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For faith leaders part of faith institutions across Europe

If you are a faith leader part of a faith institution across Europe, the SOAR programme wants to support you in keeping your institution and community safe and secure from hate crime. If you are a faith leader or part of the management of a faith institution, join the SOAR programme below by leaving your details.

For faith leaders part of faith institutions across Europe

If you are a faith leader part of a faith institution across Europe, the SOAR programme wants to support you in keeping your institution and community safe and secure from hate crime. If you are a faith leader or part of the management of a faith institution, join the SOAR programme below

Being apart of the SOAR Programme

SOAR stands for ‘Strengthening the security and resilience of at-risk religious sites and communities’. The SOAR project will contribute to advancing the protection and safeguarding of places for worship, with a focus on communities of worship within seven Member States of the European Union (EU).

The project is funded and supported by the European Commission and will be delivered by Enhancing Faith Institutions (EFI), Finn Church Aid (FCA), and Architects Council of Europe (ACE).

The SOAR project will create a knowledge base which will contribute to advancing the protection and safeguarding of places for worship, with a focus on communities of worship within the European Union (EU).

We will be working with faith leaders and institutions across the 7 European pilot countries (France, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Hungary, and the Netherlands) providing training & support in protective security ensuring their communities and places of worship are protected from hate crime.

We want to develop and build the network of faith institutions across Europe, if you are a faith leader or are part of a faith institution in one of the pilot countries, join and be involved in the SOAR Programme today!

Can I partner with your organisation?2021-07-07T10:01:12+00:00

The work of SOAR is to enhance and support the protective security of faith institutions across the 7 pilot countries, if you would like to be involved with the SOAR programme, please do get in touch info@soarproject.eu

Can I fill in the questionnaire if I live outside the European Union?2021-06-21T09:24:09+00:00

Unfortunately, if you are a faith leader or part of a faith institution outside the European Union, you won’t be able to fill out this questionnaire.

How will the information be processed?2021-06-21T09:22:25+00:00

Information will be processed in accordance with GDPR guidelines. (EFA website to include GDPR communication. Also to be incorporated in EFA’s email communications)

Will I receive a response to my questionnaire?2021-06-29T10:51:58+00:00

Yes, you will. You will receive an acknowledgement as soon as the questionnaire is submitted. If you have any questions about the questionnaire and how you can support the SOAR project, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on info@efiorg.eu.

What will the outcomes of the questionnaire be?2021-06-29T10:52:06+00:00

The questionnaire answers will feed into creation of a knowledge and resource base. The knowledge base will increase the awareness and capacity of our audience to respond to physical and human security threats at places of worship. The awareness (knowledge-transfer) will be realised by training, guidance and information resources.

Who are the partners behind the questionnaire?2021-06-29T10:52:14+00:00

SOAR is funded and supported by the European Commission and will be delivered by Enhancing Faith Institutions (EFI), Finn Church Aid (FCA), and Architects Council of Europe (ACE). The project partnerships will develop extensive networks and be inclusive of representatives from all majority and minority faiths practicing within the EU.

Who is the questionnaire aimed at?2021-08-09T09:08:09+00:00

It is aimed at faith leaders & management of faith institutions across the seven pilot countries the programme will be working in; France, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Hungary, and the Netherlands.

What is the purpose of this questionnaire?2021-06-29T10:52:22+00:00

The main purpose of the questionnaire is to elicit feedback from our audience and provide them with a unique knowledge base. This will include training, guidance and resources to increase their awareness of, and capacity to respond to physical and human security threats to places of worship.

What is the SOAR project?2021-06-29T10:53:01+00:00

SOAR stands for ‘Strengthening the security and resilience of at-risk religious sites and communities’. The SOAR project will contribute to advancing the protection and safeguarding of places for worship, with a focus on communities of worship within seven Member States of the European Union (EU).

What are SOAR’s guiding principles?2021-06-29T10:13:02+00:00

10.1. Primary research
SOAR will undertake primary research to identify the factors that lead to threats of terrorist attacks on places of worship and on at-risk religious communities.

10.2 Identify and assess
Training needs for potential victims of hate crimes will be identified and assessed. It will include a focus on increasing safety awareness, and on collaboration and cooperation between places of worship leaders and security offices with their wider communities and public authorities, including law enforcement agencies. The insights of those with lived experiences of the threat of or of actual terrorist attacks and hate crimes will be engaged to enhance regional level policy-dialogue with regional, EU and global organisations. These include the European Commission, the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations and EU member states, to further advance the protection of religious sites.

10.3 Develop a Security-By-Design [SBD] ethos
SBD is an integral component of the SOAR programme. It is a security ethos that incorporates security features into the design and fabric of the building. Experts in the fields of SBD, community safety and resilience-building will be providing support and training at a national, regional, and local level to faith institutions in the 7 pilot countries.

