Over the last few years, European citizens have been seriously affected by terrorism. While some terror threats were prevented, a number of attacks committed revealed deficiencies in both legislation and in cooperation between the Member States. In order to address these shortcomings, the European Parliament, at the initiative of the EPP Group, set up a special committee on terrorism. The committee will look into existing legal and practical instruments in the fight against terrorism and suggest recommendations on how to close gaps in cooperation and information exchange between national law enforcement authorities. The Committee on Terrorism (TERR) started work in September 2017 and has a term of 12 months.