Safer and Stronger Communities in Europe
Together with the European Jewish Congress’ (EJC) Security and Crisis Centre (SACC), Faith Matters and the European Buddhist Union, supported by the European Commission, we assist in the protection of places of worship in Europe. The outcome of this interfaith partnership, representing Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities across Europe, is Safer and Stronger Communities in Europe (SASCE).
The SASCE project aims to increase security in and around places of worship, as well as within and between communities. The four organisations are developing tools to strengthen security awareness and crisis management.
The project also aims to strengthen trust and cooperation between civil society and national authorities, facilitating formalised channels of communication between community leadership and public enforcement authorities.
For more information and resources visit SASCE website
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27 Jun, 2022
The Conference of European Churches (CEC) organised a training for its Member Churches in Italy, addressing security and safety risks, threats, and challenges in the country. The training was held on 24 June in Rome, as part of the Safer and Stronger Communities in Europe (SASCE) project, carried out by CEC, and funded by the Internal Police Fund of the European Commission.
16 Jun, 2022
Security, artificial Intelligence and human rights. What do social and technological developments in these three areas imply for the future of free and at the same time secure societies? This important question was explored in depth by participants from across Europe at the 9th CEC Summer School on Human Rights.
13 Jun, 2022
The Conference of European Churches, together with the Orthodox Church of Finland held a briefing and training for the church leaders and the church staff on the protection of the worship places on 8 June. The event was held as part of the project Safer and Stronger Communities in Europe (SASCE) funded by the European Commission Internal Police Fund, and the training was conducted by CEC Executive Secretary for Human Rights Dr Elizabeta Kitanovic.
17 May, 2022
The safety and security of religious communities in France were addressed in a training conducted by CEC in Paris. Held as part of the SASCE project, the event brought together French church leaders and staff members.
2 May, 2022
As part of the SASCE project, CEC conducted a training in Vienna for church leaders, church staff and worshippers, helping them to ensure safe and strong communities in Austria.
29 Mar, 2022
The Conference of European Churches (CEC) conducted a training for Polish churches in Warsaw, focusing on crisis management and ways of ensuring security for religious communities. The training was held as part of the Safer and Stronger Communities in Europe (SASCE), a European Commission-funded project, carried out by CEC and other European faith organisations.
27 Mar, 2022
To connect with CEC Member Churches across Europe, CEC general secretary Dr Jørgen Skov Sørensen brings highlights from significant CEC activities in a video update each month.
8 Mar, 2022
Promoting safer and stronger faith communities in Montenegro was the focus of a conference organised by the Conference of European Churches (CEC), the European Jewish Congress (EJC) Security and Crisis Centre (SACC) and the Jewish Community of Montenegro.
8 Mar, 2022
As part of the Safer and Stronger Communities in Europe (SASCE) project, the Conference of European Churches (CEC) together with Portuguese Council of Christian Churches (COPIC) conducted a training to promote the safety of religious places and communities in Portugal.
14 Dec, 2021
In a meeting held in Madrid on 10 December, Human Rights Day, CEC Executive Secretary Dr Elizabeta Kitanovic met with leaders from CEC Member Churches in Spain to discuss the security situation in the country. She presented CEC’s SASCE project (Safer and Stronger Communities in Europe) funded by the European Union’s Internal Security Fund – Police.