The EU has several tools at its disposal for the implementation of its Foreign Policy (known as the Common Foreign and Security Policy or PESC). The Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) is one of these tools. Since 2003 the EU has conducted in the CSDP-framework, 21 civilian crisis management missions in various unstable crisis area’s worldwide. Every year approximately 30 Belgian experts are deployed/seconded in one of these missions. Because a good preparation is considered essential for a rapid and efficient deployment in a mission, Egmont Institute organises twice a year, on request of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, a generic training on civilian crisismanagement. The next training will take place from 9 until 21 October 2017 in Brussels.