The Effect of Migration on Terrorism: Challenges for CT / CVE(A Lessons Learned Workshop)
14-15 November 2017
COE-DAT, Ankara, Turkey
CONCEPT NOTE and AGENDA
Defence Against Terrorism Centre of Excellence in its role as NATO’s unique center for Defense Against Terrorism / Counter-Terrorism (CT) related issues plays a crucial role in the increasingly fight against terrorism. COE-DAT aims to contribute to NATO’s transformation efforts by sharing expertise and experiences on CT to NATO members, and to share this perspective with Partnership for Peace (PfP), Mediterranean Dialogue (MD), Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) member nations and a wider community of interest. Courses, seminars and workshops are our educational instruments, used to encourage debate and to enhance the common understanding.
As one of these instruments, within the framework of the 2017 Program of Work, the Centre of Excellence-Defense Against Terrorism (COE-DAT) is organizing a lessons learned workshop entitled “The Effect of Migration on Terrorism: Challenges for Counter-Terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism”. The workshop will be held at COE-DAT/Ankara on 14-15 November 2017.
The aim of the workshop is under the umbrella of lessons learned through T/CT perspective;
The workshop will consist of 5 panels in each of which at least 2 presentations will be conducted. The speakers will present their papers followed by presentations including the sub-topics listed below. The presentations will be followed by a discussion of the subject with the contribution of other speakers and participants in order to review and enhance the speakers’ paper and discuss the topic from lessons learned and counter-terrorism aspect.
14 November 2017, Tuesday
09.00-10.00      Welcome Address/Introduction/Admin Brief/Group Photo
10.00-10.15      Coffee Break
10.15-12.00      Panel-1 What is the nature of the relationship between terrorism and migration?
In this session, the speakers will focus on whether a correlation, causation or another relationship between migration and terrorism does exist. The session seeks to problematize current migration environment and present alternative new perspectives.
13.30-15.00      Panel-2 Migration, Border Security and Terrorism
In this session, the speakers will elaborate which implications migration brings over border security and how to develop measures in order to better detect sneaking terrorists among migrants through the border. The session will also provide a discussion of the reaction from the target destination of the migrants within the context of domestic violent extremism.
15.00-15.15      Coffee Break
15.15-16.45      Panel-3 Legal aspects of terrorism & migration issue -
Challenges for International Law and International Organizations
In this session, the speakers will talk over the achievements and incapacities of the international organizations on the fight against terrorism with a focus on migration. The session will also problematize the deficiencies of the international law recently, and will seek enhancements for the future challenges.
15 November 2017, Wednesday
09.00-10.30      Panel-4 A contemporary approach: Europe’s struggle with migration and violent extremism
In this session, the speakers will deliver their thoughts that whether increased terrorist attacks or the rise of violent extremism in Europe has a relationship with the migration. In the session, which lessons learned and what should be done will also be discussed in depth.
10.30-10.45       Coffee Break
10.45-12.15      Panel-5 A practical approach: Turkey’s experience with the migration
In this session, the speakers will discuss which measures Turkey has developed against the challenges posed by migration and which lessons have been learned from the experience of dealing with the refugee issue. The session will also provide a discussion whether migration has made an impact on terrorist incidents in Turkey.
13.45-15.00      Wrap up and closing remarks
Capt. (N) Mehmet ÖZEN       firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Kamer ÖZCAN                email@example.com