The Overall Objective of the Project is to Detect and Profile an Emerging Threat within transversal European radical groups and raise awareness of institutional bodies and civil society at large on the risks potentially connected to these ‘radical bridges’. Provide a new analytical grid and tools to design in the future a strategic approach to Pursue, Prevent, Protect and Prepare to counter these new emerging threat by involving agencies usually non specialized in security issues.
TRANSRAD is a two-year European Commission, Directorate General Home Affairs funded project addressing the emerging threat of transversal terrorist alliances for European nations and communities. TRANSRAD aims to detect and profile the emerging threat of transversal European radical groups and raise the awareness of institutional bodies and civil society at large on the risks potentially connected to these ‘radical bridges’.
Research activity shall focus on movements involved in Southern European Member States with specific focus on Italy, Greece, Spain and Cyprus and their ties with radical movements in Northern and Western Europe.
THIS RESEARCH ACTIVITY WILL STUDY SOURCES FROM ACADEMIC LITERATURE, POLICE INTERVIEW REPORTS, COURT PROCEEDINGS, PRISON RECORDS, INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORTS, GOVERNMENT ASSESSMENTS AND OTHER OPEN SOURCES IN ORDER TO BUILD A RICHER PICTURE THROUGHOUT MEMBER STATES WITH REGARD TO THE CONNECTIONS AMONG THE DIFFERENT GROUPS, INDIVIDUALS AND NARRATIVES.
Led by Agenfor Italia, the TRANSRAD consortium includes Guardia Civil, Czech Technical University, European Institute in Bulgaria and the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy and CENTRIC for the UK, providing a rich mix of practitioner and academic expertise.
With the financial support from the Prevention and Figth against Crime Programme of the European Union. European Commission – DG Home Affairs.