In relation to counterterrorism, MONEYVAL—the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism—sets out relevant international standards (particularly those included in the FATF recommendations), evaluates compliance of member states, and conducts research. Photo credit: Dominique edte, “Strasbourg / The Council of Europe,” CC BY-NC 2.0.
CODEXTER serves as the arm of the Council of Europe responsible for implementing and coordinating counterterrorism actions. Photo credit: Mathieu Nivelles, “Conseil de l'Europe à Strasbourg en décembre,” CC BY 2.0.
The Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS)—an intergovernmental regional forum—exchanges information between member states about the general challenges of border services in the region and security controls at sea ports and marinas, counterterrorism measures, and existing standards of security controls. Photo credit: Latvian Foreign Ministry, “Ārlietu ministrs piedalās BVJP ārlietu ministru sanāksmē Oslo,” CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
As the main forum for information exchange and European Union coordination on the international aspects of the fight against terrorism, the Council Working Group on Terrorism (International Aspects) [COTER] aims to provide analysis of national counterterrorism efforts, as well as to coordinate international assistance with and development and improvement of these efforts. Photo credit: Comité des Régions / Committee of the Regions, “COTER / REGI workshop on the Cohesion Policy after 2013,” CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
The Counter Terrorist Group (CTG) is a derivative of the Club de Berne, an intelligence-sharing forum between various European states, which specifically focuses on counterterrorism intelligence. Photo credit: Martin Abegglen, “Bern,” CC BY-SA 2.0.
Europol is the law enforcement agency of the European Union and assists EU Member States’ efforts to combat serious international crime and terrorism. Photo credit: Roel Wijnants, “Europol,” CC BY-NC 2.0.
One of the fields in which the Salzburg Forum—a regional organization for multilateral discussion and cooperation on internal security challenges—operates is terrorism prevention. Photo Credit: Georg Schroll, “Innere Stadt,” CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
The Anti-Terrorism Task Force of the Southeast European Law Enforcement Center conducts workshops and hosts meetings, often in coordination with UN counterterrorism bodies, to enhance coordination among member states in combating terrorism. Photo credit: Dennis Jarvis, “Romania-1170 - Palace of the Parliament,” CC BY-SA 2.0.