ICCT can plan and deliver tailor-made programmes on a range of counter-terrorism related topics. Get in touch with our Office Manager to receive more information on how ICCT can organise and deliver different (training) programmes to your organisation.

Online Summer Programmes

ICCT along with the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and Leiden University Centre for Professional Learning have been organising advanced summer programmes in The Hague on countering terrorism in the post-9/11 world and on preventing, detecting and responding to the violent extremist threat.  These two programmes are designed to be complementary. This year, the Leiden Online Summer Programme will take place from the 17 – 19 August 2020, and the Asser Online Summer Programme will take place from the 24 – 28 August 2020.


Since the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, the world has witnessed a significant intensification of predominantly repressive counter-terrorism measures, both on a national and international level. Widespread consensus is now emerging that instead of solely prosecuting terrorists after the event, terrorism requires an emphasis on prevention. Hence, governments have made considerable investments to support and coordinate the struggle against violent extremism and have broadened legal regimes to allot those actors responsible for preventing terrorism special and increased powers. What are the ramifications of this shift in focus to preventing attack for the international legal framework in which governments and counter-terrorism actors operate? Has the nature of the threat of terrorism changed over the last decade? To what extent is the current set of legal mechanisms and policy measures in sync with the contemporary threat? What are the key human rights challenges and trends in (counter-) terrorism?


The objective of this unique Summer Programme is to provide participants with a deepened understanding of the phenomena of violent extremism, radicalisation and terrorism, the contemporary methods to counter it and the applicable international legal framework.

Target Audience

This is the first Hague-based tailor-made programme for professionals and graduate students with an academic or professional background in areas such as law, security studies, international relations, conflict studies and law enforcement, who are interested in pursuing careers in counter-terrorism and related fields of work.

Current & Past Summer Programmes

2020 Leiden University and ICCT Summer Programme

2020 T.M.C. Asser Instituut and ICCT Summer Programme

2019 Leiden University and ICCT Summer Programme

2019 T.M.C. Asser Instituut and ICCT Summer Programme

2018 Summer Programme

2017 Summer Programme

2016 Summer Programme

2015 Summer Programme

2014 Summer Programme

2013 Summer Programme

2012 Summer Programme

2011 Summer Programme

Additional Information

For more information on the Summer Programme, contact us via email.