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.
Scientific research has to comply inter alia with international and national legislations related to the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). In this respect, the SFIC’s Opinion invites, in recommendation 14, research organisations to contribute to raising awareness on the delicate question of dual-use.
The ESU has initiated a research on countries that have adopted totally or partially the EU dual-use control list established in Annex I of the Council Regulation (EC) 428/2009 of 5 May 2009 setting up a Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items.
She will carry out post-doctoral research during the next academic year at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. Her research will focus on the European Union's crisis communication as a tool for strengthening and consolidating its legitimacy.