International Conference

Welcome to the International Conference

Protect and Secure Worship

Protecting and Securing our Religious Heritage through Multisectoral Collaboration

The conference brings together public authorities, security agents, religious leaders, decision makers, local communities and the civil society actors aiming to enhance protection at places of worship in European countries, by setting up a fertile ground for an open dialogue, exchange of valuable knowledge and practices, creation of local and international synergies and cooperation among them, with the ultimate goal to develop their capacity to counteract radicalisation and hate-speech, in an effort to promote inter-religious respect and diversity.

“Public spaces are particularly vulnerable to terrorist attacks due to their accessible and open nature and with the Security Union Strategy and the EU Counter-Terrorism Agenda, the Commission is taking steps to support EU Member States in enhancing their protection. Furthermore, protecting places of worship of all faiths is an absolute priority for the EU and an important element of the ‘’protect’’ pillar under the EU Counter-Terrorism Agenda. The Commission will continue to fund projects that focus on the protection of places of worship and that foster cooperation between different faith communities and national authorities across the EU”. Tamara Muñoz, European Commission

Hybrid format:


Language: English (with live Greek translation)

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09:30 – 10:00

Registrations and welcoming with coffee & snacks

10:00 – 10:15

Conference Opening Speeches

10:15 – 11:00

Panel 1 – ‘Protecting Places of Worship: Sharing European Stories and Experiences’

11:10 – 12:10

Parallel Workshops (Workshop 1,Workshop 2,Workshop 3)

12:30 – 12:45

Break with Coffee & Finger Food

12:45 – 13:00

Reporter on the 3 Workshops

13:00 – 14:00

Panel 2 – ‘Opening the Dialogue for a Multiagency Response towards Religious Freedom’

14:00 – 14:20

Concluding Remarks

14:30 – 15:30

Standing Lunch and Networking Gala


We introduce you to our venue area with a distinct cultural, historical and political importance, consisting of the Chateau Status, the Ledra Palace Hotel, the United Nations Buffer Zone and the Home for Cooperation.

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Welcome to Cyprus!

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Speakers & Reporters

We introduce you to our speakers, an international and carefully chosen blend of experts coming from key public and private multisectoral backgrounds at national and EU level, including the European Commission and well established institutions from Cyprus, Greece, Portugal, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Ireland, Estonia, Belgium.

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We introduce you to our organisers, a dynamic team of unstoppable and competent professionals who worked tirelessly to reach excellence, but above all, to reach the greatest impact as a result for this conference. We thank them all!

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Performances & Installations

We introduce you to our powerful amalgam of local artists, known for their recognised and established artistic work on diversity, inclusion and peacebuilding.

Post-Conference Booklet

A photographic journey

Let's take a journey through the PROSECUW project from day one until its closure with the final joint international conference. An unforgettable experience!