Experts from 32 countries met in the days of 14 to 16 May 2012 in Copenhagen for the European Explosive Ordnance Disposal Network (EEODN) conference on Explosives & CBRN. CBRNE is an internationally used collective name for dangerous substances and explosive ordnance disposal (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives).
The conference was held under the umbrella of the EU-based network EEODN (European Explosive Ordnance Disposal Network), which aims to strengthen knowledge sharing and exchange of best practices between the countries of the European Union on CBRNE issues. During the conference there was an exercise on a CBRNE terrorist attack performed by several Danish competent authorities.
The EEODN, which was created by Europol in year 2008, is an important part of the EU Commission's Action Plans on Enhancing the Security of Explosives and on CBRN. The activities are co-funded by the European Commission.
In addition to representatives from the EU Member States participating experts came from Australia, Croatia, Norway, Switzerland and the United States of America. International agencies like Europol, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Interpol and the Spanish Centre of Excellence on Countering Improvised Explosive Devices.