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EKC Newsletter December 2017

A summary of the ICI/EKC activities 2017 may be consulted here.

The EKC members are cordially invited to become members of the DG HOME security Community of Users


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Knowledge is the best defence against Terrorism

“The CCTP Board is proud to say our first “CCTP” Belgium class was a great success. A mix of law enforcement, military and private sector amongst the participants made us achieve our main goal which was reaching out to every industry and bring them all together into one class.

Due to the high level profiles and their years of experience it came as no surprise that all participants passed the exam and received the CCTP Credential on the final day. A big congratulations to you all!

We chose the ICI institute as our Belgian partner because of its fine reputation and their advanced knowledge on CBRNE which created an added value for our CCTP program. The Director of the institute Yves Dubucq turned out a trustworthy and reliable partner for organising this course. Not only operational wise did he handle everything smoothly, Yves also managed to bring in the National News channel RTL and RTBF to do a full cover story on the course. The ICI institute offers endless opportunities for CCTP to work with and we look forward to future projects in Belgium together with Yves and his team.

Yaniv Peretz, Program Director CCTP”

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Conflict Armament Research’s in Advanced CBRNE course

“After having taken the Basic CBRN Awareness Course at the International CBRNE Institute a couple of months ago, Conflict Armament Research’s Iraq/Syria investigative unit just completed the CBRN Advanced Course. This time, the team had the opportunity to go through practical and realistic scenarios prepared by the ICI instructors coming from Hotzone Solutions Group from 28th of August to 1st of September.

Working with the ICI is the best way to prepare my teams to face the current threat profile of our area of operation. The expert instructors were always eager to share their own experience and remained flexible to respond to our needs. Once again, thank you!”

— Damien Spleeters, Head of Regional Operations (Iraq-Syria), Conflict Armament Research


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The ICI welcomes a team from Conflict Armament Research

From 19th to 23rd of June, the ICI welcomed a team from Conflict Armament Research, who conduct weapon trafficking investigations in non-permissive environments.

A few words from the participants: “With the current threat profile of the region, it was the most logical step for the organization’s Iraq/Syria investigative unit to receive a basic CBRN awareness course at the International CBRNE Institute. The professionalism of the instructors, their availability and flexibility, and the high-quality of the facility in Belgium is what made all the difference. The team was constantly engaged and motivated.

We have learned a lot.”

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European CBRNE Threats and counter CBRNE technologies

On Thursday 20th April, the ICI organised an information day and exhibition focusing on current European CBRNE Threats and counter CBRNE technologies with guest speakers from Interpol’s Chemical and Explosive Terrorism Prevention unit and the European Defence Agency. In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Convention, homage was paid at the

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Info Day On CBRN Med

International CBRNE Institute On Thursday 9th March the ICI organised a Medical CBRN information day. Preparing and keeping the medical community safe is paramount in dealing with any CBRN related event. BrigGEN (ret) Ioannis Galatas, Manager of the ICI CBRN Knowledge Centre, stressed the need for knowledge sharing in the medical community. Communications,

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Hotzone Solutions and the International CBRNE Institute Conduct Training on Arms Control and Protection Against CBRN Materials

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Twenty-one Saudi Arabian staff members of the ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence, the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, and the King Faisal University participated in a five-day course in Brussels, Belgium, during which they discussed a number of questions related to arms control and

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Information Day on Technology for Countering CBRNE Threats

Monday 17th October 2016 saw the first Information Day held at the ICI on Technology for Countering CBRNE Threats. 49 participants from 14 nations gathered to hear and learn from industry experts who presented topics such as European support of research (European Commission), IED Threats (Belgian Military), C-IED Strategy (NATO) and Tools for facing

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