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Summary of Treaty


GENERAL DATA
Official Title Implementing arrangement between the European Commission and the Government of the United States of America for cooperative activities in the field of homeland/civil security research
Type of Agreement Bilateral
Date of Signature 18/11/2010
Date of Entry Into Force 18/11/2010
Duration Definite
Objective of Agreement The objective of the Implementing Arrangement is to strengthen EC-US cooperation in civil security research. It covers topics as set out in the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007-2013), and in particular:

1.1. security of citizens (e.g. protection from natural and man-made threats), including management of crisis and emergency situations;
1.2. security and resilience of critical infrastructures, key resources, agriculture, utilities, communications, and financial services;
1.3. interaction of security and society, including the human-technology interface, behavioural research, privacy concerns, and biometrics;
1.4. security of border controls and crossings, including land and coastal borders;
1.5. optimisation of existing technologies, and their inter-operability;
1.6. development of end-user technologies and equipment to fill existing gaps and meet requirements, such as those for civil protection and first responders;
1.7. development and exchange of requirements, standards, vulnerability assessments, interdependency analyses, certifications, best practices, guidelines, training programmes, test reports, equipment, and personnel.
Remarks
The Implementing Arrangement has been prepared in agreement with the two parties following the inclusion of the area of civil security research in the extended and amended EC-US Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation. This Implementing Arrangement between the EC and the US respects the differences in institutional and operational arrangements governing the actions of the two parties. Consequently, this Implementing Arrangement does not create rights and obligations under international law between the United States of America and the European Commission.

Activities will be funded by both parties within their existing appropriations.

The envisaged cooperation is fully in line with the objectives of the S&T Agreement concluded between the European Community and the Government of the USA.

The Implementing Agreement shall be in compliance with ethical guidelines and fundamental rights provisions (including data protection) applicable to the Framework Programme for Research and Development.

The Implementing Arrangement is based on Article 5(b) of the S&T Agreement.

This Implementing Arrangement is not intended to create obligations binding under international law.
Relation and Association with Other Agreements -Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the Government of the United States of America - Intellectual property
-Agreement renewing the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between European Community and the Government of the United States of America
-Extension and amendment of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the Government of the United States of America
OJ Reference L 125, 21/05/2010, p. 54
Nature of Agreement scientific and technological co-operation agreement
Contracting Parties European Union, United States of America
Authentic Texts English
Subject Matters Justice, freedom and security
North America
Clause(s)
Amendment and review Article 9 Agreement
Duration (Conditions) Article 9 Agreement
Entry into force conditions Article 9 Agreement
Exchange of information Article 2.1.2. Agreement
Exchange of information Article 3.3. Agreement
Settlement of disputes Article 8 Agreement
Suspension / Termination Article 9 Agreement
Management The Steering Group (art. 3)
EU PARTICIPATION
Conclusion Decision Commission Decision of 20 May 2010 on the conclusion of an Implementing Arrangement between the European Commission and the Government of the United States of America for cooperative activities in the field of homeland/civil security research; OJ L125 of 21/05/2010, p.53
Competence Exclusive
Representation in Management Bodies art 3.1: each Side should have two representatives that are assigned to coordinate activities (the ‘Steering Group’)
Voting Right(s)
Other: consensus, no provision Agreement
Financial Provision of Agreement art. 4
Legal Basis Treaty EU: Article 5



Last Update :   18/02/2013