The EU CBRN Centers of Excellence Initiative
EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Centers of Excellence project, launched in 2010, is an initiative of the European Union. It is implemented jointly by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI). It is a response to the need to strengthen the institutional capacity of countries outside the European Union to mitigate CBRN risks.
Security in Transport in North Africa and Sahel region
There is ever-increasing risk inherent to the transport of chemical and biological transport warranting tighter regulation and other accident prevention measures to safeguard both the civil population and the environment.
08/03/2019 On Thursday, July 11th, a delegation of experts from Sectrans-Nas met members of the Mali CBRN national team. The purpose of the meeting was, on the one hand, to establish initial contact with various Malian representatives with a view to outlining the main...
31/07/2019 On July 9th and 10th, Sectrans-NAS undertook its first mission to “the land of honest men”. On the agenda, a meeting was slated with the Burkinabe NRBC national team along with other thematic meetings with local authorities and experts. The visit was...
15/07/2019 On 19th and 20th June, the dependencies of the Regional Office of the Centers of Excellence of the U.E. hosted the first activities of Project SecTrans-Nas in Algeria. In the presence of the director of the Regional Office and national focal point, Mr. El...
Strengthening regional security by increasing local expertise
The CoE aims to strengthen regional security by increasing local ownership, local expertise and by ensuring long-term sustainability through this dynamic network that continues to evolve.
Transport of CBRN, a very high priority
In an environment where circulation of goods is constantly increasing, the risk posed by the transport of chemical and biological materials is also growing.