With a formal signing ceremony 24 civilian partners and 1 (German/Netherlands) Corps set up a Common Effort community. During the ceremony in Germany’s capital Berlin the Minister of Defence Mrs Dr. Ursula von der Leyen held a keyword speech. She pointed out that she strongly believes that only a common civil military effect of all relevant actors in a crisis area can effect a sustainable response to the challenging task. In this case the Common Effort community is a unique example for best practice. Meet before you tried each other in a crisis area. In total 250 participations from 41 organizations took part to the high level event in Berlin.