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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Focus points

  • Criminal Justice and the Rule of Law
  • Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) 
  • Detention and Reintegration 
  • Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF) 
  • Capacity-building in the East Africa Region
  • Capacity-building in the West Africa Region 

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Initiative to Address the Life Cycle of Radicalization

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Expert Meeting on Strategic Communications and Social Media Aspects in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

Expert Meeting on Strategic Communications and Social Media Aspects in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

The GCTF’s Strategic Communications and Social Media Aspects in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Initiative Co-Leads, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (UK) organized an Expert Meeting on Strategic Communications and Social Media Aspects in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism, on 9-11 January 2017, in London...

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Protection of Soft Targets in a Counterterrorism Context

Protection of Soft Targets in a Counterterrorism Context

The GCTF's Soft Targets Initiative (STI) Co-Leads, Turkey and the United States, chaired the inaugural meeting of the Protection of Soft Targets in a Counterterrorism Context in Antalya, Turkey, on 8-9 December 2016... Read more »
Third Detention and Reintegration Working Group Plenary Meeting

Third Detention and Reintegration Working Group Plenary Meeting

On 1-2 December 2016, Indonesia hosted the third GCTF Detention and Reintegration (DR) Working Group Plenary Meeting in Batam, Indonesia... Read more »
Sahel Working Group Plenary Meeting

Sahel Working Group Plenary Meeting

The GCTF's Sahel Working Group (SWG) Co-Chairs, Algeria and Canada, organized the Fourth Plenary Meeting of the Working Group in Algiers, Algeria, on 28-30 November 2016... Read more »
Countering Violent Extremism Working Group Plenary Meeting

Countering Violent Extremism Working Group Plenary Meeting

The GCTF’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Working Group Co-Chairs, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Kingdom (UK), organized the sixth plenary meeting of the Working Group in Abu Dhabi, on 7-8 November 2016...

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