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ERNCIP CBRNE STANDARDS 2017 and 2018 – support to Mandate 487

ERNCIP CBRNE STANDARDS 2017 and 2018 – support to Mandate 487

Objective

The primary aim of this project is to improve the detection of CBRN-E substances in Europe by enhanced cooperation among European research laboratories, advancing common technology standards or detection processes. This goal will be achieved through four work packages, each addressing a specific CBRN-E issue. These work packages will be formed around an ERNCIP thematic group, which will undertake pre-normative assessment on the topics identified as having a priority need, driven by the current security threats faced in the EU.

The proposed thematic groups for this CBRN-E Standards project are:
• Chemical & biological risks to drinking water – Water Security Plan
• Radiological and nuclear threats to critical infrastructure – remote expert support & novel detection technologies
• Risk assessment and mitigation of explosive threats against structures and soft targets
• Vehicle screening against explosive and weapons threats at checkpoints – CEN Workshop Agreement.

In order to provide oversight across all these work packages, there will also be a management work package covering the ERNCIP Office’s specific activities which will oversee all the other work packages.

Each thematic group will undertake pre-normative assessment to identify the current issues associated with the topic, and what options might exist for further harmonisation activities that would improve the security of the EU, and/or help the EU market for security products.

In some cases, this may lead to recommendations for specific harmonisation activities, such as changes to existing standards, or even proposals for new standards. Other possible paths that could be identified include a CEN/CENELEC workshop agreement; recommendations for further research, recommendations for EU policy, or even recommending that no further activity is justified.
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Coordinator

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Address

Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 500 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 775989

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    30 November 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.2.

H2020-EU.3.7.7.

H2020-EU.3.7.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 500 000

  • EU contribution

    € 500 000

Coordinated by:

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium