Second Experts Meeting


Event date: 06/11/2018 - 07/11/2018

On November 6 and 7, 2018, Expertise France, together with its co implementer BAFA, organised the second meeting of experts within the framework of Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/915.

Held in Paris, this event brought together 47 people involved in the second phase of the European Union’s activities in support of the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (EU ATT OP II).

As the first meeting of experts focused more on lessons learned (Brussels, January 2018), this time, the implementers placed the emphasis on some outreach tools and training materials that experts could use to address the needs of partner countries:
− A reference framework for reaching compliance with the ATT and for an efficient dissemination of knowledge concerning it;
− Self-learning digital modules to enhance comprehension of the Treaty’s key provisions and ways of implementing them;
− A set of legal guidance to help countries introduce ATT obligations in their national legislations;
− A Frequently Asked Questions document to encourage countries to comply with their reporting obligations under the Treaty;
− An exercise to understand the basics of interagency processes associated with arms trade controls.

This event was successful in providing an opportunity, within the expert community, to share experiences, best practices as well as common training materials and tools.

Announced for 2019, the next meeting of experts will take place in Frankfurt (Germany).