Presentation on theme: "Instrument for Stability Priority 1 EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Meeting with the Heads of Regional Secretariats Brussels 15 May 2013 Adriaan Van Der Meer,"— Presentation transcript:
Instrument for Stability Priority 1 EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Meeting with the Heads of Regional Secretariats Brussels 15 May 2013 Adriaan Van Der Meer, European Commission
Objectives To provide an overview of the latest developments of the initiative; To broaden the dialogue with the Heads of the Regional Secretariats and deepen the development of the initiative; Interactive process: plenary, bilaterals and visits.
Overview of the initiative EU CBRN risk mitigation initiative consists of the following key elements: Methodology Structure (Regional Secretariats, National Focal Points, national teams) Tools (round tables, needs assessment, action plans, projects, visibility)
Short overview (1) Objective (overall) Mitigation and preparedness against risks related to CBRN materials. Scope Risk from: Criminal activities (proliferation, theft, sabotage, illicit trafficking); Accidental (Industrial catastrophes) Natural (pandemics) Delivery mechanism: Regional Centres of Excellence to build institutional capacity to develop coherent strategy for CBRN risk mitigation.
Short overview (2) Aims: Mobilising national, regional and international resources to develop coherent CBRN policies at national and regional levels; Strengthening existing networks and regional cooperation in the field of CBRN risk mitigation; Strengthening regional culture of safety and security.
Short overview (3) A platform for cooperation; A network of experts and collaborating partners; Capacity building mechanism based on inter- agency and regional approach; Participation is on a voluntary basis.
CoE Regions 40 partner countries National Focal Point/ National Team More details in UNICRI Presentation available on the website.
Questions (structure) What initiatives can be taken to further strengthen the structure of the initiative? Do you agree to organise a meeting with Regional Secretariats/National Focal Points in Brussels by the end of 2013?
Tools (1) Round tables: Importance role in project identification Exchanges among experts. Amman June 2013 Tbilisi 9-11 July 2013 Kampala July 2013 Template agenda under development
Questions (round tables) What is your opinion on the round table meeting? Do you agree that from now on the meetings should focus on: Project identification; Project implementation; In-depth discussions among experts on specific predefined topics?
Tools (2) Needs Assessment Tool: Final version under preparation User friendly Electronic Make use of existing data sets
Tools (3) National Action Plan: Cambodia Jordan Morocco Serbia Uganda Template under preparation
Tools (4) Projects: Projects managed by UNICRI – 10 projects included, 17 signed. Projects managed by EC – 12 projects tendered and signed; new projects launched in 2013 No more batches. EU MS consortia in the lead.
Questions (Projects) What are the ways to identify projects with a larger scale addressing regional needs? Do you agree to abandon the current trans- regional approach?