As part of its project Safer and Stronger Communities in Europe (SASCE), CEC conducted a training and briefing session with the World Student Federation Europe, focusing on security for places of worship and religious communities. The online session was held on 16 December 2022.
SASCE is an EU funded multi religious program, which aims to increase security in and around places of worship, as well as within and between communities. The training was led by CEC Executive Secretary for Human Rights Dr Elizabeta Kitanovic.
The participants got deep insight in the background of the program and learned a lot about the increasing number of safety threats against church communities – from hate speech and vandalism to terrorist attacks all over Europe. The session discussed in detail responsibility to create safer spaces, as well as the possibility to report any kind of incidents on the SASCE website.