Within Europe there are different organisations active, violent extremism and terrorism. Here you will find an overview of these organisations with links to the pages on their website with important guidelines and other publications.


Fighting terrorism and violent extremism involves more than surveillance and security. The Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) brings together practitioners from around Europe working on the prevention of radicalisation.

RAN publishes papers and guidelines on their website.


The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT) is an independent think and do tank providing multidisciplinary policy advice and practical, solution-oriented implementation support on prevention and the rule of law, two vital pillars of effective counter-terrorism.

ICCT publishes papers and guidelines on their website.


Launched in 2011, the GCTF is an informal, a-political, multilateral counterterrorism (CT) platform that has strengthened the international architecture for addressing 21st century terrorism. Central to the Forum’s overarching mission is the promotion of a strategic, long-term approach to counter terrorism and the violent extremist ideologies that underpin it.

Global Counterterrorism Forum publishes papers and guidelines on their


Founded in 1987 under the auspices of the Council of Europe, the European Forum for Urban Security (EFUS) is the only European network of local and regional authorities dedicated to urban security. It includes nearly 250 local and regional authorities from 16 countries.

EFUS publishes papers and guidelines on their website.