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CBRN-COE
Project

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

Context

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.

Objectives

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.

Stakeholders

Coordinators

European Commission

Participants

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

Website
https://english.nctv.nl/

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

Website
https://www.rivm.nl/en

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

Website
https://www.tno.nl/en/

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.