Brussels was the venue for the first Sectrans-NAS steering committee, held on Thursday March 14th 2019. Sectrans-NAS is the name given to the EU Centers of Excellence funded project 72, which aims to strengthen safety and security in the transport of hazardous biological and chemical material in the North Africa and Sahel Region (NAS).
This meeting represented an opportunity for all organisations involved in the project to come together, namely, the representatives of the DEVCO and JRC general directorates, the Centers of Excellence North Africa and SAHEL regional secretariat, UNICRI (the implementer), team leaders and key experts in charge of different project work packages.
This first SecTrans steering committee meeting marked the occasion for the European Union and partner countries alike to unite under the common intention that the project should be a success in terms of improved management and greater safety in the transport of dangerous goods (TDG) in the region through the strengthening of regulatory frameworks.
Key experts from different work packages presented their respective mission objectives to the authorities along with how they intend to perform the various tasks so as to achieve optimum project outcomes.
Stakeholders, i.e. all those involved in the project, promised they would make available all resources and skills for the smooth running and success of the project.
It was agreed that the official launch of the project will take place in Tunisia in April.