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Enhancement of CBRN capacities of South-East Asia in addressing CBRN risk mitigation concerning CBRN first response, biosafety and biosecurity awareness raising and legal framework

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 Funded by the European Union

The project is led by FIIAPP (Spain) and implemented together with Fondazione FORMIT (Italy) and Luigi Sacco University Hospital (Italy)


Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas (FIIAPP)

Created in 1997, the Foundation for international and Ibero-American Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) is a Spanish public institution, non-profit, serving the State's foreign policy in the area of international development cooperation, mainly in the fields of institutional enhancement and democratic governance. 

As a public foundation, it is endorsed and supported by a Board chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister of Spain. Part of its Board is made up by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Justice and the Presidency, as well as senior representatives from other ministries, like Economy and Finance, and an important representation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. 

The slogan "from the public for the public" distils the principles of its mission: the public consultation, advice from public institutions to their "peers", transferring experiences and best practices for reform in order to design and implement public policies.

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Fondazione FORMIT

FORMIT is a Non-profit Corporate Body recognized by the Italian Minister for Research, established in 1985 and with consultative status granted in 2004 by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Since more than 25 years FORMIT operates with a qualified multidisciplinary team based in Rome, Naples and Brussels. FORMIT supports, among others, National and Local Public Administrations, European Commission, European Parliament and the United Nations for the definition of policies and related actions in the Security, Technology and Innovation field. 

In the Security domain, main fields of work are:

  • Organization and Intervention analysis including: Management of critical events; Preparedness of first respondents; Cyber security and resilience.
  • Training and best practice transfer including: CBRN training programmes; Safety and security best practices.
  • Socio-Economic modelling including: Impact assessment of Critical Infrastructures failures; Security issues of Critical Infrastructure operators; Interdependencies and domino effects of Critical Infrastructures; incentives for Public-Private partnership for security and resilience; supply-chain analysis for security matters.
  • Technological Assessment including: Tools for prevention; Infrastructure/asset management.

Apart from the development of contents here above mentioned, from the methodological point of view, FORMIT is used to support project management, to lead monitoring and quality evaluation, to organize on-line training activities, to coordinate training missions activities and to manage communication with local stakeholders. In the capacity building area, FORMIT made use of its technical, legal and economic competencies and of its Training Centre and eLearning platform to design, implement and monitor Training courses.

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Luigi Sacco University Hospital - CLIMVIB

L. Sacco University Hospital is a national center of clinical excellence in different medical fields, including the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. Both the Laboratory of Clinical Microbiology, Virology and Bio-emergencies and the Department of Infectious Diseases can count on high biocontainment facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of highly infectious diseases. Moreover, the hospital is a center of university teaching both at the graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral level with independent on-site degrees from the University of Milan in Medicine and Surgery. The institution is a centre of excellence in biomedical research with laboratories equipped with advanced technology platforms for nanomedicine, gene profiling, molecular and cellular biology, bioinformatics, pharmacogenomics and pharmacokinetics. The research facilities and the high technological infrastructure in the clinical departments (all major specializations are covered) guarantee multidisciplinary expertise and facilities at the forefront of modern biomedical research.

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Participating Countries

Ten Countries in South East Asia region are interested in the project: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam. 

Their participation in project activities varies, according to Country specific priorities. For further information, see the dedicated pages here.


Regional Expert Engagement

The Project 46 team are working closely with the region’s CBRN CoE National Focal Points and Regional Secretariat to involve a number of CBRN experts from the region to act as project implementers for Project 46. These regional experts will form part of the project team, working in partnership with the implementers to ensure that national and regional interests are fully integrated into the development and delivery of the project.

An additional benefit of this approach will be the sustainability of the project through these regional experts, once the project itself concludes.

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