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Wiktor Wojtas

European Union Poland

Mr. Wiktor Wojtas


Future Forces Forum

Counter Terrorism Unit
European Commission DG Home Affairs


Presentation

Training First Responders and Emergency Room Physicians for a Non-conventional Attack with Ionizing Radiation

Co-presentation with Mr. Carlos ROJAS-PALMA

In the period 2006—2009 the European Commission co-funded a targeted research project that was coordinated by the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN)and which resulted in a production of a handbook for the triage, monitoring and treatment of the public exposed to the malevolent use of ionising radiation: TMT Handbook (www.tmthandbook.org ). The handbook has been very well received by practitioners, therefore the European Commission’s Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs sought to take this initiative forward by organising a series of train-the-trainer courses for the EU Member States authorities based on TMT Handbook. The main objectives of this training course are: to disseminate knowledge and expertise, identify best practices, capacity building, create synergies among EU Member States, share results and contribute to preparedness and resilience to mass casualties resulting from acts of terror using ionising radiation. This presentation will elaborate on the main lessons learned from the organization of a series of training courses and present plans to carry this initiative forward taking into consideration the needs from EU MS.


Curriculum Vitae

Has studied history at the Warsaw University and did postgraduate European studies at the Warsaw School of Economics.

He started his professional career in a financial institution and in 2007 joined the European Commission. Since the beginning he has been working in the home affairs area. Initially he co-managed the Prevention of and Fight against Crime programme. With the budget of around 600 million for the period 2007-2013 the programme supported financially projects in various fields of the crime and terrorism area. Since February 2013 he has been working in the Terrorism and Crisis Management unit of the Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs where he is responsible for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear terrorist threats.

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