1st day:

15:00-17:30 18:00-19:00

19:30

DELEGATE AND SPEAKER REGISTRATION WELCOME & AGENDA OVERVIEW

Setting the Agenda:

Euro-Atlantic Security and Integration of the Black Sea Region.

Energy security & unresolved regional conflicts.

Identifying concrete steps for the Black Sea region

Post 9/11 security challenges

Relationship between cigarettes, narcotics & other traditional smuggling activities and potential WMD acquisition efforts by rogue states and terrorist groups.

Improving co-operation between governments, inter-governmental agencies and the private sector regarding illicit trafficking in the region.

RECEPTION & WELCOME DINNER

The NATO Perspective - Working with Partner Countries to Counter

Illicit Trafficking and related security threats in the Black Sea and

Caucasus Region.

2nd day:

09:00-10:45

ROUNDTABLE: COUNTER-TRAFFICKING CHALLENGES IN THE BLACK SEA REGION

Issues:

Security and the Role of the Organization for Black Sea Economic

Cooperation

Current Regional counter-trafficking cooperation

Traditional Contraband Channels (Tobacco, Drugs, Pharmaceuticals etc.)

Shortfalls in International and National Controls over high-risk

commodities such as Sealed Radioactive Sources

Improvised Explosive Devices

Terrorist capabilities in the Region

10:45-11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:00-13:00: ROUNDTABLE: STRATEGIC COOPERATION TO

COUNTER ILLICIT TRAFFICKING IN THE REGION

Issues:

Strengthening cooperation between organizations & agencies responsible for counter trafficking:

BSEC, IAEA, EU, US & Russian Support for Regional Counter Trafficking Programs

NATO

Public-private sector cooperation

Customs, Police and other Law Enforcement

Training

Warnings & Indicators

Intelligence & Information Sharing

13:00-14:30 LUNCH

14:30-17:00 ROUNDTABLE: TECHNICAL COOPERATION -DETECTION & INTERDICTION OF RADIOACTIVE SOURCES & OTHER SECURITY THREATS

Issues:

Technical Shortfalls & Requirements in the Black Sea Region

International Technical Cooperation Agreements

Pooling of resources - sharing monitoring and detection equipment etc.

Implementation of IAEA Tec Docs - Prevention of Illicit Trafficking

New Technologies

Legislative Requirements for cooperation

19:30 RECEPTION: Followed by DINNER

3rd day:

9:00-11:00 ROUNDTABLE: ACTION ITEMS AND CLOSING REMARKS

Issues: Findings and Action Items

11:00 COFFEE BREAK

12:00-13:00 LUNCH

WORKSHOP CLOSES

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