About the project

Sans titreOn 15 December 2014, the Council of the European Union adopted Decision 2014/913/CFSP in support of the Hague Code of Conduct and ballistic missile non-proliferation in the framework of the implementation of the EU Strategy against Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. This decision provides for several types of activities in support of the HCoC and of ballistic missile non-proliferation to be carried out of the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique as the implementing agency of the EU.

This is the third such decision, following up on Decision 2008/974/CFSP of 18 December 2008 and on Decision 2012/423/CFSP of 23 July 2012.

Under this decision, three types of activities are taking place:

Project 1: Information and Communication

  • Preparation of a leaflet describing the EU’s support for the Code
  • Preparation of a welcome package for outreach activities towards non-subscribing States
  • Support and update of the HCoC secure Internet-based information and communication mechanism (‘electronic Immediate Central Contact’ — e-ICC)

Project 2: Strengthening ballistic missile non-proliferation

  • Publication of four food-for-thought papers

Project 3: Universalisation of the HCoC — Outreach activities

  • Organisation of 4 outreach events (2 in New York, 2 in Vienna) in support of both the HCoC and ballistic missile non- proliferation
  • Organisation of 3 regional outreach seminars (Latin America, Middle East, Asia)
  • Organisation of up to 10 targeted expert missions for non-subscribing States, mainly targeting the relevant industries, scientific community, export control experts and civil society representatives