FAQ: Regional Dimension

1. Why the regional dimension is core driver to enhance chemical safety and security

Each region poses different security challenges as well as opportunities. Different regions have their own cultural distinctiveness, and this is true even within regions. Many regions do not have the capacity to take on many of the existing chemical safety and security risks and challenges. It is crucial to respond with well-coordinated and harmonized measures in order to tackle it effectively. The regional approach allows the ICCSS to be flexible in its engagement and to promote chemical safety and security to be adjusted to different cultures, different perceptions of security, and the various priorities of nations in the region concerned.

ICCSS has develop and integrated approach necessary to enhance regional cooperation and compatibility of procedures, basing it on non-political, science-based, industry-oriented, sustainable, public-private partnerships, multi-stakeholder solutions and principles.

Within ICCSS implemented EU-CHEM-REACT program, financed by EU,  Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova are engaged in the development of modern civil protection and chemical threat reduction.

Within the ICCSS led Jordan program on chemical safety and security, financed by US DTRA, Jordan developed a model chemical security national regulatory framework. The project development  offers Jordan as regional hub for chemical safety and security

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2 . What is Middle East process on chemical safety and security about?

The Middle East process is a one of main pillar of ICCSS activities. It is dedicated to building regional chemicals safety and security via training on implementation of the existing provisions and procedures in the areas of reducing chemical threats, including relevant treaties and arrangements, as well as promotion of technical standards and dispersion of competences and training facilities among different agencies, significantly reduces chances to implement the relevant standards nationally. Specifically developed training program addresses directly management and implementation risks, identifies barriers and proposes concrete measures to overcome them.

Another component of the Middle East process -  is Train the Trainer, ensure sustainability of the project, enabling the participants to share with their gathered experience and knowledge within the relevant agencies.

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3. What are the addressees and leading assumptions of EU-CHEM-REACT program?

The project gap analysis, conducted before the project implementation, identified low level of preparedness of countries of Eastern Europe to cooperate and use UCPM in major emergencies. There was identified lack of common procedures to request and offer international assistance as a result of major chemical man-made and natural disasters happening simultaneously in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, within European Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM).

The project aims to support civil protection services to cooperate with EU and non-EU partners in preparedness and response to hybrid threats situation.

A unique regional and international partnership of stakeholders, led by ICCSS, from governments, industry, civil society, voluntary fire services, and academia, from Belarus, Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine, are beneficiaries of the project. The project is implemented in cooperation with the international agencies, including EU, UN OCHA, WHO, OPCW.

The project promotes application of Union Civil Protection Mechanism outside European Union.

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