Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda

21 July 2016
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The European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC) has identified the need for establishing an Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda to provide guidance to the EU Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU).

The EU IRU, being the ECTC capability dealing with countering terrorism online, is tasked with establishing the Advisory Group, whose members shall be individuals of proven expertise and professional experience in the fields of online propaganda, recruitment and radicalisation, which are relevant to the fight against terrorism.

The establishment of this Advisory Group by the EU IRU is in line with one of the ECTC strategic aims to become a centre of expertise in the realm of online terrorist propaganda and extremism.

This announcement serves to invite professionals, from the above mentioned fields, to express their interest in joining the group by submitting a motivation letter accompanied by curriculum vitae.

The call for applications for the ECTC Advisory Board on Online Terrorist Propaganda has been opened today, 21 July 2016. To be considered, applications must be sent in by Friday 12 August 2016, either by e-mail to: or by post to:

EU Internet Referral Unit (O47 – EU IRU)
P.O. Box 908 50
2509 LW - The Hague
The Netherlands

ECTC Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda

From the received applications, the Heads of ECTC and the EU IRU will identify suitable candidates on the basis of competence, integrity, significant experience in the field and capacity to make a valuable contribution. The selected candidates will be appointed in a personal capacity. Information on the results of the call for applications will be published on the Europol website and on the dedicated IRU platform of experts (IRU EPE).

More detailed information on the group can be found in the Terms of Reference attached below. For any further information please contact the EU IRU by e-mail: Thank you for your interest!