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Projects with the European Union
In collaboration with the European Union, RUSI’s CRIMSON project aims to promote regional and trans-regional cooperation to overcome the fragmented approach that arises from different levels of capacity and interest among littoral states; contributing to creating trans-regional synergies and increase maritime security and safety of critical maritime routes. The project focuses on two main regions (the Wider Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Guinea).
Since 2011, RUSI has managed the CORMS project with the European Union, as part of the EU’s wider efforts to fight against organised crime and drug trafficking. The project addresses the challenges of a fragmented law enforcement approach along the trafficking route by promoting regional and trans-regional cooperation. The programme also seeks to build the capacity of law enforcement agencies and judicial bodies addressing cocaine trafficking and related criminal activity such as money laundering and the trafficking of precursor chemicals.
Under the European Union’s Instrument for contributing to Security and Peace, starting 1 June 2019, RUSI Europe will be implementing the CT MORSE project, designed to ensure that European Union counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism actions benefit from the best of international policy and global lessons learned.
Together with the European Union, RUSI is carrying out a project to strengthen resilience to violent extremism in Kenya (STRIVE). The project, carried out by RUSI’s Nairobi office, is actively contributing towards increasing peace, stability and inclusive economic opportunities for youth and marginalised areas of Kenya by undertaking research and activities to reduce radicalisation and recruitment.