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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation

PROJECT 106: CBRN Table top and field Exercises, Simulations, Training (TEST) to mitigate risks


The inadequate control over high-risk chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) materials that pose a danger to the security of populations, especially to people living in vulnerable situations and to the environment, continues to raise serious concern in all the countries targeted by the EU chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear risk mitigation program. In a globalized world characterised by rapid and extensive circulation of persons and goods, cooperation in this field is crucial. The project aims at building on the previous successes of the CBRN Centres of Excellence initiative by strengthening the skills acquired in previous projects and enhancing the participants knowledge with different types of equipment and scenarios. 

Overall objective

The project is aimed at improving the preparedness, detection of, response and mitigation against risks related to CBRN materials and associated installations or sites in Partner Countries (PC) as well as to enhance cooperation among CBRN stakeholders. The project will have an on-demand format in which PCs will be able to request assistance based on the needs identified by the project team in a bottom-up context analysis.

Specific objectives

  1. Enhance capacities of PCs to establish and/or enhance the CBRN risk mitigation and security governance
  2. Facilitate the strengthening of cooperation in CBRN risk mitigation area among CoE PCs intra- and inter-regionally for exchanging best practices and lessons learned
  3. Increase the capacity of PCs to address safety and security challenges related to CBRN threats


  1. Planning exercises based on the requests received by the CBRN CoE PCs
  2. Drafting of scenarios tackling the most typical incidents in C, B and RN
  3. Organising preparatory meetings with the partner countries’ exercise planning team
  4. Organising different types of exercises such as table top, command post and field exercises
  5. Supporting the training of local experts identified by partner countries 

Expected outcomes

  • Identify knowledge and capacity gaps in partner countries 
  • Foster cooperation among different actors 
  • Improve the preparedness, detection of, response and mitigation for risks related to CBRN materials 
  • Increase capacity of PCs to operate equipment purchased through EU-funded projects
CBRN areas
  • Bio-safety/bio-security
  • Border control and monitoring
  • Crisis management
  • Denying support for misuse and terrorism
  • First response
  • Illicit trafficking
  • Post incident recovery
  • Protection of material/facilities
  • Public and infrastructure protection
  • Public health impact mitigation
  • Safety and security
CBRN categories
  • Chemical
  • Biological
  • Radiological
  • Nuclear
CoE Region
  • AAF - African Atlantic Façade
  • CA - Central Asia
  • ECA - Eastern and Central Africa
  • GCC - Gulf Cooperation Council Countries
  • MIE - Middle East
  • NAS - North Africa and Sahel
  • SEA - Southeast Asia
  • SEEE - South East and Eastern Europe
1 MAY 2024
Project 106 Factsheet



United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute



GOPA Worldwide HSD

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.