This section presents an evaluation of practices in the field of violent extremism, terrorism and organized crime response that has been conducted by the partners of the EU-project TAKEDOWN. The library focusses on activities, strategies and services implemented either by public players or non-governmental stakeholders. It’s purpose is primarily to inform first-line-practitioners and provide an overview on the broad spectrum of practices in Europe. The approaches include policies, infrastructural improvements, prevention strategies or intelligence gathering ranging from the local, regional, national and European level. The final judgement of a particular practice is of course left up to the readers and the users of the library. We are furthermore open for inputs and suggestions as well as for further practices evaluations, which we can include in our database.

Austrian National Cyber Security Strategy (ANCSS)

The Austrian Government passed the Austrian National Cyber Security Strategy in 2013. It is a comprehensive and proactive concept for securing the Austrian interests in cyber-space. The strategy builds on and intends to coordinate existing institutions, players and structures (public and public-private partnerships). It brings them together...

  • Country: Austria
  • Scale : National
  • Area : Cybercrime
  • Type: Coordination , Capacity Building
  • Target audience : Public Authorities
CCB – Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium

The Centre for Cybersecurity in Belgium (CCB) was established in August 2016 following the Government’s plan to be able to react upon Cybersecurity incidents with impact in Belgium. The centre was setup following a series of Cybersecurity strategy documents created during the last decade, by government, law enforcement and administration...

  • Country: Belgium
  • Scale : National
  • Area : Cybercrime
  • Type: Risk prevention , Early intervention , Incident management , Participation and cooperation , Coordination , Public Contact Point
  • Target audience : Public Authorities , Police and LEAs
Centre for Prevention and Countering Corruption and Organized Crime (CPCCOC)

The Centre for Prevention and Countering Corruption and Organized Crime (CPCCOC) is a specialised administrative structure at the Council of Ministers to provide analysis and solutions and implement governmental policy in preventing and countering organised crime and corruption, where the two spheres overlap, through developing specific...

  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Scale : National
  • Area : Organized Crime
  • Type: Secondary prevention , Threat prevention , Evaluation , Communication , Capacity Building , Dissemination , Knowledge Exchange
  • Target audience : Public Authorities , Prison and Probation , Police and LEAs , Local Communities
CESNET Czech Education and Scientific NETwork - Computer Security Incident Response Team

CESNET-CERTS has been an official name of CESNET Computer Security Incident Response Team since January 2004. The team consists of employees of the CESNET Association. The task of the CESNET-CERTS team is a preventive and active protection of computers and networks, and above all the consistent and effective handling of security incidents,...

  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Scale : National
  • Area : Cybercrime
  • Type: Risk prevention , Early intervention , Incident management , Education , Communication
  • Target audience : Communication and Media , Education
CITCO: Intelligence Center against Terrorism and Organized Crime

In 2015 The Spanish National Anti-Terrorism Coordination Center and the Center for Intelligence against Organized Crime were unified in CITCO. This institution was created with the intention of boosting and coordinating the integration and assessment of any information and operative analysis held by law enforcement regarding organized crime,...

  • Country: Spain
  • Scale : National
  • Area : Terrorism , Organized Crime
  • Type: Risk prevention , Tertiary prevention , Evaluation , Research , Communication
  • Target audience : Public Authorities , Prison and Probation , Police and LEAs
Comitato di Analisi Strategica Antiterrorismo (C.A.S.A.)

The Counterterrorism Committee for Strategic Analysis (C.A.S.A.) is a permanent round table composed by senior representatives of the security agencies of the Italian State. The centre has functions related to coordination, prevention, pursuit and response. The body applies a multi-agency comprehensive approach in relation to potential...

  • Country: Italy
  • Scale : National
  • Area : Terrorism
  • Type: Risk prevention , Early intervention , Participation and cooperation , Communication , Capacity Building
  • Target audience : Public Authorities , Police and LEAs
Community Policing in the UK

Community Policing is at the very heart of daily duties to protect and serve the 300,000 people who live in, work within and visit the City of London. Police officers and PCSOs work with City communities across three specific teams – Residential, Business and Street Intervention. This structured approach helps focus our work within both the...

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Scale : Local , Regional
  • Area : Violent Extremism , Organized Crime
  • Type: Surveillance , Conflict transformation , Primary prevention , Crime prevention , Early intervention
  • Target audience : Police and LEAs
Cooperation and Verification Mechanism for Bulgaria and Romania (CVM)

The Accession Treaty of Bulgaria and Romania provides for safeguard clauses for the first three years of the membership in three areas – general to the economy, the internal market and justice and home affairs. At the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union on 1 January 2007, certain weaknesses remained in both Member States...

  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Scale : National
  • Area : Organized Crime
  • Type: Surveillance , Risk prevention , Crime prevention , Risk analysis , Evaluation , Communication , Public Contact Point
  • Target audience : Public Authorities
Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing Platforms - MISP

Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing Platforms are operational mechanisms to support the exchange of intelligence on cyber security threats and incidents amongst different entities. They can be used by first line responders working on cyber security incidents. Cyber threat intelligence can be shared by commercial providers, based upon a certain...

  • Country: Belgium
  • Scale : European , International
  • Area : Cybercrime
  • Type: Crime prevention , Risk analysis , Incident management , Coordination , Knowledge Exchange
  • Target audience : Public Authorities
Cybercrime.bg

The website cybercrime.bg, managed by the cybercrime division of the General Directorate for Combating Organised Crime (GDCOC) with the Ministry of Interior in Bulgaria is an information and reporting platform aimed to acquaint stakeholders and general public with the main online threats, ways to prevent them and give them the opportunity to...

  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Scale : National
  • Area : Cybercrime
  • Type: Risk prevention , Primary prevention , Crime prevention , Threat prevention , Knowledge Exchange , Awareness Raising
  • Target audience : Public Authorities , Police and LEAs
Czech Probation and Mediation Service (PMS)

The Probation and Mediation Service aims to offer effective and socially beneficial solution of crime-related conflicts and at the same time organises and provides for efficient and dignified execution of alternative sentences and measures with emphasis on victim interests, community protection and crime prevention. The Czech PMS is a new...

  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Scale : National
  • Area : Violent Extremism , Terrorism , Organized Crime
  • Type: Risk prevention , Conflict transformation
  • Target audience : Prison and Probation
Czech Strategy to Combat Organised Crime for the Years 2015-2017

The present document was prepared on the basis of Government Resolution No. 598 of 10 August 2011, which approved the Strategy to Combat Organised Crime for the Years 2011 – 2014 and tasked the Minister of the Interior with presenting the Government of the Czech Republic with the Strategy to Combat Organised Crime for the following period,...

  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Scale : National
  • Area : Organized Crime
  • Type: Evaluation , Research , Coordination , Knowledge Exchange
  • Target audience : Public Authorities , Police and LEAs