EU Agenda on Security – State of Play

The Commission adopted the European Agenda on Security on 28 April 2015, setting out the main actions envisaged by the Commission to ensure an effective EU response to terrorism and security threats in the European Union over the period 2015-2020. The Agenda identified three priorities: tackling terrorism and preventing radicalisation, disrupting organised crime, and fighting cybercrime. Since then progress has been made notably on: Legal and technical improvements to the Schengen Information System database; Common Risk Indicators concerning foreign terrorist fighters; Establishment of an EU Internet Referral Unit in Europol;  EU Internet Forum to be launched on 3 December 2015; Establishment of a Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) Centre of Excellence, operational since 1 October 2015; Establishment of a platform bringing together Financial Intelligence Units from the Member States; Development of practical tools and guidance material such as handbooks to assist practitioners, first respondents and law enforcement specialists. A state of play of the implementation of the European Agenda on Security will be available online at 12:45 today.