As part of the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium (EUNPDC), SIPRI has maintained an active role in this year’s Consortium activities.
On 25 November, SIPRI engaged in the EUNPDC Next Generation Workshop. During the virtual event, Giovanna Maletta, Researcher in SIPRI's Dual-use and Arms Trade Control Programme, chaired a session on ‘Trade Regulation and the Fight Against Illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons’. Concluding remarks were given by Dr Sibylle Bauer, Chair of the Consortium and Director of Studies for Armament and Disarmament at SIPRI. More information about the workshop is available here.
Earlier, on 12–13 November, SIPRI participated in the 9th annual EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference. During the event, Dr Bauer chaired a panel on ‘Tackling Arms Diversion: State of Play, Gaps and Ways Forward’, and Dr Filippa Lentzos, SIPRI Associate Senior Researcher, moderated a session on ‘Biological Weapons and Pandemics: Implications and Lessons Learned from Covid-19’. This year’s conference was organized by the International Affairs Institute (IAI) on behalf of the Consortium.
About the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium
The EUNPDC forms the core of a wider European network of non-proliferation and disarmament think tanks, which the Consortium is responsible for promoting and coordinating. The EUNPDC is managed jointly by six institutes: the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS), the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (HSFK/ PRIF), the IAI, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), SIPRI and the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP).
The aim of the EUNPDC is to encourage discussion of measures to combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems within civil society, particularly among experts, researchers and academics in the European Union and third countries. The scope of activities also covers issues related to conventional weapons, including small arms and light weapons. For more information about the Consortium click here.