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

It brings together a network of religious organizations, law enforcement agencies (LEAs), academic institutions and public authorities active in EU Member States. It is the first interfaith community in Europe dedicated to safety and security managers and experts for the protection of places of worship.

The main objectives of the project include raising awareness  on the most emergent safety and security risks faced by places of worship, strengthening the security of places of worship, fostering inter-faith dialogue, identifying and exploiting novel technological solutions for security of places of worship.

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