On 17 January 2023, the Council of the European Union adopted Decision (CFSP) 2023/124 in support of the Hague Code of Conduct and ballistic missile non-proliferation in the framework of the implementation of the EU Strategy against the 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 by the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique acting as the implementing agency.
This is the fifth Council decision which provides support to the HCoC, with Council Decision 2008/974/CFSP of 18 December 2008, Council Decision 2012/423/CFSP of 23 July 2012, Council Decision 2014/913/CFSP of 15 December 2014, and Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/2370 of 18 December 2017 having already established a list of activities implemented by FRS.
This project consists in research and outreach activities around the HCoC. It is not conducted on behalf of the HCoC. The HCoC website can be found by clicking on this link.
The map below lists all outreach activities which have been carried out by FRS during the four Council Decisions:
The Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS) was founded in 1998. It is an independent research centre and the leading French think tank on defense and security issues. Its team of experts in a variety of fields contributes to the strategic debate in France and abroad, and provides unique expertise across the board of defense and security studies. In the aera of international security, its specific focuses are security doctrines, arms control, proliferation/dissemination issues and challenges, non-proliferation regimes and policies (small arms, conventional weapons, biological and chemical weapons, nuclear weapons, and their delivery systems). FRS maintains an active presence in the strategic debate through its publications, its website, and the events it regularly organises.