There are some organisations out there that are determined to play on fear to reach their ideological goals.
The groups who believe that they can advance their political aims by using terror pose a serious threat to the democratic values of our societies and to the rights and freedoms of our citizens, says the EU, which has its EU counter-terrorism strategy.
Terrorism knows no borders, each attack throughout the world is an attack on democracy.
In order to combat terrorism, it’s essential that the voices of mainstream opinion prevail over those of extremism by promoting security, justice democracy and the same opportunities for everyone.
The movie highlights what the EU is doing to combat terrorism, but here’s its four-point plan: prevent; protect; pursue and respond.
By preventing the lure of terrorism, by acting in a just way for all, the aim is to stop future generations of terrorists from emerging.
Protecting citizens from the ravages of terrorism defeats the point of the terrorist, and by pursuing them it’s hoped that terrorist actions are curtailed.
And finally, the EU in conjunction with states, aims to respond to manage and minimise the consequences of terrorist attacks.
There’s a whole raft of directives and legislation around terrorism and terrorist-linked offences, to tackle terrorist financing and hinder access to materials with which they would do harm.
Take a look at the film and click through to find out more of what the EU gets up to.