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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15 Nov, 2022
CEC conducted a training for the members of the Council of Churches in the Netherlands on security for places of worship and religious communities. The training was held online as part of the Safer and Stronger Communities in Europe, a project carried out by CEC together with European religious partners, funded by the Internal Police Fund of the European Commission.
8 Nov, 2022
SASCE held an interfaith conference in Berlin in October 2022. The event was hosted by the European Buddhist Union, and held at the Dharma Mati Rigpa Center in Westend. This video highlights some of the key moments of the conference.
24 Oct, 2022
Safer and Stronger Communities in Europe project, enhancing and developing the security needs of faith communities in Europe
The SASCE project was highlighted by partner agencies in Brussels Tuesday, 25 October 2022, as partner organisations described the work being done in this project across 15 European countries.
24 Oct, 2022
The Safer and Stronger Communities in Europe project was the focus of an interfaith conference at Dharma Mati in Berlin, organised by the European Buddhist Union. CEC collaborates on SASCE, a European Commission funded project, together with its Buddhist, Jewish and Muslim partners.
17 Oct, 2022
Invitation SASCE Press Conference
28 Sep, 2022
Church leaders from Belgium received a training to ensure safety and security in religious communities.
18 Sep, 2022
Violence against religious communities is increasing a challenge for believers in Germany. Jewish communities are particularly affected, but also Christian congregations face rising levels of vandalism and crime.
12 Jul, 2022
CEC’s work on human rights and the project Safer and Stronger Communities in Europe was presented at a House of Lords event hosted by Lord John Alderdice in London.
12 Jul, 2022
CEC participated in a meeting of the EPP Working Group on Intercultural and Religious Dialogue in Strasbourg.
6 Jul, 2022
CEC participated at the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) Assembly, held from 23 June to 1 July 2022 in Berlin.