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The Nuclear Security Center of Excellence‘s establishment within Lithuania‘s Border Guard School is the result of The Republic of Lithuania‘s institutions and its foreign partners’ consultation and negotiations.  Also, the Center‘s establishment signifies Lithuania‘s worldwide fight against unauthorized possession of nuclear material, nuclear terrorism, and its prevention.  The Nuclear Security Center of Excellence strives to strengthen its cooperation in international organizations.

There is a real risk of nuclear terrorism and a need to update continuously counter measures: national initiatives to protect nuclear materials, facilities to increase security, reactor conversion to low-enriched uranium, and preventing the smuggling and financing of terrorism. IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) Director General Amano noted that nuclear security threats have not diminished despite efforts to limit them.  The IAEA has set up to all parties the Nuclear Security Guidance Committee, to share their experience of nuclear safety and security.          
  • Nuclear Safety – consists of legal, technical, and organizational resources and skills, that guarantee nuclear energy operation and/or the appropriate work conditions assessment, emergency evaluation and prevention  
  • Nuclear Security – explanations and efforts to thwart nuclear material and other radioactive material smuggling, diversion and illicit acquisition;  physical protection of nuclear facilities 
On March 26 & 27, 2012, the second Nuclear Security Summit was held in Seoul, South Korea. The majority of attendees from 53 countries and international organizations (JTO, EU, IAEA, INTERPOL) reported their achievements in nuclear security and implementation of objectives from the previous summit in Washington, D.C.  6 new countries were invited:  Lithuania, Denmark, Hungary, Romania, Azerbaijan, and Gabon.

Participating country leaders accepted a communique, in which:
- agreed to continue primary nuclear safety regulatory instrument ratification;
- confirmed IAEA central role in this function;
- encouraged to minimize use of HEU by 2013;
- encouraged the registry of national nuclear sources;
- noted the links between nuclear safety and security, and encouraged to seek synergy between these two areas;
- encouraged nuclear material inventory and monitoring mechanism;
- called for greater cooperation between countries to combat illicit trafficking of nuclear materials;
- recognized the need to develop and strengthen nuclear forensic capabilities;
- agreed to share best practices and promote competent human resource development through training capacity (competence centers);
- noted the need to strengthen nuclear installations in cyber security;
- approved a goal to develop public opinion and strengthen the understanding of threats to nuclear security.

Nuclear Security Center of Excellence

On March 12th, 2012, the Lithuanian Government confirmed the establishment of the Center as a part of the State Border Guard Service‘s School. On March 30th, 2012 and according to the State Border Guard Service head official‘s order Nbr. 4-286, the Nuclear Security Center of Excellence‘s regulations were approved. The Center became active in April.

Center‘s Purpose

The Center‘s main objectives are the following:

To ensure and enhance stability and sustainability in national nuclear security, in cooperation with Lithuanian and foreign competent authorities;
For international organizations to organize and carry out staff training on anti-nuclear and other sources of ionizing radiation smuggling;
To promote the Lithuanian authorities involved in the fight against nuclear and other sources of ionizing radiation smuggling and other sources of threats, inter-institutional cooperation;
To carry out international cooperation with foreign countries and international organizations for nuclear safety in the implementation of training and education on issues for border guards.
The Center, implementing its assigned operational objectives within its competence, shall perform the following functions:
- collects, analyzes, and organizes information about the Republic of Lithuania and foreign institutions ongoing staff training in the field of nuclear safety;
- carry out training needs analysis and develop annual training plans involved in the inter-institutional anti-nuclear and other ionizing radiation trafficking working group; 
- involved in the preparation of emergency exercise scenarios, participates in these exercises and seminars together with domestic and foreign partners;
- establish and develop training programs, exercises, and training scenarios for nuclear safety topics;  
- implements nuclear security training for instructors and in-service training organizes seminars, conferences, and other theoretical and practical training events for national and international bodies concerning nuclear safety topics;  
- represents the school, service, and Republic of Lithuania in national and international seminars, conferences and meetings in regards to nuclear security and border guard training; 
- issues collects and stores information about the EU border guards training; analyzes, summarizes it, and provides conclusions and recommendations to school‘s Head.



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