The program aims to identify current and emerging risks from Chemical-Biological-Radiological-Nuclear (CBRN) proliferation and misuse of technologies, equipment and expertise.

A new paradigm to use proactively S&T cooperation to enhance CBRN security, including an holistic safety approach, is now pursued in the international agenda in the post-Cold War scenario, also through a discussion platform named International Working Group (IWG).

Rather than working from a geographical regional perspective – such as old LNCV programs – a thematic, full-scope approach is pursued through:

  • Expanding and universalizing traditional Threat Reduction approaches towards global CBRN risk mitigation initiatives, including, inter-alia, the European Union CBRN Centres of Excellence (EU CBRN CoE) Initiative (
  • Bio-proliferation mitigation and awareness as a component of global biosecurity and biosafety approaches, both of the G8 Global Partnership and the EU CBRN CoE Initiative.
  • An enhanced attention to global/regional environmental challenges, in particular water  and energy security.


Ongoing LNCV Programs

CBRN IWG Water Security
CBRN Security International Working Group Water Security


Former LNCV Programs

ScienceAndTechnology MiddleEast SouthAsia Korean Peninsula
Science and Technology for Non-Proliferation Middle East Security South Asia Security Korean Peninsula Security