The European Union Non-proliferation Consortium

EUnonpr.jpgThe EU Non-Proliferation Consortium is a network of foreign policy institutions and research centres from across the EU engaged in political and security-related dialogue and discussion of measures to combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems.

The Consortium is managed jointly by SIPRI and three other institutes, in close cooperation with the representative of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The three institutes are the Fondation pour la recherche stratégique in Paris, the Peace Research Institute in Frankfurt (HSFK/ PRIF), and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London. The Consortium began its work in January 2011 and forms the core of a wider network of European non-proliferation "think tanks" and research centres which will be closely associated with the activities of the Consortium.

It is expected that this network will support EU action to counter proliferation. To that end, the network can also establish cooperation with specialized institutions and research centres in third countries, in particular in those with which the EU is conducting specific non-proliferation dialogues.


The Consortium will work through the organization of expert meetings and international conferences, through the development of a dedicated website ( and through a family of publications.


Contact Lina Grip, SIPRI Project Coordinator and Researcher for the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium, for more information.




Ian Anthony, Director of SIPRI Arms Control and Non-proliferation Programme, biography

Lina Grip, Researcher, biography