ABOUT CT MORSE

CT MORSE is a European Union (EU) funded project providing coordination, monitoring and knowledge, as well as technical and implementation support interventions in the areas of counter-terrorism (CT) and preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE). It is funded by the EU in third countries under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP). Since its establishment in January 2015, CT MORSE has focused on strengthening the global delivery of the various CT and P/CVE projects financed by the EU through improving coordination and coherence, as well as reinforcing EU engagement within the Global Counter Terrorism Forum (GCTF) framework.

CT MORSE’s work and activities prioritise themes and regions highlighted in the Council Conclusions on EU External Action on CT from 9 February 2015 and 19 June 2017; the EU Global Strategy of 2016; the EU CT Strategy of 2005; and the revised EU strategy for combating radicalisation and recruitment to terrorism. CT MORSE ensures timely and effective support by providing a pool of experts, thematic publications, policy briefs/think pieces, organisation of meetings and events, coordination of capacity building initiatives, and monitoring and evaluation of exercises. It is also responsible for completion of assessment reports on EU CT and P/CVE engagement projects under the IcSP funding instrument. Overall, it supports and enhances visibility of EU actions on CT and P/CVE worldwide.

The project has an overall global remit, with specific geographic focus areas which include Balkans, Middle East, North Africa, West Africa/Sahel, Horn of Africa, Central/South/South East Asia and the Caribbean.

From June 2019, this project is being implemented by The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).

Areas of Intervention:

Knowledge Sharing & Outreach
Knowledge Sharing & Outreach
Knowledge Sharing & Outreach
Provide technical and logistical support for the organisation of EU-sponsored CT and P/CVE-related regional and international meetings and events.
Monitoring & Evaluation
Monitoring & Evaluation
Monitoring & Evaluation
Assistance with programmes and projects’ performance reviews and assessments.
Expert Analysis
Expert Analysis
Expert Analysis
Development of specialised policy brief/think pieces to provide expert analytical advice, policy and practitioner expertise, and practical knowledge on CT and P/CVE related issues.
Advocacy
Advocacy
Advocacy
Help to increase visibility, outreach and lessons learnt of EU efforts on CT and P/CVE.
Coordination
Coordination
Coordination
Liaising and facilitating dialogue among various partners and key actors in the CT and P/CVE fields.
Project Support
Project Support
Project Support
Provide technical support and evidence-based recommendations to EU institutions on needed and advisable adjustments to CT and P/CVE strategies and programmes.

ABOUT RUSI

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The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is an independent think tank engaged in cutting edge defence and security research. A unique institution, founded in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington, RUSI embodies nearly two centuries of forward thinking, free discussion and careful reflection on defence and security matters. RUSI maintains its headquarters in London, United Kingdom with multiple satellite offices.

RUSI Europe, the European subsidiary of RUSI, is a think tank working for a safer and more stable Europe. The primary CT MORSE team are located at this office in Brussels, Belgium.