EU: New measures against radicalisation: research funding, policing the internet, prisons, schools and security measures


The European Commission has published its latest plans on how it aims to help EU Member States combat "radicalisation", focusing on research; policing the internet; radicalisation in prisons; schools and education; various security measures and more.

"This Communication addresses the EU's contribution to support Member States in preventing radicalisation leading to violent extremism in the form of terrorism. This multifaceted and complex challenge can only be met through a combination of actions across several policy areas and bringing together competent authorities, and societal and community actors at all levels – local, regional, national and European. This Communication focuses on how work at EU level can support Member States in meeting this challenge in seven specific areas: (i) supporting research, evidence building, monitoring and networking; (ii) countering terrorist propaganda and hate speech online; (iii) addressing radicalisation in prisons; (iv) promoting inclusive education and EU common values; (v) promoting an inclusive, open and resilient society and reaching out to young people; (vi) the security dimension of addressing radicalisation and; (vii) the international dimension."

Full text: Communication supporting the prevention of radicalisation leading to violent extremism, COM(2016) 379 (pdf)

See also: Commission press release: Stronger EU action to better tackle violent radicalisation leading to terrorism (pdf); Remarks by Commissioners Navracsics and Avramopoulos at the press conference on the prevention of radicalisation leading to violent extremism (pdf); and press coverage: Commission targets radicalization online and in jails (Politico, link)

 

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