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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation

PROJECT 024: Development of a methodology for RN materials detection, management and protection of the public


The risk of illicit trafficking of RN materials is a priority in many countries. This project aims to strengthen the security in the participating countries by developing a methodology for RN materials detection, management and protection of the public.


1. Develop and manage a system for the detection of RN material from sensors located in a variety of locations such as borders, critical infrastructure, ports, airports etc.
2. Recommend equipment and standard procedures to respond to RN events.

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European Commission

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)

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

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

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

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Centre National de l'Energie, des Sciences et des Techniques Nucléaires, Morocco (National Center for Energy Sciences and Nuclear Techniques) (CNESTEN)

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Autorité de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire de Senegal (Senegalese Authority for Radiation protection and Nuclear Safety) (ARSN)

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Autorité de Radioprotection, de Sûreté et de Sécurité Nucléaire de Mauritanie

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.