The project is one of the 19 actions funded by the European Union and implemented in cooperation with UNICRI within the framework of the EU CBRN CoE Initiative. The project which is being implemented by FORMIT received a grant of amount 480,000 Euro.
Project activities are carried out by FORMIT with Azienda Ospedaliera Polo Universitario Luigi Sacco, Milan (Italy). The project involves cooperation with institutional actors in 10 South East Asian countries.
The project aims at raising awareness and transfer knowledge on concerns associated with toxic chemical and bio hazardous waste materials, and of further promoting the implementation of processes and procedures for the proper management of related waste materials.
The sharing and transfer of good practices will be reinforced through the implementation of a targeted training programme on the identification of categories of chemical or biological waste that could pose specific dual-use concerns, and through the facilitation of contacts between the relevant institutional stakeholders.
Expected outcomes of the project include further enlargement of regional cooperation and harmonization with international standards regarding the safe and secure management of chemical and biological waste.
 
Two areas of expertise are studied:
 1) Chemical risk and waste management
2) Biological risk and waste management.
 
Two main categories of professionals involved:
1) Laboratory staff
2) Large scale waste management practitioners
 
The core aims of the action are:
1. Raise awareness on the security concerns associated with toxic chemical and biohazardous waste materials.
2. Promote safe and secure management procedures for waste materials (toxic chemicals, sensitive biological materials) and associated equipment
3. Reinforce the sharing and transfer of best practices on chemical and biological waste management.
4. Develop a training system on the identification of categories of chemical or biological waste that could pose specific dual-use concerns in the region.
5. Improve regional cooperation and harmonization with international standards on the safe and secure management chemical and biological waste.
 
Main expected benefits:
1. Chemical and Biological Waste management guidance materials
2. Local experts team setup
3. Onsite training sessions and e-learning platform ready to use