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1 EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Jointly implemented by European Commission and UNICRI T EMPLATE - V ERSION A UGUST 2012 EU CBRN Centres of Excellence Initiative Round-table on WMD and Dual-use Expertise/knowledge redirection and Prevention Kyiv, 18 April 2013 Ms. Fanny FERT UNICRI – EU CBRN CoE regional Coordinator for Central Asia

2 T EMPLATE - V ERSION A UGUST 2012 CBRN CoE EU Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence (CoE) An initiative funded by the European Union 100 Million Euros European Union

3 T EMPLATE - V ERSION A UGUST 2012 Bodies involved The Initiative is jointly implemented by:

4 T EMPLATE - V ERSION A UGUST 2012 CBRN Risk Mitigation The Initiative addresses the mitigation of and preparedness against risks related to CBRN material and agents by promoting a comprehensive approach. Origin of the risk Criminal (proliferation, theft, sabotage and illicit trafficking), Accidental (industrial catastrophes, in particular chemical or nuclear, waste treatment, transport), Natural (mainly pandemics).

5 T EMPLATE - V ERSION A UGUST 2012 Regions The CBRN CoE network is currently present in more than 60 partner countries and structured in 8 Regional Secretariats: -African Atlantic Façade; -Central Asia; -Eastern and Central Africa; -Gulf Cooperation Council Countries; -Middle East; -North Africa; -South East Asia; and -South East Europe, Southern Caucasus, Moldova and Ukraine.

6 T EMPLATE - V ERSION A UGUST 2012 Objectives To create a framework for cooperation and coordination at national, regional and international level. To facilitate regional cooperation in order to enhance CBRN policies and capabilities.

7 T EMPLATE - V ERSION A UGUST 2012 Methodology These activities will support partner countries in the implementation of the CoE methodology to: Carry out a Needs Assessment at national level. Develop a comprehensive CBRN National Action Plan. Identify and implement targeted projects of regional concern to address the needs. Promote the use of CBRN national, regional and international capabilities for the implementation of projects.

8 T EMPLATE - V ERSION A UGUST 2012 The CoE network

9 T EMPLATE - V ERSION A UGUST 2012 The Regional Secretariat Regional Coordinator Administrative Support UNICRI full time available Regional Coordinator Administrative Support UNICRI full time available Regional CBRN Experts part time in the secretariat, part time on missions with EU-JRC-UNICRI experts Appointed by partner countries Regional CBRN Experts part time in the secretariat, part time on missions with EU-JRC-UNICRI experts Appointed by partner countries Head of Secretariat Appointed by partner country Head of Secretariat Appointed by partner country Deputy Head of Secretariat Appointed by partner country Deputy Head of Secretariat Appointed by partner country

10 T EMPLATE - V ERSION A UGUST 2012 The CBRN National Team NATIONAL FOCAL POINT Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Interior Customs Intelligence Service Police Ministry of Defense Ministry of Health Any other relevant Institution

11 T EMPLATE - V ERSION A UGUST 2012 Coordination and cooperation with International and Regional Organisations Participation of EU Member States, EU Delegations and EU Institutions International and Regional Organisations

12 T EMPLATE - V ERSION A UGUST 2012 Cycle of activities

13 T EMPLATE - V ERSION A UGUST 2012 Country Benefits Reinforcement of National CBRN policy. Membership of a CBRN network of experts. Enhancing coordination and integration through the establishment of National CBRN Teams. Needs addressed through specific projects. Maximize existing capacities in the region.

14 T EMPLATE - V ERSION A UGUST 2012 The Tbilisi RS Responsible for 10 countries (Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYROM, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine; Located within the premises of the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs; UNICRI Regional Coordinator: Francesco Miorin

15 T EMPLATE - V ERSION A UGUST 2012 The Tbilisi RS: Key achievements NATIONAL CBRN TEAMS (NTs): NTs established in 8 partner countries Over 120 governmental officers/scientific experts involved NTs endorsed by top-level decision makers at the national level (established through decrees and orders of Prime Ministers, Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Ministers of Interior); Over 15 workshops in support of the NTs performed by CoE experts

16 T EMPLATE - V ERSION A UGUST 2012 The Tbilisi RS: Key achievements CBRN PROJECT PROPOSALS: Over 40 projects proposals prepared by countries in the region and submitted to the EC for funding; Frequent interactions between National Focal Points of the partner countries in the preparation of project proposals; Project ideas for your country? Contact your National Focal Point or Francesco Miorin

17 T EMPLATE - V ERSION A UGUST 2012 The Tbilisi RS: Key achievements CoE APPROVED PROJECTS: Ten (10) project proposals submitted by countries have been approved by the European Commission; Projects focus on training, provision of equipment and knowledge development; Thematic areas: border control, bio-safety and bio-security, CBRN first response, CBRN risk assessment, information management and data exchange on CBRN material; Implementation started on 1 January 2013

18 T EMPLATE - V ERSION A UGUST 2012 Projects and implementing a gencies Project 01 IPO - Instytut Przemysłu Organicznego (Institute of Industrial Organic Chemistry), Poland Identification and strengthening of forensic capacities in the area of prevention of organized crime and illicit trafficking of chemical agents, including training and equipment for frontline customs officers Project 02 UMU - The European CBRNE Centre at Ume å University, Sweden. Building capacity to identify and respond to threats from CBRN substances Project 03 ICIS - Insubria Center on International Security, Italy Knowledge development and transfer of best practice on bio-safety/bio-security/bio-risk management Project 04 NCTV - National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security, Netherlands Knowledge development and transfer of best practice on inter-agency CBRN response Project 07FEI - France Expertise Internationale Guidelines, procedures and standardisation on bio- safety/bio-security Project 10 James Martin CNS - The President and Fellows of Middelbury College, the James Martin Center for Non-Proliferation Studies, USA Development of e-learning courses for CBRN risk mitigation Project 11 NCTV - National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security, Ministry of Security and Justice, Netherlands Promoting good practice and inter-agency procedures for assessing the risks of CBRN misuse Project 18LNCV - Landau Network-Centro Volta, Italy International network of universities and institutes for raising awareness on dual-use concerns in bio- technology

19 T EMPLATE - V ERSION A UGUST 2012 The CoE public website

20 EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Jointly implemented by European Commission and UNICRI T EMPLATE - V ERSION A UGUST 2012 Thank you for your attention Ms. Fanny FERT CBRN Risk Mitigation and Security Governance Programme UNICRI


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