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Project

Project 081 - BIOSEC - Enhanced Biosecurity in South-East Asia

Context

Global infectious disease outbreaks are of increasing concern for the international community. Reactive surveillance systems with rapid detection capacities, close coordination between human and animal health authorities and efficient reporting to other key sectors are required to ensure a rapid and effective response. Also the potential unauthorized acquisition, theft, transfer or intentional misuse of high-risk biological materials, especially pathogens, pests and biological toxins with dual-use possibilities, whether in relation to illicit trafficking, bioterrorism or agro-terrorism need to be quickly tackled in the region.

 

Objective

The aim of BIOSEC is to provide a set of recommendations for improving biosecurity management system in South East Asia with effective tools to enhance capabilities to respond to highly communicable diseases or global catastrophic biological events, such as pandemics.

 

Stakeholders

Coordinators

European Commission

Participants

Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) (RIVM)

Website
https://www.rivm.nl/en

The Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (United Kingdom) (VERTIC )

Website
http://www.vertic.org/

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.