10.4 Delivery of training
Training will be delivered across the full spectrum of the project at EU, national and regional and local settings, in seven pilot EU member states.

How is SOAR funded?2021-06-29T10:13:12+00:00

SOAR is funded and supported by the European Commission and will be delivered by Enhancing Faith Institutions (EFI), Finn Church Aid (FCA), and Architects Council of Europe (ACE).

What benefits will SOAR deliver?2021-06-29T10:13:22+00:00

The SOAR project will create a knowledge base which will contribute to advancing the protection and safeguarding of places for worship, with a focus on communities of worship within the European Union (EU).

What is included in the delivery?2021-06-18T15:22:36+00:00

The knowledge deliverables will include training, guidance and resources, with the opportunity for virtual engagement and the evolution of virtual networks and communities of practice.

What is the key outcome delivered by SOAR?2021-06-29T10:13:33+00:00

The SOAR project will work to provide security guidance, training and support to faith communities across the 7 member states in Europe

Which countries does SOAR cover?2021-08-09T09:08:45+00:00

The seven pilot countries we will be working in are France, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Hungary, and the Netherlands.

What is the scope of SOAR?2021-06-29T10:13:50+00:00

The project partnerships will develop extensive networks and be inclusive of representatives from all majority and minority faiths practicing within the EU.

What is the purpose of SOAR?2021-06-29T10:13:56+00:00

The project will increase the awareness of, and capacity to respond to physical and human security threats to places of worship.

What is Project SOAR?2021-06-29T10:14:04+00:00

The SOAR project stands for ‘Strengthening the security and resilience
Of At-Risk Religious sites and communities’ (SOAR).

Being apart of the SOAR Programme

SOAR stands for ‘Strengthening the security and resilience of at-risk religious sites and communities’. The SOAR project will contribute to advancing the protection and safeguarding of places for worship, with a focus on communities of worship within seven Member States of the European Union (EU).

The project is funded and supported by the European Commission and will be delivered by Enhancing Faith Institutions (EFI), Finn Church Aid (FCA), and Architects Council of Europe (ACE).

The SOAR project will create a knowledge base which will contribute to advancing the protection and safeguarding of places for worship, with a focus on communities of worship within the European Union (EU).

We will be working with faith leaders and institutions across the 7 European pilot countries (France, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Hungary, and the Netherlands) providing training & support in protective security ensuring their communities and places of worship are protected from hate crime.

We want to develop and build the network of faith institutions across Europe, if you are a faith leader or are part of a faith institution in one of the pilot countries, join and be involved in the SOAR Programme today!

Can I partner with your organisation?2021-07-07T10:01:12+00:00

The work of SOAR is to enhance and support the protective security of faith institutions across the 7 pilot countries, if you would like to be involved with the SOAR programme, please do get in touch info@soarproject.eu

Can I fill in the questionnaire if I live outside the European Union?2021-06-21T09:24:09+00:00

Unfortunately, if you are a faith leader or part of a faith institution outside the European Union, you won’t be able to fill out this questionnaire.

How will the information be processed?2021-06-21T09:22:25+00:00

Information will be processed in accordance with GDPR guidelines. (EFA website to include GDPR communication. Also to be incorporated in EFA’s email communications)

Will I receive a response to my questionnaire?2021-06-29T10:51:58+00:00

Yes, you will. You will receive an acknowledgement as soon as the questionnaire is submitted. If you have any questions about the questionnaire and how you can support the SOAR project, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on info@efiorg.eu.

What will the outcomes of the questionnaire be?2021-06-29T10:52:06+00:00

The questionnaire answers will feed into creation of a knowledge and resource base. The knowledge base will increase the awareness and capacity of our audience to respond to physical and human security threats at places of worship. The awareness (knowledge-transfer) will be realised by training, guidance and information resources.

Who are the partners behind the questionnaire?2021-06-29T10:52:14+00:00

SOAR is funded and supported by the European Commission and will be delivered by Enhancing Faith Institutions (EFI), Finn Church Aid (FCA), and Architects Council of Europe (ACE). The project partnerships will develop extensive networks and be inclusive of representatives from all majority and minority faiths practicing within the EU.

Who is the questionnaire aimed at?2021-08-09T09:08:09+00:00

It is aimed at faith leaders & management of faith institutions across the seven pilot countries the programme will be working in; France, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Hungary, and the Netherlands.

What is the purpose of this questionnaire?2021-06-29T10:52:22+00:00

The main purpose of the questionnaire is to elicit feedback from our audience and provide them with a unique knowledge base. This will include training, guidance and resources to increase their awareness of, and capacity to respond to physical and human security threats to places of worship.

