EFI features at UN Global Program on countering Terrorist Threats against Vulnerable Targets in Tunisia

Enhancing Faith Institutions (EFI) took part in a 3 day workshop to raise awareness and launch the roadmap to Countering Terrorist Threats and Vulnerable Targets in Tunisia from 30th May to 1st June, 2022. The event was organised and implemented by the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), [...]

By |2022-06-09T11:28:54+00:00June 9th, 2022|News|

Mosques in the UK on alert and hundreds sent USB’s with offensive & harmful content

USB Drives with Offensive Content have been distributed via an unknown source to over 300 UK Mosques. EFI are engaging with our networks in the UK to share security guidance and receive updates on the issue. If your institution has received one of these USBs, please follow the guidance below:     //twitter.com/MosqueSecurity/status/1410923095381139465?s=20   Featured [...]

By |2021-12-06T10:04:41+00:00July 5th, 2021|News|

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|

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 |2021-12-06T10:04:21+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 |2021-12-06T10:04:14+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|

€23 million of EU funds to enhance the protection of places of worship and other public spaces

The Commission has granted €23 million to member states and religious communities to enhance the protection of places of worship and other public spaces from terrorist threats, as part of the new Counter-Terrorism Agenda for the EU. Ten projects will receive funding under the Internal Security Fund–Police. Nine of them will receive €20m worth of [...]

By |2021-12-06T10:03:20+00:00January 12th, 2021|News|

Germany: Muslims concerned about rise of Islamophobic Attacks

By Mesut Zeyrek COLOGNE (AA): Germany’s Turkish-Muslim community is alarmed by the increase in Islamophobic hate crimes, senior figures told Anadolu Agency Monday. Kemal Ergun, president of the Turkish-Muslim association IGMG, said more and more mosques have become the targets of threats, vandalism or arson in recent months. “At least 122 mosques were targeted in [...]

By |2021-12-06T10:02:58+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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