Contracting Party: UNICRI - United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, within the framework of the European Union Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Centres of Excellence Risk Mitigation Initiative.
The project falls within the EU CBRN CoE Risk Mitigation Initiative jointly implemented by the EU Directorate General (DG) Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid (DEVCO), the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European External Action Service (EEAS) and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI). The EU CBRN CoE is developed by the European Union through the EU Instrument for Stability. The Initiative aims to mitigate CBRN risks of criminal, accidental or natural origin by promoting a coherent policy, improving coordination and preparedness at a national and regional level, and by offering a comprehensive approach covering legal, scientific, enforcement and technical issues.
The Initiative involves over 50 countries and has been launched in 8 different regions of the world. It consolidates and optimises existing capabilities while increasing local ownership, local expertise and long-term sustainability. It addresses regional CBRN needs through tailored projects and aims at strengthening policies, institutional capacity building at both the regional and national level, as well as a regional culture of safety and security to ensure an effective response.
The project is one of the 19 actions funded by the European Union and implemented in cooperation with UNICRI within the framework of the EU CBRN CoE Initiative. The project which is being implemented by FORMIT received a grant of amount 480,000 Euro.
Project activities are carried out by FORMIT with Azienda Ospedaliera Polo Universitario Luigi Sacco, Milan (Italy). The project involves cooperation with institutional actors in 10 South East Asian countries.
The project aims at raising awareness and transfer knowledge on concerns associated with toxic chemical and bio hazardous waste materials, and of further promoting the implementation of processes and procedures for the proper management of related waste materials.
The sharing and transfer of good practices will be reinforced through the implementation of a targeted training programme on the identification of categories of chemical or biological waste that could pose specific dual-use concerns, and through the facilitation of contacts between the relevant institutional stakeholders.
Expected outcomes of the project include further enlargement of regional cooperation and harmonization with international standards regarding the safe and secure management of chemical and biological waste.
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