BAFA delivers Ad Hoc Seminar of the European Union Partner-2-Partner Export Control Programme for Arms-ATT in Côte d'Ivoire
A component of the European Union Partner-to-Partner (P2P) project on the Arms Control Treaty (ATT), the ad hoc seminar for Côte d'Ivoire was organized in response to a request for assistance by the Ivorian government in holding an awareness-raising seminar for police, parliamentarians, and government officials following its ratification of the ATT in February 2015. Its focus was primarily on licensing for transfer activities, enforcement on combating illicit trade and diversion, and regional and international cooperation. Key experts from Belgium, the Netherlands, South Africa, and the UK supported the event, which was held in Abidjan.
The goal of the European Union Partner-to-Partner (EU P2P) Export Control Programme for Arms-ATT, formerly referred to as the EU ATT Outreach Project (EU ATT-OP), is to support the early entry into force and effective implementation of the ATT. Upon request, the project will support a number of States in strengthening their arms Transfer controls 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. The EU P2P 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. The project is implemented by BAFA and co-funded between the EU and the Government of the Germany.
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