SOAR stands for ‘Strengthening the security and resilience of at-risk religious sites and communities’ programme. We, Enhancing Faith Institutions (EFI) are the lead partner of this EU-funded project and we are working alongside our European project partners Finn Church Aid and Architects’ Council of Europe. The project is supported by the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations.
A key component of the programme is to advance the protection of religious sites by implementing a ‘security by design’ (SBD) concept. Providing time for experts in our trainings to discuss this concept and its importance, makes it a key aspect of the SOAR programme.