EFD is pleased to publish Lorenzo Vidino’s latest study on home-grown Jihadism in Italy, which was launched at the Italian Parliament in April and has been covered in Italian media. The study examines Italian-born Jihadists – who are very small in numbers – to understand ideological journey, their connections to organized terrorist movements abroad and what kind of threat they pose.
Over the past several months, Europe has found itself on the frontline in the fight against terrorism and jihadist radicalisation. These have become among the most serious threats to European security and the values on which the EU is built. In the wake of the November 2015 Paris attacks, the European Foundation for Democracy (EFD), the European Policy Centre (EPC) and the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) came together to analyse the rise of jihadist radicalisation in Europe and beyond and develop concrete policy recommendations to tackle the issue head-on. This book, published exactly a year after the 22nd March Brussels attacks, is the result of a series of multi-stakeholder events and workshops and features contributions from leading experts from across Europe.