create understanding and commitment on the institutional changes that would help to streamline information management within CSDP missions,
  2. Analyze the status quo of information management, exchange and operational control and identify the technical, security and usability requirements for the formulation of appropriate technical solutions,
  3. Review the state-of-the-art technologies and applications for effective information exchange and identify options for future technical interoperability formats, architecture and information exchange solutions and,
  4. Provide recommendations for setting the research and procurement agenda for acquisition and implementation of the future OCP, taking into account the technical options and institutional dimensions.