A MED Trident Drill took place from 9 to 11 November 2022 at the National Fire Prevention Institute (Istituto Superiore Antincendi – ISA) in Rome. The drill consisted of a multilateral workshop promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and dedicated to capacity building in the detection of radiological-nuclear material and judicial and police cooperation in the field of nuclear forensics.
The workshop was hosted by Italy and Morocco, co-sponsored by the American State Department and by the United Nations, through the specialized institutions of the Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) and of the Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and was attended by a large number of international delegations. The presentations delivered at the Plenary Session by the experts operating in the different sectors of interest (customs, administration, judicial, public security) were followed by a table-top exercise aimed at exchanging experiences among the participants and at involving all the stakeholders engaged in managing possible nuclear terrorist threats.
The delegations present were also offered the opportunity to visit the ENEA Frascati Research Centre, thus enabling them to engage in an in-person debate and discussion which gave new momentum to capacity building in combating nuclear terrorism and the implementation of key international tools (e.g., the Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism) at both national and global level.