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Our ICI/EKC Manager congratulated by the Croatian Government

On behalf of the organizers of the 15th International Mine Action Symposium, allow me to warmly thank you for your valuable participation as a lecturer.

In this regard, as to your unquestioning expert contribution to this meeting and as one of the par excellence authorities in mine action-related issues, we will be mostly honoured

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15th International symposium on Mine Action, EKC contributions

Members of European FP7-TIRAMISU/ICI-EKC still active in Humanitarian Demining.

Professor Motoyuki SATO (Tohoku University, Japan) has presented his new ALIS MD-GPR detector of Explosive devices during the 15th International Symposium on Mine actions in Slano (Dubrovnik, Croatia)

The NATO study on detection of explosives with honeybees entered in his first milestone, getting CTRO (coordinator),

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21st International meeting of National Mine Action

On February 13, representatives of ICI – EKC participated in the international conference on humanitarian demining in Geneva. The purpose of this participation was to promote both the Institute and the materials developed during the Tiramisu project. The presentation of Yvan Baudoin was entitled: “New JED Challenges Imply New Tools”

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Conference on Crisis management – 23 January 2018

“It’s not 5 minutes before the ball that you learn how to dance” …one of the take-aways from Tuesday ‘s conference at the ICI that brought together Belgium’ s 1st responders, police, fire services and security professionals. There is a need for more learning opportunities for the security services in case they are faced with a potential attack using chemical, radiological or biological substances. It is essential that they are given the information and

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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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21th International Symposium on Measurement and Control in Robotics ISMCR’2018
26-28 September 2018- CATALOGUE and PROCEEDINGS
International CBRNE Institute, Les Bons Villers, Belgium

The 21th International Symposium on Measurement and Control in Robotics (ISMCR-2018) followed the very successful 20th ISMCR’20 held at Bangalore (India) and it was aiming to gather high quality original contributions in

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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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