Note on COVID-19:
The current pandemic has also affected the planning of events organised by the EU Non-proliferation and Disarmament Consortium. The current status is as follows:
– An EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Next Generation Follow Up Meeting and the launch of the Mentorship programme by IAI and VCDNP will take place online in April 2021.
– A virtual ad-hoc seminar on the impact of the global health crisis on the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention organised by FRS will be held in May/June 2021 (event by invitation only).
“The global military burden […] rose by 0.2 percentage points in 2020 […]. This was the biggest increase in military burden since the global financial and economic crisis in 2009.” Find more data and analysis in the @SIPRIorg Yearbook 2021 Summary: sipri.org/sites/default/… pic.twitter.com/Fyl9X9rf9V
This expert seminar aims to consider and determine the key issues highlighted by the pandemic that could be relevant to the disarmament and non-proliferation scope of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC). The purpose is to explore the lessons that can be learned from this international public health crisis, and the response, that could […]Find out more »
The European Union’s Role in Non-Proliferation and Disarmament and Its Engagement with Academia and The Younger Generation
On 29 April 2021, as part of the Young Women and Next Generation Initiative (YWNGI), the VCDNP and the International Affairs Institute (IAI) in Rome, Italy, with the support of the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium (EUNPDC), organized the second public outreach event focused on the EU and its policies on non-proliferation and disarmament, as well […]Find out more »
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, there are currently few opportunities for the next generation to meet around the world and think together about the great challenges of our times. With these words, Elena Sokova, Executive Director of the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP), opened the 2021 EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Next Generation […]Find out more »
EU NON-PROLIFERATION AND DISARMAMENT eLEARNING COURSE
This course, designed, developed and launched by the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium and funded through the EU Council Decision CD 2014/129/CFSP of 10 March 2014, covers all relevant aspects of the EU non-proliferation and disarmament agenda and aims to provide a comprehensive knowledge resource for practitioners and scholars interested in arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament of both conventional and unconventional weapons.