The first step in assessing the nature and scale of the threat posed by lone-actor terrorism in Europe is the establishment of a working definition of the term.
Far right extremism
Lone-actor terrorism is not a new phenomenon; however, research suggests the threat is increasing as pressure from security services forces a tactical adaptation and groups call on those who share their ideology to act alone without direction or support.
This report is the second in a series of publications to share the key challenges, and lessons learned about what works in tackling far-right extremism.
In some countries far-right attitudes are widespread amongst young people. In other countries, younger generations are progressively more tolerant than older generations. It is important that front-line professionals do not assume this trend will continue. This report contains approaches to promote tolerance and democratic behaviour among those vulnerable to far-right ideologies.