On 2 – 3 November 2017, the second regional kick-off meeting of the EU-funded CBRN Centres of Excellence project 53 (P53), worth 5 million euros, will be conducted in Tashkent, Republic of Uzbekistan.
The meeting aims to provide a platform for discussion of regional cooperation between participating countries on biosafety and biosecurity issues.
Delegations from Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Tajikistan, and Republic of Uzbekistan together with EU Team of Experts, EU officials, UNICRI, ISTC and representatives of international organizations will discuss progress of P53 and future activities.
The objective of P53 is to provide specialized training on bio-safety and bio-security in Central Asian countries and to strengthen the relevant national legal framework. The project was conceived and funded within the framework of the EU CBRN CoE initiative.
The CoE currently covers 8 regions and 54 partner countries. The EU CBRN CoE Secretariat for Central Asia is based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. It works in partnership with countries to encourage local ownership of CBRN action plans, policies and joint preparation of regional project proposals.