School of Transnational Governance

Counter-terrorism and Transnational Security Governance: Actors, Strategies and Modus Operandi

STG Linked In-Counter Terrorism



Date: 19-20 June 2019

Place: European University Institute, Florence

Scientific Coordinator: Andreas Gofas (Centre for the Analysis of Terrorism and European Security) 

Deadline: 27 May 2019

This Executive Training Seminar offers rigorous and in-depth analysis of the evolution and major features of modern terrorism, its actors, strategies and modus operandi, as well as of the challenges this phenomenon presents to decision-makers, security establishments, the corporate sector and society at large. 

Training Objectives

By bringing together senior Europol and NATO practitioners and academics at the cutting-edge of research, the Training will hone your strategic knowledge and skills on the following topics:

  • The politics and dynamics of terrorism and counter-terrorism;The structure and organisation of terrorist groups, including the Foreign Fighters phenomenon;
  • The current status and challenges of the Islamic State;
  • Transnational challenges associated with terrorism and their implication for policy and governance, also in fragile states;
  • The role of international agencies in the counter-terrorism landscape.


The Training is addressed to a variety of actors operating in the sectors of counter-terrorism, security and governance, including civil servants of national authorities, European Institutions, International Organisations, private sector professionals, representatives of civil society organisations and researchers.


By blending experts’ inputs and learners’ interaction (simulation game on counter-terrorism dilemmas, case-study discussions on decision-making scenarios), this Executive Training Seminar will create an enabling environment for peer-learning and for inter-institutional networking, including participation in the Annual EUI Forum on “Terrorism and Security Governance”.

Fees: 1,300 € 

A discount of 25% will be applied to the charges for international European and national civil servants, as well as to members of the NGOs. 

The fees cover the cost of the course as well as coffee and lunch breaks. Travel and hotel costs are not included in the fees. 

Meet your Course Coordinator:


Andreas Gofas

Andreas Gofas is currently Senior Emile Noël Fellow and Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Jean Monnet Center of the NYU School of Law, while on leave from Panteion University of Athens where he is Associate Professor of International Relations. Andreas is also director of the Center for the Analysis of Terrorism and European Security (CATES) at the European Law and Governance School, and co-director of the Olympia Summer Academy.