IMPACT Europe news digest [#1]

Welcome to the first installment of the IMPACT Europe news digest. Through this series, the IMPACT Europe team will endeavour to present you with a selection of news, commentaries, journals articles and web materials relating to research and policy developments touching on the subject matters underpinning IMPACT Europe’s project’s mission. To receive the latest updates on IMPACT Europe’s research, dissemination and outreach activities you can follow our Twitter account (@impacteurope) or sign up to our quarterly newsletter through our homepage.


Prevention of radicalisation and recruitment of European citizens by terrorist organisations

European Parliament

The European Parliament adopted on 25 November a resolution on the Prevention of radicalisation and recruitment of European citizens by terrorist organisations. The resolution, which was drafted by MEP Rachida Dati, sets out concrete proposals for a comprehensive strategy to tackle extremism and to be applied, especially in prisons and online, through education and social inclusion initiatives.

: [Text adopted]; [Press release from plenary session]

Fact Sheet: European Agenda on Security – State of Play

European Commission

The European Commission published in November a fact sheet presenting the state of play of the European Agenda on Security adopted in April 2015. Tackling terrorism and preventing radicalisation has been identified as one of the three priorities underpinning the agenda.


Conference on Building Resilience to Radicalisation and Violent Extremism

Strong Cities Network

The Strong Cities Network, a global partnership between cities concerning de-radicalisation, held its first regional event in the City of Aarhus, Denmark, between 19 and 20 November. The conference focused on early prevention of radicalisation and violent extremism through multi agency approaches and partnerships with local communities. You can access the conference presentations and documents through the link below.


Countering jihadi radicals and foreign fighters in the United States and France: Très similaire

Dorle Hellmuth – Journal for Deradicalization

Excerpt from journal abstract: This article analyzes and compares French and U.S. domestic responses to Jihadi radicalization, placing particular attention on the similarities between the two. […] Understanding what responses have been formulated, and also why, can facilitate international cooperation and provide useful insights on the characteristics, strengths, as well as limits of U.S. and French approaches to Jihadi radicals and foreign fighters.