Working paper: Securing immaterial technology with dual-use potential

This working paper will be presented at a side event organized by EBRF during the Eighth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention (BTWC) from 7 to 25 November 2016. This working paper serves as input for a discussion on how to secure immaterial technology.

Download working paper (pdf file 208kb).

Guidelines for the implementation of Action B2 - 2014

On 24 June 2009 the commission adopted its communication on strengthening chemical, biological radiological and nuclear (CBRN) security in the European Union (EU). The EU CBRN Action Plan is aimed at strengthening CBRN security in the European Union. Action B2 of the EU CBRN Action Plan describes that the Member States should establish:

The produced document on the implementation of Action B2 (March 2014) is a guide which was prepared in order to assist Member States to implement the B2 action and bring them into compliance with UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (UNSCR 1540) and the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC). The document must be seen as a toolkit of what can be added in the regulatory framework to reinforce biosecurity.

The recommendations described in this guideline were developed by a group of European experts (all member of a public institution) from the following countries: Denmark, France, The Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. France was the leading country for this initiative.