New CEPOL eLesson on preventing and countering radicalisation, violent extremism and terrorism

Status message

Active context: context_uid_articles
New CEPOL eLesson on preventing and countering radicalisation, violent extremism and terrorism
05 September 2022

Ensuring the security of Europeans through preventing and countering violent extremism and terrorism is a priority of the EU. Although in recent years there has been a reduction in the amount of terrorism on a global scale, the situation is constantly evolving and requires constant monitoring, the countering of radicalisation, and effective methods of policing.

Recognising the importance of equipping EU law enforcement officials with the necessary tools to counter such phenomena, CEPOL designed this eLesson on radicalisation, extremism and prevention of terrorism. It takes only 60 minutes to complete and its aim is to familiarise law enforcement officers with the latest perspectives, developments and key actors, including EU organisations, networks and tools, and best practices on cooperation in the area of radicalisation, extremism and prevention of terrorism.

The eLesson covers the topic in three chapters and also provides a glossary of terms and abbreviations. In addition, a job-aid is also embedded in the eLesson to ensure that the learners will more easily transfer the knowledge and skills learned into their every-day practice. Users can also check their level of understanding for each topic by replying to a selection of quiz questions. A certificate and a badge will be provided to those who successfully complete the eLesson’s quiz.

The three chapters of the eLesson are the following:

1. Concepts and trends: This chapter covers the recent evolution of terrorism in terms of activity, ideology and weapons used. It also includes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the increasing prominence of lone actors.

2. Communities at risk of radicalisation: This deals with the vulnerability and causes of individuals and communities to radicalisation, as well as the use of online propaganda by terrorist groups and the response by law enforcement.

3. EU response to radicalisation and violent extremism: This covers the EU’s Counter-Terrorism Agenda and strategies for the prevention of violent extremism. It also includes the various EU-level organisations, networks and tools available for combatting terrorism and violent extremism.

Enrol via CEPOL's online learning platform LEEd.

Watch this video to find out more about this eLesson.

About eLessons

CEPOL eLessons are 60 minutes digital training and learning resources designed to address emerging and current training needs of law enforcement officials.

They are compact and easy-to-follow, covering current topics presented engagingly with a focus on practical applicability. Users learn individually, at their own pace, and in an explorative way. Trainers can embed eLessons in their formal training – be it as a requirement in national curricula or as a pre-course activity for a CEPOL training activity. Students will obtain certificates and badges upon successful completion of the corresponding online tests. The job-aids embedded in eLessons ensure that the learners will more easily transfer the knowledge and skills learned into their every-day practice.

All LEEd users can enrol to eLessons free of charge, without nomination by a CEPOL National Unit/CEPOL National Contact Point.


Category: 

Contact

Office address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1066 Budapest
Ó utca 27
Hungary

Correspondence address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1903 Budapest
Pf.314
Hungary

Email address

Telephone: +36 1 803 8030/8031

Fax: +36 1 803 8032

Video