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Following the eleventh gathering of the Chaudfontaine Group, in the wake of the coming into effect of the new European Dual-Use Regulation, the group of experts took the opportunity to analyse and dissect the complex EU dual-use export control regime in order to distinguish/identify the new and relevant elements which could be useful to third countries and conversely, those which are not as their raison d’être which are linked to the internal functioning of the EU.

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By analysing the new EU Regulation 2021/821 of 20 May 2021 setting up a Union regime for the control of exports, brokering, technical assistance, transit and transfer of dual-use items, we have tried to identify the potential situations where an EU research laboratory might have to trigger (or not) controls on technical assistance while it is hosting researchers originating from non-EU Member States.

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On 8 February 2022, the EU Commission has published the information note containing the measures adopted by MS in conformity with Articles 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 22 and 23 of the new EU Dual-Use Regulation (EU) 2021/821.

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The European Studies Unit has issued a new article on academic proliferation authored by Dr. Professor Q. Michel. Abstract: The principle that universities are only conducting fundamental research is not accurate any more even if it was the case previously. The revelation of academic proliferation cases in the seventies and the development of virtual means of transfer have slowly constrained States authorities to change their policy regarding the control of university research activities.

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XI Meeting of the Chaudfontaine group From 12 to 14 December 2021, the XI Meeting of the Chaudfontaine group took place in Ovifat, (Belgium). Experts from academia, industry and public authorities, both European and national (licensing & customs authorities, EU Commission), […]

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On 23 September 2021, the European Commission has published the Recommendation (EU) 2021/1700 of 15 September 202 on internal compliance programmes for controls of research involving dual-use items under Regulation (EU) 2021/821 of the European Parliament and of the Council setting up a Union regime for the control of exports, brokering, technical assistance, transit and transfer of dual-use items.