On 22nd June, the EU announced the conclusion of this Convention. The Council of Europe says it has adopted this Convention to increase the effectiveness of existing international texts on the fight against terrorism. It aims to strengthen member states’ efforts to prevent terrorism and contains a provision on the protection and compensation of victims of terrorism. The Convention requires parties to criminalise the following acts when committed intentionally: public provocation to commit a terrorist offence; recruitment for terrorism; training for terrorism; and well as aiding and abetting, inciting and attempting the aforementioned offences. Its Additional Protocol was also approved, and this calls for a number of acts, including taking part in an association or group for the purpose of terrorism, receiving terrorist training, travelling abroad for the purposes of terrorism and financing or organising travel for this purpose, a criminal offence; and it also provides for a network of 24-hour-a-day national contact points facilitating the rapid exchange of information.