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CBRN-COE
Project

Project 012: Sharing experience between EU and South East Asian countries on the reinforcement of legislations and regulations in the field of bio-safety and bio-security

Context

The study of the legislations, regulations and relevant international standards are important as well as to evaluate and review existing policies on laboratory biotechnology, laboratory bio-safety and laboratory bio-security.

Bio-safety is an important issue in Southeast Asian countries because investment in biotechnology is assuming greater significance in the region’s economies, bringing with it more scientists and laboratories to support pathogen research. For example, a lot of plans to expand its existing biotechnology infrastructure as well as numerous research facilities and culture collections.

A Bio-safety Database based on the results of the assessment and inventory on the current use of biotechnology, on the capacity building related to the safe use of biotechnology and microorganisms in laboratory as well as an harmonization of risk assessment and risk management play a key role.

Objectives

In order to share and strengthen experience between EU and South East Asian countries in the field of Bio-safety and Bio-security the project has to pursue an important aim: know, exchange, and implement common understanding between European Union and Asian countries.

Stakeholders

Coordinators

European Commission

Participants

Expertise France - Agence Francaise D'expertise Technique Internationale (French public agency for international technical assistance) (AFETI)

Website
https://www.expertisefrance.fr/

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.