TATE Project team

Tackling Terrorist Content Online in Europe

TATE Project - Tech Against Terrorism Europe

TATE general objectives

  • Enable and equip smaller hosting service providers (HSPs) to disrupt and tackle terrorist content online as per their obligations towards the EU’s TCO.
  • Develop resilience amongst HSPs through mentorship capacity building programmes and bespoke advisory.
  • Expand tools already developed by Tech Against Terrorism including the Knowledge Sharing Platform and the Terrorist Content Analytics Platform: the world’s largest alerting database of verified terrorist content.
  • Drive awareness of the EU’s Terrorist Content Online Regulation by convening TATE’s consortium of experts and networks from academia and civil society.
One hour  to remove or disable inappropriate  content
One hour to remove or disable inappropriate content
Stop Terrorists and avoid fines
Stop Terrorists and avoid fines
Applies to any form of online services within EU
Applies to any form of online services within EU

Capacity Building Programme

Drawing from Tech Against Terrorism’s mentorship expertise, Tech Against Terrorism Europe will give bespoke support to European hosting service providers, helping them to establish the necessary internal mechanisms to adhere to European regulation on terrorist content (TCO).

We will work closely with the tech industry to prevent the dissemination of terrorist content.

We do this by working with smaller hosting provider  companies to develop effective policies and processes to identify and prevent terrorist exploitation of their services.

Terrorist Content Analytics Platform

The Terrorist Content Analytics Platform (TCAP) hosted by partner Tech Against Terroism is a database of verified terrorist content.

It is a crucial operational tool for tech companies who benefit from the TCAP’s real-time alerts when we identify terrorist content on their platforms.

We aim to support the European tech sector in identifying and alerting terrorist content in scope of the TCO.

We recommend content flagged under the TCO regulation be removed or geoblocked in the EU.

Knowledge Sharing Platform

The Knowledge Sharing Platform contains curated resources for tech companies wishing to implement an effective and human rights compliant counterterrorism response.

TAT's  policy resource will be expanded to cover European regulation on terrorist content.

The KSP contains best practice guidelines on content moderation standards, definitions of terrorism, identifies new and existing terrorist threats, and offers companies toolkits to keep their policies and procedures up-to-date.


The TATE project is Coordinated by Saher ( Europe) OU with the following Consortium Partners

Dublin City University (DCU) is a beacon of excellence in research, innovation, engagement, and opportunity. With more than 20,000 students, DCU is recognised for providing life-changing educational opportunities, backed by world class expertise in teaching and learning. The mission of DCU to ‘transform lives and societies’ is reflected in DCU’s delivery of impactful research addressing the challenges facing our world today. DCU ranks among the world's top young universities and in the world's Top 100 in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings.

DCU will lead the threat assessment and at-risk platform identification research, developing an at-risk HSP prioritisation matrix. DCU will also be engaging in research to support capacity building training and the development of an implementation oversight model designed to ensure effective delivery of training in line with best practice. DCU will also contribute to raising awareness through communicating and disseminating information on project activities, including progress, results and output to ensure maximum engagement, exploitation and sustainability

Ghent University is a top 100 university, founded in 1817, and one of the major universities in Belgium with 50,000 students and 15,000 employees. Ghent University offers more than 200 programmes, including 64 English-taught master's programmes, and conducts in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains.

With research expertise in media literacy and online radicalization processes, Ghent University will be involved in the preparation of the pedagogical resources and will translate them into French. Ghent University will also contribute to raising awareness through communicating and disseminating information on project activities, including progress, results and output to ensure maximum engagement, exploitation and sustainability.

The JOS Project monitors extremist content across the internet and social media. The JOS team analyses online content dissemination in a dynamic capacity, including emergence, propagation and resilience. The JOS team analyses online content from a rhetoric perspective, which includes the analysis of media, narratives, and target audiences.

The JOS Project will contribute to the mapping of HSPs that are instrumentalized by terrorist online content and to the segmentation of these HSPs, in order to identify the ones that are most at-risk. The JOS Project will also contribute to raising awareness through communicating and disseminating information on project activities, including progress, results and output to ensure maximum engagement, exploitation and sustainability.

LMU Munich is one of Europe's most renowned and long-established universities, combining outstanding research with sophisticated teaching. As a part of the LMU, the Department of Media and Communication (IfKW) is one of the largest and internationally most visible communication science departments, ranking 1st in Germany in the latest Shanghai Ranking. It is internationally recognized for excellent research in a broad range of areas, such as media and politics, digital communication, media use, reception, effects, and extremism/radicalization.

LMU’s project team is contributing to TATE based on its pedagogical as well as its extremism-, terrorism-, and radicalization-specific expertise. LMU is taking the lead in building awareness and implementing TCO regulations and best practices. To realize this, LMU will be collaborating closely with TAT and UGent to develop learning materials and an interactive online course on TCO regulations targeted at HSPs and IT professionals. They will also conduct an evaluation study on the created materials to address and satisfy knowledge-building needs related to TCO regulations.

Meet the team:

New EU project: Tech Against Terrorism Europe - LMU Munich

Swansea Universities TATE research will be undertaken by the Cyber Threats Research Centre (CYTREC) at Swansea University. Founded in 1920, Swansea University has a long history of collaborative research that delivers significant, sustained, valuable economic and societal impact in Wales, the UK and internationally. CYTREC is an interdisciplinary centre, with experts that have backgrounds in law, criminology, political science, linguistics, psychology and computer science. It explores a range of online threats, from terrorism, extremism and mis/disinformation, to child sexual exploitation, cybercrime and online fraud.

CYTREC will conduct research into online ecosystems, identifying platforms that are being exploited by terrorists and extremists and conducting risk assessments. It will interview representatives from these platforms, to better understand the challenges that they face and the support that they require to improve the resilience of their services. CYTREC will also produce a report for small tech companies to increase awareness of the provision and accuracy of AI and machine learning systems in identifying and removing terrorist content online.

Tech Against Terrorism supports technology companies in countering terrorist use of the internet whilst respecting human rights. Tech Against Terrorism is an independent public-private partnership initiated by the United Nations Security Council.

We work across the tech sector and are supported by the UN and other international bodies as well the governments of Spain, Switzerland, the Republic of Korea, and Canada.

The Tech Against Terrorism Europe (TATE) project is funded by the European Union (ISF-2021-AG-TCO-101080101).

This project will support smaller hosting services providers (HSPs) in building their counterterrorism frameworks and with transparency reporting, as required by the EU’s terrorist content online (TCO) regulation and in Directive (EU) 2017/541.