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21 février 2014

Workshop builds cooperation in enhancing radiological and nuclear security

MAASTRICHT, The Netherlands – Promoting cooperation between countries to enhance radiological and nuclear security was the focus of the international tabletop exercise @tomic 2014.

Attended by more than 250 governmental experts from 50 countries with backgrounds in radiological/nuclear security, law enforcement, intelligence, cyber security, (nuclear) forensics, public communication and emergency management,@tomic 2014 was one of the largest tabletop exercises ever held in this field.

The lessons learned during the three-day (18 – 20 February) exercise, which included the use of innovative digital and multimedia techniques and a scenario-based structure, will be shared with the participants in the exercise and during the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit 2014 in The Hague.

Organized by the Netherlands’s National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism, together with the International Atomic Energy Agency, INTERPOL, the European Commission, UNICRI, Europol, the EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence, the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Dutch ministry of Economic Affairs and the Netherlands Forensic Institute, @tomic 2014 is one of the three official side events to the Nuclear Security Summit 2014 in The Hague.