EU Today: Multi-faceted approach needed to counter extremist narratives

The head of a leading Brussels policy institute has called for a “multi-faceted”approach to combating the “narrative” of terrorist groups such as Islamic State. The “Counter Extremism Project Europe” (CEP Europe), a partnership between the European Foundation for Democracy and the Counter Extremism Project (CEP), a U.S.-based advocacy group, seeks to combat the use of social media to radicalise young vulnerable in particular as well as present a compelling and effective counter narrative to reach those most at risk.