A turning point has been reached in the fight against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) risks and threats worldwide. This was highlighted during the Annual meeting of the European Union CBRN Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence (EU CBRN CoE) that took place from 12 to 14 June in La Hulpe (Belgium).
The international three-day meeting gathered 200 participants from over 60 countries involved in the EU CBRN Centre of Excellence (EU CBRN CoE ) - an EU initiative created in 2010 with the aim of fostering national, regional and interregional cooperation around the world to better prevent chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents or disasters.
Organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) and UNICRI, the meeting was the occasion for fruitful discussions among the participants from Africa, Asia, the Middle-East, South-East and Eastern Europe, as well as observers from Kazakhstan, the USA, and regional and international organisations. During plenary sessions and thematic and regional round tables they reviewed progress in each region and defined future priorities.
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