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Assessing the Prospect of the Euratom Treaty Approach in the Middle East

26-27 June 2012

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Scientific Coordinator: Grégoire Mallard (EUI and Northwestern University )

During the 2010 NPT Review Conference, all state parties have agreed to organize in 2012 a conference on the establishment of a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Free Zone in the Middle East with all parties to the region. A facilitator has now been named to host that conference in Helsinki. Euratom has often been cited as one possible regional framework that could serve as a model for the Zone. The following conference gathered scholars, practitioners and diplomats from the European Union and the Arab League countries to assess the prospects of the Euratom Treaty approach for the Middle East. This workshop took place over two days at the European University Institute. Participants prepared 25 minutes briefings on Euratom and Arab proposals for a WMD Free Zone in the Middle East, followed by 25 minutes of questions/comments by other participants.

Deliberations followed the Chatham House rules.  


June 26:
  • Panel 2: Regional Instruments of Control and Verification in Sensitive Fields Chair: Anna Södersten
    • Vesselina Ranguelova: “Joint Research Center Safeguards and Safety Research to support Euratom Treaty implementation”
    • Mohamed Shaker, “The WMD Free Zone, Its Verification scheme and its articulation with existing international organizations in the field of verification”
June 27:
  • Conclusions:Next steps, lessons learnt
    • Anna Södersten: “The Policies in the European Union on Non-Proliferation, Safeguards, Nuclear Security, and Nuclear Trade: Description of the Documentation.”
Discussion of the lessons learnt Background Documents Programme

Related Activities

High-Level Policy Seminar, Assessing the Prospect of the EURATOM Treaty Approach in the Middle East, Grégoire Mallard (Northwest University), 14 June 2013

Executive Training Seminar, Global, Regional and National Actors in the Governance of the Atom: a Focus on Europe and the Middle East, 11-13 June 2013