CBRN CoE Project 34 "Strengthening capacities in CBRN event response and related medical emergency response under strengthened CBRN event preparedness" represents example of importance about international cooperation to fight against CBRN risks. It will raise the safety and security of citizens in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq from chemical risks and accidents. The overall goal of the CBRN CoE initiative is to improve the preparedness and response capacity of countries to deal with potential threats posed by the use of chemical, biological and radioactive materials. Within the Centres of Excellence initiative, the EU uses a new approach to provide funding for projects. In fact, the CoE projects are based on the needs identified by the partner countries themselves. This project aims to elaborate a series of enhancements in CBRN risk mitigation in the partner’s countries in the Middle East (Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon) by the means of the execution of targeted work packages to address certain national needs.
From the 1st to the 3rd December 2015 Fondazione FORMIT organized in Rome (Italy) the second WP1 Training Course on inter-agency cooperation and institutional visits with the distinguished participation of delegations from Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan, and the observation of a representative of the EU Joint Research Center in Ispra.
In order to present the status of Project 34 and to give a preliminary overview of CBRN equipment that will be supplied during the project period, partners of the consortium organized face to face meetings with the NFP office representatives and national stakeholders potentially interested in benefiting from the Project 34 activities.
Under the patronage of His Excellency the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Mr. Tammam Salam, on 4th April 2014 a Media event was organized in Beirut to publicly present project 34 of the CBRN Centre of Excellence Initiative entitled “Strengthening Capacities in CBRN response and Chemical and Medical Emergency”. Project 34, aims at transferring knowledge and sharing best practices in CBRN domain and its target countries are Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon.
From the 19th to 21st January 2015 the first training course of Project 34 “Strengthening Capacities in CBRN event response and related Medical Emergency response under strengthened CBRN event preparedness” will take place in Amman at the National Center for Security and Crises Management (NCSCM).