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ESDC Training on EU CT and P/CVE

The European Commission’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments’ (FPI) Partnership Instrument (PI) supports tailor-made security cooperation in and with India, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Within this, ICCT has contributed to the “Enhancing Security Cooperating In and With Asia” (ESIWA) project, which is co-implemented by the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) and Expertise France, with funding from the European Union and German Federal Foreign Office, and an in-kind contribution from the French Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs.

The overall objective of the Action is to enhance the EU's security and defence cooperation in and with Asia, and the EU’s visibility as a security actor.

To this end, ICCT designed and delivered a bespoke three-day training course in cooperation with the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) in the thematic area of CT and P/CVE. This offered a panorama of the EU CT-P/CVE ecosystem for Indo-Pacific policymakers, providing participants with a good understanding of the EU’s extensive role in this area.

This project was funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.



About the project

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The EU Global Strategy from June 2016 and European Council Conclusions from May 2018 on “Enhancing EU Security Cooperation In and 2ith Asia” underline the EU’s commitment to scale-up its security engagement in and with Asia to complement its economic reach. The European Commission’s FPI Partnership Instrument and the “Enhancing Security Cooperation In and With Asia” project conducted within its framework are key components of this effort.

ICCT, together with the European Union’s European Security and Defence College (ESDC) and the EU project Enhancing Security Cooperation In and With Asia (ESIWA) organised an exchange seminar on The EU Counterterrorism and Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Ecosystem and Priorities of Practice.

During this 3-day seminar, the participants were offered a comprehensive programme touching on the main strategies, policies, and legal frameworks of the EU on CT and P/CVE, as well as zooming in on specific themes such as police and judicial cooperation, countering the financing of terrorism, online monitoring, and border control. The programme also included a table-top exercise on multi-stakeholder consultation, and a panel discussion focussing on the cooperation between the EU and the Indo-Pacific region in the field of CT and P/CVE.

More than 30 experts and EU officials contributed to the programme. Participants coming from various EU countries, institutions, or international organisations were offered a complete range of applicable EU actions, actors, networks, current threats, and responses involved in preventing or countering terrorism and violent extremism.

The bespoke seminar and other expert support delivered by ICCT is:

  • Raising awareness of the EU’s approach on CT and P/CVE;
  • Facilitating knowledge exchange between the participants coming from the Indo-Pacific region and from the EU Member States.

As one participant explained:

“Participating in the seminar on counter-terrorism and preventing and countering violent extremism ecosystem and priorities of practice has been an enriching and transformative experience. (…) The materials provided, the insightful lectures, and the interactive sessions were all incredibly valuable in deepening my understanding of CT and CVE. (…) The encouragement to ask questions, share experiences, and engage with fellow participants fostered a sense of community and collaboration that enhanced the overall learning experience. (…) I look forward to applying what I've learned and continuing to engage with the valuable insights gained from this wonderful occasion.”