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The Spring University on Export Control for the GUAM Countries, May 20-24, 2019

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20 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
The Spring University on Export Control for the GUAM Countries, May 20-24, 2019

On May 20-24, 2019, the Science and Technology Center of Ukraine (STCU) hosted the Spring University on Export Control for the GUAM Countries in Kyiv at the Grand Admiral Hotel. The objective of the event was to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of various interrelated issues concerning the CBRN Export Control of Dual-Use Materials and Intangible Technologies. The STCU Spring University was organized with the support of the European Union represented by the European Commission and in the framework of STCU Export Control Targeted Initiative (TI) program.

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 40 participants from the GUAM countries’ government, scientific institutions, academics and industry, as well as experts from the EU Joint Research Center attended the Spring University.

The Spring University constituted a unique opportunity for the participants to discuss and gain valuable insight into current dual-use materials and intangible technologies export control issues and emerging challenges from a regional perspective. The Spring University offered participants the possibility to obtain an EU-STCU Certificate on CBRN Export Control of Dual-Use Materials and Intangible Technologies which was awarded to each participant based on the final evaluation at the end of the course.

Outcomes of the Spring University:
• Upgrade the professional skills of the participants that have a direct link with in the development and implementation of Strategic Trade control policies in the GUAM countries;
• Prepare future trainers that are able to transfer the subject knowledge to the younger generations;
• Create and foster a network of experts from the GUAM countries;
• Transform the summer university into a top fellow training school.



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


Contact Person: Elena Taberko