Bullseye expert symposium WP2 (Leuven, 25-26 January 2023)

On January 26th, the Bullseye project organised an expert symposium in Leuven, in cooperation with Consortium member the Belgian Federal Police.

The objective of the project is to enable a better preparation of the emergency services and the first responders who could be involved in a terrorist attack with chemical or biological substances according to two axes:

  • Harmonization of procedures for first responders in case of a chemical and/or biological terrorist attack
  • Prevention: extension of training center for explosive detection dogs

And it was precisely that training of explosive detection dogs that formed the focus of the expert symposium.

The day started with two keynote speakers to give food for thought to the experts present. They respectively gave a presentation on “how to develop, apply and evaluate innovative scent detection technologies?”, and provided the attendees with more information on “explosive detection dogs detecting chemical precursors and/or chemical threats”.  

The programme continued with various impressive demonstrations of explosive detection dogs in real-life situations: detection of parcel bombs, baggage analysis, identification of individuals carrying explosives, etc.  The demonstrations took place in the stands of the OHL football stadium.

The project wishes to thank the Belgian Federal Police for the organization of the expert symposium.

If you have questions regarding the symposium, or if you would like further information, please contact the coordinating team on bullseye@nccn.fgov.be

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