The project is the first of its kind to systematically explore the new links between organized crime, petty crime, and terrorism in Europe. In doing so, it questions the barriers that currently separate counter-terrorism from countering crime.

The Project

The Project

The nexus between crime and terrorism challenges conventional understandings of national security, which have traditionally drawn sharp distinctions between the two phenomena.

The project is the first of its kind to systematically explore the new links between organized crime, petty crime, and terrorism in Europe. In doing so, it questions the barriers that currently separate counter-terrorism from countering crime.

Our findings and activities will help governments understand links between terrorism and crime, as well as form new and more effective partnerships aimed at countering them.

More specifically, the project will:

Research

Conduct the most comprehensive investigation into links between crime and terrorism across Europe, resulting in 15 concise, empirically rigorous country studies and two substantive Europe-wide reports.

Map instances of such links in every member state of the European Union.

Analyse the nature, evolution, and dynamics of the emerging nexus, and spell out its implications for law enforcement and policymakers.

Awareness

Disseminate country-level and EU-wide reports among officials, policymakers, and other stakeholders.

Educate policymakers and thought leaders across Europe via the internet, public events, and personal briefings.

Hold 15 interactive workshops for policymakers, customs, law enforcement, and other stakeholders.

Action

Conduct six day-long training sessions for customs, law enforcement, and intelligence officials.

Make all training materials available online.

Encourage, where appropriate, the creation of public-private partnerships

 

The project will be executed between January 2018 and September 2019.

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