EU ATT Outreach Project II - Third Roadmap Activity for Colombia
The Third Roadmap Activity for Colombia took place in Bogotá, Colombia on 25-26 September 2019 in the framework of the EU Arms Trade Treaty Outreach Project (EU ATT OP II).
The main focus of this activity, which was implemented by BAFA, was placed on the creation of national structures in accordance with the provisions of the ATT. Against this background, topics such as the national control list, end-use certificates, inter-agency cooperation as well as risk assessment and mitigation mechanisms were addressed. Furthermore, reporting and transparency requirements related to the Treaty were discussed.
In total 17 representatives of relevant Colombian authorities attended the event.
In addition, the activity was supported by experts from Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru and Portugal.
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.
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