Deputy Director at RACVIAC Meets International Experts to Discuss Security and CBRNe Cooperation

In a significant development for regional security and cooperation, the Deputy Director of RACVIAC – Centre for Security Cooperation in Zagreb, Croatia, Admiral Predrag Stipanović, held a pivotal meeting with esteemed international experts. The gathering aimed to deliberate on pressing security challenges and the forthcoming CSCM – World Congress on CBRNe Science & Consequence Management, scheduled for October 23-27, 2023, in Cavtat, Croatia.

RACVIAC, known for its enduring commitment to promoting peace and stability in the South East European region since 2000, continues to play a vital role in enhancing the institutional capacities of countries to address contemporary security challenges. The organization also supports countries in fulfilling their obligations and commitments associated with EU and Euro-Atlantic security agendas.

Among the esteemed attendees were:

LTC. (ret) Jeffrey D. Allen – President of the CSCM Educational Foundation.

Prof. Roberto Mugavero – Observatory on Security and CBRNe Defense and Council of Europe’s European Centre for Disaster Medicine President.

Prof. Zvonko Orehovec – Faculty member at the University of Applied Sciences, Velika Gorica Faculty of Natural Sciences.

Dr. Bryon Marsh – CBRN Programs and Business Development expert at the Idaho National Laboratory, USA.

Dr. Stela Popovic – Acting Head of the Service for Nuclear Safety at the Ministry of the Interior.

The primary focus of the meeting was to discuss the impending CSCM – World Congress on CBRNe Science & Consequence Management, which promises to be a milestone event in the field of security and disaster management. Set to convene in Cavtat, Croatia, from October 23 to 27, 2023, this congress is expected to bring together leading experts, policymakers, and practitioners from around the world to exchange knowledge and insights on chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNe) issues and consequence management.

Furthermore, the meeting served as a platform to explore opportunities for future cooperation aimed at reinforcing security in the South East European region. The discussions revolved around enhancing training, knowledge, and education to bolster the capabilities of nations in addressing security challenges effectively.

Deputy Director at RACVIAC, alongside these esteemed experts, expressed their commitment to working collaboratively to ensure a more secure and resilient South East European region. The outcomes of this meeting are anticipated to pave the way for a stronger and more cooperative approach to security challenges in the region, underscoring the importance of international collaboration in addressing contemporary security threats.

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