The Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) is mandated to plan and conduct civilian Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions under the political control and strategic direction of the Political and Security Committee. The CPCC provides assistance and advice to the High Representative, the Presidency and the relevant EU Council bodies and work in close cooperation with other crisis management structures within the European External Action Service and the European Commission.
In June 2014 M. Kenneth DEANE has been appointed as EU Civilian Operations Commander and Director of the EU Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC). He succeed Mr Hansjörg Haber .
There are currently eleven civilian CSDP missions supervised and supported by CPCC covering a large spectrum of tasks including training, advising, mentoring and monitoring in the field of police, rule of Law and Security Sector Reform: EUPOL COPPS and EUBAM Rafah in the Palestinian Territories, EUBAM LIBYA, EUPOL AFGHANISTAN, EULEX Kosovo, EUMM Georgia, EUPOL RD Congo, EUCAP NESTOR (Horn of Africa and Western Indian Ocean), EUCAP SAHEL Niger, EUCAP SAHEL Mali and EUAM Ukraine.
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.