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Training Session on biosafety, biosecurity and biorisk management carried out in Tunis by the Institut Pasteur (IPT)

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                Como, October 29th, 2014 – The Institut Pasteur de Tunis (IPT) successfully organized and carried out a training session for several Tunisians experts and officials on 20-22 October 2014 within the framework of a project on “Knowledge development and transfer of best practice on biosafety, biosecurity, and biorisk management”. The project, coordinated by the InsubriaCenter on International Security (ICIS), is part of the European Union Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Risk Mitigation Centre of Excellence Initiative (EU CBRN CoE).




The training session was tailored to local needs and included the lectures on topics such as biorisk management, medical waste management, and hygiene standards in laboratories.

This important activity provided the possibility to highlight national and local experiences and best practices, and to discuss local needs and requirements. During the training, attended by experts involved in the project, and several experts from the Ministries of Environment, Justice, and Defence of Tunisia, there was a high level of interaction amongst the participants. In line with the EU CBRN CoE Initiative approach, the training proved to be an opportunity for mutual exchange of knowledge and experience.

The EU CBRN CoE Initiative is funded by the European Commission and implemented in cooperation with the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC). The European External Action Service is also involved in the follow-up of the initiative. The initiative is developed with the technical support of relevant international and regional organisations, the EU Member States and other stakeholders, through coherent and effective cooperation at the national, regional and international level. The initiative involves 48 countries in 8 regions of the world.

For more information:

CBRN Centres of Excellence website:


European Commission, Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace website:


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