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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation

Project 011: Promoting good practice and inter-agency procedures for assessing the risks of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear misuse


Following the assessment of the needs of and based on discussions with the countries, this project is aimed at promoting good practice and inter-agency procedures for assessing the risks of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear misuse.


The overall aim of this project is to strengthen public security by upgrading countries’ capabilities and methodologies to comprehensively assess the risks of terrorism and misuse involving chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) materials and technologies.

In particular, the project seeks to:

  1. Provide countries with the sustained capacity to apply state-of-the-art techniques for threat/risk assessment in relation to potentially dangerous CBRN materials and technologies, in coordination with and complementary to existing international initiatives.
  2. Reinforce inter-agency collaboration in assessing CBRN risks.
  3. Foster regional and inter-agency dialogue and exchange of experience.
  4. Establish designated CBRN risk assessment experts and national plans at the country level.
CBRN areas
Crisis managementDenying support for misuse and terrorism
CBRN categories
CoE Region
AAF - African Atlantic FaçadeMIE - Middle EastNAS - North Africa and SahelSEA - Southeast AsiaSEEE - South East and Eastern Europe



European Commission


Nationaal Coördinator Terrorismebestrijding en Veiligheid (Dutch National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism) (NCTV)


Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) (RIVM)


Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research) (TNO)


This project is part of a pre-existing EU activity in the regions and has not resulted from the submission of a CoE project proposal. Due to the different origin of the project, not all countries involved are CoE partner countries.

** This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

*** This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of the Member States on this issue.