EUP2P Outreach Project II - First Roadmap Activity in Colombia

Activity description

Within the framework of the ATT Outreach Project II (ATT-OP II), this First Roadmap Activity for Colombia, implemented by BAFA, took place in Bogotá from 31 January to 1 February 2018. This meeting officially inaugurated the participation of Colombia in the second phase of the ATT Outreach Project and had as a main goal to assess the status quo of the national implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty. During the two-day workshop current challenges such as diversion, illicit trafficking and reporting obligations were analysed and ways to address them were discussed. At the end of the workshop strategies and priorities for future roadmap activities were evaluated. The organisers were supported by four experts in the field of export control, security matters, international arms transfer, illicit trafficking and tracing issues and international relations from Germany, Spain and United Nations.

Project description

The goal of 'EU ATT Outreach Project (EU ATT-OP)', as part of the European Union Partner-to-Partner (EUP2P) Export Control Programme, is to support the effective implementation of the ATT. Upon request, the project will support 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
Sensitization and outreach
Focus of Activity
International instruments
Reporting on arms transfers
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