What is the SOAR project?2021-06-29T10:53:01+00:00

SOAR stands for ‘Strengthening the security and resilience of at-risk religious sites and communities’. The SOAR project will contribute to advancing the protection and safeguarding of places for worship, with a focus on communities of worship within seven Member States of the European Union (EU).

What are SOAR’s guiding principles?2021-06-29T10:13:02+00:00

10.1. Primary research
SOAR will undertake primary research to identify the factors that lead to threats of terrorist attacks on places of worship and on at-risk religious communities.

10.2 Identify and assess
Training needs for potential victims of hate crimes will be identified and assessed. It will include a focus on increasing safety awareness, and on collaboration and cooperation between places of worship leaders and security offices with their wider communities and public authorities, including law enforcement agencies. The insights of those with lived experiences of the threat of or of actual terrorist attacks and hate crimes will be engaged to enhance regional level policy-dialogue with regional, EU and global organisations. These include the European Commission, the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations and EU member states, to further advance the protection of religious sites.

10.3 Develop a Security-By-Design [SBD] ethos
SBD is an integral component of the SOAR programme. It is a security ethos that incorporates security features into the design and fabric of the building. Experts in the fields of SBD, community safety and resilience-building will be providing support and training at a national, regional, and local level to faith institutions in the 7 pilot countries.

10.4 Delivery of training
Training will be delivered across the full spectrum of the project at EU, national and regional and local settings, in seven pilot EU member states.

How is SOAR funded?2021-06-29T10:13:12+00:00

SOAR is funded and supported by the European Commission and will be delivered by Enhancing Faith Institutions (EFI), Finn Church Aid (FCA), and Architects Council of Europe (ACE).

What benefits will SOAR deliver?2021-06-29T10:13:22+00:00

The SOAR project will create a knowledge base which will contribute to advancing the protection and safeguarding of places for worship, with a focus on communities of worship within the European Union (EU).

What is included in the delivery?2021-06-18T15:22:36+00:00

The knowledge deliverables will include training, guidance and resources, with the opportunity for virtual engagement and the evolution of virtual networks and communities of practice.

What is the key outcome delivered by SOAR?2021-06-29T10:13:33+00:00

The SOAR project will work to provide security guidance, training and support to faith communities across the 7 member states in Europe

Which countries does SOAR cover?2021-08-09T09:08:45+00:00

The seven pilot countries we will be working in are France, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Hungary, and the Netherlands.

What is the scope of SOAR?2021-06-29T10:13:50+00:00

The project partnerships will develop extensive networks and be inclusive of representatives from all majority and minority faiths practicing within the EU.

What is the purpose of SOAR?2021-06-29T10:13:56+00:00

The project will increase the awareness of, and capacity to respond to physical and human security threats to places of worship.

What is Project SOAR?2021-06-29T10:14:04+00:00

The SOAR project stands for ‘Strengthening the security and resilience
Of At-Risk Religious sites and communities’ (SOAR).

Why Join SOAR?

As a faith leader & management personnel part of faith institutions across Europe, the benefits of joining the SOAR programme are immense. The deliverables of the SOAR project will include training, guidance and resources, with the opportunity for virtual engagement and the evolution of virtual networks and communities of practice for faith leaders and faith institutions. The project will create a knowledge base which will contribute to advancing the protection and safeguarding of places for worship against hate crime attacks.

If you are a faith leader or part of a faith institution worried about the safety and security of your place of worship and congregations, join the SOAR programme network and we can support you with training, information, guidance and much more.

Why Join SOAR?

As a faith leader & management personnel part of faith institutions across Europe, the benefits of joining the SOAR programme are immense. The deliverables of the SOAR project will include training, guidance and resources, with the opportunity for virtual engagement and the evolution of virtual networks and communities of practice for faith leaders and faith institutions. The project will create a knowledge base which will contribute to advancing the protection and safeguarding of places for worship against hate crime attacks.

If you are a faith leader or part of a faith institution worried about the safety and security of your place of worship and congregations, join the SOAR programme network and we can support you with training, information, guidance and much more.

 

Who Should Join SOAR?

The key target beneficiaries include religious leaders, security and facilities officers of places of worship, as well as active women and young people of congregations and faith groups. The project will also seek to engage city-wide law enforcement agencies, responsible for protective security for places of worship and key policy makers at the local, regional and EU level.

Training Events To Be Held In The Below Countries (2021-2023)

Strasbourg Regional Event

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Auftaktveranstaltung Frankfurt

February 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Training Events To Be Held In The Below Countries (2021-2023)

Strasbourg Regional Event

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Auftaktveranstaltung Frankfurt

February 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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