The PROTONE project, funded by the European Union’s Internal Security Fund, was launched in March 2023 and will last two years.

It is based on cooperation between different faith-based organizations from three Abrahamic religions, with the aim of overcoming the differences between their respective security cultures and improving their ability to address security threats through a coordinated response. The project adopts a holistic and comprehensive approach that requires taking into account all the different aspects related to the buildings and communities to be protected, including a pluralistic definition of threats that should be extended to non-violent and non-terrorist acts as well, including verbal assaults, vandalism, burglary and arson. At the methodological level, the project is mainly based on qualitative and ethnographic research, which was considered the most appropriate to map the sources of threats in the vicinity of places of worship and to prepare an adequate response from religious communities.

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