In late 2006, the European Commission charged one of ICSR’s partners, King’s College London, with conducting an in-depth study of the ways in which Islamist militants in Europe were being recruited and mobilised. The resulting ICSR study – ‘Recruitment and Mobilisation for the Islamist Militant Movement in Europe’ – was published on 1 October 2008, and – along with three other studies – will form the basis for EU policy-making on the issue of preventing violent radicalisation. Based on secondary research as well as extensive fieldwork in Britain, France and Spain, the ICSR report provides the most comprehensive picture to date of the methods through which Islamist militants in Europe mobilise their supporters and find new recruits.
The study can be accessed through the European Commission’s website. Or it can be directly downloaded here.