The European Commission announces that as of September 2015, the EU Outreach Programme in Dual-Use Export Controls will be implemented by a consortium led by Expertise France.
The consortium includes the French Ministry of Economy, Industry and Numerics, represented by the Export Control Office on Dual-Use Goods (SBDU), King’s College London, the Swedish Inspectorate of Strategic Products, the Customs authorities of France and Belgium, the United Kingdom National Nuclear Laboratory and the University of Liege.
The consortium is dedicated to the development of an integrated European approach to the outreach programme. This is exemplified through the work undertaken by the consortium to date which includes:
- Setting up a European Roster of Experts (EROES) representing EU Member State diversity in terms of expertise and spreading the culture of outreach throughout Europe. The roster already involves over 60 experts representing more than 15 EU member states;
- The development of an European Common Assistance Toolkit – a comprehensive set of training materials that cover all aspect of strategic trade controls.
The consortium recognises the importance of local ownership and a tailored regional approach. Further contacts with each partner country will take place as soon as possible to inform and discuss these efforts.
Download the programme brochure here.