The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) is an international forum of 29 countries and the European Union with an overarching mission of reducing the vulnerability of people worldwide to terrorism by preventing, combating, and prosecuting terrorist acts and countering incitement and recruitment to terrorism.

Our forum brings together experts and practitioners from countries and regions around the world to share experiences and expertise, and develop tools and strategies on how to counter the evolving terrorist threat. The GCTF is Co-Chaired by Morocco and the Netherlands.

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Twelfth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

Twelfth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting

18 September 2017

NEW YORK – United States – On 18 September 2017, the Twelfth GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting convened in New York.

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Foreign Terrorist Fighters Working Group - Plenary Meeting

Foreign Terrorist Fighters Working Group - Plenary Meeting

18 May 2017

THE HAGUE - the Netherlands - The Foreign Terrorist Fighters Working Group Co-Chairs, Morocco and the Netherlands, held the last Plenary Meeting of this Working Group under their joint co-chairmanship in The Hague, the Netherlands.

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Workshop on the Life Cycle Toolkit

Workshop on the Life Cycle Toolkit

12 May 2017

WASHINGTON DC - United States - On 12 May 2017, the GCTF Initiative to Address the Life Cycle of Radicalization to Violence (Life Cycle Initiative) co-leads, Turkey and the United States, and George Washington University’s Program on Extremism hosted a practitioner-level workshop to introduce the Life Cycle Initiative and its web-based Toolkit to a wide range of practitioners and implementers.

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Detention and Reintegration Working Group - Workshop on Integrating Prisons into National Counter-Terrorism Arrangements

Detention and Reintegration Working Group - Workshop on Integrating Prisons into National Counter-Terrorism Arrangements

11-12 April 2017

SEMARANG - Indonesia - The GCTF Detention and Reintegration Working Group’s Workshop on “Integrating Prisons into National Counter-Terrorism Arrangements” was hosted by the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC) on 11-12 April 2017, in Semarang, Indonesia.


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Horn of Africa Capacity-Building Working Group - Sixth Plenary Meeting

Horn of Africa Capacity-Building Working Group - Sixth Plenary Meeting

6 April 2017

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia - GCTF Horn of Africa (HOA) Working Group (WG) Co-Chairs, the European Union and Turkey, convened the Sixth Plenary Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 6 April 2017.

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