The Directors of Hotzone Solutions Group have established the International CBRNE Institute (ICI) in partnership with the municipality of Les Bons Villers, Belgium, as an independent international non-profit organisation, in accordance with the Belgian law of May 2, 2002.

The ICI is based at the Hotzone Solutions Training Facility Belgium (HZSTFB).

The ICI's primary aim is to enhance CBRNE risk mitigation at regional, national and international level. The ICI serves as a link between governmental and international institutions, first responders and military CBRNE units and industry.

To this purpose, the ICI engages in a range of activities, including developing and supporting academic and policy-related research and organisation of conferences, seminars and workshops.

In these activities, the ICI seeks to collaborate with other partners, from institutional, academic and corporate bodies.
Through these activities the ICI aims to be at the forefront of CBRNE related activity from policy to practical application.






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Workshops and Seminars

Courses for Partners

In order to best share our knowledge with our partners/sponsors, the ICI will open new 2/3 days courses focused on different matters like (non exhaustive): decontamination, detection, protection, medical countermeasures, and more. During these courses, our partners will also have the possibility to present their new material to the participants.

These courses are open to external (non partners) participants.

Two courses have been planned this year : 

        •         CBRN Basic decontamination in October
    •         CBRN detection in Dec

Location: ICI

Exact dates will be communicated ASAP

Registration before 01 Sep 2016


Workshops and Seminars


Conferences, Workshops and Seminars

Robotics for Risky Interventions and Environmental SurveillancE


17-18 March 2017

Les Bons Villers (CHARLEROI)


SEUROD            CLAWAR

Several key documents define the strategy of the European Union against terrorist activities. The European Counter-Terrorism Strategy (2005) and the EU Internal Security Strategy in Action (2010) are among the most important. They have been complemented by the EU Programme for Critical Infrastructure Protection (2006). They all organise a coordinated response to the terrorist threat around four keywords: Prevent, Protect, Pursue and Respond. These four pillars will be considered in the particular context of the assistance through technology, robotics systems in particular.

According to their specific objectives, three partners decided to get their expertise through this first international workshop.


read more CALL_RISE2017.pdf




Forming an integral part of the International CBRNE Institute (ICI – www.ici-belgium.be/news) , the EXPLOSIVES KNOWLEDGE CENTER / COUNTER EXPLOSIVE HAZARDS Community of Experts (EKC/C-EH CE) as well as the CBRN KNOWLEDGE CENTER intend to ensure sustained impact on the Counter CBRN-E Threats Community and value to the general public, support the European Union (EU) Security and welcome Experts in Explosive/CBRN Hazards-related issues.

Recent dramatic events (Paris, Brussels, Nice, Bagdad, a.o.…..) underlined the current threats. The need for rapid prediction, prevention and detection is thus pressing. A change towards the implementation of new technology (among other) has now become imperative.

The proposed Community of Experts shall, inter alia, focus on the exploitation of the toolboxes and initiatives developed in EC projects so far and on expanding their application to other CBRN-E hazards threatening civil society. The EKC will follow the European Agenda on Security and the new EC security research programme in HORIZON 2020. To avoid duplication and ensure the ongoing exchange with practitioners and experts, cooperation with existing Centres has been established, e.g. with the NATO Explosive Ordnance Disposal Centre of Excellence, the Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE), the International Centre of Demining (CID), located in Madrid, the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), the European Corporate of Security Associations (ECSA).

In order to inform you, the international CBRN-E Institute (ICI) organises an information-day on 17 October 2016, introduced by the European DG Migration and Home Affairs.

You may read the agenda and program via the link here after

We hope that we will have the pleasure to welcome you at this information day and invite you to send us the enclosed REGISTRATION sheet.






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