Europe in the World

Fighting terrorism and radicalisation in Europe's neighbourhood: How to scale up EU efforts

27 November 2018
Francesca Fabbri (Former Policy Analyst at the EPC) and Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst)

Throughout 2018, the European Policy Centre (EPC) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) EU Office in Brussels partnered in a project on the overarching topic of ‘Tackling the root causes and impact of terrorism and radicalisation in Europe’s neighbourhood: What role for the European Union?’.

The fight against terrorism and radicalisation leading to violent extremism is a critical challenge for the European Union and its member states. Due to its multidimensional nature, encompassing socio-economic, cultural, and foreign policy aspects, addressing the root causes and impacts of radicalisation and terrorism is likely to remain a clear policy priority for the European Union for the foreseeable future, both domestically and in relations with third countries, particularly in the Western Balkans and the Southern neighbourhood.

In this context, the EPC and FES have carried out an independent assessment of the overall effectiveness of the European Union in helping to address the root causes and the manifold impacts of terrorism and radicalisation in several critical countries in its close vicinity: Albania, Bosnia- Herzegovina, Kosovo, Lebanon, and Tunisia. This book aims to identify lessons learnt and best practices, as well as possible failures and room for improvement, in fulfilling the European Union’s objectives on the ground.

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In this programme


Programme Team

Head of Europe in the World programme and Senior Fellow

Giovanni Grevi

Researcher in EU energy and climate policy, Institute of European Studies, Free University of Brussels

Marco Giuli

Senior Policy Analysts

Paul Ivan
Amanda Paul

Junior Policy Analyst

Ivano di Carlo