An international Conference on “Prevention of Terrorism: Prevention Tools, Legal Instruments and Their Implementation” took place on 16 (afternoon) and 17 December 2010 in Istanbul, Turkey. This Conference was organised by the Council of Europe in the framework of the Turkish Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers.
The Conference brought together national and international experts and offered participants a valuable insight into better prevention of terrorism by addressing issues relating to the changing nature of terrorism, the incitement and recruitment for terrorism and the prevention of financing of terrorism. It was also intended as a discussion-oriented forum for exchanging information, experiences, ideas, and innovative approaches.
The Conference was open to participants appointed by member and observer States of the Council of Europe as well as International Organisations.
Opening speech of the Secretary General