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|

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 |2023-02-03T14:59:29+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 |2023-02-03T15:19:23+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 |2023-02-03T15:19:42+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 |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|

€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|