“For more than a decade there has been debate about providing more support to the security-focused activities that are important to overcoming acute challenges to development but not permitted as ODA, particularly as the notion of the EU taking a more strategic approach to third-country support evolves. The EU has developed funding instruments and adapted its institutions to help build the capacities of partners while contributing to stability, security, and development. However, the ineligibility of security matters such as counterterrorism under ODA has restricted money for PVE that often falls in a grey area somewhere in the middle of the nexus between security and development.”