The Counter-Terrorism Co-operative Council
The Counter-Terrorism Co-operative Council is made up of thirteen government agencies, represented by their Directors General or similar. The function of the Council is to work towards strengthening Sweden's ability to prevent terrorism by better co-ordinating the activities and information exchange of these agencies. The Council was formed in 2005, following an initiative by the Swedish Security Service, and its first meeting was held in February of that year.
The Council, which is based on the EU Strategy on Counter-Terrorism and the Swedish Government's national strategy to meet the threat of terrorism, is made up of the following agencies:
The National Centre for Terrorist Threat AssessmentThe Counter-Terrorism Co-operative Council appoints working groups when necessary and for various themes. There is a permanent working group called the National Centre for Terrorist Threat Assessment (Nationellt Centrum för Terrorhotbedömning, NCT), made up of representatives of the Swedish Security Service, the Military Intelligence and Security Directorate and the National Defence Radio Establishment.
The NCT produces long- and short-term strategic assessments of the terrorist threat against Sweden and Swedish interests. The NCT is also tasked with producing strategic analyses of incidents, trends and international developments with a bearing on terrorism that may affect Sweden and Swedish interest today or in the future.