CT MORSE is a project of the EU providing policy monitoring and support for the Instrument Countering Stability and Peace (IcSP) actions in countering terrorism and violent extremism in third countries.

The objectives of the project are:

  • Policy: to ensure that EU CT and CVE actions benefit from the best of international policy and global lessons learned.
  • Monitoring:  to provide expertise to EU actions on CT/CVE throughout the programme cycle of research, design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Support: to support the EEAS and DevCo to ensure the value-added and coherence of EU policy and practice are maximised.

The project is implemented by a consortium of four of the leading independent institutes on transnational security


CT MORSE, either through the Key Staff in the Brussels Office, or via members of the Consortium, undertakes a variety of activities, intended to enhance visibility or bring coherence to the work of the EU in countering terrorism and violent extremism.

These include organising events, workshops, seminars or briefings for EU staff, EU Members States Delegations in Brussels, or side events to other forums.

We also undertake policy orientated research work, analytical assessments and monitoring and evaluation activities for the EU.


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    The White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism in February 2015 spurred an Action Agenda that emphasizes the need for more local and regional research about drivers of violent extremism. Governments and civil society actors alike have underscored the need for more nuanced analyses about violent extremism in national and regional contexts to better inform […]
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