The project in support of the universalisation of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) consisted of two major phases.
The first phase comprised of three preparatory meetings.
The goal of these meeting was to inform the diplomatic representatives of the States not yet party to the BWC of the importance of the convention, the obligations they would assume after joining as well as the benefits and opportunities for assistance for which hey may be eligible.
The goals of the EU Joint Action were explained, including the intention to organise five regional seminars for senior government officials from their countries.
The preparatory meetings were held in:
- Brussels, Belgium, 3 April 2006
- Geneva, Switzerland, 25 April 2006
- New York, USA 30 May 2006