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Project

Project 069 (IfS): High risk chemical facilities and risk mitigation in the African Atlantic Façade Region (INSTASUR)

Context

This action is the continuation of previous project 41 entitled: “High risk chemical facilities and risk mitigation in the African Atlantic Façade region” which allowed achieving the following results:

  • Creation of a regional multidisciplinary team (RT) composed of 31 experts;
     
  • Acquisition of various competences through training of more than 1.000 persons on the identification of hazardous chemicals; the classification of facilities; as well as the undertaking and verification of hazard studies, pollution risk mitigation measures, emergency and recovery plans;
     
  • Development of best practices educational modules (in French and English);
     
  • Implementation of these good practices and recommendations on legal framework: classifications of industrial plants, country profiles, sensitization on interagency and state-industry dialogue, regional exercise, etc.

Objectives

Contribute to secure the economic development of the African Atlantic Façade (AAF) and the growth of an efficient industrial sector that is not a source of risk for the population.

Develop capacities for the efficient management of chemical risks in the AAF region to ensure the:

  • Prevention of major risks (accidents and/or pollution) in and outside plants containing chemicals;
     
  • Respond quickly and adequately in the event of incidents in order to limit the impact on human health and the environment and resume a normal activity (to ensure the preservation of the economy and employment).

Stakeholders

Coordinators

European Commission

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)

Website
http://www.unicri.it

Participants

Expertise France - Agence Francaise D'expertise Technique Internationale (French public agency for international technical assistance)

Website
https://www.expertisefrance.fr/

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.