On August 27 – 30, the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority organized a meeting in Oslo, with Ukrainian, Norwegian and Slovakian participants. The aim is to strengthen the ability to prevent illicit trafficking of CBRN-materials, which could be used for malicious acts.
During the meeting, the project partners evaluated the entire course of the previous SOS Alert Solution project. The aim of the SOS Alert Solution project was to strengthen the capacity of the Police Force Presidium of the Slovak Republic and the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine at the Slovakian-Ukrainian border concerning combating chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats.
Further more the participants discussed the conditions for further partnerships within the framework of a predefined project, under the Cross-Border Cooperation Program in the new programme period of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism with its basis in the EEA agreement. The partners have already clarified their visions for the future cooperation and agreed on the need of involving more partners in the new project.
The NRPA, the Slovakian Presidium of the Police Force and the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine have cooperated for enhanced detection and interception of illicit Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear materials on the Slovakian-Ukrainian border as a project under Norway Grants.Photo: Roland Kovács, NRPA.