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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation

Project 082 - Capacity Building for Medical Preparedness and Response to CBRN Incidents in the GCC


Project 82 is a joint effort between the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries of the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar under the EU CBRN Centres of Excellence (CoE) Initiative to mitigate risks from CBRN materials and technologies. The project builds on the experiences of CoE Project 54 on strengthening capacities to manage medical responses to CBRN incidents in the Middle East, a project that involved the countries of Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq and which is concluding in August 2019 after running for a period of three years.



The overarching objective of P82 is to enhance medical preparedness and response to CBRN incidents in the GCC region through the training of trainers and establishment of national training centers. These centres will contribute to a sustainable training framework in the region, establishing one, if not existing, or enhancing it where possible, to ensure a continuous national and regional capacity to train future generations of paramedics (1st line), doctors and nurses (2nd line) on the management of casualties of CBRN accidents and other incidents.

CBRN areas
Bio-safety/bio-securityFirst responsePost incident recovery
CBRN categories
CoE Region
GCC - Gulf Cooperation Council Countries



European Commission


On Site Assistance (pool of experts) and GCC Regional Secretariat

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.