STCU News and Announcements
2nd Preparatory Meeting for LIONSHIELD 2018 Exercise. March 28-29, 2018, Tbilisi, Georgia318/353
03 Apr 2018
The Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (the STCU) jointly with the Regional Secretariat for South East and Eastern Europe (SEEE) hosted a 2nd Preparatory Meeting within the framework of planned Field Exercise on nuclear trafficking the LIONSHIELD 2018 as the EU CBRN Centres of Excellence Initiative, on March 28th-29th, 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The meeting aimed at discussing the format and organizational issues related to the Field Exercise LIONSHIELD 2018 scheduled for June 5 – 8, 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia and attended by representatives from all participant countries (Albania, Armenia, Georgia, the Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, and Ukraine).
The LIONSHIELD 2018 Field Exercise will aim at building capacity and sharing experience between the countries in the region on countering and respond to incidents involving illicit trafficking of radioactive and nuclear materials.
The main objectivise of the LIONSHIELD 2018 exercise are:
• Improve cooperation between countries in the Western Balkan and in the eastern Europe/Black Sea sub-region;
• Increase countries’ capacity and facilitate the exchange of experiences on countering illicit trafficking of radioactive and nuclear (RN) materials;
• Increase visibility of the European Union as a mayor assistance provided on CBRN safety and security in the region;
The preliminary structure of the field exercise includes 3 filed exercise scenario, focusing on detection of radio/nuclear materials at border crossing points and at the green border.
For more information, please contact Olga Panchenko, tel.: +38044 490 71 50; email: firstname.lastname@example.org