Prevention and Intervention Workshop: Initiative to Address Homegrown Terrorism

Starting Date2018-01-31 Ending Date2018-02-01 Valletta, Malta

On 31 January – 1 February, 2018, the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) hosted the first of two practitioner workshops under the Global Counterterrorism Forum’s (GCTF) Initiative to Address Homegrown Terrorism, co-led by Morocco and the United States in coordination with the IIJ. Policy-makers, civil society practitioners, academics and law enforcement representing 26 countries and 20 organizations gathered in Malta to help articulate and shape a set of good practices on prevention and intervention efforts in the context of addressing homegrown terrorism.

Participants shared effective models, tools and case studies on a range of topics, including: bridging the work of practitioners and researchers in this field; supporting at-risk individuals and their families; multi-stakeholder approaches to prevention, risk identification and intervention; developing effective public messaging and appropriate responses to homegrown terrorism; and building community resilience.  The two-day workshop produced active discussion and invaluable contributions to the good practices, which aim to identify practical steps governments can take to effectively tackle the challenges associated with homegrown terrorism. The good practices will serve as a companion document to the GCTF’s The Hague-Marrakech Memorandum on Good Practices for a More Effective Response to the FTF Phenomenon with a focus on Returning FTFs.  A second practitioner workshop for criminal justice stakeholders will be held in Malta in April 2018, ahead of presenting the good practices to GCTF members for review and finalization in mid-2018.

For more information on this event, please email Allison Curtis

Participants discussing at the AHT2 Workshop
Participants discussing at the AHT2 Workshop