The Action Plan is an interministerial assessment that aims to enhance the German Federal Government's capability to act in the field of civilian crisis prevention. It identifies strategic approaches, fields of action and actors at the global, national and regional level. Taking into account the relevant challenges, assessments and experiences, it adopts a broad, multi-layered approach. The Federal Government's capability to act is primarily to be enhanced by better coordinating crisis prevention policy and making it more coherent; and by making crisis prevention a guideline for, and a task that involves all fields of, national policy. Crisis prevention must play a part in all government policy areas.