CoJiT-UK is an independent initiative intended to have a direct impact on jihadist terrorism in the United Kingdom. It has already begun and will run throughout 2018.
The past year has seen a radical increase in the incidence of jihadist terrorism directed at, and within, the United Kingdom. There are renewed calls to invigorate a proper national conversation about the causes of and the responses to this particular terrorist problem.
CoJiT-UK is an initiative designed to make a rapid, direct and high-profile contribution to that aim. It is independent, privately funded and completely transparent. CoJiT-UK is a free-standing initiative that simply aims to contribute to the public good.
It brings together leading experts who are among the best in the business to look afresh at how we define the problem of jihadist terrorism and to discuss openly and without fear or favour what should be done to counter it. It will identify concrete actions for practical engagement at all levels that would lead to policy and operational change.
CoJiT-UK will promote this engagement through an independent national dialogue with community individuals, local government and social and police leads, as well as with national government, focusing on practical solutions identified by the initiative and encourage where possible their adoption and implementation.