Project CRAAFT: Counter Terrorist Financing
Project CRAAFT (Collaboration, Research and Analysis Against the Financing of Terrorism) is an academic research and community-building initiative designed to build stronger, more coordinated counter terrorist financing (CTF) capacity across the EU and in its neighbourhood. The project engages with authorities and private entities in order to promote cross-border connectivity and targeted research.
Funded by the European Union’s Internal Security Fund – Police, the project is being implemented by a Consortium led by RUSI Europe, along with the University of Amsterdam, Bratislava-based think tank GLOBSEC and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT), based in The Hague.
The Consortium’s research agenda focuses on the most pressing issues facing Europe when it comes to CTF:
- Lone-actor and small-cell terrorist financing
- The impact of new payment and social media technologies on terrorist financing and CTF
- The crime–terror nexus
- Smuggling of small arms and light weapons as a TF method
- The ethical and political considerations of
- CTF capacities of EU candidate countries
Ethics and Good Governance for Public-Private Partnerships in the Framework of Countering Financial Crime – 10 Recommendations: CTF Online Symposium 13
CTF Online Symposium No. 9: State Funding, Malign Influence and Terrorism Financing: Challenges for Europe
Watch Project CRAAFT's 'A Year in Review'
2022 was a flurry of activity for RUSI Europe-led Project CRAAFT. Watch the video below presenting the achievements of the past 12 months.