RESILIENCE on the ESFRI Roadmap 2021
On June 30th, 2021, the ESFRI Forum included RESILIENCE on the Research Infrastructure Roadmap 2021. This means that RESILIENCE will take its place in the strategic Research Infrastructures for the European Research Area and that it can work on the further development of the Research Infrastructure for Religious Studies.
The first initiatives to build a Research Infrastructure date back to 2016, which finally led to the launch of RESILIENCE (REligious Studies Infrastructure: tooLs, Expert, conNections and CEnters in Europe) in September 2019. RESILIENCE has since worked on the design of a sustainable European infrastructure for all Religious Studies. This design has now proven to be mature and was successfully evaluated by the ESFRI forum, allowing RESILIENCE to take its place in the strategic Research Infrastructures for the European Research Area.
Characteristic in the infrastructure design is that it includes physical as well as digital access to knowledge about religion. Via this infrastructure, academics who are working in the broad field of Religious Studies will be supported in many ways: they will be able, among other things, to access more resources, to enhance their digital skills, to participate in projects, to promote their research, and to build a professional network. Also other professionals, such as those working in galleries, libraries, archives and museums, policy makers, and representatives of religious communities can benefit from the knowledge offered by RESILIENCE.
The placement in the ESFRI Roadmap 2021 assures that the 13 consortium partners, coordinated by the Italian research institution FSCIRE, take the next step.
The news of the ESFRI decision was received with great joy and gratitude by FSCIRE and all the consortium partners. All institutions are grateful to the national ministries and delegates for their support.
RESILIENCE is a project supported by 13 partner institutions in 11 countries to build a research infrastructure for Religious Studies.
The project has been funded by Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, since September 2019 (Grant Agreement No. 871127).
ESFRI is the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures. It is a strategic instrument to develop the scientific integration of Europe and to strengthen its international outreach. The ESFRI Roadmap is a key instrument through which the ESFRI Forum establishes long term European strategic planning for the development of Research Infrastructures (www.esfri.eu).
The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz is one of the three German partners in the RESILIENCE consortium and is currently leading the work package »Governance, Human Resources Management and Access Policy«.
● Albanian University UFO (AL)
● Bar-Ilan University (IL)
● École Pratique des Hautes Études (FR)
● Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose (IT)
● Institut für Angewandte Informatik (DE)
● KU Leuven (BE)
● Leibniz Institute of European History (DE)
● Sofiiski Universitet Sveti Kliment Ohridski (BG)
● Theological University of Apeldoorn (NL)
● University of Sarajevo (BIH)
● Uniwersytet Warszawski (PL)
● Volos Academy for Theological Studies (GR)
● Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Muenster (DE)
Contact for scientific information:
Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG)
Alte Universitätsstraße 19
55116 Mainz Deutschland
Tel: +49 6131 39 36136
https://www.resilience-ri.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/RESILIENCE-FACTSHEET-03.00.pdf RESILIENCE Fact sheet
https://www.resilience-ri.eu/resources/ RESILIENCE resources
https://www.ieg-mainz.de/en/institute/people/Sonnenstatter Sofie Sonnenstatter
https://www.ieg-mainz.de/www.ieg-mainz.de/en/research-projects/RESILIENCE RESILIENCE at the IEG