The Project on European Nuclear Non-Proliferation
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PENN, the Project on European Nuclear Non-Proliferation,
is an international network of research institutions, NGOs and individuals,
set up by BITS in 1996. PENN members in Europe and the United States cooperate
in influencing the political and public debates on nuclear weapons and
disarmament in Europe and other aspects of European security, for example
developing the Common European Security and Defense Policy. The underlying
aim is to create favourable conditions for nuclear disarmament and cooperative
security in Europe.
PENN is working on four major issues:
NATO’s nuclear strategy and the future role of nuclear weapons
in European security;
instruments and aims of a Common European Security and Defense
European nuclear disarmament policies in the multilateral
context (United Nations, Conference on Disarmament, NPT);
the future NATO-EU relationship in light of a Common European
Security and Defense Policy.
PENN at work
PENN is taking a multi-track approach to encouraging an
informed debate involving decision makers, journalists, researchers and
the general public by
informing and advising politicians to have an impact on policies;
establishing an international network to strenghten the abilities
of NGOs and other relevant institutions to be active and influential participants
in the political debate;
informing the general public to pave the way for grass-routes
pressure on decision makers;
widening the scope and co-operation of policy oriented research
The Project on European Nuclear Non-Proliferation (PENN)
is supported by a generous grant of the W. Alton Jones Foundation.