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Seminar on Challenges of the Scientific and Technological Evolution for the Export Control Systems in GUAM Countries

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15 Oct 2018 - 16 Oct 2018
Seminar on Challenges of the Scientific and Technological Evolution for the Export Control Systems in GUAM Countries


The Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU) hosted a seminar entitled “Challenges of the Scientific and Technological Evolution for the Export Control Systems” on October, 15-16 th, 2018, in Tbilisi, Georgia . This 2nd seminar was held under a Targeted Initiative funded by the European Union that aims to raise awareness in member countries of the STCU, and enhance the effectiveness of export control systems for dual-use items and related materials, equipment and technologies through the provision of necessary trainings and educational programs.
The Targeted Initiative is dedicated to engaging the academic community in the CBRN area of knowledge, particularly in both intangible technology transfer and the education of professionals for the export control systems of the GUAM region and encouraging them to commit to building a relevant legal framework, policy provisions, and administrative capacity to live up to their international obligations under Export Control regimes.
Over 80 participants from the GUAM countries’ government, scientific institutions, academics and industry, as well as representatives from the European Commission, EU Joint Research Center, and the EXBS office of the US Embassy in Tbilisi attended the seminar.
Government, scientific institutions, and industry shared their perspectives on the specific areas of common interest such as the setup of appropriate legal frameworks and institutional mechanisms; new trends in the policies of identification, authorizing and licensing of export; the role of higher education specialized courses for successful capacity-building; and the ways by which manufacturers may ensure internal compliance procedures and apply control measures during the production process.
Outcomes of the seminar:

• Handbooks on export control: progress achieved by all the partner countries;

• Master course in Ukraine: test of modules in spring; starting in 2019;

• Georgia and Moldova: will be the next countries to implement the master courses;

• PhD: topics of interest for industry, services and administrations may stimulate funding of more grants by the private sector;

• Network of scientists: contact the prospective participants and organize the 1st CONDENsE gathering during the second half of 2019.

October 15– 16, 2018; Tbilisi, Georgia

For more information, please contact Elena Taberko, tel.: +38044 490 71 50; email: elena.taberko@stcu.int

Contact Person: Elena Taberko