Ammar El Benni
Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 21 April 2018
Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).
The terrorist attacks that shook Europe in the last five years have been committed by young people raised and educated in Western societies, and most of whom had been already known by the law enforcement community in the countries where they lived. While violent radicalisation is not a new phenomenon, its most recent manifestations, its scale and the use of new communication tools pose new challenges that must be addressed through a joint effort of all relevant actors across society. This reflection paper proposes the development of a strengthened partnership between the education sector (schools and universities) and the Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) to develop a comprehensive communication strategy for counter-radicalisation at national and European level, by mentioning the American model as a possible model to follow. ..Read more