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News article10 August 2022Joint Research Centre, Service for Foreign Policy Instruments

EU CBRN CoE Newsletter vol. 18: updates and highlights from the Initiative’s eight regions

EU CBRN CoE Newsletter vol. 18 released

The EU CBRN CoE released its latest Newsletter sharing the main updates and highlights from the Initiative’s eight partner regions. The resuming of face-to-face activities throughout the CoE network stands out as the underlying theme in this new issue, after two years of remote and virtual activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Readers will find in the release an in-depth feature about a two full-day field exercise carried out in Beirut, Lebanon, to strengthen the country’s first response capabilities during the different phases of a CBRN terrorism emergency. The publication also presents a three-volume series of CBRN Forensics Guidebooks aimed to advance guidance, policies and best practices to build up the forensics skills needed for the successful investigation and prosecution of CBRN-related criminal cases.

This Volume 18 puts a spotlight on gender parity within the CBRN domain. President of WiN Ukraine, a national chapter of the non-profit organisation Women in Nuclear (WiN) Global, reflects on her piece on the importance of establishing a ‘Women in CBRN’ international support network in order to promote cooperation among women professionals engaged in these fields.

Of particular relevance for the EU CBRN CoE’s partner countries is the front page’s contribution on the newly developed CBRN risk assessment training package. Available to all CoE partner regions, this tailored to needs methodology aims to help countries to rank their most important CBRN risks and to achieve a more structured prioritisation of these into their CBRN National Strategies and National Actions Plans.

Other relevant updates include the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the African Centre for Resilience to Epidemics CARE, a benchmark in safety and biosecurity, in Senegal; success stories of graduates from a Nuclear Masters established in Thailand with EU support; or the launch of two new CoE projects led by the  EUP2P programme  on export control for dual-use goods in South East Asia, Middle East and the Gulf countries.

Click on the download link below to know more about these and other recent highlights from the EU CBRN CoE network.

EU CBRN CoE Newsletter volume 18
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Publication date
10 August 2022
Authors
Joint Research Centre | Service for Foreign Policy Instruments
CBRN areas
Bio-safety/bio-securityBorder control and monitoringCrisis managementFirst responseIllicit traffickingImport/export controlInvestigation and prosecutionLegal frameworkPost incident recoveryProtection of material/facilitiesPublic and infrastructure protectionPublic health impact mitigationSafety and securityWaste management
CBRN categories
ChemicalBiologicalRadiologicalNuclear
CoE Region
AAF - African Atlantic FaçadeCA - Central AsiaECA - Eastern and Central AfricaGCC - Gulf Cooperation Council CountriesMIE - Middle EastNAS - North Africa and SahelSEA - South East AsiaSEEE - South East and Eastern Europe