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The Logic of Informal Security Cooperation: Counterterrorism Intelligence-sharing in Europe

Project description

Understanding informal counterterrorist intelligence cooperation

The threat of terrorism in Europe has led to increased counterterrorism cooperation that relies on counterterrorism intelligence sharing. The EU-funded LINSEC project will explore what drives and sustains informal counterterrorism cooperation in Europe. It will improve our understanding of the logic of informal security cooperation. The project will combine security studies, international history studies and intelligence studies, relying on the University of Southern Denmark’s knowledge in security studies, interviews with intelligence officials and over 30 000 intelligence records from 1971 to 1979. LINSEC will analyse the internal and external factors determining cooperation, agencies’ reactions to security threats and conditions suggesting informal security cooperation. Finally, it will compare informal counterterrorism cooperation in the 1970s and today.


Net EU contribution
€ 219 312,00
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M

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Danmark Syddanmark Fyn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00