The purpose of this Strategy is to protect the Republic of Serbia from the terrorist threat to its citizens, values and interests, while at the same time supporting international efforts to counter terrorism. This purpose shall be achieved, inter alia, by implementing targeted and designed measures at the doctrine level, through developing and enhancing the security culture of society and promoting particular values, as well as at the normative and institutional level, through the improvement of capacities to prevent and counter terrorism, in particular capacities to counter violent extremism and radicalisation leading to terrorism as an increasingly pronounced phenomenon. Strategic objectives in the field of prevention will be achieved through measures aimed at preventing causes and mitigating the factors that promote radicalisation leading to terrorism, as well as early identification of radicalisation, and measures aimed at preventing a terrorist attack being planned or prepared. Early prevention measures will be complemented with measures preventing the spreading of radicalisation and violent extremism, efforts aimed at deradicalisation and reintegration of radicalized persons. The purpose of the Strategy will be fulfilled through four priority areas with clearly defined strategic objectives and concrete activities for their achievement, which will be defined by the Action Plan for Implementation of the Strategy, which forms its integral part. In developing the Strategy, generally accepted international standards and assumed international-legal obligations were used.