The EU P2P (Partner-to-Partner) web portal and new format Newsletter will contain content from all implementing bodies under the three components of the programme: i) The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), ii) Conventional Arms and iii) Dual-use goods.
The web portal will also be used to host e-training platforms as well as news on EU P2P programme events and activities. The EUP2P Programme consists of three components:
1. EUP2P Dual-Use Programme:
In line with the EU Security Strategy and the EU Strategy against the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, the EU engages in activities related to non-proliferation and dual-use goods export controls. This EU programme on dual-use items aims to enhance the effectiveness of export control systems of dual-use items so as to combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and related materials, equipment and technologies. The programme is implemented by various EU member states agencies. Two projects (Global and South East Asia) are currently implemented by a consortium led by Expertise France 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. A third project with the focus supporting Jordan and Kazakhstan is implemented by the German Export Licensing Agency (BAFA). The approach of this programme is very much a practitioner’s and focuses on peer-to-peer consultations.
2. EUP2P ATT Programme:
The EU adopted an implementation support programme for non-EU countries under Council Decision 2013/768/CFSP in December 2013 and is co-financed by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany. This programme assists a number of non-EU countries, upon their request, in strengthening their arms transfer systems in line with the requirements of the Arms Trade Treaty. The programme also reaches out to countries not yet party to the Treaty.
3. EUP2P Arms Programme:
Given the success of past cooperation programmes, the EU adopted Council Decision 2015/2309/CFSP in December 2015 in order to continue cooperation in arms export control with 16 partner countries of its eastern and southern neighbourhood. This newest phase is scheduled over 24 months (ending in December 2017) and will be implemented by the German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA). The activities foreseen within the programme are similar to those in the past, which includes regional workshops, study visits to relevant authorities of EU Member States and individual assistance workshops, if so requested by the partner country. In addition, partner countries will be able to submit to EU technical experts requests for advice on goods
classification and the application of control lists.