Report Launch: Missing Connections: Crime-Enabled Terrorism Financing in Europe

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Project CRAAFT’s latest research by Gonzalo Saiz and Stephen Reimer unpacks the nature of ‘crime-enabled terrorism financing’.

The interactions between crime and terrorism have long been a subject of interest for academics and policymakers. However, the nature and dynamics of these interactions in the EU have remained largely unexplored, particularly when it comes to terrorist financing.

In CRAAFT’s latest research paper, RUSI Europe researchers Gonzalo Saiz and Stephen Reimer find that, contrary to the popular focus on long-lasting synergies between criminal and terrorist groups, the phenomenon of Crime-Enabled Terrorist Financing (CETF) often takes the form of terrorist actors resorting to petty criminality to fund their activities and making sporadic use of criminal supply chains for resourcing purposes, which often further enable their fundraising commitments.

How to attend

We would like to invite you to discuss the findings of the report with the authors on 26 May 2023 at 14:00 CEST at the Press Club Brussels Europe, 95 Rue Froissart, 1000 Brussels, or you can join the discussion online.

The event will be recorded and published on our Project CRAAFT website.

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