Disarmament and Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction Training Programme

Organised by the T.M.C Asser Instituut and the OPCW

30 September – 4 October 2019

The T.M.C Asser Instituut and the OPCW Programme on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) is a highly regarded educational resource for advanced graduate students and early-to mid-career professionals with interests in WMD diplomacy and treaty implementation. 

One Week Programme

A comprehensive overview of non-proliferation and disarmament efforts regarding WMD. Experienced and internationally renowned experts and diplomats in the fields of international law, security, and related disciplines give lectures, interactive seminars, simulation exercises, and field visits to a nuclear reactor and a chemical weapons research laboratory.

What will you gain?

  • Hands-on knowledge of the diplomatic, legal, and technical aspects of disarmament and non-proliferation;
  • Insight into the work of key professionals in the area of WMD, seasoned with their personal experiences; and
  • Unique networking opportunities with speakers and participants from diverse backgrounds.

Provisional Programme

Who should participate?

Early-to mid-career professionals working for governments, e.g. national export control bodies, national authorities for the implementation of the CWC/BWC, and national nuclear agencies. Individuals working for nongovernmental organisations, Think-Tanks addressing WMD concerns, and research centres in related disciplines.


€ 1495

  • Includes
    Lectures, study materials, study visits, water/tea/coffee and lunch during working days, a reception, and an opening dinner. 
  • Does not cover
    Travel costs, (hotel) accommodation, insurance or other expenses. The T.M.C. Asser Instituut can provide prospective participants with a list of suitable hotels in The Hague.


Read the Registration Information and Conditions carefully before registering.




OPCW is offering four competitive scholarships to representatives from civil society – with funding support from the European Union.

Who can Apply?

Candidates must be currently employed at a non-governmental organisation, a think-tank, a research or academic institution, or an independent public institution and working on issues related to the goals of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

The scholarships cover the tuition fee, international travel costs, basic medical insurance, and a generous allowance to cover accommodation and food expenses.

More information on the selection criteria, eligibility and documents required.

Application Deadline: 14 July, 2019.

Submit an application

The Asser Institute is seeking support to provide a number of full scholarships, for outstanding applicants from developing countries or countries with economies in transition, who wish to participate in the 2019 programme.

More Information


For more information or questions please contact educationtraining@asser.nl.

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