The ProSPeReS Final Conference – Lodz, November 22, 2023

On November 22, 2023, a final conference was held in Lodz, Poland, summarizing the results achieved within the framework of the project funded by the European Union’s Internal Security Fund – Police.

The conference hosted speakers and participants from EU Commission (DG HOME), EU-funded sister projects, religious leaders and congregation representatives, first responders, and international security specialists. During the conference the ProSPeReS project and its achievements were presented and the discussions about how EU funding can contribute to public safety and security, partner projects related to the security of Places of Worship, the security of religious community were held.

The programme of the conference included:


9:30 – 9:40 Opening of the Conference prof. Łukasz Korporowicz, Vice-rector of University of Lodz

9:40 – 10:10 ISF projects & synergy Ismaela Murgia, Policy Officer – Counter Terrorism, European Commission

10:10 – 10:20 Supporting public safety by EU funds nadk. Aneta Wilewska, Chief of the International Police Cooperation Bureau of the National Police Headquarters

10:20 –

10:40 ProSPeReS Project information Marcin Podogrocki, Project coordinator, University of Lodz


11:00 – 12:00 Panel discussion on projects related to Places of Worships’ security Moderator: Vivian Gravenberch, DISSS. Panelists: DG Home, SOAR, SHIELD, PRECRISIS, ProSPeReS.

12:00 – 13:00 Panel discussion on religious communities’ security Moderator: Konstantinos Apostolou KEMEA Panelists: religious leaders and congregations’ representatives.

14:00 – 14:30 Keynote speeches insp. Tomasz Jędrzejowski, Deputy Commander of Lodz Voivodeship Police Col Zdzisław Salamonowicz, Vice-Rector for Education and Students of Fire University


14:30 – 15:30 Final Panel discussion on ProSPeReS – results & general recommendations Moderator: dr Rafal Batkowski, UL Panelists: ProSPeReS consortium partners

16:00 – 16:30 Summary, conclusions & closing speech

16:30 – 17:30 Coffee break & networking

The live stream of the conference is available at Prosperes you tube channel at: