The presentation of the study “The Crime Terror Nexus in Croatia and Slovenia” at the Croatian Journalists’ Association in Zagreb marked the official launch of the year-long Jean Monnet project, “Learning by Doing: EU Standards in the Balkans” (EUlead), coordinated by Senada Šelo Šabić from the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO). The presentation was hosted together with Panta Rhei Research from London as part of a project carried out by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) founded at King’s College London.
Members of the discussion panel included German academic journalist, analyst and public speaker, Peter Neumann; and research fellow at King’s College London, Rajan Basra. The panellists discussed the different aspects of the Crime Terror Nexus, particularly in relation to Jihadism as applied to the region. The EU-wide project assesses the level of radicalization, threat, organized crime, human trafficking and the link between terrorism and crime in each of the 28 EU member states. The panel was later open to questions and comments before its conclusion, which was followed by a closed round table discussion with delegates from embassies and institutes with the intention to provide better insight into the current security issues in Croatia. The round table concluded with an emphasis on the need to raise the awareness of the issue and establishing new local cooperation partners.
Click here to access the full report of the event: Crime-Terror Nexus Report