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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation

PROJECT 088: Strengthening of CBRN Medical Preparedness and Response Capabilities in SEEE countries


In the majority of this project’s countries, otherwise well trained first-line medical and paramedical responders and second-line hospital emergency staff and emergency medical managers may not have the skills and knowledge to respond to a CBRN event. This project contains a series of activities that will strengthen and empower CBRN Emergency Medical Preparedness and Response in SEEE.

Overall objective

The overall objective of the project is to strengthen and enhance medical emergency preparedness and response capabilities in the SEEE region partner countries to ensure minimization of health consequences and human losses following the CBRN accident and/or emergency.

Specific objectives

  1. Develop and enhance training capabilities and competencies in CBRN Emergency Medical Preparedness and Response;
  2. Enhance the capacity of selected CBRN Emergency Medical Training Centres through the provision of equipment;
  3. Standardise procedures for CBRN Emergency Medical Preparedness and Response.


  1. Training the Trainers in CBRN Emergency Medical Preparedness and Response;
  2. National and regional training programs, workshops and exercises to test the target countries’ capabilities;
  3. Regional activities to strengthen health preparedness and response networks.


  • On-line kick off meeting and bi-lateral conferences with all participating countries;
  • In-person Fact Finding Visits (FFV) to Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia and Ukraine;
  • Establishment of Regional training hubs/centres in Belgrade and Kiev, including essential equipment lists for procurement;
  • Selection of 2 local experts from visited countries that will form a Regional Technical Working Group that will meet regularly throughout the life of the Project 5. Development of a first draft of the equipment list;
  • Delivery in April-May 2022 of CBRN Detection and Personal Protection equipment to Ukrainian Public Health Center and Border Guards, following the Russian invasion;
  • Delivery of a CBRN training manual and handbook for medical staff in Ukrainian, adopted by the UA Civil Defence.
CBRN areas
First responsePublic health impact mitigation
CBRN categories
CoE Region
SEEE - South East and Eastern Europe
14. ČERVNA 2023
Project 088 Factsheet
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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.