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UN Fellowships on Disarmament
15 September - 18 September
This project includes an annual 2- to 3-day Brussels study visit for the UN Programme of Fellowships on Disarmament, including a seminar with speakers from the Union institutions and experts from the Consortium network, and a field trip to relevant locations. The visit is scheduled to fit into the European component of the fellowship programme.
The UN Disarmament Fellows spend around 10 weeks travelling to meet relevant organisations in the field of non-proliferation and disarmament including in Geneva, Vienna, New York, China, South Korea and Japan. However, the Disarmament Fellows’ programme, which has now trained more than 1000 non-proliferation and disarmament practitioners, had not previously visited the European Union (EU) institutions in Brussels.
As mandated by Council Decision (CDSP) 2018/299, the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) has been charged with organizing a three-day programme for the Fellows in Brussels to introduce them to the policies and functioning of the European Union. The first visit to Brussels took place from 15 to 18 September 2018 and included lectures by the European External Action Service, the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission’s International Cooperation and Development sector, a representative from the current Presidency of the European Council (Austria), EU Consortium network members and NATO. The program also featured visits to the House of European History and the European Parliament.