The political background of CMC Finland orginates from the development of Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) of the European Union. Crisis management – the so called Petersberg tasks – was first created in Western European Union in 1992. In 1999 Treaty of Amsterdam, these tasks became part of CFSP, and EU’s crisis management abilities started to develop under European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP). The Opening Ceremony of the CMC Finland was held on the 1st of February 2007. The President of the Republic of Finland Ms. Tarja Halonen was also at the ceremony to give her official greetings.
In the first year 2007 activities of CMC Finland were divided into two sections, training and research. The Human Resources Section was established at CMC Finland in April 2008 for the main purpose of preparing the transfer of civilian crisis management expert recruitment and personnel administration from the International Affairs Unit of the Ministry of the Interior to the Crisis Management Centre Finland. Furthermore, the maintenance of material and logistical readiness of expert personnel was also shifted to the Human Resources Section.