TRIAL - ThReat Identification and Assessment against criticaL infrastructures


The main objective of TRIAL is to develop a knowledge management system in order to prevent potential threats to chemical goods supply chain (production, storage, transportation). This aim is coherent with the following goals identified in the EU CBRN Action Plan: • Develop EU lists of high-risk CBRN materials and risk-based approaches to security (TRIAL will establish a list of high-risk chemical goods, assessing its potential for being used for malicious purposes and the possible impact) • Enhance the security of high risk CBRN materials and facilities (TRIAl will develop criteria on assessing security arrangements at high-risk chemical facilities) • Enhance control over high risk CBRN materials (TRIAL will investigate on potential risks associated with trade of chemicals over the Internet, on potential security gaps in the supply chain) • Improve the identification and reporting of suspicious transactions and behaviour (TRIAl will develop guidelines for the industry, the public authorities and the research community containing criteria identifying the forms of behaviour, in relation to transactions, which may give rise to suspicion) • Enhance the security of transport (TRIAL will exchange good practices concerning the transport of chemical goods and identify security requirements for logistics enterprises for the transport of high-risk materials)
  • Skills/Topics:

    • safety
    • security
    • risk management
    • transport
    • logistics
    • dangerous goods
Provincia di Novara (Coordinator Italy);
ISW Institute fur Strukturpolitik und Wirtschaftsforderung
Gemeinnutzige Gesellschaft MBF (Germany)
Celi-France (France)
Novareckon s.r.l. (Italy)


Our Role
Tecnalia contributes to TRIAL providing information about the use case of the transport by rail sector of chemical products in Spain, what it will be the input to define the functional requirements for a system devoted to vulnerabilities and threat identification. Tecnalia will include an “assurance case approach”, providing inputs for a tool that can represent, in a comprehensive way, the assurance case argumentation in the chemical supply chain management environment, analyzing the use case in the chemical supply chain.