EU P2P ATT OP II - Senegal Study Visit in Paris on Licensing and Control Activities

Activity description

As part of the second phase of the EU ATT Outreach Project, ten representatives of the Senegalese authorities involved in conventional arms transfer controls conducted a study visit to Paris between November 27 and 29, 2018. Organised by Expertise France, this three-day event focused on licensing and control activities. The visit in particular aimed at: 1) Strengthening the technical knowledge of the attendees; 2) Offering examples of coordination and information sharing between government agencies; 3) Presenting the role and activities of the relevant French authorities taking part in the control of conventional arms transfers. During the discussions, the Senegalese delegation also had the opportunity to indicate current topics of interest and express their concern in the field of arms transfer controls with several French experts.

Project description

The goal of 'EU ATT Outreach Project' is to support the early entry into force and effective implementation of the ATT. Upon request, the project supports a number of States in strengthening their arms transfer control systems with a view to being able to implement the ATT. The project also aims to increase awareness and ownership of the ATT at national and regional levels and therein contribute to its universalisation. A second edition of the project was initiated on 29 May 2017 by Council Decision 2017/915 and it is co-implemented by BAFA and Expertise France. The EU ATT Outreach Project has three different components: 1) Tailored National Assistance Programmes; 2) Ad-hoc Activities; and 3) Regional Seminars. National assistance programmes are developed in close cooperation with partner countries. Key elements of national assistance programmes are: an initial needs assessment visit; inclusive roadmap development; and, practical support follow up activities.

Type of Activity
Institutional capacity-building
Focus of Activity
International instruments
Transfer controls
Expertise France
European Union (EU)
Expertise France
Contact Details

Expertise France

73 rue de Vaugirard

75006 Paris, France

Points of Contact:

Vincent Trouvé, project leader

Caroline Parquet, project manager