Topic 2 EU Quick Guide to support the protection of Places of Worship

The European Commission services have produced a short guide to help places of worship assess the risks they face and take measures to increase their protection against terrorism. The guide identifies best practices specifically tailored to the protection of places of worship and their particularities. The aim is to provide some basic guidance principles, while maintaining the sacred nature of the places of worship.

  • Managing the risk
  • Creating basic awareness
  • Creating principles for security evaluation for places of worship

The European Commission has produced this guide including a safety checklist to help assess the safety of facilities. They offer suggestions for some basic measures that can be considered. Both can be found starting at page 12 of the guide ‘Principles for a Security Evaluation for Places of Worship’.

To see the whole guide including all measures, please click here. The guide is available in 22 languages.