SOAR Project – Overview of Programme & Vision

The consortium partners are excited to announce the start of the ‘Strengthening the security and resilience of at-risk religious sites and communities’ (SOAR) project. The SOAR project will contribute to advancing the protection and safeguarding of places for worship, with a focus on communities of worship within the European Union (EU). SOAR is funded [...]

By |2021-12-06T10:04:31+00:00June 4th, 2021|News|

Places of Worship Vulnerability Assessment – European Commision

Vulnerability assessment Following recently attacks in Europe, the European Commission have produced an article looking into the aspects that need to be considered when planning the physical protection scheme of places of worship. The next component of the risk analysis is the identification of the inherent vulnerabilities of a particular place of worship. Below several considerations are [...]

By |2021-12-06T10:04:14+00:00February 3rd, 2021|News|

Turkish mosque in Denmark defaced with anti-Muslim slurs

Turkish mosque in Denmark near the German border has been defaced with anti-Muslim slurs, an official at the place of worship said Saturday. Hurşit Tokay, the president of the mosque association, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that he left Aabenraa Mosque on Friday at 6 p.m. When he arrived at around 11 a.m. Saturday, he noticed [...]

By |2021-12-06T10:04:06+00:00January 28th, 2021|News|

Security Union: A Counter-Terrorism Agenda and stronger Europol to boost the EU’s resilience

The below is taken from the official website of the European Commission    The EU Commission is presenting a new Counter-Terrorism Agenda for the EU to step up the fight against terrorism and violent extremism and boost the EU's resilience to terrorist threats. Building on the work done in recent years, the Agenda seeks to support [...]

By |2021-12-06T10:03:27+00:00January 18th, 2021|News|

European Commission publishes a ‘Handbook for the practical use of the IHRA definition of antisemitism’

Jewish groups welcomed the publication by the European Commission of a Handbook for the practical use of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism. According to the Commission, the purpose of this guidance is: -to present the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism, along with guiding examples, and to relate these to the [...]

By |2021-12-06T10:03:06+00:00January 8th, 2021|News|

Protecting Places of Worship in Europe – Webinar

European Webinar - Protecting Places of Worship Enhancing Faith Institutions (EFI) alongside the European Commission Faith Associates and Enhancing Faith Institutions have organised a 'Protecting places of worship in Europe' webinar alongside the European Commission & European Faith Networks. We have seen an increase in the number of hate crime attacks [...]

By |2021-12-06T10:02:51+00:00November 3rd, 2020|News|
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