European Institute for Counter Terrorism and Conflict Prevention

Basic Research
Causal Research
Reconnaissance and Information
Expert pool
Worldwide network

Tolerance is a powerful weapon that can defeat evil no matter how powerful it may be, Diversity is and should always be a source of riches rather than a course of rift and conflict.

Sheik mohamed bin zayed al nahyan
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

There is no alternative: we will either build the future together or there will not be a future.

Pope Francis
Interreligious Meeting in Abu Dhabi


EICTP Expert Paper: IS communication on the 2020 Vienna terror attack

Shortly after the terror attack in Vienna on 2 November 2020, photographs and videos from eyewitnesses were circulating on social media. Sympathizers of the Islamic State (IS) quickly capitalized on the availability of such material and continued their circulation in Arabic in IS communication channels, like the platform Telegram. Following the typical modus operandi of […]

read more

The ISIS Files. Planting the Seeds of the Poisonous Tree: Establishing a System of Meaning Through ISIS Education.

read more

About Us

Central security policy challenges for Europe

We deal with the central security policy challenges for Europe. A worldwide network of internationally active terrorism and hybrid conflicts are a growing threat. We devote ourselves to in-depth analyses and studies of such uncertainty scenarios and want to actively contribute well-founded strategies and solution scenarios or make the effects of prevention and intervention assessable.

This will contribute to strengthening confidence in public order for a stable, strategic environment for promoting cooperation with European neighbours. The focus is on overcoming intercultural, interreligious conflicts.

We are registered as an association with the name “European Institute for Counter Terrorism and Conflict Prevention”.

We are based in Vienna and are active worldwide. We are an independent, non-partisan and non-profit research institute.

E.I.C.T.P. conducts research on the causes and effects of terrorism and terrorist acts, as well as on suitable ways and means to prevent and combat terrorist activities and groups.


We are a research institute

The institute aims to add value to confidence-building measures in the area of security and stability. It conducts research projects with partners at home and abroad and cooperates with universities and research institutions.

We conduct public debates and security policy consultations and make our studies available to decision-makers, organisations in politics and business. We seek a dialogue between the parties to the conflict.


We generate and network our knowledge and insights

We generate and network our knowledge and insights, especially with experts, through profound expert reports and other qualitative publications, and bring together different scientific, intercultural points of view and establish a direct connection to the affected areas and contacts.

We deal with conflicts according to their relevance for European security. We investigate their causes and develop conflict solutions together with relevant actors in the regions concerned, including the development of concrete measures in the crisis regions, taking into account intercultural points of view.

We conduct expert discussions and offer workshops on relevant topics together with our experts as well as the production of publications on the main activities.

Implementation and dissemination of the results of the project.


Opportunities to support our institute as a sponsor

We invite institutions, companies and private individuals to support the work of the institute as sponsors. We would be pleased to inform you about the possibilities and advantages and if you are interested, please contact us.