Technical and support services in the field of Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear, Explosive Security (Framework Service Contract No.: HOME/2014/ISFP/PR/CBRN/0025 – Lot 1)

Main objectives of the contract is to provide technical and support consultancy services to the DG HOME ~ European Comission on the CBRN – E related security matters, thereby directly supporting the development and implementation of the EC’s CBRN-E agenda and related polices and activities under the EU new approach to the detection and mitigation of CBRN-E risks.
The aim of the project is to contribute to the development of the key polices of the EU by analysing the nature and evolution of the CBRN-E issues, gather and aggregate relevant information on CBRN-E security matters. The aim is further to support the EC in organizing events with focus on the CBRN-E security as well as to establish and implement comprehensive dissemination of information to both stakeholders and EU public at large.
Already implemented or ongoing tasks: Request 1 - Brief about substance: Ammonium Nitrate below 16% , Request 2 - work (surveys and related works) relating the implementation of regulation 98/2013 Req. 3 - Brief on security of radioactive sources in the medical facilities in the European Union. Currently implementing
• Req. 6 - Soft target attack exercise and the brief including basic guidance materials and recommendations on soft target protection • Req. 7 - Gap analysis on detection of CBRN terrorist threats and organization of cross-border exercise.

CBRN CoE PROJECT P44 - Strengthening CBRN first response capabilities and regional cooperation in South East Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia), Southern Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia), Moldova and Ukraine

The overall objective of the project is to enhance response capabilities and promote inter-agency and regional cooperation in CBRN first response in the two sub-regions ( Western Balkan region, Black Sea region) The specific objective for the two sub-regions is to improve the preparedness and response capabilities in the participating countries to CBRN incidents by enhancing the capabilities to organise and execute table-top and field exercises, as well as train-the-trainer courses both at national and sub-regional level.

TARGET - Training Augmented Reality Generalised Environment Toolkit (H2020 project)

TARGET will deliver a pan-European serious gaming platform featuring new tools, techniques and content for training and assessing skills and competencies of SCA (Security Critical Agents - counterterrorism units, border guards, first responders (police, firefighters, ambulance services civil security agencies, critical infrastructure operators). Mixed-reality experiences will immerse trainees at task, tactical and strategic command levels with scenarios such as tactical firearms events, asset protection, mass demonstrations, cyber-attacks and CBRN incidents. Trainees will use real / training weaponry, radio equipment, command & control software, decision support tools, real command centres, vehicles. Social and ethical content will be pervasive. Unavailable real-source information will be substituted by AVR Augmented / Virtual Reality - multimedia, synthetic role players). Near-real, all-encompassing and non-linear experiences will enable high degrees of dynamics and variability.

MTIC Frauds STOP II – MTIC Frauds Investigation and LEA´s cooperation improving

The project MTIC Frauds STOP II. – MTIC Frauds Investigation and LEA´s cooperation improving funded from Europol and European Commission dealt with the reduction of the level of serious and organised crime affecting the European community and its interests. Main project objective was straightening existing international cooperation among the LEAs and reinforce the investigation capacities in the fight against most sophisticated MTIC offences/frauds.

Euromed Police IV (ENI/2015/262-126)

The overall objective of the Euromed Police IV project is to increase citizens’ security across the Euro-Mediterranean area through the strengthening of cooperation on security issues between the Southern Mediterranean partner countries, as well as between these countries and the EU Member States. It builds on the achievements of the previous phase of the project Euromed Police III. ISEM Institute as a member of the consortium implements the project EUROMED POLICE IV. The leader of the project is CIVI.POL (France). Other main members of the consortium are DCI (France), GIZ (Germany), FIIAPP (Spain), Italian Ministry of Interior. The Euromed Police project is one of the two components of a broader programme that also encompasses cooperation in the justice area with the countries of the South Partnership; the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, the Arab Republic of Egypt, Israel, the Kingdom of Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Kingdom of Morocco, the Palestinian Authority and the Republic of Tunisia.

CBRN CoE PROJECT P55 - Strengthening cross-border capacity for control and detection of CBRN substances in North Africa (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia) and the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauretania, Niger).

The overall objectives of the project are to standardize Legislative texts relating to CBRN security according to international standards on a regional way and to create a regional momentum to consider border security in a harmonious way. All with regards to an environment where circulation of goods and people is constantly increasing and the risk posed by global threats in the CBRN field is also growing. Security threats in the Sahel/Sahara are regional and crossborder by nature.

CBRN CoE PROJECT P57 - Strengthening crime scene forensics capabilities in investigating CBRN incidents in the South East Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia), Southern Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia), Moldova and Ukraine

While countries in the region possess traditional forensics capabilities for investigation and preparation of court cases, it was highlighted that there is an insufficient amount of knowledge and equipment to carry out traditional forensics works in a CBRN environment, namely in the aftermath of an incident involving CBRN materials. The overall objective of the project are Strengthen existing traditional forensic capabilities in investigating CBRN incidents among police experts; Develop a training system on forensic investigations in CBRN-related cases and Foster the establishment of networks of CBRN and forensics-related institutions and networks of forensics experts dealing with CBRN-related investigations at the sub-regional level.

CBRN CoE PROJECT P61 - Sound management of chemicals and their associated wastes in Southeast Asia (SEACHEM)

The overall objective of the project is to achieve enhanced chemical safety and security in the region, taking the country-specific baseline situation into account. The purpose of this regional project is to address outstanding chemical safety and security issues in areas of legislation/regulation, prevention, detection, preparedness and response. The project is going to address not only the sound management of chemicals and their wastes but also take emerging chemical issues as well as whole CBRN threaths into account. Target countries are: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam.

ILEAnet - Innovation by Law Enforcement Agencies networking (H2020 project)

The ILEAnet project sets up and develops a sustainable network of Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) practitioner organisations from all over Europe. The mission of this network is to stimulate LEA capabilities to influence, develop and take up research, development and innovation (RDI) that is useful and usable for LEAs, and thereby help them to tackle the major challenges they face. The network is organised around ILEAnet National Contacts (INCs) who is in charge of federating the respective networks of practitioners, policy makers, academics, industrial players and other RDI stakeholders in their respective countries. ILEAnet also operates as a community of people with a common interest in exchanging and collaborating with respect to LEA challenges and needs and LEA-centred RDI. Whilst the organisational ILEAnet Network is focused – “top-down” - on specific challenges, the ILEAnet Community of people contributes “bottom-up” ideas to produce innovative approaches to face newly arising challenges.

DAREnet - DAnube river region Resillience Exchange network (H2020 project)

The DAREnet project is to support flood management practitioners across the EU Danube River region and from different disciplines to deepen and broaden their Research, Development and Innovation related collaboration (=RDI). DAREnet builds a multi-disciplinary community of practitioners, operating in a network of civil protection organisations, and supported by a broad range of stakeholders from policy, industry and research. Together they build a transnational and interdisciplinary ecosystem to foster synergies, innovation and its uptake.

Support for European Union action in the field of CBRN security managers education

Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) terrrorisms are currently four new risks. CBRN threats has evoked an urgent need for undertaking numerous actions to prevent and to combat terrorism. The aim of the project is to create CBRN-E postgraduate studies.

Other activities related to planned goals of ISEM Institute (classified and non-classified)

Overview of past activities