The European Court of Auditors is to audit EU measures against radicalisation later this year. The audit focuses on the Commission’s support for Member States in addressing radicalisation since 2013, when foreign terrorist fighters became the EU’s top counter-terrorism priority. It will examine measures to prevent radicalisation and measures aimed at those who have been radicalised (such as de-radicalisation and disengagement).
The audit will assess whether the Commission contributes effectively to helping Member States address radicalisation that may lead to terrorism. Member States have front-line responsibility for fighting terrorism; the EU’s role is to support them. It aims to add value by improving information exchange, facilitating cooperation and providing funding.
“We will be examining whether the Commission accurately targets EU funds to where they can effectively bring EU added value,” said Mr Alex Brenninkmeijer, the Member of the European Court of Auditors responsible for the audit.