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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation

PROJECT 034: Strengthening capacities in CBRN event response and in chemical and medical emergency


In the field of civil protection, partner countries in the Middle East region have intensified their cooperation with each other and are willing to exchange best practices with the EU in the prevention, preparedness and response in case of an event involving dangerous materials such as chemical, biological or radiological/nuclear.


The project aims to elaborate a series of improvements in CBRN risk mitigation in partner countries in the Middle East (Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon). The work packages are as follows:

1. Knowledge development and transfer of best practice on inter-agency
2. Awareness, risk assessment, import/export monitoring and management of dangerous chemical agents.
3. Capacity building of national HAZMAT (abbreviation from HAZardous MATerials) intervention teams in emergency preparedness and response to incidents.
4. Strengthening capacities of the emergency medical service (EMS) in preparedness and response to incidents involving dangerous materials.
5. Enhancing on-site detection, sampling, sample handling and analysis capabilities for dangerous chemicals.

CBRN areas
  • First response
  • Public health impact mitigation
  • Safety and security
CBRN categories
  • Chemical
  • Biological
  • Radiological
  • Nuclear
CoE Region
  • MIE - Middle East




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


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


Wojskowy Instytut Chemii i Radiometrii (Polish Military Institute of Chemistry and Radiometry) (WICHIR)


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.