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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation


The United Arab Emirates (UAE) are currently hosting the European's Union Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Centers of Excellence (EU CBRN CoE) Initiative.


The overall objective of the project of which this contract is to strengthen the Abu Dhabi EU CBRN CoE Regional Secretariat to assist in the expanding the CoE Initiative in the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) region and to insure technical assistance and the smooth running of the activities of the Regional Secretariat, as well as to facilitate the coordination of local stakeholders and information sharing as well as to cooperate with the implementing bodies as contracted by the EC (DG Devco) i.e. DG Joint Research Center, UNICRI and Governance Team.

CBRN areas
Border control and monitoringCrisis managementDenying support for misuse and terrorismFirst responseIllicit traffickingImport/export controlInvestigation and prosecutionLegal frameworkPost incident recoveryPublic health impact mitigationSafeguarding information diffusionSafety and securityTransit and trans-shipment controlWaste management
CBRN categories
CoE Region
GCC - Gulf Cooperation Council Countries



European Commission


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.