Security in France - Action Plan Against Radicalization and Terrorism (PART)
The Prime Minister held a meeting on the 9th May 2016 of the Interministerial Committee for the Prevention of Crime and Radicalization (CIPDR). Broadened for the first time to include the prevention of radicalization, it will mark a new stage in combating terrorism and preventing radicalization.
Over the past four years, the Government has allocated legal and budgetary resources to combating terrorism. Since 2012, six structuring laws regarding counter-terrorism policy were passed by the Parliament and the last one is in its final stage. They consist of two counter-terrorism laws (of 21 December 2012 and 13 November 2014), a military programming law (of 18 December 2013), two laws on intelligence techniques (of 24 July and 30 November 2015) and a bill on organized crime, terrorism and their financing (spring 2016.)
In addition to legislative action, unprecedented resources were made available. In five years, a total of 15,300 posts were created to bolster the security of French citizens.
An initial plan with 22 measures was adopted in April 2014. Strong additional measures, involving very considerable resources, were adopted in January and November 2015 after the major terrorist attacks committed in our country. A national freephone number, departmental security teams and departmental monitoring units, created the same year, have helped to establish a structure for overseeing and monitoring terrorist reports. In the local monitoring units, 1,600 people are being monitored and 800 families are provided support.
To address this far-reaching problem that today concerns over 2,000 people identified in the Syrian and Iraqi networks and 9,300 people reported undergoing radicalization, it is important to establish a national strategy involving every aspect of government action.
The new action plan against radicalization and terrorism (PART) contains 80 measures, 50 of them new, divided into seven priority areas
Detecting signs of radicalization paths and terrorist networks at the earliest stage possible;
Monitoring, obstructing and neutralizing terrorist networks;
Combating terrorism within its international networks and safe havens;
Increasing the reach of radicalization prevention mechanisms in order to ensure personalized measures for different populations;
Developing applied research in terms of counter-speech and involving France’s Islamic community;
Improving protection of vulnerable sites and networks;
Being able to react to any terrorist attack and demonstrate the Nation’s resilience.
The list of the 80 measures can be downloaded below :