RESILIENCE is picking up the ESFRI Forum’s qualification that Religious Studies is a high potential strategic area. Thirteen European institutions have created a consortium which addresses the need for a larger and infra-structured involvement of excellent scholars.

Why do we need a Research Infrastructure for Religious Studies?

At the moment there is no European Research Infrastructure for the domain of Religious Studies. Why do we need such a Research Infrastructure?

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Religious diversity is a constant challenge for European society and identity, resulting in an increased need for mutual understanding, in which scholars can play a crucial role.

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Our Identity and Mission

Do you want to know what our mission and identity are? We have summarized the identity and mission of RESILIENCE in six statements.

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Our Goals

Do you want to know what we're trying to achieve? We've listed the main goals of RESILIENCE in eight points.

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A Consortium of Thirteen Partners

Thirteen institutions have joined forces in RESILIENCE.

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Six Workpackages in the Preparatory Phase

The work in this phase is divided into six different workpackages.

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Our Team

Until the legal structure of the ERIC is established (2025), RESILIENCE puts in place an interim governance and organisational model with roles, competences, responsibilities and extent of powers agreed-upon by the partners.

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ESFRI Roadmap 2021

RESILIENCE entered the ESFRI Roadmap in 2021 and at the moment it is in the Preparatory Phase. The main objective of the RESILIENCE Preparatory Phase Project is to bring the RI to the completion of its Preparatory Phase, which started in 2021 and will end in 2025. The work includes legal, governance, financial, technical, strategic, and administrative aspects carried out in a number of work packages.

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ESFRI, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, is a strategic instrument to develop the scientific integration of Europe and to strengthen its international outreach. The competitive and open access to high quality Research Infrastructures supports and benchmarks the quality of the activities of European scientists, and attracts the best researchers from around the world.

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New Partners

RESILIENCE seeks synergy by establishing relationships with new partners.

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Here you will find our logos in various formats, information on branding, as well as images to use in the context of RESILIENCE.

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Thirteen European institutions have joined forces in RESILIENCE.


Journalists and media are encouraged to contact either the press team or the project contact directly, but for your leisure, we have gathered a press kit, which you find here.