EUP2P Outreach Project II First Roadmap Activity for Costa Rica
Within the framework of the ATT Outreach Project II (ATT-OP II), the first Roadmap Activity for Costa Rica, implemented by BAFA, took place in San José, Costa Rica, on 14-15 December 2017. This meeting officially inaugurated the partcipation of Costa Rica in the second phase of the ATT outreach project and its main scope was that to finalise the elaboration of the control list initiated during the first phase of the project. This control list will constitute the mandatory legal framework and will serve to make progress towards the effective national implementation of the ATT. Furthermore, strategies and priorities for future roadmap activities were discussed.
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.