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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation

Project 070 (IfS): Provision of specialised equipment to manage transport accidents with dangerous good aimed for first responders


All the partner countries of the African Atlantic Façade and North Africa and Sahel regions are concerned by security and safety problems of the inland transportation of dangerous goods. Significant quantities of hydrocarbons (fuel and flammable chemicals) are transported daily, although roadway and railway infrastructure is poorly developed and maintained and chemical industry and regulations are almost absent.

Each year there are several road or railway accidents involving trucks and railway wagons with dangerous goods causing serious threat to the population.

Overall objective

The project aims to provide specialized equipment to manage transport accidents with dangerous goods for first responders in connection with two parallel ongoing service contracts: SECTRANS-AAF and SECTRANS-NAS that focus on capacity building for safer transportation of hazardous materials in two of the eight EU CBRN CoE regions: African Atlantic Façade and North Africa and Sahel.

Main activities

Delivery, unloading, installation, commissioning, maintenance, training, and after-sales service of 15 batches of equipment dedicated to managing transport accidents with dangerous goods for first responders.

CBRN areas
  • Crisis management
  • First response
  • Protection of material/facilities
  • Public health impact mitigation
  • Safety and security
  • Transit and trans-shipment control
CBRN categories
  • Chemical
  • Biological
  • Radiological
CoE Region
  • AAF - African Atlantic Façade
  • NAS - North Africa and Sahel
4 APRIL 2024
Project 070 Factsheet



European Commission

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)



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.