The Conference is being organised by the Italian Chairmanship with the support of the OSCE’s Action against Terrorism Unit of the Transnational Threats Department.
The Italian Chairmanship will devote the OSCE-wide Counter-Terrorism Conference to the theme “The Reverse Flow of Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs): Challenges for the OSCE Area and Beyond”. The conference will be held at the level of national counter-terrorism co-ordinators, senior experts and practitioners. An annotated agenda and further logistical information is in the attached file.
The conference aims to discuss and exchange good practices on addressing current challenges and issues and developing effective policy to prevent VERLT and counter terrorism in full compliance with human rights, with a special focus on addressing new threats posed by the return of FTFs. This conference aims to foster regional and international cooperation on these matters. The following topics will be discussed during the conference:
Session I: Trends and Dynamics of Retuming or Relocating FTFs: Exchange of Views on National Experiences and International Co-operation
Session II: Managing the Return/Relocation of FTFs: Strengthening Border Security and Information Sharing
Session III: Addressing the Potential Threat of Returning and Relocating FT.Fs and their Affiliates: Rehabilitation and Reintegration Programs Within and Outside the Criminal Justice System
Session IV: Addressing Accompanying Family Members of FTFs: Legal Gaps, Juvenile Justice, Engaging with Civil Society