Call on European think tanks to offer EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Internships

The EU Non-Proliferation Consortium will support 48 Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Internships in European think tanks between 2014 and 2017 (see COUNCIL DECISION 2014/129/CFSP of 10 March 2014).

The duration of each internship shall be 3 month (13 weeks).
All members of the European network of independent non-proliferation think-tanks are eligible as host institutes for an EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament internship. For each internship the host institute will be granted 3,880 euros.

Interns - as a rule - are expected to cover their living and traveling costs by themselves. The EU Non-Proliferation Consortium can provide limited subsidies (500 euros / month) for a limited number of students (12 out of 48) for the duration of the internship.

Host institutes for an EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Internship must meet the following requirements:

  • - Membership in the European network of independent non-proliferation think-tanks
  • - Availability of office space / working place for intern
  • - At least one expert specialized in non-proliferation or disarmament affairs and corresponding EU policies
  • - At least one expert must have teaching / tutoring experience and serve as the general supervisor

For further details, please contact Giorgio Franceschini from the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF):
Please note that this call is not directed to students, but to research institutes and think tanks only.


Focus [January-February 2015]

Non-Conventional Terrorism

Overview of the latest EU official documents, publications of the Consortium and publications from the network regarding the struggle against non-conventional terrorism.

Publications of the Consortium

  1. Nuclear attitudes in Central Europe, Erzsebet N. Rozsa, Anna Peczeli, NP paper No.42, January 2015, 16pp.
  2. The European union and the Humanitarian Initiative in the 2015 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Cycle, Jenny Nielsen, Marianne Hanson, NP paper No.41, December 2014, 20p.
  3. The European Union's weapons of mass destruction non-proliferation clause: a 10-year assessment, Lina Grip, NP paper No.40, April 2014, 16p.
  4. Nuclear Trafficking Issues in the Black Sea Region, Lyudmila Zaitseva, Friedrich Steinhausler, NP paper No.39, April 2014, 24p.
  5. Iran's nuclear propensity: the probability of nuclear use, Thanos Dokos, NP paper No.38, March 2014, 16p
  6. Arms Trade Treaty assistance: identifying a role for the European Union, Mark Bromley, Paul Holtom, Discussion Paper, February 2014, 18p.
  7. The European Union and space: opportunities and risks, Jana Robinson, Michael Romancov, NP paper No.37, January 2014, 12p.
  8. European Union responses to extra-territorial claims by the United States: lessons from trade control cases, Quentin Genard, NP paper No.36, January 2014, 14p.
  9. Export of dual-use chemicals to Syria: an assessment of European Union export controls, Ian Anthony, NP paper No.35, January 2014, 14p.
  10. Assessing the European Union's sanctions policy: Iran as a case study, Dina Esfandiary, NP paper No.34, December 2013, 24p.
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Publications from the Network

