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Members of the ISTC and STCU Executive Boards visit the EU CBRN SEEE Centre of Excellence Regional Secretariat in Tbilisi302/332
07 Dec 2016
On 7 December 2016 participants in the sessions of the Executive Boards of STCU and of ISTC that took place in Tbilisi, Georgia, visited the Regional Secretariat of the EU Centre of Excellence for South East and Eastern Europe, headquartered in the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The delegation was led by STCU Governing Board Chairman and ISTC Board Member Mr. Eddie Maier.
Vice-Rector of the Academy Ms. Miranda Khabazi greeted the visitors and briefed them about Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, a higher and special professional police education institution, that proudly hosts the EU CBRN SEEE CoE. The Head of the Regional Secretariat, Mr. Givi Amiranashvilli, described the priorities and achievements of the CoE that unites National CBRN Teams from nine countries from South East Europe, Southern Caucasus, Moldova and Ukraine. Georgia set an excellent example for the region as it became the first country to adopt a National Action Plan and spearheaded the set-up of a CBRN CoE Group of Friends at the United Nations to provide a platform for peer review of the progress made by various participants in the network. The Regional Coordinator from UNICRI, Mr. Francesco Miorin, described the objectives of the EU-funded Centres for CBRN risk mitigation and their important input into inter-regional and international CBRN cooperation.
In the discussion that ensued, Chairman Eddie Maier, ISTC Executive Director David Cleave and STCU Executive Director Curtis “B.J.” Bjelajac pointed out the benefits and prospects for enhanced cooperation between the two science centers (STCU and ISTC) and the EU CBRN Centres of Excellence.