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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation

PROJECT 025: Knowledge development and transfer of best practice on bio-safety/bio-security/bio-risk management


Following the assessment of the needs, and based on discussions with the countries of the region, this project is aimed at strengthening the management of bio-safety and bio-security policies in order to mitigate bio-risk.


1. Improve knowledge related to the risk assessment for the deliberate use of biological hazards.

2. Establish, implement and maintain a bio-risk management system in accordance with the requirements of the Laboratory bio-risk management standard (ISO 15190 CWA 15793). The scope of this laboratory bio-risk management system is to set requirements necessary to control risks associated with the handling or storage and disposal of biological agents and toxins in laboratories and facilities.

3. Provide for and reinforce the sharing and transfer of best practices on biosafety/ bio-security management.

4. Develop a sustainable training system applicable to a broad range of countries and government structures.

5. Improve regional inter-agency cooperation and harmonize with international biosafety/bio-security standards.

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European Commission

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)

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Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata" (Tor Vergata University of Rome) (Tor Vergata)

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Fondazione per la Ricerca sulla Migrazione e sulla Integrazione delle Tecnologie (Foundation for Technology Migration and Research) (FORMIT)

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Wojskowy Instytut Higieny i Epidemiologii im. Generała Karola Kaczkowskiego (Plish Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology) (WIHE)

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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.