Countering Radicalisation towards Terrorism and Violent Extremism
With traditional law enforcement techniques insufficient to deal with the evolving trends in radicalisation leading to terrorism and violent extremism, this seminar will analyse the latest developments in the European Union’s response and what further measures still need to be taken. Actions at EU level, including the work of Europol and the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN), as well as that of the Member States in recognising and preventing radicalisation, will be discussed with a specific focus on the issue of foreign fighters.
The EU Strategy for Combating Radicalisation and Recruitment
The Commission’s 2014 Communication on radicalisation (COM(2013)941)
The work of RAN and the European Network of Experts on Radicalisation (ENER)
Member States’ actions in countering radicalisation and terrorist recruitment
Europol’s work, including its Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT)
The need to create an institutional infrastructure to identify people at risk and prevent their radicalisation and for effective cooperation with civil society
Monitoring the use of online and offline tools to radicalise and the need for counter-communication
The legal dilemma of returning foreign fighters, their deradicalisation and developing effective exit-strategies
Who should attend?
Law enforcement officers, ministerial officials, judges, prosecutors, lawyers in private practice and NGOs