  1. Improving the Effectiveness of Sanctions: A Checklist for the EU, Anthonius W. de Vries, Clara Portela, Borja Guijarro-Usobiaga, CEPS Special Report, No.95, November 2014, 17p.
  2. Les Émirats arabes unis : plaque tournante du trafic illicite vers l'Iran, Géraldine Franc, Note d'analyse, 24 October 2014, 20p. (in French) , Group for research and information on peace and security
  3. A Perfect Solution to Nuclear Talks with Iran: A Deal Deemed Imperfect by All, Dina Esfandiary, The National Interest, October 22, 2014 , International Institute for Strategic Studies
  4. Viewing North Korea vicariously, Mark Fitzpatrick, The Survival Editors' Blog, October 22, 2014 , International Institute for Strategic Studies
  5. Russia, ISIL and the Diplomatic Lessons of the Cuban Missile Crisis, James Nathan, October 22, 2014 , European Leadership Network for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
  6. ELN Hosts Expert Briefing on Iranian Nuclear Negotiations, October 16, 2014 , European Leadership Network for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
  7. Nuclear weapons and the humanitarian approach, Tom Sauer, Joelien Pretorius, Global Change. Peace and Security, October 2014, 20p. , University of Antwerp - Research Group in International Politics
  8. North Korea, deterrence, and engagement, Heinz Gärtner , Defence and Security Analysis, October 2014 , Österreichisches Institut für Internationale Politik
  9. Nuclear Weapons under International Law, G. Nystuen, S. Casey-Maslen, A. Golden Bersagel , Cambridge University Press, 2014 , University of Westminster - School of Law
  10. NATO-Russia Relations after the Newport Summit. Reassurance, Cooperation and Security Guarantees, Margarete Klein, Markus Kaim, SWP Comments No.41, 4p. October 2014 , The Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
  11. This Week: Prospects for Agreement with Iran , Norman Moss, September 22, 2014 , British American Security Information Council
  12. Le dernier délai pour l'Iran pour l'Ouest ?, Bart Smedts, e-Note 15, September 19, 2014, 4p. (in French) , Institut Royal Supérieur de Défense
  13. Dangers of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East, Mark Fitzpatrick, Presentation at the Conference on Arabian Gulf and Regional Challenges, Riyadh, September 17, 2014 , International Institute for Strategic Studies
  14. This Week: Trident - a liability the UK can ill afford to keep , Paul Ingram, September 17, 2014 , British American Security Information Council
  15. Survival: Global Politics and Strategy October-November 2014 , Volume 56, Numbers 1-6, October - November 2014 , International Institute for Strategic Studies
  16. The Uncertain Future of the British Nuclear Arsenal in the Context of the Scottish Referendum, Artur Kacprzyk, PISM Bulletin, No. 115 (710), 16 September 2014, 2p. , Polski Instytut Spraw Miedzynarodowych
  17. Deterrence intrudes on EU conference , Mark Fitzpatrick, IISS Blog, September 09, 2014 , International Institute for Strategic Studies
  18. The Arms Trade Treaty: challenges for the First Conference of States Parties, Sibylle Bauer, Paul Beijer, Mark Bromley, SIPRI Insights on Peace and Security no. 2014/2, September 2014, 12p. , Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  19. The NATO Summit: The Long Agenda of One Item, Michael Clarke, RUSI Newsbrief, 2 Sep 2014 , Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
  20. Iran’s Nuclear Future, Peter Jenkins, Richard Dalton, Research Paper, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House, September 2014, 20p.
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Ad Hoc Consortium Activities

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Third EU consultative meeting

The Third Consultative Meeting of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium took place on 3 and 4 November in Brussels. It continues the series of European expert meetings, which started in 2011. The aim of the consultative meetings is to provide a forum for discussion and exchange of views for European experts, researchers, academics and practitioners.

Forthcoming Events

  1. March 16 - 20, 2015

    March 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Short Course, VCDNP, Vienna, Austria

  2. March 23, 24, 2015 2015 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC.
  3. March 27, 2015 End of part 1 of the 2015 session of the Disarmament conference, Geneva, Switzerland
  4. April 06 - 24, 2015 UN Disarmament Commission, New York, USA
  5. April 13, 2015 Launch of the SIPRI data on world military expenditure in 2014.
  6. April 27 - May 22, 2015 2015 NPT Review Conference, New York, USA
  7. April 29, 2015 Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
  8. May 25 - July 10, 2015 Part two of the 2015 session of the Disarmament Conference, Geneva, Switzerland
  9. June 01 - 05, 2015 Second Open-ended Meeting of Governmental Experts (MGE2) under the UNPoA on small arms and light weapons, New York, USA
  10. June 01 - 05, 2015 International Conference on Computer Security in a Nuclear World: Expert Discussion and Exchange, Vienna, Austria
  11. June 12 - 22, 2015 2015 Nuclear History Boot Camp, The University of Roma
    Tre and the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies (CIMA), Italy
  12. August 03 - September 18, 2015 Part three of the 2015 session of the Disarmament Conference, Geneva, Switzerland
  13. August 24 - 28, 2015 Women in Nuclear Meet Atoms for Peace, IAEA, Vienna, Austria
  14. September 2015 PSI Exercise Maru 2015 (New Zealand)
  15. September 07 - 11, 2015 First Review Conference of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  16. September 30, 2015 Brown Bag Lunch and Book Launch with Dr Or Rabinowitz, 'Nuclear Bargains Reviewed; Washington's Cold War nuclear deals and what they mean for Iran', CSSS, King's College London, War Studies Meeting Room, 6th Floor King’s Building, UK
  17. October 02, 2015 Brown Bag lunch with Scott Sagan, 'Insider Threats to Nuclear Security: A Worst Practices Guide', CSSS, King's College London, War Studies Meeting Room, 6th Floor King’s Building, UK
  18. October 19 - 23, 2015 IAEA International Conference on Global Emergency Preparedness and Response, Vienna, Austria
  19. October - November 2015 PSI Political meeting (TBD, Washington, DC)
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3rd EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

The 3rd EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference was held in Brussels at the Crowne Plaza Le Palace Hotel from Thursday 4 September to Friday 5 September 2014.