Project News and Activity Updates

P67 2nd Regional Meeting

Assessment Review and Workshop Planning

Following the completion of the P67 Assessment Visits in May 2019, the project implementation consortium and partner country experts will be convening in Tirana, Albania, in November 2019 for the P67 2nd Regional Meeting. The key objevtives of the meeting will be to:

  • Present observations and outcomes of the Assessment Phase and how they provide input for the implemenation of Work Packages 2-4.

  • Discuss the finalisation of planning and curriculum of technical workshops and training activities.

  • Identify activities to enhance regional and inter-disciplinary cooperation.

  • Finalise Assessment Reports and equipment lists. 

  • Ensure consensus on the cooperative implementation of the project.

Project Assessment Visits

P67 Implementation Consortium approach the end of their Assessment Visits

As part of the activities under Project 67 Work Package 1 (Inventory of CBRN Waste Management existing legislation, regulations, practices, including capabilities of waste operational infrastructure and training needs), the Implementation Consortium Key Experts have been undertaking Assessment Visits to the partner countries in the SEEE region. So far, visits have been undertaken to Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia and Ukraine (between December 2018 - March 2019). In the coming weeks, the visits will be concluded with a trip to North Macedonia in April 2019 and Montenegro in May 2019. 

Armenia: Meeting with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Georgia: Site visit to the Lab of LEPL National Environmental Agency

As part of the P67 Key Expert team, Radiological & Nuclear WM Expert Peter Salzer and Biological WM Expert Tom Pottage prepare for the partner country visits.

January - February 2019

Following a very constructive visit to Albania in December 2018, the P67 Key Expert team will be conducting three further Assessment Visits between the 24th January - 1st February 2019 in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. These visits will be essential for the project team to identify ways in which Project 67 can strengthen CBRN waste management capabilities in South-East and Eastern Europe. The remaining partner country visits will be complete by the end of the spring 2019. 

P67 Commences Assessment Visits in December 2018

Between December 2018 – March 2019, the P67 Key Expert team will undertake an assessment visit to each project partner country. Taking place on the 19th-20th December 2018, the team will first visit Albania to meet with a delegation of legal, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear waste management experts. In addition to detailed technical discussions, key objectives of each visit will include the identification of 1) waste management organisation and processes, 2) waste types, 3) legislative infrastructure, 4) equipment and training needs and 5) site visits relating to waste processing and waste production.

Image: The Presidential Office, Tirana, Albania

P67 Kick-Off Meeting takes place in Podgorica, Montenegro, 19-20 October 2018
Kick-Off Meeting Communication Release 
Kick-Off Meeting attendees- Implementation Consortium, National Focal Points and Partner Country Experts
Team Leader Henk Visser hosts technical discussion with Serbian experts 
Project Director Nicholas Apps 
opens meeting
Legal expert Yasemin Balci (VERTIC) hosts break-out session to discuss legal implementation matters with Ukrainian experts
P67 Kick-Off Meeting confirmed to take
place in Montenegro
We are pleased to announce that the date and location of the formal project Kick-Off Meeting has been confirmed. This will take place in Podgorica, Montenegro on the 19th-20th October 2018, following the EU CBRN CoE Regional National Focal Point (NFP) Round-Table Meeting. This meeting will provide an opportunity for the NFPs of the South-East and Eastern Europe region and Waste Management experts from each partner country to meet the EU consortium and key experts to discuss in more detail the legal, chemical, biological and radiological & nuclear aspects of the project and its work packages. Importantly, the two-day event will include a series of ‘break-out’ sessions, in which partner country experts can interact with the project key experts to comprehensively discuss their respective areas of specialism.

Project 67: Inception Meeting

30th July 2018

P67 Consortium conducted Project Inception Meeting

 

On the 30th July 2018, the P67 Consortium held its Inception Meeting in London to discuss implementation issues. Topics discussed covered areas such as: technical implementation (with an emphasis on activities to be conducted during the first year), internal and external coordination, communication and document exchange, the project schedule, reporting requirements, visibility activities and administrative matters. This was the first time the Consortium Partners met after the awarding of P67, with the official project start date being the 23rd July 2018. Following this meeting, an Inception Report is now in preparation.

 

The P67 Consortium consists of the lead organisation Sustainable Criminal Justice Solutions (SCJS) from the UK, and partners: the International Security and Emergency Management Institute (ISEMI) and the Nuclear Decommissioning Company (Jadrová a vyraďovacia spoločnosť -JAVYS) from Slovakia, Public Health England (PHE), Cranfield University and the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC) from the UK, and the Military Institute of Chemistry and Radiometry (MICHR) from Poland. The group will next convene in Montenegro in October 2018, to hold the Project Kick-Off Meeting with the CBRN CoE National Focal Points (NFPs) from the South-East and Eastern Europe Region.

Project Commences

 23rd July 2018

Project 67 Contract Signed
Following the signing of the P67 contract by the European Commission and project leaders Sustainable Criminal Justice Solutions (SCJS), the three-year project officially commenced on the 23rd July 2018.

Meeting with National Focal Points

20th June 2018

P67 Project Director and Team Leader meet with South-East and Eastern (SEEE) Region National Focal Points (NFPs) in Brussels
On the 20th June 2018, the P67 Director Nicholas Apps, Team Leader Dr Hendrik Visser and key consortium members met with the SEEE region NFPs at their 6th International Round-Table Meeting in Brussels. In this meeting, the following areas were presented and discussed: 1) An introduction to the P67 Consortium and the Biological, Chemical and Radiological/Nuclear Key Experts; 2) A summary of the key objectives of the project; 3) An overview of the work packages and intended results, and; 4) The importance of engaging with local experts in the region. Both the project team and NFPs are very much looking forward to the project commencing soon. 
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