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28 Sep 2016

European SSH research addressing terrorism published

To mark the completion of a policy review on "Addressing Terrorism: European Research in social sciences and the humanities in support to policies for inclusion and security" and in the context of recent ideology-based movements in Europe, The European Commission organised a conference on "Addressing Radical Ideologies and Violent Extremism: The Role of Research" on 26 September 2016 in Brussels.

At the conference a Policy Review was presented which aims to take stock of the available scientific knowledge on this new form of terrorism and suggest briefly what more should be done to increase this knowledge. Chapter 1 of the Review presents an overview of the approach that has dominated research over the last ten years: namely the notion of “radicalisation”. It also analyses the most important research projects funded by the EU under Framework Programme 7 in this area in order to assess their contributions to the current inclusion and security challenges in Europe. Chapter 2 outlines why and how research lines could be broadened in order to understand the current terrorist phenomenon of jihadism. It also presents the most promising research trends. A brief Conclusion sums up the main findings of the report and presents a series of recommendations in order to steer and support lines of research to better equip the EU with inclusion and security policies to address contemporary terrorism

Policy Review - Addressing Terrorism: European Research in social sciences and the humanities in support to policies for inclusion and security

 

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