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CBRN-COE
Project

PROJECT 022: Provision of specialised technical training to enhance the first responders’ capabilities in case of CBRN incidents

Context

The occurrence of an attack or an incident involving CBRN materials could create a massive number of victims, huge disruption effects and property damage. Restoration of a damaged or infected site after such an incident has significant challenges due to the specific characteristics and elements brought into play. This requires combination and coordination of efforts of bodies to respond to each
situation and to protect people, property and environment. This project aims to establish a process for managing the post-incident phase, based on specific training and the establishment of clear mechanisms for identifying different categories of actors and tasks, while complying with laws and regulations in this area.

Objectives

1. Reinforce inter-agency coordination to respond to CBRN incidents.
2. Define standard operational procedures to respond to CBRN incidents, to include post-incident management and methods and procedures for site restoration.
3. Enhance first responders’ capabilities to manage a CBRN incident through exercises, workshops and training.

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/

Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) (CEA)

Website
https://www.cea.fr/

Dirección General de Protección Civil y Emergencias de España (Directorate-General for Civil Protection and Emergencies of Spain) (DGPCyE)

Website
https://www.proteccioncivil.es/

Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas (International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies) (FIIAPP)

Website
https://www.fiiapp.org/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.