The European Union
The European Union is committed to countering the threat of Daesh and has adopted a wide and comprehensive set of measures to do so. The EU’s participation as a non-military partner in the Global Coalition to counter Daesh has increased cooperation with countries in the region on counterterrorism, and has led to the development of a large range of projects on counter radicalisation, domestic and border security. The EU is a leading global donor in the response to the Syria and Iraq crises.
Key projects in Iraq:
Stabilisation efforts are a key part of the EU’s engagement in Iraq, with funding in 2020 amounting to €21.5 million (which includes the following):
- €7 million to UNMAS for Explosive Hazard Management.
- €3.5 million in support of digitisation of evidentiary material held by Iraqi national authorities in support of investigative work of UNITAD.
- €11 million for the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis directed to UN Habitat Ninewa Urban recovery project and Sinjar Hospital.
The EU co-chairs with UNMAS the Explosive Hazards Management (EHM) sub-working group, under the Stabilisation Working group.
Working Group Membership:
Communications (including The Daesh and Mainstream Media Action Group and The Social Media and Digital Action Group); Stabilisation; Foreign terrorist fighters; Counter terrorist financing, Global Counter Terrorism Forum.
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