About Project 67

Project 67: Strengthening CBRN Waste Management Capabilities in South-East and Eastern European Countries

Commencing in July 2018, Project 67 is an exciting three-year project funded by the European Union and delivered on behalf of the CBRN Centres of Excellence. Sustainable Criminal Justice Solutions (SCJS, UK) will be leading the project implementation consortium, consisting of highly experienced partners from Poland, Slovakia and the UK. Project partner countries in the region are:

  • Albania

  • Armenia

  • Azerbaijan

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Georgia

  • Moldova

  • Montenegro

  • North Macedonia

  • Serbia

  • Ukraine

 

The purpose of this project is to support the long-term objectives of the governments of the South-East and Eastern European (SEEE) region partner countries. These are; 1) the sustainable development and management of their hazardous CBRN waste materials, resources and contaminated environments, and 2) the safe and secure handling, transportation and the disposal of CBRN waste in the industry and in the public domain.

The project will:

  • Address the legal framework for CBRN WM (Waste Management) through survey and assessment of existing legislation, implementation of international treaties, regulations, practices including enforcement;
  • Identify gaps in current laws, regulations, practices and capabilities of CBRN WM in the SEEE region partner countries;
  • Provide an analysis of the current situation on CBRN WM in the SEEE region partner countries;
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Methodologies to deal with safe and secure storage and disposal of hazardous waste materials, remediation of historical disposals, long-term environment monitoring; 
  • Provide recommendations for strengthening of existing CBRN WM capabilities through an improvement of CBRN waste related regulations, SOPs for safe and environmentally sound handling, transportation and disposal of CBRN waste;
  • Raise the level of knowledge on CBRN WM, occupation health and safety, on remediation of historical disposal sites and long-term environmental monitoring of the national regulatory waste authority, the management of the waste sources, the operators of the waste transportation, the operators of the waste storage and disposal facilities;
  • Strengthen the existing CBRN WM capabilities through trainings, exercises, development and provision of SOPs and respective methodologies, available equipment supply, exchange of good practice and information;
  • Develop a self-sustainable training system in respective fields associated with complex CBRN WM for relevant national regulatory authorities, waste management officers, local operators, laboratory personnel and other stakeholders;
  • Foster the establishment of national and regional CBRN WM experts and institutions' networks.
  • Identify potential follow-up measures to deal with site-specific issues in the region that can be tackled by national activities or other donors.

 

Consideration will be given to what has already been achieved and what is already underway in CBRN WM in each partner country.

The Project Implementation Consortium:
In addition to local experts in the SEEE region, project activities will be delivered by the following consortium partner organisations:
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CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY, UK

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (ISEMI), SLOVAKIA

THE NUCLEAR AND DECOMMISSIONING COMPANY (JADROVÁ A VYRAD’OVACIA SPOLOČNOST’, A.S. - JAVYS), SLOVAKIA

THE MILITARY INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTRY AND RADIOMETRY (MICHR), POLAND

PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND (PHE), UK

SUSTAINABLE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SOLUTIONS EUROPE (SCJS), BELGIUM

THE VERIFICATION, RESEARCH, TRAINING AND INFORMATION CENTRE (VERTIC), UK

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