HCoC Awareness-building session in Prague

On 4 June 2014, the FRS organised, on behalf of the European Union, an awareness-building session in Prague about dual-use technology and knowledge transfer issues in order to prevent them in the field of ballistic missiles. The session allowed considering both trends in the technology transfer for ballistic missiles and what could be promoted to prevent it at an early stage. This workshop gathered experts from scientific, space and industry communities of HCoC subscribing and non-subscribing States.

Programme

Welcoming remarks

Mr Alexandre HOUDAYER, Secretary General, Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS)

HCoC and technology issues

Dr Xavier PASCO, Senior Research Fellow, Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS)
Dr Serge PLATTARD, Resident Fellow, European Space Policy Institute (ESPI)

Perspectives on proliferation controls of high-tech products in the launcher and missile fields

H.E. Mr Carlo TREZZA, Chairman, Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)
Mr Dominique GUILLAUME, Chief Export Control Officer, Airbus Defence and Space

Issues and instruments in the context of non-proliferation and the nature of technology control regimes

Dr Jan WOUTERS, Director, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies
Mr Roger ROBINSON, Chairman and Co-founder, Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI)

Wrap-up session: HCoC and non-proliferation efforts