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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation

Project 018: International Network of universities and institutes for raising awareness on dual-use concerns in bio-technology


Following the assessment of the needs of and based on discussions with the countries, this project is aimed at developing a sustainable International Network of universities and institutes for raising awareness on dual-use concerns in bio-technology.


  1. Develop a sustainable network of universities and research institutes to reinforce a culture of bio-safety and bio-security.
  2. Raise awareness of dual-use concerns in bio-technology (accidents, hazardous experiments, deliberate misuse, etc.) for academics, scientists, researchers, technicians and students.
  3. Foster the exchange of information, dissemination of knowledge, transfer of best practice and design of joint initiatives, both internally and externally among network participants and national agencies.
  4. Advocate for the incremental incorporation of training materials and agreed common standards on bio-safety and bio-security as a component of the curricula (universities) or fields of research (institutes) of the network participants.
CBRN areas
  • Safety and security
CBRN categories
  • Biological
CoE Region
  • AAF - African Atlantic Façade
  • CA - Central Asia
  • MIE - Middle East
  • NAS - North Africa and Sahel
  • SEA - Southeast Asia
  • SEEE - South East and Eastern Europe



European Commission


Middle East Scientific Institute for Security, Jordan (MESIS)


Ministerul Sănătății, Muncii și Protecției Sociale (Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Moldova) (MSMPS)


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.