On Thursday November 21, 2019 the Nicosia Risk Forum 2019 event took place at European University Cyprus in Nicosia, Cyprus. “The Nicosia Risk Forum 2019 provides the platform for an array of stakeholders –hailing from government, academia and the private sector– to exchange views and experiences, making it a truly multi-disciplinary event that produces a high level of discourse at a timely juncture. An exciting line of speakers and presentations were planned. Among others, on Nicosia Risk Forum 2019 important presentations were made by :
-EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Dr Christos Stylianides
-HE the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Dr Nikos Christodoulides
-The Deputy Government Spokeswoman, Ms Klelia Vasileiou
-Secretary General for Civil Protection of the Hellenic Republic, Mr Nikos Hardalias
-Head of NEMA, State of Israel, Mr Zeev Tsuk-Ram, VOVA
-Commissioner of Cyprus Civil Defense Force of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Andreas Frantzis
The core approach of the project is to contribute towards the advancement of the objectives of the European Union Internal Security Strategy 2015-2020 and to the EU CBRN Action Plan. In particular, the proposed program will focus on CBRNE awareness raising and training of front-line practitioners (police officers, coast guards, firefighters, medics, customs officers etc.) in both Greece and Cyprus.
Τhe project “Shielding South-east Europe from CBRN-E threats – S.S.E.E.” addresses the priority Training of the Call for Proposals covering the development of CBRN-E training programmes to build capacity of actors involved in the detection and mitigation of CBRN-E risks which have cross-border and cross-sector elements as well as the improvement of law enforcement training facilities, especially for CBRN-E first responders and in the special intervention domain. The European dimension of the project will be illustrated through the activites since the training framework, the training material, the E- Class, the handbooks, the simulation game and the excercises scenario will be translated in English in order to be used and from other European countries.
After the presentation a discussion with the event’s stakeholder took place and potential ways of project output’s exploitation were discussed.
The agenda of the event can be found here.