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Countering terrorism in Europe and North America: how can a community-based approach be developed? [WP841]

This conference discussed the following points:

  • What is the potential for using community-based, “bottom-up” approaches in countering terrorism in the EU and north America?
  • To what extent are terrorists integrated into their local community?
  • What are the contact points for terrorists and the local community; family, mosques?
  • What can be done within communities to counter radicalisation and prevent individuals turning towards terrorism?
  • How can policies be operationalised at national and local levels?
  •  What are the implications for authorities’ relations with local communities?
  • What are the challenges for policing in countering terrorism?

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