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Within the framework of EU CBRN CoE Project 87 Train the Trainer Workshop and Regional Working Groups Meetings were held from 5 to 8 April 2022 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Within the framework of the European Union Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Centres of Excellence (EU CBRN CoE) Project 87 Train the Trainer Workshop and Regional Working Groups Meetings were held from 5 to 8 April 2022 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Under the EU CBRN CoE Project 87 – Preparedness and Response for Mass Gatherings and Other Health Threats in Central Asia (PRECA) Train the Trainer Workshop and Regional Working Groups Meeting were held from 5 to 8 April 2022 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

The Event was attended by 130 participants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, UK, Ireland, France and Belgium.

On 5 April during the opening plenary session Mr. Bakhtiyor Gulyamov, Chairman of the State Committee on Industrial Safety of Uzbekistan and Head of the EU CRRN CoE Regional Secretariat for Central Asia, welcomed all participants of the Event and highlighted that COVID 19 showed the world necessity to strengthen preparedness and response for mass gatherings. 

H.E. EU Ambassador to Uzbekistan Ms. Charlotte Adriaen has emphasized that it is vital for Governments to cooperate and prevent potential incidents at Mass Gatherings. She also expressed hope that Uzbekistan joins ISTC as this would greatly facilitate and enhance the possibilities for ISTC to continue to provide support to the Uzbekistan.

Mr. David Cleave, ISTC Executive Director, greeted all participants and wished successful and fruitful training. He noted that PRECA project will help Partner Countries to strengthen their preparedness for Mass Events.

The Event was also attended by the representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Innovative Development of Uzbekistan, the Embassy of Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan, and other officials.

During the Train the Trainer Workshop 92 food safety, water safety, chemical safety and public health C3 (command, control and coordination) experts from 6 countries were trained. During the Project these newly trained experts will conduct their own national trainings for colleague. They will also work together to stimulate regional cooperation and partnership to strengthen safety during regional Mass Events.

Background information.

In December of 2020 the EU Commission has signed contribution agreement with ISTC to implement EU CBRN CoE Project 87- Preparedness and Response for Mass Gatherings and Other Health Threats in Central Asia (PRECA). Project duration is 42 months with total budget of 3,5 million EUR. Participating countries – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Project website www.preca.istc.int