BAFA delivers Roadmap Activity II and III of the European Union Partner-2-Partner Export Control Programme for Arms-ATT (EUP2P ATT) in Costa Rica

Activity description

As part of the EUP2P ATT project, and as a conclusion to the roadmap for Costa Rica, the second and third activity were conducted in San Jose. The training, which lasted five days, focused on developing an exhaustive control list and risk assessment parameters which national authorities must observe to effectively implement the Arms Trade Treaty. Experts from UNLIREC, Albania, and South Africa participated, analyzed, and discussed proposals and exchanged good practices. A total of 45 government officials participated in this last roadpmap activity of the project's first phase.

Project description

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.

Type of Activity
Institutional capacity-building
Technical material or financial assistance
Focus of Activity
Control list
International instruments
Inventory and stockpile management
Risk assessments
Small arms and light weapons (SALW) controls
Transfer controls
Costa Rica
German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA)
European Union (EU)
Contact Details

Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA)
Division 225
Address: Frankfurter Str. 29 – 35, 65760 Eschborn, Germany
Phone: +49 6196 908-2602
Fax: +49 6196 908 11-2602

European External Action Service
Directorate for Security Policy and Conflict Prevention
B-1049 Brussels