EUP2P CIT for Technical Reach Back Specialists in Ispra, Italy

EUP2P CIT for Technical Reach Back Specialists in Ispra, Italy

Dual-Use

Event date: 25/01/2017 - 27/01/2017

On 25-27 January 2017, the EU P2P program on dual-use goods held an event on commodity identification for technical reach back specialists at the EU’s Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy.  

One of the goals of the event was to facilitate the creation of networks of technical experts with a view to sharing experience and providing mutual support to one another in the future.

The event was attended by 21 participants representing 10 EUP2P partner countries - United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Serbia, Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand. The event was particularly successful in part because it was held at the EU’s Joint Research Centre whose laboratories host several dual-use items. The event allowed the participants to gain hands-on experience in commodity identification of items that they might be called to inspect physically .

Overall, the organisation of the event at the JRC’s premises allowed for displaying dozens of potentially controlled items – many of which the participants had not previously seen. This fact coupled with the exercise-driven nature of the discussions resulted in a high level of engagement of the participants.