We work both multilaterally and bilaterally, and use all available EU programmes & funds, to uphold and strengthen all relevant international agreements and various cooperation frameworks in this field, especially:
Representatives of the EEAS High Representative chair the EU Council working parties dealing with disarmament, non-proliferation and arms export controls – increasing the coordination of EU positions in international fora.
EU Non-Proliferation Consortium
In July 2010, the Council of the EU decided to create a network that would bring foreign policy actors and research- and academic institutions together, to encourage political and security related discussion in the field of non-proliferation and disarmament. Thus, Council Decision 2010/430/CFSP established the European Network of Independent Non-Proliferation Think Tanks and entrusted the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium with the technical implementation of the Decision.
The latest Council Decision (CFSP)2018/299 extended EU support for the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium until 2021.
Special Envoy for Disarmament and Non-proliferation
Marjolijn van Deelen will take up the position of Special Envoy for Disarmament and Non-proliferation on 1st September, succeeding Jacek Bylica.