Project CRAAFT: Counter Terrorist Financing

Project CRAAFT (Collaboration, Research and Analysis Against the Financing of Terrorism) is an academic research and community-building initiative designed to build stronger, more coordinated counter terrorist financing (CTF) capacity across the EU and in its neighbourhood.




The project engages with authorities and private entities in order to promote cross-border connectivity and targeted research.

Funded by the European Union’s Internal Security Fund – Police, the project is being implemented by a Consortium led by RUSI Europe, along with the University of Amsterdam, Bratislava-based think tank GLOBSEC and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT), based in The Hague.

The Consortium’s research agenda focuses on the most pressing issues facing Europe when it comes to CTF:

  • Lone-actor and small-cell terrorist financing
  • The impact of new payment and social media technologies on terrorist financing and CTF
  • The crime–terror nexus
  • Smuggling of small arms and light weapons as a TF method
  • The ethical and political considerations of public–private partnerships
  • CTF capacities of EU candidate countries

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Project CRAAFT

Project CRAAFT is an academic research and community-building initiative designed to build stronger, more coordinated counter terrorist financing (CTF) capacity across the EU and in its neighbourhood

Project sponsor

  • European Union

    Project CRAAFT is funded by the European Union