The EEODN was established in April 2008. Since then, EOD and CBRN experts have met twice a year to discuss and understand the existing threats from the illicit use of explosives and CBRN agents.
Conference attendees include bomb technicians, CBRN experts and investigators from countries around the globe. Many EU countries typically attend, as well as those such as, Australia, Colombia, Norway and the USA (the ATF and FBI).
Attendees take part in specialised training to increase their expertise and knowledge on how to deal with the threat coming from improvised explosive devices (IEDs), used by terrorists and organised crime networks. These exercises will often use/test new technology.
Among other activities, the participants will be updated on recent attacks involving the use of IEDs. Discussions will take place on how to improve C-IED techniques as part of information-sharing exercises based on the range of experience on hand.
This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.
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