Inspectorate Ministry of Security and Justice-2020
In August 2014 the NCTV and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment issued The Netherlands comprehensive action programme to combat jihadism. The goal of the Action Programme is to limit the threat posed by jihadism. Now that the Action Programme has been in place for two-and-a-half years, it is time to take stock. What has succeeded? What has not, or not yet, succeeded? What has gone well? And what could be done better or differently? In order to gain answers to these questions, the NCTV and the Ministry of Social Affairs requested the Inspectorate of Security and Justice (Inspectie Veiligheid en Justitie) to make an evaluation of the Action Programme. This is an investigation of the way that organisations are implementing the measures from the Action Programme; it is not an investigation of the effects these measures have had. The evaluation focuses chiefly on further improvement of the approach to radicalisation, extremism and terrorism. The Inspectorate of Security and Justice concludes that the Netherlands comprehensive action programme to combat jihadism has provided positive momentum to the integral approach. The points for improvement proposed in this report can serve to further improve the approach and to put the measures in the Action Programme on a more permanent and regular footing. This reflects the great importance of these measures in the fight against radicalisation, extremism and terrorism in the Netherlands.