EFI Survey on incidents against places of worship

The ongoing conflict in the Middle East is significantly affecting the security and stability of European communities. Recent incidents, including the arson attack on a synagogue in Berlin and an attempted arson at a mosque in Bochum, Germany, underscore the growing security apprehensions in Europe. Amid this conflict, religious communities in Europe, especially the Jewish [...]

By |2023-11-07T10:57:52+00:00November 7th, 2023|News|

Attending Antwerp Cricket Club Finals Day In Vlaanderen

EFI team were privileged to be invited by the Belgium Cricket Board to attend the #CricketVlaanderen tournament finals day at Antwerp Cricket Club on 24th September 2023. It was an incredible experience to see the best cricket clubs in Belgium facing off from different backgrounds and cultures, playing exciting cricket with full crowds present to [...]

By |2023-10-02T13:58:48+00:00October 2nd, 2023|News|

Faith Community Sports Development Consultation Held In Brussels

On Tuesday 19th September 2023, EFI organised a closed-room consultation with key community leaders involved in Sports in Belgium and Germany in Brussels. The 1-day consultation meeting discussed potential strategies for developing sports in Belgium, Germany and wider Europe in 2024. This discussion focused around the United Nations #Sport2030 agenda. This agenda is focused how [...]

By |2023-10-02T13:52:20+00:00October 2nd, 2023|News|

Understanding Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes – Addressing the Security Needs of Muslim Communities: A Practical Guide

Intolerance against Muslims in any form — be it violence, discrimination, harassment or online abuse — has a detrimental effect on the lives of Muslim individuals and communities. This Guide by the OSCE is designed to aid governments in their actions on preventing and combating hate crimes including by an analysis of security risks [...]

By |2023-02-03T15:19:52+00:00March 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|

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 |2023-02-03T15:20:11+00:00February 3rd, 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|

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|