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Montenegro adopts its National CBRN Action Plan

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Funded by the European Union

On 18 May 2016, the Government of Montenegro passed a decision for the adoption of its National Action Plan (NAP) to mitigate Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) risks, thus becoming the second partner country in the region of South East and Eastern Europe having officially adopted a National CBRN Action Plan.

The NAP, which covers the period 2016-2020, sets forth strategic objectives and actions aimed at preventing threats posed by the misuse of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials.

The overall purpose of the NAP is to articulate a national vision for CBRN risk mitigation and to identify priorities for building capacity. The NAP ensures integration of efforts in one coherent approach, thus strengthening national capacities for prevention, detection, preparedness and response to CBRN threats. It also facilitates the identification and implementation of projects and ensures that capacity building is part of a coordinated and sustainable approach.

Within the framework of the EU Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Centres of Excellence (EU CBRN CoE initiative), UNICRI, together with the European Commission Joint Research Centre (EC JRC), has assisted the National CBRN Team of Montenegro in developing the National CBRN Action Plan through a series of workshops aimed at identifying needs, capabilities and priorities in the field of CBRN risk mitigation.

The EU CBRN CoE Risk Mitigation Initiative involves 53 countries in 8 regions of the world, is funded by the European Union and is jointly implemented by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC). The initiative has been developed with the technical support of relevant international and regional organizations, the EU Member States and other stakeholders, through coherent and effective cooperation at the national, regional and international level. The EU CBRN CoE Risk Mitigation Initiative aims at strengthening regional security and safety by sharing good practices and capabilities, by developing guidelines, by identifying and deploying resources to respond to the needs identified by partner countries and by supporting the development of national CBRN policies.

For more information:

CBRN Centres of Excellence website:

European Commission, Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace website (see section about "Stable Situations"):