EU-ATT Outreach Project Seminar in Zambia
The ad hoc seminar was conducted within the framework of the ATT Outreach Project. It dealt with various components of the ATT such as legal provisions, combating Illicit trade and diversion as well as reporting requirements with a specific focus on the Military. For this Ad hoc seminar, the organizers were accompanied by ATT experts from Croatia, the UK, Germany and the Netherlands.
The goal of EU ATT Outreach Project 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 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. 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. The project is implemented by BAFA and co-funded between the EU and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany.