Strengthening the security and resilience of at project is holding a risk religious sites and communities (SOAR) EU level Network Dialogue event on Digitalisation and Cybersecurity of Places of Worship on 29 November 2022 in Brussels for selected representatives of the partnership and their networks and key agreed stakeholders, e.g. EU Commission, national government representatives, private and public sector architects and planners, religious leaders, and public authorities, to ident ify challenges and opportunities for security by design for religious sites.

The EU funded project SOAR aims at increasing the awareness of, and capacity to prevent and mitigate physical and human security threat s to places of worship through Security by Design (SBD). The concept of ‘Security by Design’ incorporates security features into the design and fabric of the building and its urban context.

The project partners Enhancing Faith Institutions (EFI), the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, and the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) cooperate in this endeavour with an extensive network of professionals, including representatives from all majority and minority faiths practising within the EU. The project is supported by the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations. The aim of this network dialogue meeting is to discuss Digitalisation and Cybersecurity of Places of Worship with selected representatives and private and public sector architects and planners, religious leaders, and public authorities such as police and fire services:

a) sharing good practice through security by design examples of current religious sites from the EU and around the world.

b) examine cyber security of religious community at safety of digital building data.

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Veronika Schröpfer – ACE (Introduction)
Shaukat Warraich – EFI
Ralph Montague – ArcDox
Jorge Pereira Campos – Erasmus University
Common Sense Studio – Ballije Mosque
Nicoleta Mirza – EFI

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