Sisty days of fear: lesson learned - Sessanta giorni di paura: la lezione appresa

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Sisty days of fear: lesson learned

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This report offers a concise analysis on the evolution of radical ideologies and terrorist threats in accordance with the European Union directive 2017/541 on the fight against terrorism and is meant as a useful contribution, within the wider public debate, to the harmonisation of member States’ discrepancies around what should be defined and treated as terrorism. The Observatory mainly focuses on jihadism; however, we make sure to afford enough room and support for studies on other forms of terrorism, ideological radicalisation and social deviance, as well as "conspiracy theories" leading to violent outcomes. In their assessments, the authors who submitted their work for this issue of #ReaCT2021 took into account the repercussions of new social and conflict dynamics brought about by COVID-19. Due to other priorities, the pandemic seemed to have sidelined terrorism when, all of a sudden, October 2020 revived the threat which had apparently been overcome. From early September to early November, a successive chain of events clearly highlighted a dramatic and articulated scenario. Those sixty days of fear tell us that terrorism is now a “normal” rather than an 'exceptional' phenomenon, as an instrument of the ongoing conflict.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Sisty days of fear: lesson learned
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationReport on Terrorism and Radicalization in Europe - Rapporto sul terrorismo e il radicalismo in Europa
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Terrorism
  • Security
  • Europa
  • Terrorismo
  • Sicurezza
  • Europe


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